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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

HARBOR OFFSHORE

Barriers and Mooring Services for Naval Engineering Center

Truston Technologies Inc., GPA Technologies Inc., Harbor Offshore Inc., Great Eastern Group Inc., and Hardline-Resolute CM, J.V. are being awarded option year three under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract for barriers and mooring services in support of the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center in Port Hueneme.  The work to be performed provides for project execution, logistic support, and information management services for installation, inspection, repair, maintenance, and field supervision/operation of waterfront barriers, associated moorings, waterfront security systems, and marine facilities throughout the world. The combined total value for all five contractors is $17,500,000.  No funds will be obligated with this award. The total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $62,500,000.  No task orders are being issued at this time.  All work will be performed at various installations worldwide, and is expected to be completed March, 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Specialty Center Acquisitions, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity.      

Simrad HALO Radar Wins 2015 Design Award

In October 2015, Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar also won the NMEA 2015

Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar, the world’s first high-performance recreational solid-state, open-array radar system with pulse compression technology, has won the prestigious 2015 Design Award METS (DAME) in the Marine Electronics category at the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Simrad’s HALO Radar combines the advantages of Broadband Radar and traditional pulse radar systems–providing navigational visibility and awareness as close as 20 feet (6

Anything but Standard: Damen Newbuild and Repair Group Targets Global Growth

 Damen’s repair and conversion yard in Schiedam.

From a single newbuild and repair yard near Rotterdam in 1927, the family-owned Damen Shipbuilding group has expanded to 38 shipyards and related companies involved in new construction as well as repair and maintenance activities. Now with more than 8,000 employees and a presence in 34 countries, the Netherlands-based Damen group has become one of the world’s most successful shipbuilding businesses, thanks largely to its production methods and ever-expanding design portfolio.

New Crane from Liebherr for Harbors, Offshore

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Liebherr has developed a new model: the TCC 14000-400 D Litronic Meeting clients’ requests for cranes with lifting capacities far above the average lifting capacity of conventional mobile harbor cranes, Liebherr has developed a new model: the TCC 14000-400 D Litronic. This combined offshore and mobile harbor crane, designed by Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH, has been delivered to the customer in spring of 2013. It combines know-how and existing technologies of the offshore crane department

Honolulu Harbor Gets New Security Sign

The new sign in Honolulu Harbor will inform mariners of the 24/7 security zone in the harbor and whom to contact for permission to enter. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Construction will be completed Friday of a new sign informing mariners of the 24/7 security zone in the Honolulu Harbor and whom to contact for permission to enter, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said in a press announcement. The sign, measuring 12 x 24 feet, is worded with large letters created using highly reflective tape, will be lit at night and is oriented so that mariners will be able to read the sign while still offshore, outside the security zone.

Vittoria Shipyard Launches New Tug for Algeria

(Photo: Vittoria Shipyard)

Vittoria Shipyard has signaled its return to the Italian and international harbor and offshore tugs market with the launch of the new vessel C869, designed and constructed for the harbor authority in Skikda, Algeria.    Vittoria Shipyard – which specializes in designing and building military, paramilitary and commercial vessels –launched the vessel onto the Canal Bianco at its Adria facility. The newbuild will now undergo final works and sea trials ahead of its

New Shiplift and Pier at Ventura Harbor Boatyard

The Ventura Harbor Boatyard will be getting a new 150-ton Travelift and a new shiplift pier, thanks to a $641,000 federal grant. Matching funds will be provided by the Ventura Port District and Ventura Harbor Boatyard, Inc. The grant was obtained through collaborative efforts by the Port District, the boatyard and the city of Ventura, Calif. The existing 150-ton shiplift at the boatyard is the only one of that capacity available between Los Angeles and San Francisco

Tug & Barge Contracts - Bristol Harbor

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Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) was recently awarded two design jobs for two separate repeat clients from Puerto Rico. Harbor Bunkering Corporation has commissioned BHGI to design another double hull oil tank barge. BHGI has designed two barges for the San Juan bunkering business in the past. In 2004, BHGI designed the 30,000 BBLS double hull oil barge Enterprise for Harbor Bunkering Corporation, and in 2005 they designed a 60,000 BBLS barge that is still to be built.

