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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Tug Explosion Kills Three in Kentucky

A tug boat explosion has left three people dead and numerous others injured on the Tennessee River in Calvert City, Ky. Authorities said the tug was undergoing repair in drydock when an explosion occurred inside the vessel around 9 a.m. on Friday. Three were pronounced dead at the scene and numerous others were transported for injuries that range from non-life threatening to life-threatening. Kentucky State Police said an investigation is ongoing, although there is no early indication of foul play being involved in the explosion. The U. S. Coast Guard is on scene, along with state and local responders.

Port of San Francisco Hosts Christening

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, in conjunction with San Francisco Drydock, S.F. Maritime National Parks Service and the Port of San Francisco, held a renaming and christening ceremony in January for Eureka - the port's newest floating drydock at Pier 70. With Congresswoman Pelosi's assistance, the port was granted a surplus Navy drydock at a discounted rate of $95,000, which was named in honor of the S.F. Maritime National Parks' Service historic ferry vessel, Eureka. The new mid-sized drydock will be utilized by the San Francisco Drydock to repair various smaller vessels such as ferries, coast guard cutters and small- to-medium-size commercial ships.

Vigor Inks Deal for 80,000 Ton Drydock

Vigor signs deal for largest floating drydock in the United States. Vigor Industrial has reached an agreement with Daoda Marine Heavy Industry Company (DDHI) to purchase a new floating drydock for $40 million. At 960 feet long, with an inside width of 186 feet and a lifting capacity of 80,000 long tons, it will be the largest floating drydock in the United States. “We decided now is the time to buy because demand to service large vessels is growing and large drydock capacity in proximity to the US West Coast has diminished,” said Vigor Industrial CEO Frank Foti. The new drydock, set to be stationed in Portland, will be 300 feet longer than the largest drydock Vigor currently owns. It will be one and half times wider and will be able to lift more than triple the weight.

Golar LNG Bags New Long-term FSRU Contract

Photo:  Golar LNG

Golar LNG Partners announced that it has executed a 15-year charter with an energy and logistics company for the provision of an FSRU (floating storage and regasification unit) and related services in the Atlantic Basin. The charter provides the Partnership with the flexibility to nominate either the Golar Spirit or the Golar Freeze to service the contract provided that the nominated FSRU satisfies certain technical specifications ahead of project start-up, which is expected in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Record Number of Vessels Serviced at Drydocks World-Dubai

Photo courtesy of Drydocks World

Drydocks World, a provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, informs it has serviced a record number of 40 vessels in its Dubai yard. With 40 vessels simultaneously in Drydocks World facilities—more than ever before in Drydocks World’s history—the 9,000+ workforce diligently worked across the yard to provide quality and efficient services to all types of vessels such as tankers, drilling rigs, bulk carriers, dredgers, gas carriers, containers and barges.

Drydocks World Sets up New Group

Drydocks World, a subsidiary of Dubai World, has announced that it has successfully completed the setting up of a new group under its umbrella. Geoff Taylor, CEO of Drydocks World, said Drydocks World will monitor, control and set procedures in respect of finance, HR and other common functions in group companies. Those in the group at present include Drydocks World Dubai, which is an amalgamation of Dubai Drydocks and Jadaf, Drydocks World Singapore, formerly Pan United Marine, Drydocks World Batam, a green field development in Indonesia, Platinum Yachts FZ and Platinum Yacht management. Drydocks World Dubai is the complete amalgamation of Jadaf Shipyard and Dubai Drydocks.

Drydocks World to Participate in SMM 2014

Khamis Juma Buamim Chairman Drydocks World and Maritime World

Drydocks World, the leading provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas, and energy sectors, will participate in the prestigious 26th edition of Shipbuilding, Machinery, and Marine Technology (SMM) Exhibition, from September 9-12, 2014. Taking place in the strategic shipping hub of Hamburg, Germany, Drydocks World will attend SMM 2014 with representatives from Maritime World, Dubai Chamber and Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries. In the past…

Drydocks World's to build BorWin3

Drydocks World's Signing Ceremony

Drydocks World signed an agreement today with Petrofac to build the BorWin3 high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter platform in the North Sea, named BorWin gamma. When completed, this will provide an essential renewable offshore resource to meet increasing energy demands. Drydocks World has successfully secured the contract for the fabrication, commissioning and load out of the BorWin3 platform, which will transmit electricity from the connected offshore wind farms to the mainland of Germany.

