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Monday, January 22, 2018

Flender Werft News

Kvaerner Masa-Yards Piikkiö Works Agrees With Flender Werft

Kvaerner Masa-Yards Piikkiö Works and German shipyard Flender Werft have signed a contract on the delivery of approximately 550 prefabricated modular cabins for two fast passenger/car ferries Superfast XI and Superfast XII -- owned by Attica Enterprises. The cabins, which will be supplied during the years 2001 and 2002, will be manufactured at Piikkio Works' new assembly factory in Paimio. The order comprises 211 high class passenger cabins and 62 well equipped crew cabins per ship.

Flender Werft Delivers Second Of RoRo Series

Flender Werft delivered the second of a three-part RoRo series to owners Wagenborg Scheepvart on April 28. Named Schieborg, the 602 ft. (183.4 m) vessel will be put to service between the ports of Gothenburg and Zeebrügge for Finnish-Swedish forestry product group StoraEnso. Designed to carry heavy paper and cardboard supplies transported in the StoraEnso Cargo Units, the vessel is equipped with specially fabricated tall containers, whose measurements of 45 x 12 x 12 ft. (13.8 x 3.6 x 3.6 m) exceed the conventional 40 ft. container. The company uses approximately 900 units of these containers, which can hold up to 70 tons of paper for the combined rail and sea transportation of their products.

Flender Werft Awarded Superfast Ferries Contract

Flender Werft Aktiengesellschaft has signed a contract with the Greek shipowner Superfast Ferries Maritime S.A., which is a subsidiary of Attica Enterprises S.A. This $192.4 million contract calls for the construction of two technologically driven Superfast car/passenger ferries. The agreement also allows Superfast to exercise the option for the building of two more ships to be delivered at a later date. Known as the yard's hull numbers 682 and 683, the two ferries will be named Superfast XI and Superfast XII, are scheduled for delivery in January 2002 and May 2002, respectively. Measuring 656 ft. (200 m) with a breadth of 82 ft. (25 m) and a draught of 21 ft. (6.4 m), the vessels' four main engines will attain a service speed of more than 28.5 knots.

Flender Werft Receives Containership Orders

Hamburg-based shipping company, Claus-Peter Offen has placed a double order (with an option for one more) with Flender Werft Aktiengesellschaft for the construction of 3,600 teu containerships. The vessels, which will measure 804 ft. (245 m) with a depth of 64 ft. (19.4 m) and a draft of 41 ft. (12.5 m), will have a dwt of 44,000. Able to move at more than 24 knots, the vessels will be propelled by a MAN engine with 32,500 kW. Propulsion machinery is comprised of a fixed pitch propeller via a MAN B&W crosshead engine rated at 32,500 kW when running at 94 rpm.

Flender Werft Books Three More Contracts

Three shipbuilding contracts exceeding 400 million DM became effective last week at Lübeck, Germany based Flender Werft. The contracts include a RoRo passenger ferry for Smyril Line of the Faroe Islands, which will be built in accordance with the plans and documents of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. In addition, a pair of 3,600-TEU containerships will be built for Hamburg-based shipowner Claus-Peter Offen. These newbuildings will be initiated directly following the Superfast Ferries currently under construction at the yar, and will keep the yard fully occupied to the start of 2003.

Flender Werft Books Three More Contracts

Three shipbuilding contracts exceeding 400 million DM became effective last week at Lübeck, Germany based Flender Werft. The contracts include a RoRo passenger ferry for Smyril Line of the Faroe Islands, which will be built in accordance with the plans and documents of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. In addition, a pair of 3,600-TEU containerships will be built for Hamburg-based shipowner Claus-Peter Offen. These newbuildings will be initiated directly following the Superfast Ferries currently under construction at the yar, and will keep the yard fully occupied to the start of 2003.

Flender Werft Delivers RoRo Spaarneborg

The first of a trio of three RoRo vessels built by Flender Werft Aktiengesellschaft was delivered to owner Wagenborg Scheepvaart B.V. Named Spaarneborg, the vessel will be utilized by Finnish-Swedish forestry product group StoraEnso operating between the ports of Gothenburg and Zeebrügge. Specifically, heavy paper and cardboard supplies will be carried in StoraEnso's Cargo Units (SECU), which are specially fabricated tall containers measuring 45 x 12 x 12 ft. (13.8 x 3.6 x 3.6 m), exceeding the conventional 40 ft. (12.1 m) container. The Dutch-flagged vessel, which was constructed under the rules and regulations of BV ,is powered by a long-stroke cross-head Wärtsilä diesel engine with an output of 10,920 kW at 135-rpm.

