Korean Yard Wins LNG-FPSO Order
DSME says it has won its first order for an LNG-FPSO from Pretroliam Nasional Berhad, Malaysia`s state-operated oil company. The design of this project is a joint effort between DSME and Technip, a France based offshore plant design company. The LNG-FPSO will be 300m long, 60m wide, and have the capacity to store up to a maximum 180,000㎥ LNG with an annual handling capacity of 1.2 million tons. It will be constructed in the Okpo shipyard and delivered in June of 2015. It will provide service to the Kanowit field which is located off the northwest coast of Sarawak state in Malaysia.
STX Gets First Order for LNG Tanker
STX Shipbuilding Co., received its first order to build a liquefied natural gas tanker. The shares climbed to a record. Spain's Empresa Naviera Elcano SA agreed to buy the vessel for $225m, with an option to purchase three more LNG tankers, which may increase the value of the contract to $1 billion, the Jinhae, South Korea-based company said in a regulatory filing yesterday. Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. and other South Korean yards took almost half of last year's orders in the $100 billion global ship industry, as demand for fuel and global trade encouraged shipping companies to expand their fleet. STX Shipbuilding said it will focus on more expensive vessels that carry energy products including oil and liquefied natural gas. (Sourc: Bloomberg)
Greenbrier Announces Three New Marine Orders
The Greenbrier Companies announced today that its Gunderson Marine division in Portland, Oregon has received orders for three oceangoing deck cargo barges valued at approximately $25 million. Coupled with other recent orders, Greenbrier's marine backlog is now valued at over $35 million, and extends into mid-2005. The first order is for a 360' deck cargo barge for Alaska Marine Lines, a Lynden Company, the third in a series of such barges it has ordered from the Company. The other two orders are 380' deck cargo barges for Naknek Barge Lines, LLC based in Seattle, Washington.
U.S. Barge Inks First Deal
U.S. Barge LLC, a company co-owned by Oregon Iron Works, Inc. (OIW) and Vigor Industrial LLC, has signed a contract for its first order. The company has agreed to build and deliver multiple bluewater, or ocean-going, barges to Young Brothers, Ltd. in Hawaii, with the first barge to be delivered in late September of 2007. U.S. Barge will invest approximately $8m in new equipment on Swan Island and in Clackamas, OR in order to build barges and other watercraft.
OceanGuard BWMS Onboard Carnival’s Aida Stella
OceanGuard Ballast Water Management System (BWMS), developed and manufactured by Headway Technology Co. Ltd., has been installed on board Aida Stella, a Carnival luxury cruise vessel. Aida Stella is the first order and application among in Germany for Headway, also the second luxury cruise vessel order from Carnival Corporation since Headway reached the first cooperation with Costa Crociere S.p.A, Italy on July 26th, 2011. Installation and commissioning of OceanGuard BWMS was finished in Papenburg, Germany, and the ship will be launched early March, 2013. www.headwaytech.com/en
FMC Orders re Canaveral Port Authority
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued two orders relating to its Order to Show Cause issued to Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) for alleged violations of the Shipping Act of 1984 for refusal to consider the application for a tug and towing franchise filed by Tugz International. The first Order
NCL Halves Cruise Ship Order
According to a Reuters report, Star Cruises unit Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has cancelled its order for a second F3 cruise ship from shipbuilding group STX Europe, but will move ahead with the first order, STX said on Dec. 18. This 150,000 ton F3 cruise ship, which will be built by STX Europe's French shipyard, will carry a total of 4,200 passenger. Delivery is expected in late May 2010, as originally scheduled. (Source: Reuters)
This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 7
1958 - Commissioning of USS Grayback, first submarine built from keel up with guided missile capability, to fire Regulus II missile. 1960 - USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) rescues 4 Russian soldiers from their landing craft 1,000 miles from Midway Island, which was drifting several weeks after their engine failed off Kamchatka Peninsula. 1966 - Department of Navy reorganized into present structure under CNO 1967 - PBRs assists Operation Overload II in Rung Sat Zone, Vietnam 1968 - Operation Coronado XII begins in Mekong Delta, Vietnam 1994 - Navy issues first orders to women assigned aboard combat ship, USS Eisenhower (Source: Navy News Service)
Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Up, $2.5B Order
According to a report from Bloomberg, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings Ltd. (YZJ) climbed the most in almost one month in Singapore trading after winning its first order to build 10,000-container vessels in a contract worth as much as $2.5b. Source: Bloomberg
Sonar Equipment Services and Sonardyne Form Partnership
Recognizing the benefits of Sixth Generation (6G) acoustic technology, Sonar Equipment Services has placed its first order with Sonardyne International Ltd. Based in Great Yarmouth, UK, Sonar Equipment is a leading supplier of high grade geophysical, oceanographic, ROV and hydrographic marine survey equipment to the offshore sector. The order for Sonardyne’s most advanced subsea navigation and data telemetry technology includes ROVNav 6 LBL transceivers and Compatt 6 positioning transponders.
