ASL Marine Group Buys Out Vosta & CFT
Vosta LMG Group of Companies & CFT International acquired by ASL Marine Group subsidiary Leo Dynamische Investering BV. Vosta LMG’s business is complementary to the Group’s current business segments of shipbuilding, ship repair and conversion and ship chartering. Apart from synergies to be derived on many aspects of the operations and increasing the scope of services to include design and engineering, the Group is also able to strengthen their geographical presence by tapping on Vosta LMG’s existing customer base through their offices in the Netherlands, Germany, UAE, India, Singapore, China and the USA. It is the Group’s strategy to maintain independent and normal business operations at Vosta LMG post acquisition. Vosta LMG does not own shipyards or fabrication plants. Therefore, it works with various shipyards and fabrication plants on its turnkey projects. However, the acquisition will not result in all Vosta LMG’s projects to be undertaken at the Group’s shipyards. The selection of the yard will be dependent of price, quality, and client preference. In the photo: From left to right: Mr. K.T. Ang, ASL Marine Group Managing Director & Mr. R. Dietze CEO Vosta LMG
VOSTA LMG Receives Order
VOSTA LMG has been awarded a contract for a cutter suction dredge CSD750 by INTERNATIONAL SEAPORT DREDGING LTD., a joint venture company of the Belgian dredging major Dredging International (member of the DEME group) and the Indian construction giant Larsen & Toubro. The dredge will be used for dredging projects throughout India due to the growing demand from the Indian market for dredging operations. The mono hull cutter suction dredge design and characteristics has been defined in close
VOSTA LMG Signs with Indian Mazagon Dock
VOSTA LMG received a contract from Indian Partner Shipyard Mazagon Dock Limited for the supply of an engineering & components package for a 1500 kW cutter suction dredge (CSD). It is the first time ever that such a Giant CSD will be built at a shipyard in India. The order for this cutter suction dredge has been awarded to Mazagon Dock Limited by Dredging Corporation of India. The large-sized cutter suction dredge is especially designed for dredging rock with an unconfined compressive
VOSTA LMG Launches Local Language Web site to Inform Chinese Dredging Market
International engineering and contracting company VOSTA LMG launched an informative web site in Chinese for the Chinese market. To inform the fast growing dredging community in China in their mother tongue and to support the Chinese offices of VOSTA LMG, www.vostalmg.cn was developed. The web site informs visitors about the products and services of VOSTA LMG. Not only complete dredge design and project management are possibilities, a wide range of dredge component like dredge pumps
Vosta Gets Order for Cutter Suction Dredge
Vosta LMG has been awarded a contract for a cutter suction dredge CSD750 by International Seaport Dredging Ltd., a joint venture company of the Belgian dredging major Dredging International (member of the DEME group) and the Indian construction giant Larsen & Toubro. The dredge will be used for dredging projects throughout India due to the growing demand from the Indian market for dredging operations. The mono hull cutter suction dredge design and characteristics has been defined in
10 Cutter-Suction Dredgers Delivered
VOSTA LMG and Karnafuly Shipyard have jointly delivered a total of ten cutter-suction dredgers consisting of: 6 x CSD 450 for the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority 4 x CSD 500 for the Bangladesh Water Development Board. The dredgers were built at the Karnafuly Chittagong Shipyard, where they have been commissioned by a joint specialist team with employees from both VOSTA LMG and Karnafuly. With this delivery included
VOSTA Package for New Manson Dredge
Seattle-based Manson Construction Co ordered a dredge component package with VOSTA Inc. for the 9200 m2 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge they are building at Alabama Shipyards. At present the dredge is under construction and will be delivered according to planning in October 2005. Via VOSTA LMG USA distributor Hagler Systems, VOSTA Inc will deliver 3 x 38 inch universal dragheads for optimal dredging results, the jet system into the hopper for mixture fluidization and a VOSTA LMG MK3-28
Three Hopper Barges for Van Oord
Vosta LMG in The Netherlands has been awarded a contract for the delivery of a complete engineering and component package for 3 hopper barges for Van Oord in The Netherlands. The complete order consists of the design and engineering of 10.000 m3 hopper barges, including the delivery of the bottom doors, electrical-, and hydraulic installation. The hopper barges are fitted with a hydraulic bottom door system and a special coupling system for the pusher tug.
VOSTA LMG - Karnafuly Contract for Cutter Suction Dredgers
The VOSTA LMG – Karnafuly Joint Venture Consortium Limited has signed a contract with the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB). The contract is signed for the delivery of two CSD 650 including components for a floating pipe line for both dredgers. The contract signing ceremony for the delivery of two Cutter Suction Dredgers 650 took place December 6th in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Construction will take place in Bangladesh at the Karnafuly Shipyard
VOSTA LMG: 50 Years in Dredge Ball Joints
Celebrating a company milestone this week, VOSTA LMG notes it has been 50 years since the company started with the development and production of bayonet dredge ball joints. The 50 years are a unique amount of experience for the dredge component and it overlaps a significant part of the total history of VOSTA LMG, which goes back to 1873 when the Lübecker Maschinenbau Gesellschaft (LMG) was founded in the German town of Lübeck.
Singapore's SembMarine to Take Full Control of PPL Shipyard
Singaporean rig builder Sembcorp Marine Ltd said it had agreed to buy the 15 percent of PPL Shipyard Pte Ltd it did not already own for about $115 million from PPL Holdings Pte Ltd and E-Interface Holdings Ltd. "This will enable the company to optimally manage the businesses, finance and resources of PPLS, and fully align the latter's corporate strategies to the company to generate sustainable returns," SembMarine said in a statement.