Former Flender Employees Start Consultancy

Two former employees of Flender Werft, the Naval Architects Stefan Schwehm and Daniel Winters, have opened the new year with a new engineering company ORBIS MARINE CONSULT, in Lübeck, Germany. "Our experience, for example in the newbuilding of the SUPERFAST Ro-Pax Ferries, has shown us that the requirement from ship-owners and shipyards for competent Project Management is steadily increasing," explains ORBIS co-founder Stefan Schwehm. ORBIS MARINE CONSULT's portfolio ranges from technical consulting for yards and owners, concept and structural design and technical translation into German and English, right up to the complete Project and Contract Management for ship newbuildings.

Launching, Double Christening at Flender

On December 7, 2001, two ferries were christened and one was launched by German Shipyard Flenderwerft. Mrs. Katerina Panagopulos, National Ambassador of Greece to the Council of Europe for Sports, Tolerance and Fairplay, wife of Mr. Pericles Panagopulos, Chairman of Attica Enterprises S.A. christened the RoRo Pax Ferry Superfast XI. This ship was launched on August 3. Subsequently, Mrs. Julie McLeish, wife of the former First Minister of Scotland Rt. Hon Henry McLeish MSP, named the sister vessel "Superfast XII" prior to its launching. Having the newbuilding number 682 and 683, the ships are being built for the Greek-based company Attica Enterprises S.A.

Maintaining Integrity

Despite what could be best termed as difficult operating conditions, the German maritime market has persevered through its collective adherence to the principles which propelled it to the lead of the maritime construction and outfitting markets: a steadfast adherence to producing technologically correct and advanced vessels, products and systems. The challenges facing the German maritime market are not unlike those facing many of its European colleagues and competitors, or those facing industrial operations in any of the world's leading economies. The proliferation of lower-cost shipbuilding, ship repair and marine equipment supply options outside of Europe, particularly in Asia, has led to a significant drain on business emanating from and dollars flowing to the German homeland.

Spaarneborg Premieres As First Of Stora Enso's New Series

A member of the Wagenborg trio, MV Spaarneborg was constructed at German shipyard Flender Werft as part of a key component within a new transport system developed by forestry product company Stora Enso. Modeled after a new intermodal project, the vessel, as well as its two sisterships measures 600 x 82 x 49 ft. (183 x 25 x 15 m), with a deadweight of 13,000-dwt. Cruising at speeds of 18 knots, Spaarneborg, as well as its additional fleet members - Schieborg and Slingeborg — will run between the Gothenburg to Zeebrugge route. Designed to transport 105 specially-sized Stora forest product containers - the technologically-driven SECU (Stora Enso Cargo Unit) container - measures 45 x 12 x 12 ft. (13.8 x 3.6 x. 3.6 m), with an endloading door.

Forging Ahead

Despite a marked drop in shipbuilding volume during the past decade to lower cost competitors in the East, Germany's marine market has maintained it adherence to the highest technical standard while carving its niche in the world of constructing complex, high-value vessels. In many ways, the saying "the more things change, the more they stay the same" could be aptly applied to the current status of the German marine market. While the world, and certainly the business of constructing commercial ships for the world fleet, has changed dramatically in the past decade, Germany's role in this market has stayed remarkably on course. Facing steady market erosion to competitors in Japan…

Loftus Hired at Hydrex

Brandon Loftus has been hired to handle Aftermarket Sales for Hägglunds installed equipment base of Hydrex (previously Flender) motors. Hägglunds is one of the world’s leading suppliers of complete hydraulic drive systems, motors and pumps for off-highway, marine, offshore, pulp and paper, recycling, and a broad range of other industry applications. The company acquired the Hydrex hydraulic motor products line from Flender in 2001. Loftus will be responsible for installations throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering complete refurbishing or reconditioning capabilities for existing Hydrex motors, including original replacement parts service and retrofit upgrades. A large population of these motors exist in industrial, marine and offshore applications.

Meyer Werft Buys Finland out of Turku Shipyard

Photo: Meyer Turku

Germany's family-owned Meyer Werft shipyard is buying the Finnish state out of Turku shipyard in southwestern Finland, the government said on Wednesday. Meyer Werft and the government last year bought the troubled shipyard from Korean trade and ship corporation STX, with the change of ownership helping the yard to win several orders. The price Meyer Werft is paying Finland for the 30 percent stake it does not already own was not disclosed. Reporting By Jussi Rosendahl

Genting HK to Buy Lloyd Werft Shipyard

Photo: Lloyd Werft

Genting Hong Kong has agreed to acquire the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany, in a deal that will see the company invest €17.5 million for a 50 percent ownership of the land and 70 percent of the new build business. The acquisition remains subject to final purchase conditions. Genting, a corporation primarily involved in the cruise, hospitality, leisure and entertainment businesses, is the owner Star Cruises and a major shareholder in Norwegian Cruise Line. Earlier this year, the company spent $550 million to acquire Crystal Cruises from Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha.

