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Friday, October 20, 2017

Barge Rental

HB Rentals Contract in Gulf of Mexico

Offshore accommodation specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, recently was awarded a six-month, $2.5m contract. HB Rentals provided accommodations, auxiliary equipment and communication systems for five barges working along the Gulf Coast. The accommodations include complete living quarter packages consisting of sleepers, galleys, diners, offices, recreation rooms and utility buildings as well as power generation, sewage, potable water and communication systems.

Safety Board Determines Cause of 2006 Barge Fire

The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the failure of Athena Construction to require its crews to pin mooring spuds securely in place on its barges led to an unintentional release of one of the spuds. This resulted in a pipeline rupture that killed six. On October 12, 2006, the uninspected towing vessel Miss Megan was pushing two deck barges in the West Cote Blanche Bay oil field in Louisiana, en route to a pile- driving location

HB Rentals Major Norway Contract & Fleet Investment

Photo courtesy HB Rentals

Offshore accommodation specialist HB Rentals has secured a contract for four modules offshore Norway and announced a significant investment in its fleet. HB Rentals has agreed a long-term lease contract with Prosafe to supply four 20 ft by 8 ft A60 Zone II Norsok office modules for the Valhall platform in a $385,600 deal. The company has invested a further $771,300 in a fleet of brand new 20 ft by 8 ft A60 Zone II Norsok compliant modules for use as offices

HB Rentals Completes GOM Project

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HB Rentals Completes Seven Building Package in Green Canyon Area of Gulf of Mexico.   Offshore accommodation specialist,  HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company has completed a three-month project to install seven ABS/USCG building packages on a compliant tower in the Green Canyon Area of the Gulf of Mexico, announced Glenn Aguilar, HB Rentals Vice President – Corporate Sales and Marketing. The package consisted of three 12-man sleepers

Strong Start to 2012 for HB Rentals

HB Rentals has won three new contracts (Photo: HB Rentals).

HB Rentals, global offshore accommodation specialist to the oil and gas industry, has signed three new agreements in the Middle East since the turn of the year. The combined value of the contracts is over $1 million. A leading provider of lift boats, Hercules Offshore, has awarded HB Rentals a six- to 12-month contract for its Amber Jack self-propelled jack-up barge. The deal will see the company provide four, eight-man accommodation modules

Delta Rigging & Tools Acquires Morgan City Rentals

Delta Rigging & Tools, Inc., a provider of lifting and rigging products and related services in the United States, announced the acquisition of Morgan City Rentals, a provider of offshore rental equipment and rigging supply in the Gulf of Mexico. Established in 1970, Morgan City Rentals is headquartered in Morgan City, La., with additional locations in Golden Meadow and Broussard, La. Morgan City Rentals provides a wide range of offshore rental equipment, wire rope

Superior Energy Opens Office in Singapore

Harvey, La.-based Superior Energy Services Inc. announced it has opened an office in Singapore to serve as a base of operations for the company’s marine and rental division. Superior is a provider of rental tools, production-related services and liftboats to the oil and gas industry.

IHC Merwede Rents Out First IHC Beaver Dredger

IHS Beaver 40

IHC Merwede has entered the international rental market with its standard IHC Beaver dredgers and DMC work boats. The company has identified a demand in the market for vessels and equipment that may only be used for a relatively short period of time. In August, the first dredger – an IHC Beaver® 40 – was rented out to a contractor in Europe. The dredger was easily loaded on to trucks and transported to the dredging site

HB Rentals Makes Key Appointments

(L-R) Mike Christie and Brad Hirst

Offshore accommodation and workspace specialists HB Rentals, part of Superior Energy Services has made two key appointments to its business operations as it continues to grow in the eastern hemisphere.   Brad Hirst and Mike Christie have been appointed sales and marketing manager and technical manager respectively and will operate out of the company’s new purpose built U.K. facility. Mr. Hirst joins HB Rentals with five years experience in the offshore module business

