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Friday, January 19, 2018

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Damen Delivers 3 Dredges

Damen Shipyards delivers three Cutter Suction Dredgers to Azerbaijan. On 24 January 2012 Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards delivered three Cutter Suction Dredgers of its CSD 500 series to the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) in Azerbaijan. After delivery, President Ilham Aliyev and Minister of Emergency Situations Kamaladdin Heydarov examined the dredgers at the premises of the Yacht Club in Baku. Damen representatives briefed the President and his party on the functions and features of the CSD 500 and on the expanding production programme of the Damen Shipyards Group. MES ordered the three Damen dredgers to avoid repetition of the events that occurred as result of the Kura River bursting its banks in previous years.

Kvichak Marine Delivers BEB Prototypes

Kvichak Marine Industries of Seattle, WA, recently delivered three Bridge Erection Boat (BEB) prototypes to the United States Army, Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command (TACOM).  Kvichak was chosen along with two other companies to construct the prototype boats.  Each boat is currently undergoing extensive testing and evaluations at the Army Test Center in Aberdeen, MD. The testing process will last for up to 270 days.  TACOM intends to award a contract for a fleet of approximately 440 BEB crafts to replace its existing fleet in 2012.

Grandweld Delivers Aluminum Crew Boat

Grandweld Shipyards delievered “Zamil 101” the first of three fast aluminum crew boats to Zamil Offshore. The vessel was part of a contract, which was signed in November 2011, to build and deliver three sister crew boats. The 33.5m fast crew boat is powered by 3 high speed diesel engines driving 3 fixed pitch propellers to produce a speed of 27 Knots. The vessel is designed and built according to the classification rules and requirements of Bureau Veritas for Aluminum vessels. The vessel will be utilized to transport offshore personnel and cargo, and will be operating offshore Saudi Arabia.

Moose Boats Wins Six-Boat Navy Deal

Moose Boats won two contracts from the U.S. Navy to build six more Moose 340C Catamaran Patrol Boats. The contract totals approximately $2.9 million, and the first boat is scheduled to be delivered in January 2005. 380 hp turbo diesels and is propelled by Hamilton 292 water jets. These vessels will be assigned to stations in San Diego, Calif. If required, the boat can be deployed at speeds over 34 knots with armament including 50 caliber and M60 machine guns. Moose Boats is currently building the 340C for the U.S. Navy under a previous six boat contract and has delivered three of these to date. The remaining three boats will be delivered by September 2004.

OSI to Supply Newbuild Indonesia Submarine Equipment

OSI Maritime Systems contracted to deliver integrated navigation systems to DSME for Indonesian Navy Type 209 SSK Program submarines. OSI's contract is with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea who will build three Type 209 diesel submarines (SSK) for the Indonesian Navy. Under the terms of the agreement, OSI will deliver three Integrating Navigation and Tactical Systems, including ECPINS-W Sub software which the manufacturers say is the most advanced navigation software in the world specifically designed for the unique requirements of subsurface navigation. OSI Maritime Systems is a leading provider of integrated navigation and tactical solutions designed for naval and maritime security operations.

Northrop Grumman to Deliver Navy LCS Mission Packages

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) has received a $21.6 million contract from the U.S. Navy for two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission packages  As the mission package integrator, the company will deliver one mission package for surface warfare and one for mine countermeasures. The capabilities contained in the various mission modules directly support the three LCS primary missions – surface warfare, mine countermeasures and antisubmarine warfare. Mission modules facilitate modular mission package embarkation, mission package operations at-sea, and debarkation / logistics support. Northrop Grumman has delivered three mine countermeasures and three surface warfare mission modules for LCS.

Vigor’s Tacoma Yard Delivers Breasting Barges to Foss

Photo courtesy of Vigor Industrial

Fabrication teams at Vigor Industrial’s Tacoma, Wash. shipyard have delivered three 60’ x 24’ x 15.5’ breasting barges to Foss Maritime. The barge system will be used to moor Shell’s drill rigs at Terminal 5 in Seattle, Wash. where the company is scheduled to ready its fleet for Arctic drilling this summer. The project was completed in less than two months and created 60 family wage jobs for the Tacoma yard and its subcontractors. “We are so pleased that our Tacoma shipyard is now building new vessels,” said Bryan Nichols, Vigor Fab sales manager.

