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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Delivers Two News

China COSCO Yards Deliver Tender Rigs, Capesize Bulk Carrier

COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard deliver two tender rigs, & COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard a Capesize bulk carrier. COSCO (Nantong), a subsidiary of the Company's 51% owned COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, has delivered two tender rigs "T-16" and "T-17", to Seadrill. The delivery documents were signed by and between COSCO Nantong and Seadrill recently. At almost the same time COSCO announced that COSCO (Zhoushan) has delivered a bulk carrier of 82000 dwt, "DL DAHLIA", to its Asian buyer. The dimensions of the new ship are: 229 meters in LOA and 32.26 meters in breadth. COSCO inform that the delivery documents were signed by and between COSCO Zhoushan and the buyer on 28 May 2013.

Izar Gijon Delivers Two Massive Dredgers

Last December Izar Gijón Shipyard delivered to Jan De Nul the suction dredgers named “Taccola” and “Francesco di Giorgio” ofwith 4.400m3 of capacity each. With a total of eight dredgers delivered in two years, Izar consolidates its position in the construction of these technologically sophisticated ships. Gijón has recently delivered two other dredges for the fFrench company “Dragages Ports”, of with 5.000m3 and 8.500m3 of capacity. Over the last two years, Izar has built dredgers of several sizes at its shipyards in Gijón and Sestao.

Trimaran Delivered Two Months Early

The development of the unique trimaran warship reached perhaps its most significant milestone when the demonstrator, RV Triton, was delivered two months early by Vosper Thornycroft. The ship took just 20 months to build despite an unprecedented number of challenges in building the advanced 97 m ship. It will start 18 months of trials in October. Approximately 500 sensors will monitor the stresses and performance of the hull form as the Triton, whose crew will include up to 12 scientists, undergoes a demanding trials program in European and Atlantic waters, trials which will also involve the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). The slender hull form with its outriggers is designed to significantly reduce drag over an equivalent monohull…

Jiangsu Hantong Bags Two Bulker Order

Jiangsu Hantong Shipyard

  Jiangsu Hantong Ship Heavy Industry Co., Ltd and Vulica Shipping Limited have entered into Shipbuilding Contracts for construction of two 68,000 metric tons deadweight Self Unloading Panamax Bulkcarriers. Hantong had built and delivered two 55,000 metric tons Self Unloading Bulkcarriers for an Italian client in 2012.   The vessels are designed by Deltamarin with a length of 229m and guaranteed speed not less than 13.5 knot. These two SUL vessels will be delivered before July, 2017.

China Shipyard Delivers Handymax & Capesize Bulk Carrier

COSCO Corporation (Singapore) subsidiariary shipbuilder in China has delivered two bulk carriers. COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard has delivered the 189.99 meters LOA and 32.26 meters in breadth, 57,000 dwt Handymax bulker Ocean Lady to its unnamed European owner. Secondly the  82,000 dwt, 229 meters LOA and 32.26 meters in breadth, Capesize bulk carrier DL Acacia has been delivered to Asian buyers. The delivery documents were signed by and between COSCO Zhoushan and the buyers recently.

China Shipyards Deliver Three Bulk Carriers

COSCO Corporation (Singapore) announce deliveries of three bulk ships from its shipyards in China. Subsidiaries of the Company’s 51% owned COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd have made the following deliveries: COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co., Ltd has delivered two bulk carriers of 57000 dwt, measuring 189.99 meters in LOA, 32.26 meters in breadth and 18 meters in depth. “OBSERVATOR” and “VOYAGER”, respectively to its European buyers. COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd has delivered a bulk carrier of 57000 DWT, “GUOTOU 106”, to its Chinese buyer.

Hyundai Mipo Order Revised Up

According to a Nov 13 Reuters report, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co Ltd said it had signed a $408m order that revised up a 2007 contract to reflect changes to ship types. South Korea-based Hyundai Mipo had initially won a $373m order for eight container ships from an unidentified company in Europe in September 2007. The new contract now calls for the shipbuilder to deliver two container ships, two product carriers and three liquefied petroleum gas carriers, Hyundai Mipo said in a filing with the Korea Exchange. (Source: Reuters)

Aker Yards to Build Supply Vessels for Nordcapital

Aker Yards has signed a contract with Nordcapital, Germany, to deliver two UT-776 CD Platform supply vessels. The total value of the contract is approximately $112.6m. The hulls for the vessels will be built at Aker Yards in Romania, and outfitted at Aker Yards in Norway. Delivery of the vessels is scheduled for the 3rd quarter of 2009 and 1st quarter of 2010. The contract also includes an option for two similar vessels for delivery in the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2010.

