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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Westport Shipyard Launches Composite 43m Cutter

Westport’s launch of the Global Response Cutter (GRC-43) from its composite patrol vessel series (CPV) represents a significant milestone while marking a return to the company’s commercial roots. The composite GRC-43 offers many advantages to the world’s Coast Guards and Navy’s over aluminum and steel builds, including but not limited to superior weight to strength/distinct thermal advantages/non-corrosive properties while in parallel significantly reducing maintenance costs/increasing operational on station time, and life cycles of the patrol vessels.

VT Halter Nabs Deal to Build LNG Bunkering ATB

As  the move toward LNG as marine fuel moves foward in earnest, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced that its US shipyard, VT Halter Marine won the contract by Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport, LLC (Q-LNG) to build America’s first offshore Liquefied Natural Gas Articulated Tug and Barge (LNG ATB) unit. Q-LNG contracted VT Halter Marine for engineering services to complete the detailed design for the development and construction of one LNG Bunkering ATB unit. The ATB Tug will have 5,100 hp GE 6L250 MDC EPA Tier 4 main engines, with Z-drives, and dimensions of 128 x 42 x 21-ft.. The barge is designed to carry 4,000 cu. m. of LNG, and will have dimensions of 324 x 64 x 32.5 ft.

AMP Awards 2011 AOTOS to James Henry

Most Prestigious Award Given in the Transportation and Maritime Industry. The American Maritime Partnership congratulated its Chairman James Henry for receiving the 2011 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award (AOTOS) presented by the United Seaman’s Service (USS) at the 42nd annual industry gala dinner on October 28, 2011. American Maritime Partnership Vice Chairman Thomas Allegretti said, “Jim Henry’s strong leadership has benefited the American maritime industry for nearly 25 years. His work has been especially critical in ensuring the integrity of the Jones Act, despite significant assaults on it over the past two decades. As Chairman of AMP…

MMK Boosts Steel Shipments to Shipbuilders

OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) supplied 78,000 metric tons of metal products to shipbuilders in 2014, which represents a 37.2% growth year-on-year. MMK supplies up to half of all metal products sold to the Russian shipbuilding industry. Key customers of MMK include companies that are part of such groups as United Shipbuilding Corporation, Oka Shipyard, and Red Barricades Shipbuilding Plant. MMK production of steel for the shipbuilding industry has been expanded following the commissioning of the thick plate Mill 5000 in 2009. The thick plate mill can produce steel used in production for the Russian naval fleet, tankers, modern ice-class vessels.

MOL Accepts "Great Ship of the Year" Award

Mr. Yoshikazu Kawagoe, Chief Technical Officer, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines accepts the "Great Ship of 2017" Award from Greg Trauthwein, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News.

Maritime Reporter & Engineering New’s Great Ship of 2017 Award was presented to Mr. Yoshikazu Kawagoe, Chief Technical Officer, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines in MOL’s headquarters in Tokyo. A full report on the world’s 3rd largest shipowner will publish soon in the pages of MR. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. The World’s Largest Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU Max). Japanese shipowner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) in middle of October, took delivery of MOL FSRU Challenger the…

BV Certifies Production of Slabs for Shipbuilding

Recertification audit was successfully completed at NLMK by Bureau Veritas (France) for the combine's production of slabs for shipbuilding. The auditors inspected the operation of converter units and technical control services, the documentation of quality management system and control tests of samples of steel grades produced and supplied by NLMK to Europe according to the requirements of Bureau Veritas. NLMK will be granted a new Bureau Veritas certificate of conformity of the produced shipbuilding slabs, which will be in effect for five years. Source: FIS

ABS to Supervise Tanker Building Process at Yard

VNA reported that Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Company has signed with American Bureau of Shipping (ABS.) The contract means the classification society will supervise the shipyard's building process of three oil tankers. Under the $400,000 contract, ABS, in collaboration with the Vietnam Register Agency will send its supervisors to the shipyard to supervise the quality of all stages to build the oil tankers, which will begin at the end of this month, officials from the Dung Quat shipyard. The first oil tanker with capacity of 104,000 DWT is expected to be handed over to the Vietnam Oil and Gas Corporation by mid 2008, helping meet the demand for the transport of materials and products for the Dung Quat Oil Refinery…

SSI Rep Sponsors Brazilian Offshore Seminar

SSI and its representatives continue to engage with leaders of the shipbuilding and offshore industry to help increase productivity and solve business challenges. On April 23, Sincronia, SSI's representative for ShipConstructor software in Brazil, is sponsoring the first seminar focused on the shipbuilding and offshore construction cluster in the state of Pernambuco. Estaleiro Atlântico Sul (EAS) and the American Bureau of Shipping are cosponsors of this event which has been organized by SOBENA (Society of Brazilian Naval Engineers), in partnership with Petrobras, Transpetro, EAS, FIEPE and the Federal University of Pernambuco. The seminar…

