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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Anchor Handling Winches News

Rolls-Royce Engines, Equipment for Bourbon

Image: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce is to deliver deck machinery and engines to an arctic Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel (AHTS) to be built by Vard for Bourbon Offshore Norway. The contract has a value in excess of £17 million for Rolls-Royce. The deck machinery delivery from Rolls-Royce will consist of anchor handling winches, secondary winches, auxiliary winches, anchor handling cranes and a wide range of safer deck operation equipment. The engine delivery consists of two main engines and three main generator engines. AHTS vessels are built to handle anchors for oil rigs and perform rig moves.

ALP Tugs Get Rolls-Royce Deck Equipment

Rolls-Royce won a $31.9m contract to deliver deck machinery for four ocean going tugs, designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions, for Dutch company ALP Maritime Services. The vessels will be constructed in Japan by Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair. The vessels are being developed for towing large structures like oil rigs and floating production units over long distances. The bollard pull for each of the four vessels will be 300 tons and they will be equipped for anchor handling. The deck machinery include a complete low pressure winch solution and a stern roller.

Rolls-Royce Marine Business Fast Growth in China

According to Rolls-Royce chief executive John Rose, Rolls-Royce has been increasing its marine business in China by more than 20 percent. Annually over recent years. The Rolls-Royce office in Shanghai is responsible for the company’s marine activity in China, including gas turbines, diesel engines, propellers, water jets, rudders steering gear and deck machinery. Recently, China Offshore Oil Corporation ordered seven supply vessels for which Rolls-Royce is supplying a range of marine equipment for five of them. This year, the U.S.-based Tidewater company placed orders for five high performance anchor handling tug supply vessels at Yantai Raffles Shipyard…

MacGregor Wins Fujian Southeast Shipyard Contract

MacGregor deck machinery orders

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won a contract from Fujian Southeast Shipyard in China to supply deck equipment packages for two 78m anchor-handling/offshore support vessels under construction for Singapore-based Adhart Shipping Pte Ltd. The order was booked into fourth quarter 2014 order intake. The 12,000 bhp, 150 tonne bollard pull vessels are intended for operations in Asia/Pacific, the Middle East and West Africa. Delivery is scheduled for October and November 2015, with options for six further vessels.

Bender and Otto Candies Agree on Tugs

Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., and Otto Candies have signed a contract for three 150 ft. Anchor Handling Tugs to be constructed by the Mobile, Ala. shipbuilding company. The contract, which requires the trio of vessels to be delivered in 2000, also grants Otto Candies an option to purchase five more identical tugs. Measuring 150 x 50 x 21 ft. with a 10,000 hp capacity, the vessels hold a Stewart & Steveneon triple screw propulsion system, with two EMD diesel engines driving outboard Aquamaster Z-drives and one EMD diesel engine through a Reintjes reverse reduction gear. Deck machinery aboard the tug group will consist of a SMATCO line pull double drum reverse waterfall tower/anchor handling winch; two SMATCO tuggers rated at 20,000 lbs.

Bender and Otto Candies Agree On Tugs

Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., and Otto Candies have signed a contract for three 150 ft. (45.7 m) Anchor Handling Tugs to be constructed by the Mobile, Ala., shipbuilding company. The contract, which requires the trio of vessels to be delivered in 2000, also grants Otto Candies an option to purchase five more identical tugs. Measuring 150 x 50 x 21 ft. (45.7 x 15.2 x 6.4 m), with a 10,000-hp capacity, the vessels hold a Stewart & Stevenson triple screw propulsion system, with two EMD diesel engines driving outboard Aquamaster Z-drives and one EMD diesel engine through a Reintjes reverse reduction gear. Deck machinery aboard the tug group will consist of a SMATCO line pull Double Drum Reverse Waterfall Towing/Anchor Handling Winch; two SMATCO tuggers rated at 20,000 lbs.

Rolls-Royce Secures Deck Machinery Contract

Photo courtesy of Maersk

Rolls-Royce is to deliver an extensive package of advanced deck machinery to six new high-end anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTS) to be built by Kleven in Norway for the Danish ship owner Maersk Supply Service. The contract with Kleven is worth in excess of £54m to Rolls-Royce, and includes an option for an additional four vessels. This represents the largest single contract for deck machinery that Rolls-Royce has won. The 95m long vessels are designed by Salt Ship Design, and will be built at Kleven's two shipyards in Norway: Kleven Verft and Myklebust Verft.

MN 100: Markey Machinery Co. Inc.

President: Blaine W. Seattle-based Markey Machinery Company has roots in the marine and logging industries stretching as far back as the early 1900s. Founded by Charles Markey in 1907, the company has seen several generations of Markeys at its helm through more than 100 years of company growth. Today, led by Blaine W. Dempke and Robert A. LeCoque, the company’s primary focus lies in the manufacture, support and service of custom deck machinery for workboat, scientific and dockside applications.