Aker Yards to Build Platform PSVs for Island Offshore

Aker Yards has signed a contract with Sneingen AS, a company within the Island Offshore Group in Ulsteinvik, Norway, to deliver two UT 755 LN platform supply vessels. The value of the contract is approximately $51.3m. This is the 19th contract between the shipowner, Island Offshore in Ulsteinvik and Aker Yards. The hulls for the platform supply vessels will be built in Romania and the vessels will be outfitted in Brevik. Delivery is scheduled for primo May and primo July 2008.

Delta Queen Steamboat Company Makes Schedule Changes

The Delta Queen Steamboat Company, which will deliver two new steamboats to the Mississippi River system this spring, announced today that its American Queen schedule will be postponed until 2007, due to conditions in New Orleans and along the lower Mississippi River system, the steamboat's home base. Over the last few months, the American Queen has been in private charter. Passengers will be given the opportunity to travel on one of the other steamboats in the company's fleet including the historic Delta Queen or the Mississippi Queen.

COSCO Zhoushan Delivers Pair of Panamax Bulk Carriers

Bulk carrier: File photo

COSCO Corporation (Singapore) says that its COSCO Zhoushan subsidiary shipyard has delivered two bulk carriers of 64,000 dwt, “PUERTO ROSARIO” and “PORTO LEONE”, to a European buyer. The new ships measure 199.9 meters in LOA, 32.26 meters in breadth and 18.5 meters in depth. COSCO Singapore adds that the delivery documents were signed by and between COSCO Zhoushan and the buyer recently.  

Ulstein’s X-BOW Turns 10

Subsea vessel Island Performer (Photo: Ulstein)

When times are tough, it is still possible to nurture and grow good ideas, says Ulstein, an provider of ship design, shipbuilding and system solutions for ships. That’s the story behind the ULSTEIN X-BOW hull line design, which upon its introduction 10 years ago turned the image of the ship’s bow upside down. Now in its 10th year, the 100th X-BOW shipbuilding contract was signed, and the X-BOW’s derivative, the X-STERN – a similar solution for the ship’s stern – has been contracted on its first two vessels.

TY President John Dane lll Workboat Show 2012 Keynote Speaker

John Dane III, President and CEO of TY Offshore, LLC & Trinity Yachts, LLC delivers 'Shipyard Day' show keynote speach. The show's 'Shipyard Day' keynote address is from John Dane III, President and CEO of TY Offshore, LLC and Trinity Yachts, LLC, during the 2012 International Workboat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana. John Dane's TY Offshore, currently builds offshore supply vessels, patrol craft, tug boats, oil skimmers and inland oil tank barges, while Trinity Yachts is one of the world's leading builders of megayachts to 330 feet. Both Trinity companies share two shipyards—in Gulfport, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana—and employ 650 personnel and 200 subcontractors.

Workboat 'Multi Cat' Delivered by Damen to Van Oord

Workboat 'Cronus': Photo credit Damen

The second Damen Multi Cat (MuC) 3213 has been delivered to dredging major Van Oord at Damen Shipyard’s HQ in Gorinchem (The Netherlands). In the presence of both the Van Oord and Damen families, the MuC 3213 was named Cronus by Ms Kora Huijser-Eland. Cronus and her sister vessel Oceanus (delivered Dec 2011) are the first of their type and the two biggest Multi Cats ever built worldwide. The workboat was built by Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld (The Netherlands) and delivered two months before the contractual delivery date.

Big Month for VT Halter’s Hornbeck OSV Series

Launch ceremony of HOS Caledonia. The HOS Clearview can be seen in the background. (Photo: VT Halter Marine)

VT Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc., announced four separate shipbuilding milestones for the Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) Super 320 Program underway for Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. Firstly, VT Halter Marine delivered HOS Captain on July 10. Five days later, VT Halter Marine hosted the christening ceremony of HOS Crestview held at the Pascagoula facility and launched HOS Caledonia at the Halter Moss Point facility on July 15. Finally, delivery of HOS Clearview took place on July 28.

Damen Pumps for Brazilian Harbor Construction

DOP250 fully assembled hanging crane-LR

Damen delivered two complete DOP packages to Acciona Infraestructuras, S.A., a Spanish construction company. The DOP submersible dredge pumps are being used in a large harbour construction project in Brazil. The DOP pumps empty concrete caissons to be able to reposition these as a breakwater. This is a job perfectly suited to the DOP, which fits into confined spaces. The harbour construction project, at Sao Joao de Barra, 150 miles North of Rio de Janeiro, started a few years ago. Acciona was awarded the contract for the engineering, design and construction of two artificial breakwaters.

