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LOCKPORT FABRICATION

Another Utility Vessel for Supreme Service

The Fanguy brothers are optimistic about the ongoing demand for versatile off shore supply vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. Last summer their Supreme Services Inc. took delivery of the 166 by 36-foot Bertha D. Now they are anticipating the delivery of a sister-ship, the OSV Warren Thomas. Main engines in the vessel are a pair of Cummins KTA38-M0. Gen sets are a pair of Cummins 6CTA8.3 producing 99 kw each and the bow thruster is powered by a Cummins QSM11M-360. By early December 2006 when the attached photo was taken at the Lockport Fabrication Inc. yard the latest vessel was nearing completion and should deliver in January.


Small Yard, Big Boat

The Bayou Country of Louisiana has a reputation as a place where great boats are built in small yards. When Richard Adams Sr. opened his Lockport Fabrication yard on the bank of Bayou Lafourche at Lockport in 1979 he became a part of that tradition. Now, at 72 years of age, he comes in every day to work with his son Richard “Dickie” Adams Jr. Over the years the two men have launched a lot of boats from their yard. Recently, when they launched the supply vessel Bertha D stern first


CDI Builds New MSV

Cal Dive International, Inc. is building a new DSV to replace Cal Diver IV which has been sold. The new vessel, which will retain the name Cal Diver IV, is under construction at R&S Fabrication, Inc. in Lockport, La. Like its predecessor, the new vessel will be ideally suited for supporting general diving such as: pipeline inspections, pipeline commissioning and decommissioning, platform inspections and repairs, wellhead inspections, drilling rig support, and "liveboating" operations.


OIS Tapped for Diamond Voyager Upgrade Project

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. has selected Mobile based Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services (OIS) to perform upgrades and modifications to the Ocean Voyager. The rig recently arrived at Mobile Middle Bay Port for upgrade work related to the Voyagers’ upcoming Pemex contract period. The scheduled work items the following: Fabrication and installation of high-pressure mud piping, Fabrication and installation of four new, Potable Water Tanks and pumping system


Lockport Finishes Third in Series

Supreme Servics Inc. is expecting delivery of the third in a series of Frank Basile designed utility vessels. All three vessels are from Richard Adams Sr. and son Dickie Adams’ Lockport Fabrication. The first, the Betha G, was delivered in March 2006 with a second, the Warren Thomas, in early 2007. The third vessel, the Penny F, will deliver in early 2008. All three vessels are 166 by 36 ft. and powered by a pair of Cummins KTA38-M0 main engines generating 850 hp at 1800 rpm


Gjøa Contract to Technip Norge

The Gjøa field is being developed with a semi-submersible platform. (Illustration: StatoilHydro/Øyvind Thorsdalen)

StatoilHydro has awarded the contract for the fabrication and installation of structures and tie-in of the pipeline systems for the Gjøa project to Technip Norge AS. Work will start immediately. Technip has previously been awarded the contract for the fabrication and installation of the in-field pipelines and will also perform unmanned subsea operations. The contract includes: fabrication and installation of tie-in structures for the in-field pipelines and export pipelines


Lawsuit Brought Over Cutter Contract

Lockport, La.-based Bollinger had a joint venture with Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Inc. to extend the length of 49 Coast Guard cutters from 110 feet to 123 feet. But the first eight boats produced under that contract were taken out of service when the frames cracked on their maiden voyages. (Source: The Associated Press)


Dutch HFG Wins Offshore EPCI Contract

Contract Signing: Photo credit Heerema Fabrication Group

Heerema Fabrication Group contracted by Marathon E.G. Production to deliver the new Alba B3 greenfield gas compression platform. The Alba Field is a gas and condensate field located approximately 20 miles north of Bioko Island.  MEGPL operates the Alba Field on behalf of itself and working interest partners Samedan of North Africa, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Noble Energy, Inc.and Compania Nacional de Petroleos de Guinea Ecuatorial.


AVEVA to Acquire FabTrol Systems

Richard Longdon, Chief Executive of AVEVA Photo by AVEVA

  AVEVA Group plc announces that it has agreed to acquire FabTrol Systems, Inc. from the Dowco Group of Companies the acquisition is expected to complete by Friday 26 June 2015. FabTrol is a software business, headquartered in Eugene, Oregon with operations in North America and the United Kingdom, providing fabrication management software to the steel fabrication industry. The consideration of $6.5 million has been funded through AVEVA's existing cash resources


Port Manatee Welcomes Ship Repair Tenant

Port Manatee has added operations of Manatee Ship Repair and Fabrication LLC, enhancing its full-service port offerings at the entrance to Tampa Bay.             “The services offered by Manatee Ship Repair and Fabrication are an ideal complement to the extensive operations at our full-service port,” said Carlos Buqueras, Port Manatee’s executive director


Unithai to Operate Largest Floating Dock in Thailand

Photo: Unithai Shipyard

Thailand’s Unithai Shipyard and Engineering Limited continues to develop the shipyard’s capacity and capabilities in ship repair services in response to client needs.  Unithai Shipyard awarded a contract to China’s Huarun Dadong Dockyard to build a floating dock 984


Keppel on Track to Deliver Rig for Caspian Drilling

Photo credit: Keppel Offshore & Marine

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) through its subsidiary in Azerbaijan, Caspian Shipyard Company (CSC), is on track to deliver a semisubmersible drilling rig to Caspian Drilling Company Ltd, a subsidiary of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR).