HB Rentals Names Quality and Supply Chain Director

John Trahan

Onshore and offshore global accommodation specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has named John Trahan as Director of Quality and Supply Chain, announced Deidre Toups, HB Rentals President. Based at the corporate office in Broussard, Louisiana, Trahan will lead the development, implementation and ongoing management of global quality programs in establishing policies and strategy as related to customer quality needs, expectations and industry standards

Lake Assault River Barges Arrive in San Antonio

Each of the Lake Assault river barges on the San Antonio River Walk can be configured and modified in a range of floor plans to support touring, dining, commuting, entertaining, and other applications.  (Lake Assault Boats)

Lake Assault Boats a  manufacturer of purpose-built and mission-specific work boats, fireboats, and rescue vessels – recently delivered 24 of the 43 custom river barges purchased by the City of San Antonio, Texas.   The custom boats are a vital and integral component of the vibrant San Antonio River Walk that lies one story below the city’s streets, hugging the San Antonio River and connecting retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, and major tourist attractions

Unique Barge-ferry Delivered in Canada

Photo: Robert Allan Ltd.

At the completion of its 1,000 km drive along the highway from Edmonton to Hay River and the 850 km sail down the Mackenzie River to Norman Wells, the Aurora Yukon was delivered to its owner by the builder Waiward Steel LP of Edmonton, AB. The Aurora Yukon will operate with an existing tug, to carry vehicles and passengers across the Mackenzie River at Norman Wells. The Aurora Yukon replaces an existing barge which was originally built in 1969. Length overall: 30 m

Campbell CEO Stephaich Weighs in on All Things Inland

(Photo: Campbell Transportation Company)

Peter H. Stephaich is Chairman and CEO of Blue Danube Incorporated and Campbell Transportation Company. Peter is also on the Board of Directors of Blue Danube, a position that he has held since 1982. If today he isn’t the most familiar name on the domestic waterfront, then perhaps, he should be. Serving the barge industry for over 30 years in a number of key roles, he also counts among his many qualifications his tenure(s) as Past Chairman and Past Treasurer of the American Waterways

Rigdon Named Interim CEO at Tidewater

Larry Rigdon

Larry T. Rigdon will serve as interim president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Tidewater Inc. while a search committee seeks a permanent successor to Jeffrey M. Platt, who has elected to retire from his role as director, president and CEO of offshore service vessels (OSV) owner and operator effective October 15, 2017.    “Having successfully completed the financial restructuring of Tidewater at the end of July

The Evolving ATB Jones Act Business Model

ATB Corpus Christi/Petrochem Supplier (Image Credit: US Shipping Corp)

Today’s ATB play seemingly has legs for the long haul, as operators build and market needs fluctuate.   The refined product trades are always in flux. Similarly, the supply patterns for products (and for chemicals derived from oil refining) are subject to constant change. At the same time, the distribution of refined petroleum products sees great benefit from the efficiency of Articulated Tug Barges (ATBs)

Fuel Removal from Grounded Kea Trader in Progress

Kea Trader. Photo: Lomar Shipping Limited

 Three weeks after the grounding of Kea Trader on a reef off New Caledonia, the removal of heavy fuel oil from the 2017-built containership is now underway and could be completed next week.   According to Radio New Zealand, helicopters are being used to remove fuel from a ship stuck on a reef off New Caledonia.   Oil is being moved from the vessel in tanks onto the nearby Chasseloup barge, London-based Lomar Shipping, the ship’s owner, informed.  

Jakarta Terminal Begins One Week Strike Today

Photo:  Jakarta International Container Terminal

 Trade unions in Jakarta International Container Terminal (SPJICT) will be striking from 3 until 10 August over what they claim as "ruthless attacks to workers’ rights".   According to local media, the Federation of Indonesia Ports Union (FPPI) and Jakarta International Container Terminal Union (SP JICT) jointly participate in the strike.   The unions say that the focus is on to pension rights and performance bonuses

Barge Fire Extinguished in the Gulf of Mexico

(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Brandon Davis)