Tanker Construction Begins in Dung Quat

VNA reported that Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Corporation on October 30 began building a 104,000-tonoil tanker, the largest of its kind built in Vietnam so far. The construction, which uses technology from Poland, will be supervised by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Experts from Japan, the Republic of Korea and Poland will take part in building the oil tanker. The same day, the Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Corporation and the Vietnam Shipping Corporation (Vinaship) signed a principle contract on the building of two 54,000-ton freighters. Under the schedule, the Dung Quat 01 oil tanker and one freighter will be completed and handed over to Vinaship by the end of March, 2008. Source: VNA

Kappel Propellers for Newbuild Bulk Carriers

Image courtesy of MAN Alpha Kappel

Lemissoler Navigation Co. Ltd., the Cyprus-based owner and operator, has selected the MAN Alpha Kappel propeller design for a new series of 8 × 58,500 DWT bulk carriers planned for delivery during 2015 and 2016. The 6.8-meter, slow-running, four-bladed Kappel fixed-pitch propellers will be tailored to the SDARI-designed bulk carriers and a drivetrain powered by an MAN B&W 5S60ME-C engine, economy-rated at 8,050 kW and 89 r/min. The new Lemissoler vessels will be characterized…

Sinopacific’s Zhejiang Shipyard Starts SPP17 PSV Ship

On the morning of May 9, 2011, Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group’s Zhejiang Shipyard started work on the manufacture of the SPP17 PSV series of offshore support vessel for France’s Bourbon Company. This is the eighth ship to be manufactured on the company’s small ship line, and this ship is to be certified by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The SPP17 PSV ship is another model autonomously designed by Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group, following after the SPA80 AHTS ship. The new ship has a total length of 61.80 meters…

Tanker Construction Begins in Dung Quat

VNA reported that Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Corporation on October 30 began building a 104,000-tonoil tanker, the largest of its kind built in Vietnam so far. The construction, which uses technology from Poland, will be supervised by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Experts from Japan, the Republic of Korea and Poland will take part in building the oil tanker. The same day, the Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Corporation and the Vietnam Shipping Corporation (Vinaship) signed a principle contract on the building of two 54,000-ton freighters. Under the schedule, the Dung Quat 01 oil tanker and one freighter will be completed and handed over to Vinaship by the end of March, 2008. Source: VNA

Jensen Hires Naval Architect, Seek Execs

Scott Ward: Photo credit Jensen

Scott Ward has joined Jensen Maritime Consultants  as a naval architect in the company’s new office in the New Orleans business district. Ward comes to Jensen with a wide variety of experience in design review, project management and operations. Before joining Jensen he worked at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a provider of marine and offshore classification services, in the machinery and hull departments. He has also worked for North American Shipbuilding as a naval architect and at Pacific-Gulf Marine as an assistant technical superintendent.

Hardwick Named Shipbuilding Committee Chairman

Guy Hardwick, president of TANO Corp. in New Orleans, La., has been named chairman of ASTM Committee F25 on Ships and Marine Techonology. Hardwick has been an ASTM member since 1993 and has been serving most recently as chairman of subcommittee F25.05 on computer applications. A recipient of the John Haas Award from committee F25, Hardwick is the U.S. representative to TC8/SC10 on computer applications for ships and marine technology of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). In addition, he is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) committee for engineering, the technical advisory group for electrical installations of ships and of mobile and fixed offshore units and cable and cable installations of the International Electrotechnical commission…

Tricon Marine Showcases Ops in China

Euro-American luxury yacht builder Tricon Marine was selected by the Chinese government to join a delegation presenting to local businessmen and women in Boston. Led by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Zhuhai Investment Promotion Bureau, the presentation highlights the region’s most notable business success stories. Tricon’s representatives will describe the company’s experiences building and managing a luxury shipbuilding operation in China. “This is a great time for business partnerships between the United States and China,” said Christos Livadas, Chairman and CEO of Tricon Marine.