GE Electric Propulsion Equipment for LNG Carriers
GE’s Power Conversion business has received a new order from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. for electric power and propulsion systems for two LNG carriers. The LNG carriers will be built for the purpose of transporting LNG from Louisiana, U.S.A. Their construction is scheduled to be completed from 2017 through 2018. According to GE, from the perspective of improved performance, electric propulsion technology is optimal for LNG carriers. GE said its induction-based propulsion motor technology and high output power pulse width modulation (PWM) technology improve reliability and help lower maintenance costs for vessels. “GE has demonstrated a low risk solution to KHI…
Korea Shipyard to Build Icebreaking LNG Carrier
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has won the first battle in the war among the shipbuilders to obtain orders for vessels to participate in the Russian Arctic 'Yamal Project' by getting the world’s first order for an icebreaking LNG carrier, reports BusinessKorea. The South Korean shipbuilder informed BusinessKorea that it received the order worth US$367.4 million from Russia’s state-run shipper Sovcomflot, and will deliver the vessel by the end of June 2016. The 170…
First UEC50LSH-Eco Marine Diesel Engine Ordered
The first order for UEC50LSH-Eco low-speed marine diesel engine being developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., was placed with Kobe Diesel Co., Ltd., a licensee of Mitsubishi UE engine technology located in Hyogo, Japan. The advanced low-fuel-consumption engine will ensure high efficiency even during slow steaming, and will be installed on a 35k chemical tanker being built by Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co., Ltd.
MHI, Hakata Collaborate for Container Carrier Development
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Hakata Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., of Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, have agreed to collaborate in the joint development of a 1,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container carrier. The two companies have received the first order for the carrier, for two vessels to be used for time chartering by Korea Marine Transport Co., Ltd. (KMTC) of Korea. Going forward the two companies intend to establish a framework advantageous for competing in the international feeder container ship market as a way of expanding their businesses. Under the collaborative agreement, MHI will be responsible for hull form development and conceptual design of the container carrier…
Wärtsilä 32, 6000 Engines Delivered
The Wärtsilä 32 engine reached an important milestone in March as the 6000th engine rolled out of the Wärtsilä factory in Vaasa, Finland. This engine is efficient, has low emissions, and is able to run on various liquid fuels. The engine still attracts new customers worldwide both in the marine and energy industries. Moreover, most of the engines built 30 years ago are still in use. In March, the 6000th Wärtsilä 32 engine began its landmark journey from the Wärtsilä factory in Vaasa to a power plant site in Brazil.
China Orders First Wärtsilä RT-flex35
Wärtsilä has received the first order for its new Wärtsilä RT-flex35 two-stroke engine. The Wärtsilä licensee, Yichang Marine Diesel Engine Co. (YMD), manufacturing low-speed marine engines in China, has signed a contract with Ningbo Donghai Shipping Co. Ltd to deliver five Wärtsilä RT-flex35 engines for a series of five chemical tankers. "Among low-speed engines with smaller bores, the biggest advantages of Wärtsilä RT-flex35 are its low fuel consumption and its compliance with environmental regulations, both of which fully meet our customer's expectations.