COSCO Delivers Three Large Bulk Carriers

COSCO Corporation (Singapore) announce that subsidiaries of the Company’s 51% owned COSCO Shipyard Group have delivered three more bulk carriers to Asian owners 1. COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co., Ltd has delivered two bulk carriers of 57000 DWT, “Wuxing 5” and “APJ SHIRIN”, respectively to its Asian buyers. 2. COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd has delivered a bulk carrier of 92500 DWT, “OCEAN SAPPHIRE”, to its Asian buyer. All the delivery documents were signed by and between the COSCO shipyards and the respective buyer in May 2012. The bulk carriers of 57000 DWT measure 189.99 meters in LOA (length of all), 32.26 meters in breadth and 18 meters in depth. The bulk carrier of 92500 DWT measures 229.2 meters in LOA (length of all), 38 meters in breadth and 20.7 meters in depth.

ABG Shipyard`s Orderbook Rises

Karvy recently met the management of ABG shipyard and had a plant visit to their Surat shipbuilding facility. The company is an established manufacturer of a variety of marine ships, including bulk carriers, deck barges, interceptor boats, anchors handling supply ships, diving support ships, tugs and offshore vessels. Till date, the company has constructed and delivered around 93 vessels and has delivered three modern specialized Newsprint Carriers to Lysline, Norway. The report from Karvy mentions that the company is setting up a ship building facility at Dahej (150 km from existing yard) to strengthen its presence in the global ship building industry and is expected to be commissioned in Q1FY 2009.

Farstad Purchases Vessel Under Construction

Farstad Shipping has reached an agreement with Island Offshore to buy their newbuild no. 62 at Aker Yards Brevik. Farstad will immediately enter into the contract with the yard. The newbuild is an AHTS of type UT 712L (15.900 BHP) to be delivered in September 2008. The purchase price corresponds to a vessel value of $68.6m. Farstad Shipping has a similar vessel under construction at the yard for delivery in March 2008. During the last year the yard has delivered three of the same type of vessels to Farstad Shipping.

China Shipyard Gets Rescue Boat Contracts

Fast Rescue Catamarans Signing Ceremony: Photo credit Afai

Afai Southern Shipyard awarded contracts to build 4 coastal fast rescue vessels for a Chinese Government agency. The contracts were signed between Afai and the Salvage Bureau of Ministry of Transport in the South China port city of Guangzhou. Afai has successfully delivered three of this type of coastal fast rescue vessels in the past, and at present three others are presently under construction in the yard. These fast rescue boats are full aluminum wave-piercing catamarans, with an overall length of 49.9m, a beam of 13.1m, and a depth of 4.5m, propelled by twin engines and twin water jets.

Kvichak Delivers L.A. Sheriff Response Boat

Photo: Kvichak

Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, Wash., recently delivered a Response Boat Medium – C to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). The 45’ x 14’ 7” RBM-C is the sistership of the highly successful USCG RB-M and has been adapted to meet the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) detection mission requirements of the L.A. County Sheriff’s department. A roof mounted RS-700 Gamma/Neutron Radiation Detection System from RSI enables the vessel to quickly and accurately measure and locate natural and man-made radioactive elements.

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Delivers Fourth PSV

HMD’s fourth PSV, NS Frayja

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) delivered the fourth high value platform supply vessel (PSV) for BP Shipping at its main shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. HMD won four PSVs from BP Shipping in March 2012 and already delivered three same type vessels from January to July this year. The PSV, named NS Frayja and measuring 97 meters in length, 20 meters in width and 8.5 meters in depth, is equipped with a variety of up-to-date technologies including oil recovery operation and dynamic positioning system. The vessel is now on its way to join its fleet in North Sea fields.  

TDI-Halter Delivers Three Barges

TDI-Halter, a Halter Marine Group, Inc. company, delivered Prisa 103, the last of three 180 x 75 x 15 ft. barges, to Sedco Forex, the drilling division of Schlumberger Limited. Prisa 101, 102 and 103 are part of an overall conceptual design approach, in which Sedco Forex permanently integrated the well intervention structure, equipment and systems to facilitate conventional light drilling and well re-entry with coiled tubing and other well intervention operations. This concept provides operators a cost-effective tool by utilizing specially-adapted multi-function service equipment, which is built-in to ensure flexibility, reduce overall non-productive time and optimize deployment of services by improving the logistics and reducing the running costs.

Mid America Delivers Three Tugs to MNO

Photos courtesy Mid America Shipyards

Mid America Shipyards LLC, out of Ft. Smith, Ark., has just delivered three tug boats to MNO operating out of Suriname in South America. Two of the vessels are 31.5 ft long by 14 ft wide with a hull depth of 5.5 ft and an eye level of 1.8 ft. Each vessel is equipped with two Cummins engines QSL9 at 330 hp each continuous duty, provided by Mid South Cummins. These 660 hp tugs came complete with living quarters featuring a set of bunk beds, toilet, sink, shower, refrigerator, hotplate, air conditioning, 9 KW gen set, two 10 ton winches, 3-inch shafts and 38-inch props.

