SolstadFarstad Bags Contract for Normand Commander
Solstad Farstad ASA (SOFF) has entered a Bareboat contract with Bahia Grande LN S.A for the CSV "Normand Commander” for operation in Argentina. The contract period is 5 years firm with further 1x3 years option, commencement of the contract is February 2018. The commercial terms are confidential between the parties. Last month, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A extended the present contract for RSV “Far Swift” with approximately 1 year, in direct continuation of present contract. Contract is now firm until 4q -2018.
Grimaldi Christens Grande New York
The Grande New York, part of the new fleet of the Grimaldi Group, was christened in the Port of NY-NJ at Port Newark Auto Marine Terminal (FAPS). Godmother was Amanda Matilda Cuomo Cole, granddaughter of former late NY Governor, Mario Cuomo and niece of current NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. Father Peter Haldás of St. John Paul II blessed the ship during a short ceremony to a distinguished delegation composed of maritime authorities, customers, port operators and managers of Grimaldi Group and daughter company Atlantic Container Line.
Bahia Grande Christened in Korea
Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) yard in Okpo, Korea. commissioned from DSME by Hamburg Süd. service between Asia/South Africa and South America East Coast. Söhnlein Sektkellereien KG in Wiesbaden, like Hamburg Süd a member of the Oetker Group. country's coastline.
GAC’s European Ops Expands via Acquisition
The GAC Group has expanded its Nordic ship agency, liner agency and project logistics network with the acquisition of all the shipping subsidiaries of the Lehmann Nordic Group (LN), one of the region’s oldest transportation groups. The move brings to the GAC team more than 45 staff at 5 offices in Denmark (two in Copenhagen and one in Aarhus), Sweden (Gothenburg) and Norway (Oslo). Since its establishment in Copenhagen in 1900, LN has grown from a local customs clearance and freight forwarding company into a leading global ship and liner agent operating a robust Scandinavian network with worldwide connections. Under the agreement signed by GAC Group President Lars Säfverström and LN Group Chairman Søren Halsted…
Navigation System for Sting Ray Torpedo
Northrop Grumman Corporation's LN-200 inertial measurement devices will be used to increase the capabilities of the U.K. Ministry of Defence's Sting Ray torpedo. Under a 10-year contract awarded recently by BAE SYSTEMS' Underwater Systems Division, Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division will provide LN-200s for the torpedo, which is being modified to defeat the dual threats of both fast, deep diving, double-hulled submarines operating in the ocean and quiet conventional submarines in coastal waters. "The LN-200 provides a compact, low-power and low-radiated noise inertial measurement unit that fulfils the unique environmental and low maintenance needs of the Sting Ray torpedo," said Ross Carr, LN-200 program manager at Northrop Grumman.
Northrop Grumman Awarded Navigation Systems Contract
Pilots and crew of the U.S. Navy's F/A-18E/F and E-2C aircraft will continue to get accurate position and targeting information for carrier-based operations through a contract for 55 LN-92 aircraft inertial navigation systems (INS) from Northrop Grumman Corporation's Navigation Systems Division. The self-contained LN-92 INS provides aircraft position, velocity, acceleration, heading and attitude information. program manager. "The LN-92 performed superbly in Operation Iraqi Freedom. the Navy's F/A-18E/F and E-2C aircraft. 12-month period between August 2004 and July 2005. contains an option for 50 additional systems. contracts.
JES International Kickstarts Maiden Offshore Project
Mainboard-listed JES International Holdings Limited, a private shipbuilding group based in the PRC, announced that the group has commenced the steel cutting for its first two Platform Support Vessels (PSV) at its shipyard located in Jingjiang City, China. According to the builder, the UT 755 LN Platform Support Vessel is of a sophisticated and well known design, utilizing a comprehensive package from Rolls Royce which includes design and engineering services, as well as all main equipment. The vessels have a capacity of approximately 3,100 deadweight metric tons and a length of 77 meters, built under DNV classification. JES secured a total of four PSVs in the fourth quarter of 2012 from a customer based in Norway - Vega Offshore Management AS.