BEI Security Announces MarineNet

Houston-based, BEI Security announced the availability of MarineNet, an above water and underwater security intrusion detection system for commercial and military facilities. MarineNet can be installed underwater in one of two configurations: •    Marine RIGID System - whereby the net is connected to existing poles, well suited for oil rigs and shallow areas. •    Marine FLOATING System – whereby the net is connected to floating buoys

New Ship Continues Atlantic Offshore's Fleet Modernization

Ocean Falcon, the latest vessel to be launched as part of Atlantic Offshore Rescue’s fleet modernization program (Photo: Atlantic Offshore)

Atlantic Offshore Rescue will unveil the third new vessel in the past 12 months as part of its fleet modernization program, representing an investment totaling $458 million.    Ocean Falcon, a new Class A Multi Role and Emergency Response and Rescue (MRV/ERRV) vessel, is to be christened at a ceremony at Aberdeen harbor before commencing a contract with a major U.K. operator.   Atlantic Offshore Rescue will provide emergency recovery, rescue cover

It’s Electric: Charging Asia’s First E-ferry

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 Innovative charging technologies connect Asia’s first e-ferry to electrical power, eliminating emissions and dramatically reducing operating costs.   The retrofitted passenger ferry, which operates between the island of Cijian and the port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan and that entered service last year, is fully electrically powered. This follows the introduction of a hybrid ferry earlier in 2017.   

Bourbon, Bureau Veritas Partner on Digitalization

Bourbon Explorer 508 (Photo: Bourbon)

Under a new strategic partnership agreement, French offshore services firm Bourbon and testing, inspection and certification services provider Bureau Veritas will develop and deploy new digital technologies, including solutions for automation, real time fleet monitoring and mitigating cyber risks.   For dynamic positioning systems in particular, the partnership will aim to deliver advanced automation of to enable real-time advisory tools for bridge operators and remote support for

Elengy LNG Trans-Shipment at Montoir-de-Bretagne

LNG transshipment at Montoir-de-Bretagne terminal. Photo: Elengy

 Elengy, a unit of the French energy company and LNG player Engie, said that the LNG receiving terminal in Montoir-de-Bretagne, managed by the company, has just performed a new generation LNG transshipment.    The ice-class LNG carrier Fedor Litke (170 000 cm capacity) has delivered to the LNG Jurojin (155 000 cm capacity) an LNG cargo the size of the yearly gas consumption of a city like Nantes. This was done safely during an twin call thanks l.   

VOS Stone Equipped with Ampelmann W2W Gangway

Ampelmann A400 (Photo: Ampelmann)

Vroon Offshore Services and Ampelmann have joined forces to deploy a Walk to Work (W2W) solution for the Arkona offshore wind farm, located in the German Baltic Sea. Vroon’s VOS Stone vessel, the newest addition to its offshore-support fleet, will be mobilized with an Ampelmann A400 gangway system. The gangway, launched in 2017, will be utilized for the first time for W2W operations during array cabling work and commissioning of the Arkona offshore wind farm.

L&T Bags Offshore Contract from ONGC

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 L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro, has signed an offshore contract for ‘Bassein Development 3 Well Platform & Pipeline Project’ with Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).   Larsen and Toubro stated in a stock exchange announcement that the contract is valued at approximately 1,483 crores (approximately 229 Million USD).   The order, won against International Competitive Bidding

BW Offshore Gets Contract Extension for FPSO Polvo

BW Catcher . Photo: BW Offshore

 BW Offshore has signed an agreement with Petrorio for a one-year extension for the lease and operation of the FPSO Polvo. The firm period has been extended to Q3 2019 (from Q3 2018), with options until Q3 2022.   The company has also announced that BW Catcher FPSO received the First Oil Certificate following the successful completion of the 72-hour interim performance test subsequent to the introduction of hydrocarbons on 23rd December 2017.  