American Constitution Passes Sea Trials

American Constitution (Photo: American Cruise Lines)

American Cruise Lines’ first new ship of 2018, American Constitution, passed Sea Trials last week in Chesapeake Bay.With the U.S. Coast Guard aboard, American Constitution underwent speed trials, an endurance run, and was thoroughly tested in all areas of safety and maneuverability.“The American Constitution passed with flying colors,” said Paul Taiclet, Vice President of Hotel Operations, who was aboard for the Sea Trials. “The ship performed exceptionally well and has a number…

Lincoln Electric's UltraCore HD-C Wire Provides High Deposition Rates for Shipbuilding Applications

New UltraCore HD-C Wire from Lincoln Electric Provides High Deposition Rates in All Positions for Shipbuilding and Many Other Applications. UltraCore® HD-C is a mild-steel gas-shielded flux-cored wire produced by Lincoln Electric. It’s an ideal choice for out-of-position welding requirements with 100 percent CO2 in the shipbuilding industry and other fabrication applications. Designed to provide high deposition rates and a flat bead appearance in all positions, UltraCore HD-C delivers premium arc performance and fast-freezing slag with a low fume-generation rate. UltraCore HD-C has a wide operating range and is able to reach deposition rates of up to 10 lbs/hour, even in out-of-position applications.

Vietnam Shipyard Builds Tanker for PetroVietnam

An affiliate of Vietnam shipbuilding giant Vinashin started work on the first of three 105,000 oil tankers under a contract last July with the state-run oil giant PetroVietnam. The $56m freighter to be 245m-long, 43m-wide and 20m-height will be built by Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Company and have state-of-the-art equipment satisfying latest international maritime conventions. The first will be handed over by the March of 2008, and the second and third by 2009 before the Dung Quat Oil Refinery goes on stream in 2009 – the first of its kind in the country which is now under construction in the central Quang Ngai Province. The company inked a $400…

Steel Delivered to Build Russia’s New Icebreakers

OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has been selected as the key steel supplier in the construction of nuclear icebreakers (Project 22220) at the Baltic Shipyard, part of United Shipbuilding Corporation. A 60MW universal nuclear icebreaker known as Arctic – Project 22220’s leading ship – is currently under construction at the shipyard. The icebreaker’s displacement will amount to up to 33.5 thousand metric tons, and it will reach speeds of up to 22 knots in open water. This new generation of icebreaker will be equipped with two nuclear reactors, each with a thermal capacity of 175 MW. It will also be able to break ice of up to three meters thick, opening up the Northern Sea Route virtually all year round, and enabling the delivery of hydrocarbons from their northernmost deposits.

This Day in Naval History – August 31

1842 - Congress replaces the Board of Navy Commissioners, a group of senior officer who oversaw naval technical affairs, with the five technical Bureaus, ancestors of the Systems Commands. One of the 1842 Bureau, the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, continues to serve under its original name. 1943 - Commissioning of USS Harmon (DE-678), first Navy ship named for an African American Sailor. 1944 - Carrier task group begins 3-day attack on Iwo Jima and Bonin Islands 1962 - Last flight of Navy airship made at NAS Lakehurst, NJ (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – August 31

1842 - Congress replaces the Board of Navy Commissioners, a group of senior officer who oversaw naval technical affairs, with the five technical Bureaus, ancestors of the Systems Commands. One of the 1842 Bureau, the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, continues to serve under its original name. 1943 - Commissioning of USS Harmon (DE-678), first Navy ship named for an African American Sailor. 1944 - Carrier task group begins 3-day attack on Iwo Jima and Bonin Islands 1962 - Last flight of Navy airship made at NAS Lakehurst, NJ (Source: Navy News Service)

“Zelenodolsk Design Bureau” extends its use of AVEVA Marine

AVEVA (LSE:AVV), today announced that JSC "Zelenodolsk Design Bureau" has signed an agreement  for  AVEVA Marine. "Zelenodolsk Design Bureau", through an Integrated Engineering & Design approach, will significantly improve productivity, efficiency of work and optimize processes. "The shipbuilding industry must embrace high-end engineering technologies”, said Vitaly Volkov, General Director of JSC "Zelenodolsk Design Bureau", “Our goal is always to remain on the crest of a wave, giving us a competitive advantage over other organisations.

ConocoPhillips to Christen New Towboat

The third of four new towboats, which have received American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification, will be christened by ConocoPhillips next week. The christening ceremony for Innovator will be held a Port of Orange in Orange, Texas, on May 14, 2003 at 10 a.m. The first two towboats, Spirit and Integrity were christened in January and March respectively. The final vessel, Liberty, will be christened in June. Orange Shipbuilding, built the vessels, which have safety enhancement such as fuel shutdowns, fire detection systems and fire fighting systems. In addition, they are equipped with double-hull fuel tanks and five-blade propellers that are more efficient and reduce hull vibration by as much as 50 percent compared to a conventional four-blade propeller.

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