Rolls-Royce Will Provide Fish Transporter Vessel
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won its first order for a new ship developed specifically for transporting live fish. Norwegian ship owner Sølvtrans AS, the world’s largest transporter of live fish, is the first customer for this vessel. In order to transport live fish efficiently and in a healthy condition, customers require spacious, temperature-controlled tanks in the hold of the ship. This new, specifically-tailored design makes that possible. The new Rolls-Royce NVC 386 design incorporates the Group’s latest developments in hull design to ensure fuel efficiency…
Bestobell Secures First Deal Following Wärtsilä Agreement
Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), based in Sheffield, U.K., has received its first order from Wärtsilä Gas Power Systems (GPS), the gas power solutions provider for the global marine and energy markets. The two companies announced a new partnership agreement in April, which sees Bestobell Valves being the preferred supplier of cryogenic valves for Wärtsilä’s market leading LNGPac fuel system. As part of the first order, Bestobell has manufactured…
Hamworthy to Supply MBR for Radisson Seven Seas
Hamworthy KSE has received its first order in the commercial sector for its new MBR (membrane bioreactor) system for black/grey water treatment. Radisson Seven Seas is the first cruise company to confirm an order for the advanced sewage treatment system. Under a contract worth $1million, the MBR system was installed aboard the 28 500 tonne Seven Seas Navigator, which had been converted to the new sewage treatment technology while in drydock at the Mariotti yard in Italy. The configuration for the Seven Seas Navigator is designed for a ship’s complement of 845, each of its two MBR systems comprising ten membrane modules and ultimately sharing the load equally.
Medina Gets Order for Firehawk 37
Medina International Holdings, Inc. received an order for a Firehawk 37 boat from Lake Norman Fire Department through its wholly owned subsidiary Harbor Guard Boats, Inc. "This is a significant order for us and we are very pleased to receive this order, as this is the first order for a 37' fire rescue boat going to North Carolina," said Daniel Medina, CEO of Medina International Holdings, Inc. "This boat, when delivered, will be put into service on Lake Norman, North Carolina. The Firehawk 37' is a perfect choice for the missions the fire department anticipates, and we are certain they will be satisfied with the Firehawk 37' boat's unique and patented features." (www.medinaih.com)
GE Engines for Panama Canal Tugboats
This marks the third order by the authority for GE Marine engines to power its fleet. The first order for 26 GE Marine Model 12V228 engines was placed in 2008 to power 13 vessels that are now in service. A second order was placed in 2009 for an additional four Model 12V228 engines for tugs still being built. Marinsa International, the GE Authorized Distributor for Panama, will commission and install the engines and continue to support the operating fleet. GE Marine say their engines are designed for availability, performance and low life-cycle cost. GE’s global distributor network provides regional support and service for the portfolio of GE Marine engines. "These new tugboats are an important acquisition for the operation of the Panama Canal.
KMSS Gets Orders
Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems (KMSS) has recently won a number of orders for its cargo monitoring systems in Japan and Korea. These new orders are collectively worth over $1 million and firmly establish KMSS as a major player in these lucrative markets. The first order is for a Custody Transfer System (CTS) for MOL and Qatar Gas Hull 1561 currently under construction at Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in Japan. The second order is also for a CTS cargo system for Shell Hull 2183 currently under construction at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., in Nagasaki, Japan. The ship is the last to be built in a series of three, which have also been fitted with equipment from KMSS. currently under construction at Daewoo in Korea.
MHI Receives First Order through MI LNG
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for an LNG (liquefied natural gas) carrier for Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) through MI LNG Co., Ltd., a joint venture established with Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in April 2013. The order - the first received via MI LNG - is the eighth to date for the Sayaendo, a next-generation LNG carrier offering superior fuel efficiency developed independently by MHI. Completion and delivery of the ship are scheduled for 2017.