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Monday, October 23, 2017

Modification Contract

Maintenance Contract for Norsk Hydro

Norsk Hydro will award Aker Kvaerner a frame agreement for maintenance and modification of six of their platforms in the North Sea. The agreement runs for three years and the contract value is approximately NOK 300 million p.a. The agreement may be extended for additional six years. The platforms included in the agreement are Troll B and Troll C, Oseberg Øst, Oseberg C, Brage and Grane. The work is estimated to approximately 500,000 hours per year.The contract will be managed from Aker Offshore Partner's division at Sandsli close to Bergen in Norway under the new offshore agreement with Norsk Hydro, but also other Aker Kvaerner companies will be involved. The agreement will take effect as of July 1. In addition to the frame agreement covering the six above mentioned platforms, Norsk Hydro will also award Aker Kvaerner a tender agreement which gives the Group the possibility to tender for major modification contracts on all of Norsk Hydro's installations on the Norwegian shelf.

Ingalls Awarded USN Contract for 11th LPD 27

USN LPD 27 Class Ship: Photo credit HII

Ingalls to provide long-lead materials for US Navy LPD 27 The US Navy has awarded a million cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement modification contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division to provide long-lead materials for the 11th San Antonio-class (LPD 17) amphibious transport dock, LPD 27. The advance procurement contract for LPD 27 is the fourth to be awarded to the company, with the first contract awarded in October 2010.

General Dynamics Awarded $59m Contract for Sub Work

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $58.7 million contract modification for nuclear-submarine modernization and maintenance work. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the contract modification, Electric Boat will provide drawings and related data; planning; scheduling; and technical support required to complete engineered overhauls and extended refit periods for operational submarines

Harris Awarded $62.1m Contract Modification

The Harris Corp., , is being awarded a $62.1m modification to a previously awarded contract (N66001-07-D-0054). The modification (#P00003) will include additional contract line items for maritime single-channel, handheld radios and maritime handheld and vehicular components and accessories for the military. The Harris Corp., software-definable radio supports interoperability in joint operations of the military as well as among other government personnel

GD Wins $7m for Submarine Work

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $6.8 million U.S. Navy contract modification to design and procure a common controller for various shipboard functions on Virginia-class submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). This modification is part of an overall engineering contract supporting the Virginia-class submarine program.  The contract was initially awarded in July 2010 and has a potential value of $881 million over a total of

Navy Issues RoRo Operation & Shipyard Repair Contracts

Watson-class RoRo: Photo courtesy of USN

Among the latest Department of Defense, Navy, contracts, Ocean Ships Inc. of Houston is awarded a contract modification for operation & maintenance of 8 RoRo ships, and Colonna's Shipyard for drydocking and major refit of 'USS Shamal' (PC13). Ocean Ships, Inc., Houston, Texas, is being awarded a $32,383,461 modification under a previously awarded contract (N00033-09-C-3200) for the operation and maintenance of eight Watson-class large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ships

VT Halter Receives Contract for Egyptian Ships

VT Halter reportedly won the Phase II contract with the U.S. Navy to build three fast missile ships for the Egyptian Navy when it was awarded a $41.5 million modification to a previously awarded contract, according to a report on www.gulflive.com. The modification is for long lead-time materials relating to the command and control systems for the three ships. The efforts required include all hardware, software, licensing, design engineering, production engineering, manufacturing

General Dynamics Wins $12m Navy Deal

General Dynamics Awarded $12 Million for Virginia-Class Repair Parts   General Dynamics Electric Boat has received an $11.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide on-board repair parts for Virginia-class submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The modification was exercised under the $14 billion contract awarded to Electric Boat in December 2008 for the construction of eight Virginia-class submarines

BAE Systems Awarded USS Ramage Contract Modification

USS Ramage: Official USN photo

US Department of Defense informs that BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $15,060,606 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4308) for USS Ramage (DDG-61) fiscal 2014 Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). DoD explains that a SRA includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship's military and technical capabilities.

BAE Systems Awarded Two Navy Contract Modifications

USS Gettysburg in Suez Canal: Photo USN

The US Department of Defense informs it has awarded separate contracts to BAE Systems in Jacksonville and in Norfolk for ship repairs and modifications as follows: 1. BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Mayport, Jacksonville, Florida, is being awarded an $54,698,937 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4406) for a Docking Selected Restricted Availability to include structural work and extensive repairs and maintenance onboard USS Gettysburg (CG-64).

Panama Canal’s New Tolls Structure Approved

(Photo: Panama Canal Authority)

Modifications to the Panama Canal tolls structure have been approved by the Cabinet Council of the Republic of Panama.   After a thorough analysis of the current utilization and productivity of the Neopanamax Locks, and after meetings with Panama Canal executives, customers and industry representatives in Europe, Asia and North America, the proposed tolls modifications were officially announced on June 1, 2017. This was followed by a formal consultation period to ensure all interested

Sanmar Completes Six Vessel Order for Svitzer

(Photo: Sanmar)

The delivery of Svitzer Avon to the Port of Bristol in the U.K. signals the completion of Sanmar's six boat build contract as part of Svitzer's tugboat replenishment program known as the Silver Bullet Project.   The conclusion of this order brings the collaboration between the Turkish tug builder and Canadian tug design specialist Robert Allan Limited (RAL) to a number in excess of 150 vessels.   All six of Svitzer’s new high performance tugboats are RAL designed RAstar

US Navy Awards General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Funding for Two DDG