OSD Rolls Out New Harbor Tug Design

Azistern 2870 (Photo: OSD)

Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has launched a new tug design as part of its expanding portfolio of fuel-efficient vessels. The 390 gt Azistern 2870 harbor tug has a hard chine hull form which optimizes energy-saving during transit and results in a very low wash. It has a bollard pull of 70 metric tons and a maximum speed of 12 knots. Providing accommodation for six persons, it has an overall length of 28.3 m, and a breadth of 11.5 m. The Azistern 2870 has been designed with multiple deck equipment options, the installation of which are dependent on specific end-user preference.

ALP Tugs Get Rolls-Royce Deck Equipment

©Ulstein Design & Solutions

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a £19m contract to deliver deck machinery for four ocean going tugs, designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions, for Dutch company ALP Maritime Services. The vessels will be constructed in Japan by Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair. The vessels are being developed for towing large structures like oil rigs and floating production units over long distances. The bollard pull for each of the four vessels will be 300 tons and they will be equipped for anchor handling.

Maersk Orders Rolls-Royce’s New Anchor Recovery Frames

Image courtesy of Maersk

Maersk Supply Service has exercised an option to add Rolls-Royce’s new Anchor Recovery Frames (ARF) to the supply contract awarded in December for deck machinery for six anchor handler vessels under construction at Norway’s Kleven Verft AS. Rolls-Royce informs that the contract marks the first reference for its next generation ARF, designed in cooperation with Maersk to optimize vessel safety and efficiency. Unlike existing Anchor Handling Frames which have a 90 degree operating angle…

Vard Orders Rolls-Royce Equipment for Rem OCV/AH

Vard orders Rolls-Royce equipment for Rem OCVAH

Rolls-Royce has won a £19m contract with the Norwegian shipbuilding group Vard to deliver deck machinery, propulsion and engines to a new offshore construction and anchor handling vessel (OCV) for the Norwegian owner REM Supply. The vessel will be designed by Vard. The new vessel is developed for underwater construction work and anchor handling operations in Arctic waters and will have approximately 380 to 400 ton bollard pull to fulfill the demands for operational power in the deepwater segment.

MacGregor Inks Deal with Grupo CBO

Triplex shark jaws and guide pins help to ensure safe working deck operations on the new vessels. The combination of Triplex cranes will provide very flexible, safe and reliable lifting capabilities

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract with the Brazilian shipowner and shipbuilder Grupo CBO. The contract is to supply Triplex deck handling equipment and cranes for four customised Havyard 843 anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTS). The order was booked into first quarter 2015 order intake. The 81.5m Havyard 843 is a modern anchor-handling vessel with a maximum speed of 16 knots. It has a 400 tonne anchor handling winch and accommodation for up to 30. This Havyard design will be adapted to meet the particular requirements of Brazilian energy company, Petrobras.

Rolls-Royce to supply machinery for 4 tugs for ALP Maritime Services

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a £19m contract to deliver deck machinery for four ocean going tugs, designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions, for Dutch company ALP Maritime Services. The vessels will be constructed in Japan by Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair. The vessels are being developed for towing large structures like oil rigs and floating production units over long distances. The bollard pull for each of the four vessels will be 300 tons and they will be equipped for anchor handling. John Knudsen, Rolls-Royce, President Offshore, said: "This project is a good example of how our solid industry know-how makes us a partner of choice for innovative ship owners and design teams. The deck machinery delivered from Rolls-Royce will include a complete low pressure winch solution and a stern roller.

Damen Sells Shoalbuster to V.O.F. Sleepboot

(L- R) Mr. Jos van Woerkum Managing Director of Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld, Mr. Willem-Harm Mastenbroek Owner and Managing Director of V.O.F. Sleepboot ISA from Wijk bij Duurstede. (Photo: Damen Shipyards)

On August 29 a contract was signed by Jos van Woerkum, Managing Director of Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld, and Willem-Harm Mastenbroek, owner and managing director of V.O.F. Sleepboot ISA, for the delivery of a new Damen Shoalbuster 2709. Based in Wijk bij Duurstede in the Netherlands, the company has undertaken projects across north west Europe and as far east as the Caspian Sea. The new Shoalbuster is replacing a 30-meter, multipurpose, anchor handling tug and will be available for work all over the world.

