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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Austal Awarded Preliminary Design Contract for JHSV

The JHSV requirements and concept of operations are similar to those of the Austal built WestPac ExpressAustal announced the award of a $3m Preliminary Design Contract for the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) program for the US Navy and Army. The JHSV requirements and concept of operations are similar to those of the Austal built “WestPac Express”, which has been successfully serving the III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan for more than six years. At the conclusion of the six-month JHSV Preliminary Design Contract…

ExxonMobil Awards Design Contracts

ExxonMobil has awarded four engineering design contracts for a possible second world-scale steam-cracking complex in Singapore. The complex is to be located at the company's existing refining and chemical site at Jurong Island. All the four contracts concern the design of different stages of the chemical refining process. One contract was given to Aker Kvaerner to design a polyethylene unit. Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding won a deal to design the steam-cracker's polypropylene and specialty elastomers units. Another contract was awarded to Foster Wheeler and WorleyParsons for the design of an aromatics extraction unit, an oxo alcohol plant expansion, and associated plant infrastructure. Mustang Engineering was awarded the contract to design the process control and instrumentation.

China Yard Awarded Bulk Carrier Design Contracts

Bulk carrier design contract signing: Photo credit CICJS

China Shipping Industry (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. (CICJS) has signed design contracts for 64,000 dwt, 82,000 dwt and 105,000 dwt bulk carriers with Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI). CICJS says that through strengthening cooperation with SDARI, CICJS will further its independent research and development abilities, and will also participate in part production design work of the series of bulk carriers. China Shipping Industry Co., Ltd. was founded in 1998 and is a subsidiary company of China Shipping (Group) Company.

Latest Robert Allan Designed Barges in Canadian Arctic

Robert Allan designed barge: Photo courtesy of Robert Allan

Four Robert Allan designed shallow draft, double hull, combined bulk oil & deck barges, built in China for ITB North Limited, are now in service delivering bulk fuel oil and deck cargoes to various locations in the Far North less than 11 months after the original design contract was placed. When ITB Marine Group decided to expand their operations to the Mackenzie River, they chose to work once again with Robert Allan Ltd. to design their new shallow draft double hull oil barges.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $24.6m Planning and Design Contract for

Northrop Grumman Corporation received a $24.6 million planning and design contract for CVN 79, the second aircraft carrier of the CVN 78 Class. The company's Newport News sector will perform the work, which includes planning, feasibility studies, system development, engineering services and other design efforts. Enhancements being incorporated in the CVN 78 Class design include flight deck changes resulting in increased sortie rates; improved weapons movement; a redesigned island; a new nuclear power plant; increased electrical power generation capacity; allowance for future technologies; and reduced workload for the sailors, translating to a smaller crew size. Construction on CVN 79 is slated to begin in 2012 with delivery to the Navy in 2019.

Merrimac Receives for Satcom Receivers

Merrimac Industries, Inc. announced that it received both an Internal Research And Development (IRAD) and a new co-design contract as a follow-on to the IRAD contract for multifunction integrated modules from General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics. The initial design effort is valued at approximately $500,000. Final design and manufacture of the subassembly modules from the IRAD contract was completed and delivered in April 2007.

Bream FEED Contract for Sevan Marine

Sevan type cylindrical FPSO

Premier Oil Norway AS has awarded Sevan Marine a FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) contract for the hull and marine systems of a Sevan type cylindrical FPSO for operation on the Premier Oil operated Bream field in the Norwegian Central North Sea. CEO Carl Lieungh comments: “We are both proud and pleased to receive this FEED contract, demonstrating Premier Oil’s continued confidence in our technology.”  

EBDG to Design Port Aransas Ferry

Seattle-based Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) was selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Corpus Christi District, to prepare a design for a new 28-car ferry for service between Port Aransas and Harbor Island. This short route forms the continuation of Texas State Highway 361 across the Corpus Christi Channel. This multi-phased design contract was awarded in January 2008 with the first effort being a Design Study Report. The Design Study Report included a hull and superstructure configuration study, propulsion and steering configuration study, propulsion and steering cost study and a capital cost study. Follow-on phases include Contract Design, Bid Support and Construction Liaison.