MAN Commissions Siemens to Supply Two-speed Gearbox for Vessel

MAN equips the boat with a 6,000 kilowatt (kW) MAN engine.

Siemens provides with an order from MAN out its expertise in the construction of switchable special gears. Flender two-speed transmission are individual, switchable solutions for displaying different operating modes for specialized vessels. Various translations in a transmission enable different rotational speeds and power transmissions. This makes them particularly suitable for ships which require an alternative drive as a redundant system or emergency system, are powered hybrid…

Lloyd Werft to Build Ceona Offshore Construction Vessel

UK-based Ceona contract with Lloyd Werft for the construction of a new multi-purpose offshore vessel, the 'Ceona Amazon'. The Ceona Amazon, based on a drill-ship design, is SPS compliant and equipped with a DP2 system. It will be especially well-suited for operations in remote and challenging locations and capable of laying rigid or flexible pipelines and umbilicals. Ceona has finalised its agreement with Lloyd Werft for the construction of a new high-capacity vessel, the Ceona Amazon, at a signing ceremony in Bremerhaven. Members of the Ceona management team, led by CEO Steve Preston and Chairman John Smith, were joined by a representative from majority shareholder Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, at the contract signing with Lloyd Werft at the Bremerhaven, German shipyard.

Dutch Decks for German-built Passenger Ships

Bolidt’s environmentally-friendly Bolideck Future Teak.

German shipbuilder Meyer Werft and Dutch deck specialist Bolidt Kunststoftoepassing BV have extended their close relationship. This includes work on the latest cruise ship to be built at Meyer Werft’s Papenburg shipyard. The 130,000gt vessel, delivered this month, is fitted with some 15,500 m2 of Bolidt material for the outdoor decks. The majority of the deck areas, as well as the stairs and steps, have been covered using Bolidt’s environmentally-friendly Bolideck Future Teak…

EU Investigation into Aker Warnow Werft Continues

A European Union investigation over the possible repayment of subsidies by German shipyard Aker Warnow Werft – formerly Kvaerner Warnow Werft – looks set to drag on. A spokesman for European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti dismissed a news report to the contrary, adding that there was no schedule for a decision yet. The case has been pending for several years.

Meyer Werft Delivers Disney Dream

(Photo courtesy of www.disneycruisenews.com)

Disney Cruise Line took possession of its newest ship – Disney Dream – from the Meyer Werft shipyard in a traditional maritime ceremony aboard the ship in Bremerhaven, Germany. The Meyer Werft flag was lowered, while the Disney Cruise Line flag was raised, transferring ownership from the shipbuilder to Disney. The milestone closes the book on the ship’s construction journey, which began nearly two years ago in Papenburg, Germany, and signals its readiness to welcome guests on its maiden voyage, set for Jan. 26, 2011, from Port Canaveral, Florida.

Meyer Werft Deploys Dassault Systèmes’ Marine & Offshore Solutions

“On Time to Sea” and “Designed for Sea” Industry Solution Experiences for Digital Collaborative Innovation

On the way in a new digital era: Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and Meyer Werft, one of the world’s leading cruise ship builders, today announced that Meyer Werft is deploying Dassault Systèmes’ “On Time to Sea” and “Designed for Sea” industry solution experiences to more efficiently design and build its ocean-going cruise ships, enhance its innovation skills and expand its market leadership. This deployment reinforces the long-standing cooperation between the two companies.

Meyer Werft Makes Cuts

Meyer Werft is negotiating new orders to build more cruise vessels and is hoping that respective decisions on the placing of orders will be made by this summer provided the war in Iraq will come to a soon end. The potential utilization identifiable from these negotiations will by far not suffice to employ the existing capacities. For this reason, a significant cutback of about 800 employees is mandatory. During today’s information meeting, Meyer Werft staff were informed about the forthcoming restructuring measures The management presented their plans how to secure jobs past 2004. Due to the difficult world economy and the reluctant market assessment Meyer Werft has to reduce their present staff of 2,600 by approx. 800.

Wilhelmsen Wins Contract from Meyer Werft

Wilhelmsen Marine Engineering won an order from Meyer Werft in Germany to finalize the cruise ship AIDAblu and two new cruise vessels, NB689 (unnamed) and NB690 (unnamed) being built for the German cruise operator, AIDA Cruises. Under the terms of the deal, Wilhelmsen Marine Engineering's subsidiary, Wilhelmsen Callenberg Fläkt will deliver heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and related engineering services. The order has an estimated value of EURO 10.4 million. The company has been involved in AIDA's new building program since 2004 and has delivered HVAC system design and advanced equipment to AIDAdiva, AIDAluna, AIDAbella and AIDAblu.

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