Drydocks World Completes NDC Rig Repair

Photo: Drydocks World

Drydocks World informs it has completed a refurbishment project on the National Drilling Company’s (NDC) offshore drilling Rig Beynouna. Drydocks World’s rig services and offshore project management methodology turned around the major repair on Rig Beynouna ahead of schedule in 28 days. Drydocks World has previously completed numerous projects for NDC, progressively increasing its strategic alliance over the years. For Rig Beynouna Drydocks World carried out drydocking, hull treatment, crane repairs, HP piping, SW lines cleaning, accommodation repairs and treatment works.

Drydocks World to Repair “High Island IV”

The contract signing for the “High Island IV” was  held in Dubai Maritime City in the presence of His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime  World, and Mr. Kurt Hoffman, Chief Operating Offi

Drydocks World, the international service provider to the shipping, maritime, offshore, oil, gas, and energy sectors, has been chosen to carry out the drydocking and repairs of the jack-up “High Island IV” for Shelf Drilling, one of the major players in the shallow water drilling market, and owners of 40 rigs worldwide. Drydocks World-Dubai has a successful past with Shelf Drilling, previously completing a variety of work on six of their rigs, ranging from Saudi Aramco specifications to major upgrades and re-activation.

Drydocks World Office in Abu Dhabi

Photo courtesy Dubai World

Drydocks World, a ship repair, conversion and new building yard, announced the establishment of its representative office in Abu Dhabi. Hamed Mohammed Bin Lahej, - Drydocks World Executive Vice Chairman and Regional CEO for the Middle East, Asia and Africa, inaugurated the office. He said, “The UAE capital offers great potential for our line of business. The office was inaugurated on the sidelines of the Middle East Workboats Exhibition that took place recently at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre…

Drydocks World – Dubai Wins Award

Drydocks World - Dubai, a ship repair, conversion and new building yard and flagship company of Drydocks World, won the Shipbuilding/Shiprepair Award at the Lloyd’s List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards 2009 for the fifth consecutive year. In addition, Nawal Saigal, Managing Director, Drydocks World - Dubai, was named Personality of the Year for his strategic positioning of the shipyard, advocating investment and seizing opportunity in the downturn. The awards committee, comprising marine industry veterans, highlighted that these factors have helped Drydocks World - Dubai achieve a consistent performance and have boosted the morale of the marine industry in the UAE.

Drydocks World – SE Asia Expansion

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Dubai World, one of world’s largest holding companies, visited the Nanindah and Graha shipyards last week, at Batam in Indonesia and Singapore, which are part of Drydocks World SE Asia, the recent addition to Drydocks World, the group’s global ship building, repair and conversion arm. The visit was part of an inspection and review tour to evaluate progress achieved by these shipyards and to study the prospects of expanding Drydocks World SE Asia’s operations in the region. Mr.

ABB Turbocharger Service Facility for Dubai

ABB Turbocharging to open a dedicated service point in the Drydocks World facility in Dubai. This new cooperative agreement was marked formally by signing a Memorandum of Understanding at a ceremony in conjunction with the SMM in Hamburg, Germany. The agreement ensure quick turbocharger service to customers in the yard, and offer one-stop ABB turbocharger solutions at Drydocks World. According to the agreement, ABB Turbocharging in Dubai will provide international factory warranties to all service jobs done at Drydocks World, including dedicated machines and engineers at a workstation within the shipyard facility. Over 100 ABB Service Stations worldwide will also provide assistance to Drydocks World if required…

New Floating Drydock for Detyens

Photo: Detyens Shipyards

Detyens Shipyards, Inc., a staple in Charleston’s maritime community since 1962, took delivery of a newly constructed floating drydock on December 11, 2015. The new 400’ x 108’ floating drydock, which will eventually replace Detyens’ existing floating drydock, was built by Corn Island Shipyard in Indiana. The drydock was pushed down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers by Excell Marine’s inland tug boat, the Arthur E Snider. McAllister Towing and Transportation’s ocean towing tug boat, the Eileen McAllister took over the tow in New Orleans for delivery to Detyens Shipyards’ Cooper River facility.