Bumi Armada Awaits Triple Delivery

Photo courtesy of Keppel Singmarine

Specialized shipbuilder Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), says it is on track to deliver three ice-class vessels to Bumi Armada Offshore Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad in September. The new vessels, two supply vessels and one multipurpose duty-rescue vessel, were named Bumi Uray, Bumi Pokachi & Bumi Naryan-Mar, respectively, at a ceremony at Keppel Singmarine Thursday. Upon delivery, the vessels will support offshore platforms at the Filanovsky oil field in the northern part of the Caspian Sea…

HB Rentals First Nicaraguan Project

Accommodations specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has delivered three skid units to San Jacinto Tizate, Nicaragua, for Thermasource Inc., announced Glenn Aguilar, Vice President of Corporate Sales and Marketing. This is the company’s first delivery to Nicaragua. The package consists of one 8 Man Crew Quarter and two standard bedroom skid houses. They are fully furnished and come complete with bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen/dining area and a living room. Water and sewer holding tanks were included, as well as all associated installation materials. “We are thrilled to be stepping into this region in Central America,” said Ken Ferguson, Director of Business Development.

ACO Claimers Delivered for Installation on Nibulon Tugs

Photo courtesy of ACO

ACO Marine has delivered three of its smallest Clarimar wastewater treatment units to Ukraine-based Nibulon Shipbuilding and Repair Yard for installation aboard a series of high specification project tugs. Nibulon, Ukraine’s leading exporter of agricultural products, grains and fertilizers with a history dating back to the nineteenth century, entered the shipbuilding and repair sector in 2012, following the acquisition and development of a yard on the Southern Bug River, near the company’s trans-shipment terminal, in Mykolayiv.

Steady Demand for 40m Crewboat

Strategic Marine’s Singapore branch is meeting a steady demand for its 40-m crewboat. With a beam of 7.5 m and a molded depth of 3.23 m, the aluminum vessels have a 2.3-m operating draft. Three heavy duty rated Cummins engines provide propulsion power – two KTA38 M3 wing engines each delivering 1350 at 1950 rpm and one KTA50 M2 center engine delivering 1800 hp at 1900 rpm. This combination gives the vessels a total of 4,500 hp that drive the boats at up to 28 knots with a 25-knot cruising speed. Gears are Twin Disc 6690sc and 6848sc. Capacities include 25,000 liters of water, 60,000 liters of fuel and up to 80 passengers. Accommodations are provided for ten crew and the vessels have a 90 square meter open deck capable of carrying two tons per square meter.

Contract: Additional Mission Modules for LCS

Northrop Grumman received a $25.2m contract from the U.S. Navy for additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Modules. The company will deliver three mission module packages - two for surface warfare missions and one for mine countermeasures. "Northrop Grumman continues to demonstrate that, as the mission package integrator, we are delivering high quality, fully integrated mission modules," said Doug Shaffer, director of information operations and electronic attack, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

Abu Dhabi Ship Building to Deliver 3 UAE Warships by 2016

Photo: Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company

Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company will deliver three Baynunah warships to the United Arab Emirates Navy by 2016 and is in discussions with other buyers to sell more, its chief executive said on Monday. "There are discussions with some of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries as well as other international ones. Hopefully there will be something in the future," Khaled al-Mazrouei said on the sidelines of the Naval Defence Conference. The fall in oil prices has put pressure on government spending across the Gulf region.

Huisman Brazil Receives First Order

Photo: Huisman

Huisman, one of the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has received a first order for their new production facility in Brazil. The new order includes three sets of five cranes, which will be manufactured as soon as construction of the Brazilian production facility is completed in 2014. The sets of cranes are scheduled for delivery between Q3 2015 and Q1 2017. The order includes three identical sets of cranes for the new build vessels Cassino, Curumim and Salinas.

Award Recognizes Ferry Construction Cost Savings

Delivering value for transportation dollars was among attributes cited in a national award presented today to the Washington State Department of Transportation for building three new ferries under budget. WSDOT won the regional “Under Budget, Large Project” category and was recognized for building three, 64-car, 750-passenger vessels on time and at a savings to taxpayers. WSDOT is now entered into a competition for one of two national awards that carry $10,000 in prizes. This…

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