Washburn & Doughty Wins Hybrid Tug Orders
East Boothbay, Maine based Washburn & Doughty said it has secured a contract with Harbor Docking and Towing, of Lake Charles, La., to design and build two 93’ x 38’ Hybrid Z Drive Tugs. The 93’ x 38’ hull is a proven design with 18 tugs in operation and 4 under construction. The vessel will be built as a Harbor Assist Vessel as defined in USCG Subchapter M and admeasure less than 200 gross tons U.S. regulatory tonnage. Caterpillar Marine will provide a ‘stem-to-stern’ Cat content hybrid propulsion system, with support from both Milton Cat and Louisiana Cat in the sales effort. The hybrid propulsion system scope includes 3512E (2,550 HP @ 1…
Kvaerner Makes Preliminary Agreement
Kvaerner reaches preliminary agreement with Canyon Ranch to build two luxury cruise ships, worth $397 million. Kvaerner, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the health resort company Canyon Ranch, of Tucson, Ariz., to build two luxury spa/health resort cruise ships. The two passenger vessels, each of about, 37,000 gross tons, are to be built by Kvaerner Masa-Yards in Finland, and are due for delivery in 2004 and 2005, respectively. A final contract is subject to the satisfactory completion of certain conditions, including financing by Canyon Ranch.
Two Cruise Ships For Blohm + Voss?
German shipbuilder Blohm + Voss said on Wednesday it was in negotiations to build two ships but declined to confirm a report that the potential order was to build two cruise ships worth 960 million marks ($435.2 million). It was reported earlier that the German group was in talks with a potential U.S. client to build two giant cruise ships capable of a top speed of 29 knots using a new propulsion system and hull design. "I can confirm that we are in talks for two ships," a Blohm + Voss spokeswoman said. "We would be very glad if this came true, but for now we are in negotiations," he said but declined further comment. Blohm + Voss returned…
Daewoo To Build ULCCs For Loews Unit
Daewoo Heavy Industries has agreed to build two 442,500 dwt, ULCCs for Majestic Shipping Corp., a subsidiary of Loews Corp. Majestic also has options with Daewoo to build two additional vessels. Another Loews subsidiary, Hellspont Shipping Corp., recently contracted for Samsung Heavy Industries to build three 303,000 ton VLCCs and agreed to an option to build one additional ship. Delivery of the new vessels from both Korean shipyards is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2001.
Hyundai To Build Two For NOL
Neptune Orient Lines subsidiary American Eagle Tankers Inc. has contracted Hyundai Heavy Industries to build two new VLCCs. No financial details were given. The two double-hulled vessels, each with a cargo capacity of 352,000 cu. m. are expected to be delivered in 2002.
Nautica to Build Two Tugs
Nautica Nova Shipbuilding and Engineering Sdn Bhd has signed a contract to build two tugboats for Multraship Towage & Salvage, a Dutch salvage and towage company. Managing director Chuah Chuan Yong said the company would deliver the first 108.2 ft. tugboat at end-2007. Nautica, which operates on a 13-acre site near Sungai Prai, employs 140 skilled workers, of whom 10% are engineers. (Source: http://biz.thestar.com.my)
Hyundai Heavy To Build Two VLCCs
South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding with Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. to build two 308,000-ton VLCCs. A Hyundai official said the ship prices were confidential. The ships will be 335 meters long, 31 meters deep and 58 meters wide, and will be delivered between August 2001 and January 2002, Hyundai officials said.
Kvaerner To Build Two Tankers For Odfjell
Kvaerner ASA will reportedly build two 37.500 dwt chemical tankers for Norway's Odfjell at its Kvaerner Floroe shipyard.
Daewoo Heavy Wins $180M Italian Order
Daewoo Heavy Industries Co Ltd reportedly won a $180 million order from Italy's Moby Lines to build two luxury car-ferry ships.