Bender Signs Contract to Build Tugs

Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., Mobile, Ala., has signed a contract for the construction of three 150-ft. anchor handling tugs for Otto Candies, LLC, Des Allemands, La. In addition to the contracted three orders, the contract grants Otto Candies, LLC, an option to purchase five more identical vessels. The first three vessels will be delivered in 2000. The anchor handling tug dimensions are 150 x 50 x 21 ft. and have a 10,000 hp capacity. The vessels will have a triple screw propulsion system from Stewart and Stevenson Services, Inc. with two EMD 16-645-E6 diesel engines driving outboard Aquamaaster Z-drives and one EMD 20-710-G7B diesel engine through a Reintjes 6.19:1 reverse reduction gear driving a fixed pitch centerline propeller inside a kort nozzle.

Maersk Supply Service Wins Contract With Quadrant Energy

Photo: Maersk Supply Service

Maersk Master and Maersk Mariner, Maersk Supply Service’s two first Starfish-class anchor handling vessels built in 2017, will be on contract with Quadrant Energy in Western Australia, commencing March 2018. Both vessels will support Quadrant Energy’s Phoenix South and Van Gogh drilling campaign which will initially cover three wells for a duration of 150 to 200 days. The highly modern and efficient vessels will be supporting Transocean’s semi-submersible rig DD1 with supply and anchor handling duties throughout the campaign. “Quadrant Energy is an important customer.

MacGregor Wins Deck Machinery Order in China

MacGregor has expanded its winch portfolio

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed contracts with Chinese shipyard Guangzhou Shunhai Shipyard Ltd to deliver anchor handling/towing winch packages for five 48m anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels, each with a 75-tonne bollard pull and one 40m AHTS vessel with a 70-tonne bollard pull. The vessels are under construction for an undisclosed Middle East owner. The order was booked into third quarter 2015 order intake. MacGregor will supply a medium-pressure 150-tonne capacity anchor handling/towing winch…

Nor Crane Powers Ahead

inn M. Nilsen Managing Director, Nor Crane

At less than 10 years old, Nor Crane is a relatively new name in deck machinery. While short on years, it is long on experience, with an impressive order book, too. Nor Crane is not unlike a number of other Norwegian technology companies in that it has a history strongly rooted in the country’s offshore and fishing fleets, espouses the mandate of quality over costs, and is truly global in its scope and reach. Nor Crane was established in 2004 by Finn M. Nilsen, Managing Director, as an engineering company from pulling and lifting technology for the marine and offshore support industry.

Anchor-handling Capabilities Secure New Order For Cargotec

Cargotec has won a contract to supply two sets of MacGregor anchor-handling systems for two anchor-handling tug /supply / oil recovery vessels under construction at a Chinese Shipyard for a Singaporean owner. The anchor-handling equipment is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2011 and it will be manufactured at Cargotec’s facilities for offshore load handling in Singapore and China. •        telescopic deck cranes. The anchor-handling towing winches have a 380 tonnes line pull and a 500 tonnes static brake. The bollard pull of these ABS classed vessels is 150 – 160 tonnes.

Cummins Auxiliaries for DP Anchor Handler

Sarawak Slipways of Miri, Sarawak East Malaysia has delivered the 1179 gross tonne FPSO support vessel OMS Terra Nova. A pair of mains engines each generating 1838 Kw (2518 hp) at 750 RPM power the Niigata Z-Drives on the ABS-classed dynamic positioning vessel. In the focsle area a 700 hp Cummins KTA19-M4 engine powers a retractable HRP azimuthing bow thruster as an essential component of the vessel's dynamic positioning system. For electrical requirements, the 50 by 13.8-meter vessel has a pair of Cummins QSM11-powered 250 kW generator sets. Aft of the main house a double drum MacGregor Plimsoll double drum anchor handling winch is completely enclosed. A closed circuit television system allows the wheelhouse to monitor action around the winch.

New RAstar Tug for Svitzer Marie of Denmark

Photo courtesy Robert Allan Ltd

Svitzer Marine Ltd., a division of Svitzer AS of Copenhagen, Denmark, has taken delivery of their latest high-performance tug from Astilleros Zamakona SA. The Svitzer Pembroke is the latest of the RAstar Class true escort tug designs from Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, BC. The RAstar 3600 class Svitzer Pembroke falls in size between its five 111.5-ft (RAstar 3400) and one 128-ft (RAstar 3900) cousins all working at the Milford Haven terminals, and all built to Robert Allan Ltd. designs.

RAmpage 5000 Class OSV Smit Siyanda Delivered

Photo courtesy Robert Allan Ltd

In October 2010, the Offshore Support tug Smit Siyanda was delivered to her owners, SMIT Shipping Singapore Pte. Ltd. of Singapore. The vessel will be operated by SMIT Amandla Marine (Pty) Ltd. of South Africa. The Smit Siyanda was built by the Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd. of China to a design by Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, BC, based on the now well-proven platform of their RAmpage 5000 series offshore tug designs. This new vessel, however, has a rather more diverse operating mandate than its predecessors…

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