The Vigorous: Investing in the Future

Artist's Depiction: The Vigorous is the largest floating drydock in the United States

The largest floating drydock in the United States, the Vigorous, has arrived at Vigor Industrial’s Portland shipyard. What’s happening? Vigor Industrial’s new floating drydock, the Vigorous, is headed towards Portland. See our news release for details of arrival. What is the Vigorous? The Vigorous is the largest floating drydock in the United States. The Vigorous will be 300 feet longer and one and a half times the width of Vigor’s largest drydock, with more than three times the lifting capacity. What’s a floating drydock?

US’ Largest Floating Drydock Heads to Portland

Image: Vigor

The country’s largest floating drydock, the Vigorous, is headed for Portland this weekend. The drydock, a piece of equipment used to lift vessels as large as cruise ships out of the water, is scheduled to arrive at the mouth of the Columbia Sunday. It will make its way up to Vigor Industrial’s Portland shipyard on the Willamette River by Sunday evening or Monday morning, depending on weather and river traffic. Fully assembled, the drydock will be 960-feet long. However, it is currently in three parts, which are stacked aboard a 738-foot heavy lift ship for delivery.

Dubai Drydocks World Established

Dubai World has consolidated its drydocks and maritime business by bringing Dubai Drydocks, Al Jadaf Shipyard, Platinum Yachts FZ and Platinum Yacht Management under a single umbrella - Dubai Drydocks World (DD World), a statement said. Dubai World, which runs DP World, the world's third largest port operator, yesterday announced the establishment of Dubai Drydocks World (DD World) to consolidate the dry docks and maritime sector of the organisation. All of these business units have aligned activities, which involve ship repair, conversion and ship building. Dubai Drydocks, a Dubai government-owned entity, has been operating since 1983 and has grown from humble beginnings into a world leader in the ship repair and conversion business.

Drydocks World Participates in Sea Asia

Drydocks World, the global maritime arm of Dubai World, announced their participation in Sea Asia 2009, scheduled to take place in Singapore from the 21st to the 23rd of April 2009. Sea Asia 2009 will bring together top maritime professionals, which include Shipping CEOs and executives of over 350 international companies from 45 nations, showcasing the industry’s latest technology, products and services. Welch will be a guest speaker for the Shipbuilding and Ship Conversion session at the exhibition on the 22nd of April.

Resolve Marine Group Refloats Drydock in Guam

Photo courtesy Resolve Marine Group

Resolve Marine Group has successfully raised and refloated the “Machinist” drydock at Guam Shipyard in Apra Harbor, Guam. The 825-ft drydock sank on January 2, 2011 during a rough weather event. Resolve began the salvage job on January 31 and successfully refloated the drydock on March 3. Resolve’s Salvage Master, Salvage Engineer, and salvage divers first conducted a comprehensive casualty assessment to determine the structural and watertight conditions of the drydock and to ascertain the status of drydock systems.

Drydocks World Adjourns Decree 57 Directions Hearing

Following on from Drydocks World Dubai LLC and Drydocks World LLC (together the “Drydocks World - Dubai”) filing for Decree 57 on 1 April 2012, Drydocks World has confirmed that its restructuring remains on track and has the support of its lenders to its restructuring proposals by Q3 2012. Although Drydocks World Dubai today notified its Creditors and members that it has requested an adjournment of the Decree 57 Directions Hearing scheduled to take place in the DIFC on the 7th May 2012 the adjournment will only lead to a short delay in the process.

Drydocks World Wins Dubai Chamber CSR Label

Award for Drydocks World  - recognition of its excellence in the areas of social responsibility

Drydocks World group the leading provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors has received the Dubai Chamber Corporate Social Responsibility Label in recognition of their efforts and contribution to excellence in various areas of social responsibility. This award honors Drydocks World’s integrated approach that incorporates economic, environmental, and societal imperatives to create a thriving workplace and community. The organization applies international best practices in the provision of health and safety…

Drydocks World Highlights Capabilities at Nor-Shipping

Photo: Drydocks World

Drydocks World, provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, showcased its global services, projects and infrastructure to an international audience at the 50th Nor-Shipping Exhibition in Oslo from June 2-5, 2015. Drydocks World highlighted the UAE’s maritime position, disseminating information on the company’s capabilities and exploring future prospects in the Scandinavian market. Drydocks World noted it regularly participates at Nor-Shipping…

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