Alabama Shipyard to Build GulfMark PSV's
BAE Systems' Alabama Shipyard contracted to build Platform Supply Vessels for GulfMark Americas. GulfMark Americas, Inc. has selected BAE Systems’ shipyard in Mobile, Alabama to build two new platform supply vessels that will serve offshore drilling operations. The contract reflects continued growth in U.S. commercial shipbuilding for BAE Systems and a major step forward in the company’s support to the oil and gas industry. Each of the GulfMark vessels will be qualified under the U.S. Jones Act and will measure 288 feet long and 62 feet wide. The selection also includes options to build two additional platform supply vessels in the future. The design for the BAE Systems-built Green DP2 vessels will be provided by MMC Ship Design & Marine Consulting, Ltd.
DryShips Agrees to Sell, Buy and Build
Greece-based industrial shipper DryShips Inc. on Monday said it plans to sell an older bulk carrier, buy a newer model and signed $66.5min contracts to build two dry bulk vessels. The company said it agreed to sell its 1995-built panamax bulk carrier for about $35 million, with delivery scheduled for the end of the year. The company will buy a larger panamax bulk carrier, built in 2000, for about $40.8 million for delivery in the fourth quarter. The newer ship has deadweight tonnage of 74,716 compared with the 71,747 deadweight tonnage for the older vessel. In addition, DryShips arranged contracts to build two panamax dry bulk vessels at a China shipyard for roughly $33.3 million each. The ships are slated for delivery in the last quarter of 2009 and first quarter of 2010.
POSCO Daewoo to Supply Marine Equipment to Indonesian Shipbuilder
POSCO Daewoo has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to supply shipbuilding materials worth US$150 million to Penataran Angkatan Laut (PT PAL), Indonesia’s largest state-run shipbuilder, according to a report in Business Korea. Under the contract, the Korean trading company will supply engines and other parts necessary for shipbuilding, and its partner PT PAL is going to build 10 patrol boats and one combat support ship with the provided materials before delivering them to Indonesian ministries including the Indonesian Navy and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.
China Building LNG Networks
According to recent AFX News reports, China has started building two LNG networks along its southern coastline. China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) currently has two LNG projects under construction in the provinces Guangdong and Fujian, with an annual planned capacity of 7 million tons and 2.6 million tons, respectively. The Guangdong project is expected to be completed next year with the Fujian network to become operational in 2007, according to the report. CNOOC plans to build two 6 million ton LNG plants in the Zhejing province and in Shanghai, both scheduled to be operational in 2008. Source: AFX News
Halul to Purchase Four Offshore Vessels
Halul Offshore Services (HOSC) will buy four new safety standby vessels at a cost of about $16m and signed a contract with a Singaporean shipbuilder Pacific Ocean Engineering (POE). The contract for the vessels, expected to be built in 16 months at the POE’s shipyard in China, was signed by HOSC chairman Sheikh Hamad bin Suhaim al-Thani and POE managing director Raymond Quah. The vessels, designed to provide safety cover to offshore installations for protection and rescue operations, are equipped with fire fighting pumps, life saving gadgets and environment monitoring systems for checking poisonous hydrogen sulphide gas and flammable gases. Each vessel will have a fast rescue craft capable of being fast deployed for rescue of survivors from the sea.
Cummins Gulf Coast Crew Boat Update
As the size and cargo capacities of crew boats has increased so has the combined and individual horesepower of the engines. Compared with 1998, the 1999 Cummins Mid-South order book for crew boat engines has shown a decrease in the numbers of six-cylinder KTA19 M4 engines that, with a 700 hp rating, has been the standard in the past. At the same time they have, to date, sold, for crew boat application, a total of 55 of the 12-cylinder KTA38 M2 engines with a Heavy Duty rating of 1350 hp at 1950 rpm. McCall Boat Rentals took delivery of Doreen McCall, its second 183-ft. model from Gulf Craft early in 1999. This will be followed by a third boat, Hull #424 to the same basic design, in November. Main engines for each of these boats are six KTA38 M2. McCall is also building two 165-ft.