GD to Integrate Ship Mission System for JHSV

Austal USA has selected General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems as the ship mission system integrator for its Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV). The JHSV will provide the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army with superior capability to perform intra-theater lift. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems will design, integrate and test the ship’s electronic systems including the computing environment, internal and external communication, electronic navigation, aviation and armament systems. Austal USA is one of three shipyards awarded $3 million contracts to develop preliminary designs for the JHSV.

Bollinger Team Awarded Design Contract for JHSV

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has won a multi-million dollar Phase I design contract for the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) program. The JHSV program is a cooperative effort of Navy, Army, Marines and Special Operations Command forces. The vessel will be a high-speed, shallow draft platform intended for rapid intra-theater transport of medium sized cargo payloads. The Bollinger contract is one of three awarded by the Navy for a six month design effort in support of a potential Phase II Detail Design and Construction contract.

NASSCO, Mobile Landing Platform Ship

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $3.5m design contract for the U.S. Navy’s Mobile Landing Ship (MLP) program. Under the contract, NASSCO will develop a preliminary ship design based on Navy requirements. A contract for the detail design and construction of up to three ships could be awarded next year. The MLP is a new class of auxiliary ship for the Navy's Maritime Prepositioning Force of the Future (MPF(F)) program. The ship is intended to serve as a transfer station or “floating pier at sea,” improving the U.S. military’s ability to deliver equipment and cargo to areas where port access is limited or unavailable.

Six Ship Design Contracts for Ulstein in Brazil

Photo courtesy Ulstein Group

Ulstein Design has signed six ship design contracts with Brazilian shipowners CBO and DSND Consub totalling over $69.2m. The contracts are for the delivery of design, engineering, main equipment and building follow-up, and cover three different types of vessels. DSND Consub has ordered two oil spill recovery vessels (OSRV) of the Ulstein P801 model with a conventional bow, while CBO ordered two larger and two smaller platform supply vessels (Ulstein PX105 and Ulstein PX106 types, respectively) with the Ulstein X-Bow.

Subsea Gas Pipeline to Cross Polar Circle

Polarled Pipeline Project: Image courtesy of Ramboll

Statoil awards Ramboll Oil & Gas the detailed design contract for the 36” & 18" pipelines for the 481 km-long Polarled project. The Polarled pipeline project, which crosses the Polar circle, is part of the plans for developing fields further north in the Norwegian Sea. The purpose is to ensure gas transport capacity for gas volumes from planned and future field developments, such as the field developments of Aasta Hansteen, Linnorm and Zidane. Part of the 36” Polarled pipeline…

Capilano Designs 23-Car Ro-Ro Ferry

Illustrations courtesy of John Farmer

Capilano Maritime Design Ltd. has been awarded the design contract for a 23-car, 149-passenger Ro-Ro Ferry to replace the Bob Ellis currently being utilized by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough in Ketchikan Alaska. The vessel will be built at Alaska Ship & Drydock, Inc., also located in Ketchikan. The new ferry will be delivered to the State of Alaska in 2011. Capilano Maritime is a naval architecture and marine engineering design firm based in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. The firm is co-owned by Chris Mulder, P.Eng, and Mark Mulligan, P.Eng.

Incat and Revolution Design Awarded Design Contract by U.S. Military

Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd and Revolution Design Pty Ltd are pleased to announce they have been awarded one of three US multi-million dollar design contracts by the US Department of Defense. Speed Vessel (JHSV). Marines, and SOCOM to pursue a multi-use platform. Robert Clifford explained. demonstration of high speed vessel technologies as well as for logistics support. Operation Iraqi Freedom. and Southeast Asia. region following hurricane Katrina. other platforms operating in the area. played a critical role in the early delivery of supplies. Timor crisis.