McDermott, Saudi Aramco Sign MoU

Logo: McDermott International

 McDermott International has signed another memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Saudi Aramco to expand and develop the company’s physical and human capital within Saudi Arabia as part of Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) initiative.  


Solstad CSV Serviced ahead of Australian Deployment

Normand Reach (Photo: Gibdock)

Gibraltar shipyard Gibdock said a surge in offshore vessel repair and maintenance work has included a special project for Norwegian offshore vessel owner and operator Solstad, to ensure that Normand Reach meets the hull cleanliness standards set by Australia’s National Biofouling Management


Cortland Australia Bags Singapore Contract

Photo: Cortland Australia

Engineered rope specialist Cortland Australia said it has secured a contract to supply Singapore’s ASL Shipyards with high performance Plasma 12x12 towlines for BHP Billiton Towage Services’s new fleet of six RAstar85 ASD escort tugs.  


mltech Bags Caspian Contract

Mike Lloyd, managing director Photo mltech

mltech, specialist in pipework set-up and measurement software development, has increased its global presence after securing its first contract in Baku, Azerbaijan.   The one year contract, which has scope for extension, was awarded by Metal Qaynaq Sinaq (MQS) which operates throughout


Ingalls starts work on destroyer Higbee for US Navy

Paul Bosarge, a steel fabrication burner at Ingalls Shipbuilding, presses button to start fabrication of the Ingalls-built destroyer Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123). Photo USN

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division officially started fabrication of the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) on Wednesday. The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut.


Strategic Marine, Abu Dhabi Ship Building Sign MoU

Photo courtesy Strategic Marine

Strategic Marine, one of the world’s leading specialist shipbuilding, fabrication and engineering companies, has teamed up with Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), a renowned provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels


Keppel Delivers FPSO for Brazil

Keppel Offshore & Marine’s shipyard in Brazil, BrasFELS, has delivered P-66, the first of the Replicante series of floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units, to Tupi BV.   Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its wholly owned subsidiary


USCG Awards Polar Icebreaker Contracts

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, a heavy icebreaker homeported in Seattle, Washington, rests in the ice as the motor vessel Ocean Giant departs from the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station, Feb. 1, 2017. One of the primary responsibilities of the Polar Star’s crew is to provide an escort for the Ocean Giant through the frozen Ross Sea off of Antarctica. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley)

The U.S. Coast Guard awarded five firm fixed-price contracts for heavy polar icebreaker design studies and analysis Wednesday. The contracts were awarded to the following recipients: Bollinger Shipyards, LLC, Lockport, Louisiana; Fincantieri Marine Group, LLC, Washington


ABS Takes Offshore Safety to New Depths

Pic taken from Video provided by ABS

 ABS, the leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, has expanded its subsea services team to deliver specialized validation and verification services for subsea systems, including subsea hardware, flowlines, umbilicals, and risers.   


Subsea 7 Awarded Subsea Work Off Australia

Subsea 7 S.A. said it has been awarded a “sizeable” contract by Cooper Energy Ltd for the Sole Development Project, offshore Australia.   Subsea 7 defines a sizeable contract as being between $50 million and $150 million.  


Chantier Davie Shipyard: Competitive Value of Integrated Shipbuilding Tech

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Case study: Chantier Davie Shipyard invests in AVEVA technology to keep competitive. Established in 1825, Chantier Davie Shipyard is Canada’s oldest, and still today one of its most innovative, shipyards. Situated in Quebec, the yard has been expanding in both working and production


DMC Gdańsk Gains EN 1090, ISO 3834 Certifications

Photo: Damen

Damen Marine Components (DMC) Gdańsk, one of the Damen Shipyards Group’s locations for the production of steel components including propeller nozzles, rudder installations and cranes, has received EN 1090 and ISO 3834 certifications.  


DNV GL Adds Asymmetric Stern To ECO Lines

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) allows to assess the details of the flow. The colors denote the pressure distribution on the hull. Image: DNV GL

 A vessel with an asymmetric stern has a twisted aft shape that is designed to account for the differing flow conditions on each side of the propeller.    The idea emerged in the 1960s, but due to the difficulty of manually developing the optimal shape






 
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