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Friday, February 23, 2018

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CIMC Raffles' COSLInnovator is "Rig of the Month"

CIMC Raffles Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Unit

 In July 2014, the CIMC Raffles North Sea semisubmersible drilling rig unit, COSLInnovator, was awarded as "Rig of the Month” again by STATOIL. It is the fifth time that the CIMC Raffles semisubmersible drilling rig unit acquired this accolade after COSLPioneer being awarded as “Rig of the Month” in June.   CIMC Raffles “Rig of the Month” Accolades 1.   COSLPioneer in May 2012 2.   COSLPioneer in Feb. 2013 3.   COSLInnovator in May 2014 4.   COSLPioneer in June 2014 5.   COSLInnovator in July 2014

Six Thrusters Launched from Thrustmaster

Photo: Thrustmaster

Six Thrustmaster 5,000 HP (3,700 kW) Azimuth DP3 Thrusters classed by ABS were launched on November 25, 2013 during the OOS Gretha naming ceremony. The Brazil bound semisubmersible drilling rig was built at its ship yard in Yantai, China by CIMC Raffles and is due to work for Petrobras offshore. CIMC Raffles said it is the first asymmetric semisubmersible unit without bracing in the world. This reduces the towing resistance and dynamic positioning load, improving self propelled transit speed from an average 8 knots to more than 12 knots.

CIMC Raffles Starts Norway's Semisub Construction

CIMC Raffles starts Norway semisub

Chinese semi-submersible rig specialist CIMC Raffles has kicked off construction of a deep-water unit destined for operation in Norway’s North Sea and other challenging regions such as the Arctic and Barents Sea.Construction started yesterday. Beacon Atlantic, built for Norway’s rig player North Sea Rigs to the GM4-D design, will be capable of operating in water depths of 500 metres with drilling depth up to 8000 metres. Classed classification society DNV GL, the rig with DP3 system and a drilling package provided by NOV will be built to the Norsok standards…

Beacon Order Harsh Environment Offshore Rig

Image courtesy of Beacon

Beacon Holdings Group say they have ordered a harsh environment semi-submersible GM4-D rig from Yantai CIMC Raffles in Singapore, with an option to build a second rig from the shipyard. The rig they have ordered has been given the name Beacon Atlantic, and planned delivery is the fourth quarter of 2016. Beacon Atlantic will be built using the GM4-D-design in co-operation with the shipyard and the designer Global Maritime. It will be built to operate in water depths of up to 500 meters and on drilling wells down to 8000 meters and will be equipped with NOV-drilling package…

CIMC Raffles Delivers Jack-up Rig to Sinopec

CIMC Raffles' Rig

A Jack-up Drilling Rig which was constructed by CIMC Raffles with Sinopec Independent design named “New Sheng Li 1#” was delivered to Sinopec Sheng Li Petroleum Engineering Co., Ltd. at CIMC Raffles on 6th June 2014. This was the 7th Jack-up drilling rigs that CIMC Raffles has delivered. It will be towed to Bohai Bay providing drilling service to Sinopec Sheng Li Oilfield soon. CCS and CIMC Raffles top  leaders attended the delivery ceremony. “New Sheng Li 1#” was the first new-build offshore drilling rig since Sinopec Oilfield Service Corporation was founded in 2012.

Building Rig for Norwegian Conditions

Image credit: PR Newswire

Beacon Holdings Group has ordered a harsh environment semi-submersible GM4-D rig from Yantai CIMC Raffles. They have also secured an option to build a second rig from the shipyard. The rig they have ordered has been given the name Beacon Atlantic, and planned delivery is the fourth quarter of 2016. Beacon Atlantic will be built using the GM4-D-design cooperating with the shipyard and the designer Global Maritime. The rig will be built to operate in water depths of up to 500 meters and on drilling wells down to 8,000 meters.

Deepwater Semi-Sub COSL Prospector Delivered

COSL Prospector

COSLProspector, the fourth deep-water semi-submersible drilling rig built by CIMC Raffles for China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL), has been delivered in Yantai, Shandong Province. It represents another milestone for China’s deep-water drilling rig going into the global mainstream market. The COSLProspector is a DP3 vessel with a length of 104.5 m, a width of 70.5 m, a height of 37.55 m, and an operating water depth of 1,500 m. It is able to drill 7,600m deep and has a designed operating temperature of minus 20 degrees Celsius.

CIMC Plans $928 Million Share Sale

Image: China International Marine Containers Co.

The world’s biggest maker of shipping containers China International Marine Containers Group Co. (CIMC) plans to raise 6 billion yuan ($928 million) selling shares to fund an expansion of a business park in Shenzhen and other assets, reports Bloomberg. CIMC will sell yuan-denominated stock to a maximum of 10 investors, it said in a filing April 9. CIMC’s expansion of diversified businesses comes amid a global slump in container-shipping rates and overcapacity in the sea-freight market.