Craney Island Design Partners to Design New Terminal

The Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area (CIDMMA), a 2,500-acre confined dredged material disposal site in Portsmouth, Virginia, currently provides a long-term disposal area for material dredged from Hampton Roads Harbor. The Virginia Port Authority’s (VPA) plan to expand the area eastward and turn the site into a new port facility has taken a step forward through its award of a design contract to Craney Island Design Partners, LLC, a company led by Moffatt & Nichol and comprised of a number of prominent Virginia architectural and engineering firms, including Fugro, VGS/S&ME, Malcolm Pirnie, Kimley-Horn, MMM Design Group, TBA, Alpha Corporation, American Consulting Engineers, and NXL.

Harland and Wolff Awarded Design Contract

Harland and Wolff Technical Services Ltd, the design engineering consultancy of Harland and Wolff Group PLC, has been awarded a contract from Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering Company (known as NACKS) to develop a new design for a Suezmax oil tanker. Nacks is a very successful joint venture between COSCO and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, making them one of the leading yards in China. The design will be marketed by NACKS to shipowners worldwide and, following a build contract, Technical Services shall produce the detailed engineering for the entire vessel. “It marks a breakthrough into the significant potential of the Far East market where the significant current and planned investment in shipbuilding facilities offers a tremendous opportunity for Technical Services to provide our expertise.

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…

Chevron Awards North Sea Expansion Contracts

Chevron awarded front end engineering and design contracts for the expansion of its Captain oil and gas field in the North Sea to British suppliers Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler, it said on Tuesday. The offshore field, located around 68 miles (109 kilometres)north of Aberdeen, in 2013 produced around 25,000 barrels of oil and 3 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. The planned work aims to increase the field's output using polymer injection technology, Chevron said in a statement. Wood Group was awarded a contract for the subsea engineering of the trees, wellheads, controls and the polymer injection flowlines to the subsea injection wells.

Maritime Applied Physics Awarded Concept Design Contract

Maritime Applied Physics Corporation has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract for a concept design study of a 2,200-ton prototype minesweeper. The contract is under sponsorship of Naval Sea Systems Command's Small Business Innovation Research Program. The craft will incorporate the company's proprietary Hydrofoil Small Waterplane Area Ship (HYSWAS) technology that has been developed jointly with the Naval Surface Warfare Center. As designed, it will be capable of sustained high-speed, trans-oceanic self deployment. Payloads will include a wide array of newly emerging autonomous and semi-autonomous mission systems that can be rapidly deployed from the vessel while on station.

Review copy of Tanker Specification Awareness Guide Released

The design, construction and operation of quality tankers are subject to greater scrutiny than ever before. The tanker industry has accumulated a wealth of experience of ship technical and operational matters over the years but often not enough use is made of this industry body of knowledge when building a new tanker. INTERTANKO's Tanker Specification Awareness Guide has been compiled to assist those ordering new ships in making informed decisions about the specification of their newbuildings based on industry experience and response to current issues. It is intended to help improve the technical specification of a tanker at the design, contract negotiation and construction stages.

New Containerships for Eimskip, Arctic Line

Image: Deltamarin

Iceland’s Eimskip Ltd. and Greenland-based Royal Arctic Line A/S have ordered three new Arctic-capable 2,150 TEU containerships to be built at the Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China. The new vessels, designed by Deltamarin to fit the two ship owners’ trading routes, will measure 180 meters in length and 31 meters breadth, larger than the current vessels in the trade. The ice class ships will comply with the newly adopted IMO Polar Code. The vessels will also comply with IMO NOx TIER III requirements, equipped with built-in scrubber systems.

Ulstein Nordvestconsult Garners Design Contract

Ulstein Nordvestconsult (UNVC), part of Vickers Ulstein Marine Systems, was awarded a contract comprised of the design of two 5,950-dwt RoPax ferries for a Greek shipowner. Anek Lines is set to operate the vessels, which will carry trailers, cars and passengers, between Chania and Piraeus. Scheduled for construction at Fosen Mekaniske Verksteder AS, Norway, the RoPax ships are slated for delivery in October 2000 and will measure 656-ft. (200 m) with a beam of 85-ft. (25.8 m). Each vessel will travel at a service speed of 27.5 knots and hold a certificate for 1,500 passengers.

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