Keppel Singmarine Wins AHTS Contract

AHTS Coloso built and delivered to Gulfmark Offshore earlier this year. Keppel Singmarine, a builder of offshore support vessels, won a $230 million contract to build six new Anchor Handling Tug/Supply (AHTS) vessels for Gulfmark Offshore. Two of these six 10,700 bhp AHTS vessels of 2,700 dwt each will be built in the Keppel Nantong Shipyard. This is the first contract for Keppel’s newly acquired shipyard in China. The first vessel is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2007, with the final delivery in the third quarter of 2008. Customized to Gulfmark’s requirements, the six vessels were designed by Keppel’s Marine Technology Development (MTD) and are being built to meet the growing demand of Gulfmark Offshore’s customers in Southeast Asia.

Tank Barge Launched for TY Offshore

TY Barge Launch: Photo credit TY Offshore

TY Offshore Launches FMT 3248, the fourth of fourteen FMT Industries Barges built at TY's Gulfport, Mississippi facility. TY Offshore, LLC announce the launch of FMT 3248, the fourth of fourteen 297’6” x 54’ x 12’, 30,000 barrel tank barges for FMT Industries, LLC, one of the several companies within the Florida Marine Group (Florida Marine). FMT Industries has recently exercised its option for four additional barges from its original order of ten. Additional barge launches follow on at thirty day intervals.

TY Offshore Launches Eighth of Eighteen FMT Industries Barges

Photo: TY Offshore

TY Offshore, LLC launched the FMT 3256, the eighth of eighteen 297’6” x 54’ x 12’, 30,000 barrel tank barges for FMT Industries, LLC, one of the several companies within the Florida Marine Group. FMT Industries recently exercised its option for four additional barges from its original order of ten. The barges are being built at TY Offshore’s Gulfport, Mississippi facility. Additional barge launches will follow at thirty day intervals. •Total of six Harvey Gulf International 302’ x 64’ (92m x 19.5m) Dual Fuel Supply Vessels…

Redwise Delivers Two Dredgers to Singapore

TSHD Barito Equator (Photo: Syukur Sahidin, Redwise)

Redwise delivers two dredgers to Singapore – one from the east, one from the west. The newly built TSHD Barito Equator was delivered by Redwise to Singapore in the first week of May 2015. Built by the Damen Shipyard at Pontianak, she followed strait on the heels of the THSD Moniflor built 2000 by IHC in The Netherlands for the French government. The Moniflor was Eastbound, with a passage via Las Palmas, Walvis Bay and Mauritius the long way round. The Barito Equator headed Westward, departing   from Pontianak, Indonesia with very fine weather.

Ulstein’s X-BOW Turns 10

subsea vessel  Island Performer (Photo: Ulstein)

While new designs often grab headlines, mature designs that have enjoyed success are perhaps better indicators of true progress in marine technology. When the Ultstein X-Bow made its debut 10 years ago, some scoffed at the unusual design characteristics. They laugh no more, as the Ultstein X-Bow hull line design turns 10. Now in its tenth year, the 100th X-BOW shipbuilding contract was signed, and the X-BOW’s derivative, the X-STERN – a similar solution for the ship’s stern – has been contracted on its first two vessels.

News: Izar Gijon Delivers Two Massive Dredgers

Last December Izar Gijón Shipyard delivered to Jan De Nul the suction dredgers named Taccola and Francesco di Giorgio each of which boasts a 4,400 cu. m. capacity. With a total of eight dredgers delivered in two years, Izar consolidates its position in the construction of these technologically sophisticated ships. Gijón has recently delivered two other dredges for the fFrench company Dragages Ports, of with 5,000 cu. m. and 8,500 cu. m. of capacity. Over the last two years, Izar has built dredgers of several sizes at its shipyards in Gijón and Sestao. The biggest ones, the Kaishuu and the Juan Sebastian Elcano, with a capacity of 16,000 cu. m. each were built at Sestao Shipyard which also built the Filippo de Brunelleschi, and the Francis Beaufort with a capacity of 11,500 cu.

GE Deliver FREMM Warship Gas Turbines

Gas Turbine Engine LM2500+G4: Photo credit GE

GE delivers two LM2500+G4 marine gas turbines to Avio for French and Italian FREMM frigates. GE Marine has delivered two LM2500+G4 aeroderivative marine gas turbines to Avio S.p.A. of Turin, Italy, a GE Marine System Supplier. The gas turbines will power the Italian and French Navy’s fifth and seventh FREMM frigates, respectively. The first French Navy frigate Aquitaine of the Italian-French FREMM program was launched in December 2010 at DCNS’ shipyard in Lorient, France. The first Italian Navy FREMM Bergamini was launched in June 2011.

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