Kongsberg Wins Drilling Rig Contracts in China and Korea

CIMC Yantai Raffles in China and STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in Korea have selected extensive Dynamic Positioning (DP), Automation, new generation Safety System, Integrated Navigation, Hydroacoustic positioning and latest riser management solutions from Kongsberg. The contracts are for two new Frigstad D90 Design drilling rigs and one Bassoe Technology BT-UDS Design drillship. The total value of the contracts is in excess of MNOK 150. The contracts have options for a total of 8 additional units. The rigs are destined for operation in the burgeoning Brazilian offshore oil and gas sector and Gulf of Mexico. Both projects are design according to DnV Dynpos Autro, IMO DP Class 3, and will operate in water depths up to 3000 meters.

China, Korea, Yards Place Kongsberg Maritime Contracts

Drilling Control Centre: Image courtesy of Kongsberg

CIMC Yantai Raffles in China and STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in Korea have selected extensive dynamic positioning (DP), automation, new generation safety system, integrated navigation, hydro-acoustic positioning and latest riser management solutions from Kongsberg. The contracts are in regard to two new Frigstad D90 Design drilling rigs and one Bassoe Technology BT-UDS Design drillship. The total value of the contracts is in excess of MNOK 150. The contracts have options for a total of 8 additional units.

Frigstad Orders Ultra-deepwater Semi-submersibles

Subsidiaries of Frigstad Deepwater Ltd sign construction contracts for two ultra deepwater semi-submersible drilling units from CIMC Raffles in Yantai, China. The 7th generation drilling units are of the Frigstad D90™ design, developed by Frigstad Engineering and tailor made for safe and efficient exploration and development drilling in ultra-deep waters. The rigs will be capable of operating in water depths up to 12,000 feet and drilling to a total depth of 50,000 feet. The units will be outfitted with a DP3 dynamic positioning system, full dual activity hydraulic drilling package with 2 x 1,400 ST hoisting capacity and 2 x seven ram BOPs.

Offshore Ship Designers Create New Resource

Three offshore, ship and tug design and technical consulting companies have joined forces to provide a new one-stop resource for oil companies, offshore operators, tug owners, ports and shipyards. Offshore Ship Designers, based in Ijmuiden, the Netherlands, bring together the skills, experience, innovation and workforce of naval architects and engineers of Dutch companies Sea of Solutions BV, WorldWise Marine BV and UK-based IMT Marine Consultants. The formation of Offshore Ship Designers follows the acquisition of the majority shareholding in IMT by Sea of Solutions and WorldWise Marine, which was completed at the end of 2006. Current projects underway at OSD include the design of a pipelay/derrick vessel with a 3…

‘Smart Containers’ Roll Out for Silk Road

CIMC Internet of Mobile Things International Operation and Service Co., Ltd. (CIMC IOMT) and Globe Tracker International, ApS announce commercial roll out of Smart Containers, Smart Logistics and Smart Terminal products for China’s Silk Road. After announcing their partnership late last year, CIMC IOMT and Globe Tracker are now producing smart containers for CIMC customers. CIMC’s Yangzhou Tonglee Special Container, Qingdao CIMC Special Reefer Co. Ltd and Nantong CIMC Transportation and Storage co, Ltd. are the first divisions within CIMC to be selling the smart products. “The goal is to have all CIMC divisions supplying the container shipping, trucking, railway and logistics industries with global tracking, monitoring and remote asset management services and equipment.

Aker Solutions Wins Jack-up Drilling Contract

Aker Solutions has won a contract from Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd to supply a complete drilling equipment package for a new jack-up drilling rig, being built by the Chinese yard. The contract value is undisclosed. The new rig is of the 2000E jack-up design, and the contract includes options for a further three jack-up rigs of the same design. "We are pleased to see Aker Solutions' competitive position in the jack-up market, which we expect to be active in the future," says Thor Arne Håverstad, head of drilling technologies in Aker Solutions. The equipment will be delivered in 2013.

ICBC Financial Leasing Purchase 2 CIMC Raffles Drilling Rigs

CIMC Raffles Semisubmersible Drilling Rigs

ICBC Financial Leasing Company Limited signed a leasing project with Schahin of two ultra-deepwater drilling rigs during China-Brazil Business Council-Annual Meeting 2014 on 17th July 2014. The contract values $1.08bn and eventually serves for Petrobras. CIMC Raffles played the role of EPC in the two semisubmersible drilling rigs building and delivered them in November 2010 and April 2011, which performed in a good condition in Brazil. The cooperation project signed by ICBC Financial…

Steel Cut for CIMC ORIC's First FORAN Project

Photo: SENER

The steel cutting ceremony of the first project designed with the FORAN system by CIMC Ocean Engineering Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd. (CIM ORIC) was held in the Chinese shipyard Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard Co., Ltd. on September 23. CIMC ORIC is a subsidiary company of the Group CIMC which is dedicated to research on ship design and marine equipment. CIMC ORIC implemented the FORAN system in December 2015. After receiving FORAN training from SENER (Shanghai) Systems Co., Ltd., CIMC ORIC started to use FORAN to design a 1004 TEU container vessel.