Grimaldi-Naples Launches RoRo Grande Amburgo
The launching ceremony for the Grimaldi-Naples new RoRo occurred on September 6 at Fincantieri with Iliana Grimaldia, the wife of Emanuel Grimaldi the managing director of Grimaldi-Naples Group, serving as the vessel’s Godmother. Grande Amburgo is the fifth of a series consisting of Grande Europa, Gran Bretagna, Grande Mediterraneo and Grande Francia all of which were built at Fincantieri’s yard at Castellammare di Stabia. In little more than five years and in addition to Grande Amburgo, Grimaldi-Naples Group has ordered 12 ships from Fincantieri.
Bahia Negra Completes Newbuilding Series
The Bahia Negra, the last of a total of six identical 3,752 TEU Hamburg Süd container ships was christened at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) yard in Okpo/Korea. Sponsor of the newbuilding was Dr. Irmgard Gold-Kunisch, wife of Dr. Rolf Kunisch, a member of the advisory board of the Oetker Group. Following delivery on 23 August, the Bahia Negra will be phased into Hamburg Süd's liner service between Asia/South Africa and South America East Coast. The Bahia Negera is named after a small town in the northern tip of Paraguay. It lies in the region where the country meets Brazil and Bolivia at the Rio Paraguay, the river that marks the border to Brazil. The Bahia Negra completes the series of Bahia ships at DSME.
Uljanik Delivers for Grimaldi-Napoli
On May 15 Uljanik Shipyards in Pula will deliver Grande Lagos, built on behalf of Grimaldi-Napoli. The ship will be launched by Mrs. Aldi C. Sekibo, the consort of the Minister of Transports of Nigeria. Grande Lagos is the seventh ship, following up a maxi-order of 11 ships, that was built by the Croatian shipyards Ulajnik in Pula for the Grimaldi – Napoli group. In three years the Uljanik shipyard launched and delivered to the Grimaldi – Napoli group Grande Benelux, and Grande Italia in 2001; Grande Spagna and Grande Portogallo in 2002; Grande Roma and Grande Napoli in 2003.
Grand Detroit Launched
In honor of the “Motor City”, Grande Detroit -- a new build for Grimaldi-Naples -- was launched on April 16 at the Croatian Uljanik Yard in Pula. Godmother of the vessel was Ann Dickson, wife of Michael Dickinson executive director of logistics at General Motors Europe. Grande Detroit is the ninth of a 14-ship order awarded by Grimaldi-Naples the Uljanik Yard. Over a four year period the yard has launched and delivered to Grimaldi-Naples the vessels Grande Benelux and Grande Italia in 2001, Grande Spagna and Grande Portugallo in 2002, Grande Roma and Grande Napoli in 2003 and Grande Lagos and Grande Anversa in 2004. Grande Detroit is a 36,000 ton vessel 176 metres long with a 31,10 metre beam.
Bahia Laura Christened
The Bahia Laura, the fifth of six 3,752 TEU Hamburg SÃ¼d container ships, was christened at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) yard in Okpo, Korea. Sponsor of the newbuilding is Eva Graumann, Director Public Relations, Hamburg SÃ¼d. Following delivery on 12 July, the Bahia Laura will be phased into Hamburg SÃ¼d's liner service between Asia/South Africa and South America East Coast. The Bahia Laura is named after the nature reserve Reserva Natural Bahia Laura in the Argentinian province of Santa Cruz, which is south of Puerto Deseado.
The Grande Anversa Delivered to Grimaldi Group Naples
Ceremony of delivery, this morning, at the Uljanik Shipyards of Pola, of the vessel‘’Grande Anversa’’, built for Grimaldi Group Naples. Godmother of the vessel: Mrs Camille Delwaide, wife of the President of the Antwerp Port Authority, Baron Leo Delwaide. The choice to name the vessel after the city of Antwerp is an act of gratitude towards a city and a port representing Grimaldi Group Naples a hub for its traffic flows between North Europe, North and South America, West Africa and the Mediterranean.
Japanese Consortium Pulls Out of Brazilian Shipyard Ecovix
A consortium of Japanese shipyards decided to sell its stake of Ecovix, which controls the Rio Grande Shipyard, reports Reuters. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, four other shipbuilders said in October 2013 acquired 30% of Ecovix-Engevix Construcoes Oceanicas in a deal reportedly worth some 30 billion yen (about $305 million at the time). In addition to MHI, the Japanese group includes Mitsubishi Co and the Imabari, Namura and Oshima Shipbuilding companies. Mitsubishi Heavy owns about half of the stake, bought through a special-purpose company.