An artist’s conception of the AMDR AN/SPY-6(v) radar onboard an Arleigh Burke Flight III guided missile destroyer (DDG-51). Raytheon Image. Photo: U.S. Naval Institute

 The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works funding for the planning and construction of two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, DDG 126 and DDG 127. The contract modification fully funds the two ships.   DDG 126 was awarded under the contract that was part of a multi-year competition for DDG 51-class destroyers in 2013. DDG 127 was approved by Congress under separate legislation.   Dirk Lesko, president of Bath Iron Works

Rosmorport Orders Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger

(Image: Damen)

Damen Shipyards Groupsaid it has signed a contract with LLC Onego Shipyard to build a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) 2000. The vessel will be built by order of FSUE Rosmorport in Petrozavodsk (the Russian Federation) and will be the sixth dredger built under the design of the Dutch company Damen. The vessel will be delivered to the customer in 2019.   Construction of this new TSHD 2000 will involve Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC); the service that company provides to

BAE Systems Wins $11.3M Navy Deal

BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Mayport, Mayport, Florida, is being awarded an $11,351,440 cost-plus-award-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-16-C-2302 to exercise the option for post shakedown availability (PSA) accomplishment for USS Detroit (LCS 7).  The PSA is accomplished within a period of approximately 10-16 weeks between the time of ship custody transfer to the Navy and the Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy obligation work limiting date

Johansen Joins EBDG Electrical Team

Erik Johansen (Photo: EBDG)

Erik Johansen joined Elliott Bay Design Group's (EBDG) New Orleans office in December 2016 bringing with him 20 years of marine electrical experience. Johansen’s expertise includes supporting offshore vessel operators with major modifications, conversions and oversight of electrical contractors. His portfolio of vessel types includes workboats, ferries, tugboats, platform support vessels and chemical and petroleum carriers

Austal HY profit slides

Austal has designed and constructed over 260 vessels over more than 28 years Photo Austal

 Revenue of $649.2 million (FY2016 H1: $747.4 million)  Underlying EBIT of $31.2m after excluding arbitration settlement related to 7-year-old claim.  Headline EBIT of $18.1 million (FY2016 H1: $29.0 million)  Net profit after tax of $9.3 million (FY2016 H1: $16.8 million)  Earnings growth from US shipyard. Lower throughput in Australian shipyard, as anticipated.  Fully franked interim dividend of 2.0 cents per share (FY2016 H1: 2.0 cents per share)

San Diego Yards Win Navy Repair Deals

 BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4419); Continental Maritime of San Diego, San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4420); and General Dynamics, National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4421), are being awarded a combined $383,058,661 firm-fixed-price modifications to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contracts to exercise an option for complex, emergent and continuous maintenance

Electric Boat Bags US Submarine Contract

The U.S Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $95.5 million contract modification to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the U.S. Navy’s Columbia-class submarine and the Royal Navy’s Dreadnought-class ballistic-missile submarine.   The contract modification will enable procurement of 17 missile tubes which will support the manufacture of the Common Missile Compartment.  

Panama Canal to Modify Tolls Structure

Pic: Panama Canal Authority (ACP)

 Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has published a proposal for modifications to its current tolls structure, signaling the beginning of a 30-day formal consultation period for industry feedback, allowing the waterway to continue providing a competitive service to its customers.   During the past few months, Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano and executives met with Canal customers and industry representatives in Europe, Asia and North America

Keppel Bags $85 Mln Conversion and Repair Projects

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has through its wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard), won four contracts worth a total of $85 million for the conversion, repair and modification of vessels.   The first contract is from Dixstone Holdings Ltd, for the conversion of the M/T Tempera into an FPSO. Keppel Shipyard's job scope includes the installation of topside process skids as well as a new accommodation module, amongst others

US Navy Orders First ‘Flight III’ Destroyer

HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division will build Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), the first “Flight III” ship in the U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke class of destroyers. (HII rendering)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) said its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a contract modification to incorporate the “Flight III” upgrades to the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125). The ship is the fifth of five destroyers the company was originally awarded in June 2013.   “We have proven our success in the DDG 51 class over the past 30 years, and our shipbuilders are ready now to build the first Flight III ship

HII Wins USS Columbus Submarine Repair Work

HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $219 million modification to a previously awarded contract to execute maintenance and modernization efforts on the submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762), shown here in Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo)

 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $219 million modification to a previously awarded contract to execute maintenance and modernization efforts on the submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762).   Contract work includes maintenance, repair, alterations, testing and routine work on the ship’s hull structure, tanks, propulsion systems, electric plant, auxiliary systems, armament and furnishings

Panama Canal Hearing Addresses Toll Structure Changes

Photo: The Panama Canal Authority

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) today held a public hearing on its tolls structure modifications proposal.   “The modified tolls will safeguard the Canal's competitiveness, charge a fair price for the value of the route and provide a competitive service to the global shipping industry,” said Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge L. Quijano. “The public hearing is a key part of the tolls modification process

TCM Gearing Up for Panamax Ships

Port of Maputo aerial view. Photo: Grindrod Limited

 The recent dredging to the Port of Maputo, Mozambique, access channel, early this year, from -11 to 14.3 meters served as an enabler to other infrastructure projects, some already taking place at the Port.    According to a press release, Terminal de Carvão da Matola (TCM) will be the port’s first terminal to take full advantage of the dredging initiative with its Berth Deepening and Expansion project  has inaugurated last week.  

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