Emergency responders have extinguished a fire aboard a barge adrift approximately 2 miles west of Cat Island, Miss.   U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders received a report at approximately 1:20 p.m. Thursday that a barge being pushed by the tug vessel Kathryn T. Devall caught fire with a reported 2,500 tons of anhydrous ammonia and 800 gallons of diesel fuel.   The Gulfport Fire Department has extinguished the fire after the tug crew was unable to put out the blaze and released the

Wison Granted AIP for Its Innovative Floating LNG Storage

Photo provided by Wison Group Holding Limited

 Wison Offshore & Marine announced that it has received Approval in Principle (AIP) from Bureau Veritas  for its newly-developed large-scale Floating LNG Storage and Regasification Terminal.    Featuring scalable storage capacity up to equivalent size of a Q-Max, this is the first large-scale FSRU barge design that has been granted AIP by a classification society. It also marks that Wison is now capable of providing comprehensive range of FSRU solutions catering LNG

Damen Stan Pontoons to Support London’s ‘Super Sewer’ Construction

(Photo: Damen)

The Ferrovial Agroman Laing O'Rourke joint venture (FLO) has taken delivery of two Damen Stan Pontoons. FLO will deploy the vessels – a SPo 7120 and a SPo 4113 – for marine infrastructure construction duties on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project in London. The joint venture company has also chartered a smaller SPo 3011 for a period of one year.   Considered to be one of the most important civil engineering projects currently under construction

St. Louis Region’s Agriculture Freight Network Poised for Growth

This 15-mile section of the Mighty Mississippi is being called the “Ag Coast” of America.

As cargo handling capacity increases along the Mississippi River, this 15-mile section of the Mighty Mississippi is being called the Ag Coast.   Located in the heartland of America, one 15-mile section of the Mississippi River in the St. Louis, Missouri, region delivers the highest level of grain barge handling capacity anywhere along the Mighty Mississippi. In fact, it is now being called the “Agriculture or Ag Coast” of America in terms of barge transfer facilities for

LGH Acquires JDN’s UK Hire Division

Steve Walker, managing director of JD Neuhaus (left); and Colin Naylor, managing director of Lifting Gear Hire. (Photo: LGH)

Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has acquired the Aberdeen-based hire division of JD Neuhaus (JDN) Ltd., a manufacturer of hoists and crane systems for extreme environments.    JDN, headquartered in Germany, will retain its other U.K. divisions, including sales and repair, and will remain an LGH supplier. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.   The acquisition, which comes less than a year after LGH re-launched in the U.K

Ivy Marine Obtains Sub M TSMS Certificate

l to r: Pat Folan (TBS), Donny Cranfill (MARCOM), Steve Wilson (Ivy), Erin Pugh (TBS), Marcus Carlucci (TBS), Patrick Boles (Ivy) and Ed Marrufo (MARCOM) (Photo: Ivy Marine)

Ivy Marine, LLC, a two-towboat company out of Mobile, AL has become one of the first companies in the United States to obtain their TSMS Certificate. They are also the smallest company in the country to have obtained this certification.   “Ivy Marine partnered with Tug & Barge Solutions to develop a Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) that meets Subchapter M and the AWO RCP standard,” said Steve Wilson, Ivy Marine’s President

Conrad Awarded 9-Barge Build Contract

Cutter Suction Dredge ‘Alaska’ previously delivered by Conrad to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (Photo: Conrad)

Conrad Shipyard said it has been awarded a contract to build four anchor barges, two deck barges and three crane varges for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company LLC (GLDD), headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill. The four anchor barges will be built in Louisiana at Conrad’s Morgan City Shipyard, and the deck and crane barges will be built at its shipyard in Orange, Texas.   Conrad Senior Vice President and Director Dan Conrad made the announcement: “We have delivered seven vessels

Locks Failure Highlights US Infrastructure Woes

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The Ohio River was closed to commercial navigation on Monday near Brookport, Illinois, after a hydraulic system used to open and close lock gates at lock and dam 53 failed, the Waterways Council said.   A queue of more than 65 towboats was waiting to pass through the area on Monday morning, the group said in a news release.   The closure was the latest headache for shippers scrambling to haul newly harvested soybeans from Midwest farms to export terminals along the Gulf Coast.

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