VOSTA LMG Moves to Delft
Dredging technology company VOSTA LMG will be moving its headquarters from Amsterdam to Delft in a few days. The move will bring the company closer to its customers, while ensuring continuity of operations and the excellence its customers have come to expect in terms of its product and service offerings. The new address, Olof Palmestraat 10 in Delft, houses a number of technology providers. “We’re pleased with this move to these modern, well-serviced premises”
MAN Cryo to Deliver LNG Fuel System to Italian Ferry
MAN Cryo – MAN Diesel & Turbo’s marine LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer – has signed a contract with Sefine Shipyard in Turkey to deliver a marine LNG fuel-gas supply system (FGSS) to an Italian ferry. The LNG supply system consists of a 150 m3 vacuum-insulated storage tank, with auxiliary equipment, including an LNG vaporizer, pressure build-up unit, bunker station and heat exchanger.
Singapore’s shipyards are looking to recent investments in capacity, design and newly acquired technology to combat order declines after a decades-long offshore buildup. Sembcorp and peer Keppel are making the most of partnerships in FLNG and showing signs they’ll be okay through the downturn, helped by their gas-hungry Australasian backyard and renewed ties with old charterer parties and suppliers.
Four Nominees HME Maritime Innovation Award 2012
The nominees of the Dutch HME Maritime Innovation Award 2012 are Huisman Equipment BV, VOSTA LMG BV, Kranendonk Production Systems BV, and Imtech Marine & Offshore BV. These nominees are selected out of sixteen innovative submissions. The winner will be announced at the Maritime Awards Gala on Thursday 8 November 2012 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. On 14 September 2012 the nominated companies will clarify their new products to a jury
Dutch/Bangladesh JV Delivers Dredges
In late 2008 a joint venture was formed between the Netherlands based Vosta LMG and the Bangladesh Karnafuly Shipyard to build three CSD450 cutter suction dredgers for the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority. At the same time construction was underway to an agreement that had been signed with the Bangladesh Water Development Board for two CSD650 cutter suction dredges under the same joint venture
Polish Shipyard Launch LNG Powered Ro/Pax Ferry
Remontowa Shipbuilding launch building no. B 613/1, the largest ferry of this kind built by the yard to date. Remontowa Shipbuilding says it is the largest production shipyard in Poland, and the only one with extensive experience in the construction of ecological, gas powered ferries. During last five years they have built eight gas powered ferries to serve local car – passenger transportation on the Norwegian coast.
ASL Marine’s FY2013 Earnings Surge 40%
Group revenue increased 19.0% to S$465.4 million due to higher contributions from shipbuilding, shipchartering and engineering segments Gross profit margin improved across all business segments, taking gross profit 47.0% higher to S$83.6 million Healthy outstanding order book for shipbuilding segment of S$370 million and long term shipchartering contracts worth S$74 million supports sturdy outlook
Cutter Suction Dredger Launched in Singapore
On Monday, October 7, Cutter Suction Dredger Cassiopeia V was launched by ASL shipyard in Singapore for Penta-Ocean Construction Co. Ltd from Japan. VOSTA LMG is responsible for delivery of the engineering and the dredging equipment. The Cassiopeia V is a self propelled Cutter Suction Dredger equipped with three dredge pumps, flexible spud carrier system, anchor booms, barge loading installation and a traveling deck crane
Two Management Changes at Ellicott Dredge
Ellicott Dredge Enterprises announced two personnel changes to its senior management team. Gert de Vries has joined as Senior Director of Engineering, in which capacity he will be supporting the engineering departments of all of Ellicott's brands, principally Ellicott and Rohr-Idreco. He will also be mentoring the company’s engineering teams. Additionally, Rob Schettle has been promoted to General Manager at Ellicott's subsidiary Liquid Waste Technology
VOSTA LMG Delivers New Dredge Ball Joints
The Crossover ball joint is a new dredge ball joint that provides optimal flow performance, its manufacturer VOSTA LMG said. Through computational fluid dynamics (CFD) the frictional losses and turbulence have been reduced. Conventional dredge ball joints act like a ball valve when tilted, causing the flow area to reduce and frictional losses to increase. The patented Crossover design incorporates two wear liners which are shaped to provide full flow area in any tilted position
VOSTA LMG Secures Order From Boskalis
VOSTA LMG has been awarded an order for efficient dredge ball joints from maritime services company Royal Boskalis Westminster. The order consists of a series of high pressure Crossover ball joints suitable for dredge pipes with an internal diameter of 1000 mm. The Crossover ball joint is a new and patented design ball joint which utilizes two wear liners to provide optimal flow performance and maximum wear protection.
Port of Tallinn Orders Four Ferries
The Port of Tallinn has signed contracts with Remontowa Shipbuilding and Sefine Shipyard shipbuilding facilities for the construction of four new car-passenger ferry boats to be used on the lines between the mainland and major Estonian islands; two ferries are to be built by each shipbuilding facility. The four new ferry boats, designed by the Norwegian company LMG Marin, will be constructed in the shipbuilding yards located in Gdánsk, Poland and Altinova, Turkey
Vosta LMG Successfully Tests Dredging Connection
A new “quick connect dredge hose coupling” designed by Vosta LMG has been successfully tested in the United States in a joint effort with a USA customer. The new coupling was developed to enhance safety and to make the assembly and disassembly procedures for floating dredge hoses easier and faster, which is traditionally slow and labor intensive due to the use of bolted flange connections. The reduction in down time caused by speeding up the process can be a major cost
OilCraft’s TwinBow Challenge
There’s a new vessel design needling this competitive little shipping town. Still unknown in design circles, the “porpoise-nosed” TwinBow is brainchild to local start-up OilCraft and its wunderkind chief exec, Stian Teige, a self-taught computer renderer. His year-old outfit is going all out presenting designs to the savvy offshore shipping community centered on this picturesque fisheries town with a channel through it