Repeat Order From Klyne Tugs

Yantai Raffles Shipyard is pleased to announced that Klyne Tugs ( Lowestoft ) Limited, UK have placed an order with the shipyard to build a repeat UT719-T 67m Anchor Handling Towing Supply Vessel. The contract was signed on November 23 in Yantai by Carl Beare,managing director of Klyne Tugs and Brian Chang – Chairman/CEO of Yantai Raffles Shipyard. “ We are extremely pleased to receive a repeat order from Klyne Tugs and it is our desire to deliver once again a quality vessel. ( The first vessel was named as “ Anglian Princess “ . We would like to place on record our appreciation to Mr. Carl Beare for his continued support and confidence in Yantai Raffles Shipyard. Our excellent relationship with Klyne Tugs will continue for many years to come.

Kongsberg Tech Chosen for 13 Newbuild Projects

Kongsberg Maritime’s Full Picture solution has been selected by Chinese and Korean shipbuilders for 13 advanced newbuild offshore vessels with a total value of 330 MNOK. Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co. (DSIC), CIMC Raffles (CIMC), Cosco Shipyard (COSCO) and Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard (HDZ) in China, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Korea are the shipbuilders that have selected Kongsberg’s Full Picture technology deliveries. The new contracts…

China Shipyard to Build Boxships for Boxmaker

Dalian shipyard to build seven 8,800-TEU container ships for container box manufacturer China International Marine Containers (CIMC). China's largest shipbuilding company, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC), has received an order for seven 8,800-TEU ships worth US$595 million from container maker China International Marine Containers Group (CIMC).reports Shippingazette.com. The newbuildings are scheduled for delivery in 2015 and 2016. CIMC Financial Leasing (Hong Kong) will first buy the seven vessels and then lease them to a MSC subsidiary. Source: Shippingazetter.com  

Repair of Two Semi-submersible MODU Completed

Repair of Polyarnaya Zvezda and Severnoye Siyaniye, semi-submersible mobile offshore drilling units (MODU) of the sixth generation, has been completed under survey of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) at Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Shipyard Ltd. in Yantai, China. Mr. Konstantin Palnikov, RS Director General, attended the ceremony of MODUs delivery to customer, which was held on April 15, 2016. During survey of the MODU repair and equipment replacement RS specialists performed docking survey, inspection of hull structures, ship machinery and disassembled devices. The tests and operation checks of the machinery, equipment and ship systems, as well as platform sea trials, were successful.

Nauticor Extends its LNG Supply Network

Photo: Nauticor

Nauticor has extended its liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply network for ships within the North Sea region and has now begun delivering to maritime customers in the Port of Rotterdam. The Dutch port is the latest location added to the firm’s LNG distribution network, adding to a growing portfolio of one of the leading suppliers of LNG as fuel for ships. The premier bunker operation by Nauticor in the Port of Rotterdam saw the containership Wes Amelie, owned by Wessels Reederei based in Haren/Ems, receive the chilled fuel.

Yantai Tries Foran Software

Yantai Raffles Shipyard and SENER have entered into an agreement for the evaluation of FORAN, a CAD/CAM/CAE software for the design and production of all types of ship using a 3D product model. Yantai Raffles Shipyard, which is situated in Yantai, Shandong Province in northern China, has decided to carry out an evaluation of FORAN by means of a pilot installation for the elaboration of a 3D product model of their current project for an 86 m. AHTS vessel for Tidewater. A couple of days sufficed for the system implementation and currently the personnel at Yantai are undergoing full training in FORAN use. At the completion of each phase of this training the people involved will continue with real work on the project in hand.

Yantai And Friede Goldman Secure Contract

Yantai Raffles Shipyard, in conjunction with prime contractor Friede Goldman Halter, has garnered a $109 million order from China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) to construct a 515 ft. (157 m), 3,800-ton heavy derrick/pipelay vessel. The two companies, who signed the contract on December 21, 1999 in Beijing, China, beat out competitors from Singapore, South Korea and Japan to secure the largest contract ever awarded by CNOOC. Scheduled for a March 31, 2001 delivery, the vessel will be built at the Yantai Raffles yard in Shandong Province, China.

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