GBP1mln Grant to Create 100 Jobs at Ferguson Shipyard
The last commercial shipyard on the Clyde, Scotland, has secured grant to help safeguard 125 jobs and create a further 100. Ferguson shipyard has been awarded a £1m grant to refurbish its Port Glasgow premises and help fund new jobs. Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd (FMEL) received the grant from Scottish Enterprise which will boost the number of full time staff from 150 to 250 at Port Glasgow. The Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) funding will contribute to Ferguson Marine's redevelopment of its premises and investment in new state of the art equipment.
Bender to Build Two for Trico
Trico Marine Services, Inc. has reached an agreement to build two GPA 640, 210-ft. offshore supply vessels for a total cost of approximately $35m. The vessels will have diesel electric propulsion and class 2 dynamic positioning systems. Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. will build the vessels at its shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, with an expected delivery date for the first vessel in March 2008 and the second vessel in July 2008. The agreement guarantees the construction costs of the vessels as well as technical specifications and contains penalties for late delivery. Trico expects to fund construction costs related to each vessel from cash and cash flow from operations. These vessels incorporate an additional deck level for increased accommodation of client personnel.
Aker Yards Builds Two Large Construction Vessels
Aker Yards is to build two large construction vessels for DOFCON. Both vessels will be delivered from Aker Yards' site at Søviknes in Norway. The first vessel is of Aker OSCV 06 L design, developed by Aker Yards, and will be delivered from the yard spring 2009. The vessel is 153 meters long. It will have DP Class 3 and Ice Class. The vessel will have a maximum speed of 18.5 knots, which is of significant importance for global operations in order to minimize mobilization time. The second vessel is scheduled for delivery spring 2008. It is 118 meters long, and will be equipped with a 250 tonnes offshore crane, and will have DP Class 3. This vessel is also designed by Aker Yards.
Daewoo Marine Wins $730m Order
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering announced it won a combined $730m orders to build four ships. They include liquefied natural gas re-gasification vessels (LNG-RV, or LNG carriers equipped with LNG terminals). The shipbuilder won a contract to build two LNG-RV with a capacity of 150,900 §© for Belgium's Exmar Marine N.V. and two large LPG vessels with a capacity of 83,000 §© for Greece's Gulf Marine Management S.A. The LNG-RV that Daewoo is to build is 291x43x26m. They can make some 19.2 knots (36 km/h). (Source: Chosun Ilbo)
Daewoo Shipbuilding Wins Orders Worth $280m
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering said its shipyard in Romania has secured $280m worth of new orders to build four container ships for two German clients. Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries will build two Panamax carriers for Gebab Holding and another two for Conti Holding by October 2009 under the deals, its Seoul-based parent company said. The latest contracts would boost business performance in the Romanian shipyard in Mangalia, acquired by Daewoo Shipbuilding in 1997 and turned around into profitability in 2000, the parent firm said. Source: Forbes
China Shipyard Gets Order for Six PSV's
China's Sinopacific Shipbuilding contracted to build four SPP35 style platform supply vessels (PSV's) for Nigerian shipowner SLOK. In addition, the two parties also signed a letter of intent for building two SPP50 style PSVs. The SPP35 and SPP50 PSVs are both designed by Sinopacific’s subsidiary Shanghai Design Associates (SDA). Crown Ship will provide financing services to the shipowner before the delivery.
Vietnam, Japan Sign Shipbuilding Contract
The Viet Nam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (VINASHIN) signed a contract to build two 56,200-tonne cargo ships for its Japanese partners in Ha Noi on April 21. These two ships are the first among 15 56,000-tonne cargo ships that will be built by VINASHIN under the contracts with the Japanese partners' supervision. The first cargo ship is expected to be handed over in December 2008, and the other will be completed in May 2009. (Source: Viet Nam News Agency)
Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd Announces 6 New Contracts for US $214.2 Million
SINGAPORE: Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd announced six new shipbuilding contracts for a total of US $214.2 million. The company will build two 82,000 DWT (deadweight tonnage) bulk carriers, two 10,000 DWT bulk carriers and two 4,800 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container ships, to be delivered in 2012 and 2013. During the first quarter of 2011 Yangzijiang has secured a total of 14 shipbuilding contracts adding up to US $512.3 million. Source: Channel News Asia- 11 April 2011