As US Opens Up Offshore Waters, Eastern GoM Beckons

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President Donald Trump's administration has proposed opening up nearly all of America's offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, but the industry says it is mainly interested in one part of it, now cordoned off by the Pentagon: the eastern Gulf of Mexico.   The industry's focus on an area located near a sprawling network of existing platforms, pipes and ports could ease the path to new reserves

Tug Safety Training Offered at Port of Milford Haven

Milford Havens simulator suite has the potential to put you at the helm of any marine vessel, in any port. (Photo: MPHA)

A powerful virtual-reality ship simulation system, operated by the Port of Milford Haven is running courses to train tug boat operators from across Britain. The Navigation Suite, based at Milford Waterfront, creates highly realistic computer-generated versions of any port in the world, giving trainees the opportunity to take the controls of any vessel, including tugboats, to practice scenarios. Tug skippers from Williams Marine Services and Teignmouth Harbor Commission spent two days

Eidesvik Scores Work for Two Vessels

Photo: Eidesvik Offshore ASA

 Norwegian shipping company Eidesvik Offshore ASA  has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Seabed Geosolution for the use of  two vessels.   Contract commencement are ultimo January to primo February and the duration is expected to last for the remaining part of 2018.   The LoI is for the use of the multi-purpose support vessel Subsea Viking and for the use of the seismic vessel Vantage.  

ABS Approves Hyundai Heavy's FPSO Hull Design

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 South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received an Approval in Principle (AIP) for its floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) hull design from classification society ABS.   “As the offshore industry strives to design more cost-effective production units, ABS remains committed to evaluating novel designs that meet our class standards,” says ABS Executive Vice President, Global Offshore Ken Richardson

After Florida, more States Press US for Offshore Drilling Exemptions

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Governors and other officials from several U.S. coastal states ramped up pressure on the Trump administration on Wednesday to exempt their waters from an offshore drilling plan, hours after the Interior Department granted Florida's request to opt out.   The backlash could complicate President Donald Trump's efforts to expand oil and gas production offshore. A proposed leasing plan unveiled last week aims to open up all U.S. coasts to drillers over the next five years

German Boxship Collides with Crane at Keelung Port

MV Hansa Meersburg (Current Name). Photo: Leonhardt and Blumberg

 A German-flagged container ship Hansa Meersburg ran into a crane while berthing at Keelung Port, Taiwan resulting in the damage of containers and port infrastructure, CNA reported.   The 2007-built freighter, operated by German-based Leonhardt and Blumberg hit and damaged a berth crane valued at NT$200 million (US$6.78 million) as it was sailing into the harbor.    In addition to the damage sustained by the crane, a pier was also damaged

Damen Delivers Patrol Vessel to Nigeria

Guardian 4 (Photo: Damen)

Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd (Homeland) of Lagos, Nigeria, has taken delivery of another Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel for operations in the offshore oil fields in the Gulf of Guinea.   This takes the total delivered vessels/Guardians since the first arrived in early 2014 to four. Guardian 4 has joined its three sister ships in providing security services to the oil majors active in Nigeria’s territorial waters

Wärtsilä Developing Hybrid Tug for Brazil

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Wärtsilä said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a new environmentally friendly tug design for a new port facility being built in the Brazilian city of São Mateus.   The MoU, signed with Petrocity, parent company of a new port facility, will see Wärtsilä develop a harbor tug design based on its recently launched Wärtsilä HYTug, which features hybrid propulsion and energy storage using batteries.   

Jumbo Orders LNG-powered Heavy Lift Ship

(Image: Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V.)

Dutch transportation and installation contractor Jumbo said it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with shipbuilder China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) for the construction of a new heavy lift crane vessel (HLCV) scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2020.   The DP2 vessel will feature dual fuel engines capable of operating on liquefied natural gas (LNG), and will be built to serve the offshore wind and the offshore oil and gas industries.  

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