Blount Industries' M/V Grande Mariner
Blount Industries newest cruise ship, M/V Grande Mariner, was built for American Canadian Caribbean Line, Inc. It is the second in a new line of Grande Class small cruise ships, built and designed for the American Canadian Caribbean Line, Inc. The 183 ft. ship accommodates 100 passengers, and is designed with several ACCL innovations, includinug patented bow ramp, shallow draft and retractable pilot house. Grande Mariner also features super-quiet engines and generators, ice-strengthening and a specially designed clear air system. The ship's hull is steel constructed with an aluminum superstructure. It is powered by two D2842LE Man diesel engines, producing 1,440 bhp @ 1,800 rpm. The engines turn two five-blade 48 x 39 in.
Brazil Shipbuilding: A Forecast
The rise and fall of the Brazilian shipbuilding market is well-known, having plummeted from the top of the world list in the early 1980s to the bottom by 1999. Today, Brazil is storming back, an amazing revival of the nearly defunct shipbuilding industry driven by the sudden influx of orders from major offshore oil & gas players, namely Petrobras. Today the shipbuilding market in Brazil has in excess of 100 firm orders for ships in a variety of shapes and sizes, in addition to a large number of drill rigs and production unit orders.
Aker Yards to Build PSV for Island Offshore
Aker Yards has signed a contract with Island Offshore VIII KS, a company within the Island Offshore Group in Ulsteinvik, Norway, to deliver a UT 755 LN platform supply vessel. This is the 17th contract between the shipowner, Island Offshore in Ulsteinvik and Aker Yards. The hull for the platform supply vessel will be built in Romania and the vessel will be outfitted in Brevik. Delivery is scheduled for September 2007.
Aker Yards to Build Two More PSVs
Nordcapital Holding in Hamburg, Germany and Aker Yards announced an agreement to build another two Platform Supply Vessels (PSV's) of the type UT 755 LN. The two vessels are scheduled for delivery in December 2008 and March 2009, and will be built at Aker Yards, Aukra in Norway. The value of the contract is approximately $45.7m. Including the new orders Nordcapital will receive eight sister vessels altogether from Aker Yards between October 2007 and March 2009. All ships are fitted with advanced DP1 and FiFi1 systems.
Singapore's JES Holdings' PSV Newbuild Option Taken Up
JES International Holdings Limited reports Norwegian customer has exercised option for four more UT 755 LN Platform Support Vessels (PSV's). The ships will be delivered in early 2015. “The group is thrilled that our expansion plans into the offshore space have taken off, and is making good progress. As the requirements for offshore shipbuilding are much more stringent, the group will be making strides in our technical capabilities as well as yard management,” said Jin Xin, chairman and ceo of JES.
Alaska: Shell's Offshore Seismic Oil Testing Cleared
According to an August 6 report from The Wall Street Journal, Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said that Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSB, RDSB.LN) and other companies can proceed with seismic testing for oil and gas in Alaska's Chukchi Sea after a federal judge agreed that such activities aren't restricted by an injunction on offshore drilling. (Source: The Wall Street Journal)
Aker Yards to Build PSVs for Nordcapital
Nordcapital Holding GmbH & Cie. KG in Hamburg, Germany and Aker Yards has signed an agreement to build four Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) of the type UT 755 LN at Aker Yards in Norway. Nordcapital has an option for an additional four vessels, that will have to be declared by the middle of May 2006. The four vessels are scheduled for delivery from the fourth quarter in 2007 to the second quarter 2008, and will be built at a combination of companys' yards in Norway
Aker Yards to Build PSVs for Greatship Limited
Greatship (India) Limited, wholly owned subsidiary of The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited, Mumbai India, has confirmed an agreement with Aker Yards, for the building of two Platform Supply Vessels of UT 755 LN type. Delivery is scheduled for July and October 2008.
Aker Yards to build PSV for Island Offshore
Aker Yards has signed a contract with Island Offshore VIII KS, a company within the Island Offshore Group in Ulsteinvik, Norway, to deliver a UT 755 LN platform supply vessel. The value of the contract is approximately NOK 150 million. This is the 18th contract between the shipowner, Island Offshore in Ulsteinvik and Aker Yards. The hull for the platform supply vessel will be built in Romania and the vessel will be outfitted in Brevik. Delivery is scheduled for primo November 2007.