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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Cargotec Gets Orders for 276 Ship Cranes

Cargotec’s MacGREGOR business area providing marine cargo handling solutions has received ship crane orders for 74 bulk carriers. The value of the orders is approximately $102m. The orders have been booked in the second quarter of 2007. The 276 ship cranes will be delivered during 2008–2011 for different ship yards building bulk carriers in China and India. The hoisting capacity of the ship cranes is 30–36 tons. T

TTS Marine Gets Order

Norwegian ship and port equipment supplier TTS Marine ASA said on January 28 its port and material handling subsidiary TTS Handling Systems AS has landed a NOK60m order from China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Co Ltd. The order covers the delivery of panel production line to increase the welding capacity at Shanhaiguan New Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd. The equipment will be delivered during spring 2009.

STX Gets Orders for Tankers

GESCO(Great Eastern Shipping Co., Ltd.) of India has ordered four 47,400 DWT Product Oil/Chemical Tankers from STX Shipbuilding. The vessels ordered have a length of 183m, a breadth of 32.2m, a depth of 19.1m with a service speed of 14.8 knots. The tankers are scheduled to be delivered by 2007. GESCO is an Indian government enterprise established in 1948, and this is its first dealing with STX Shipbuilding.

Daewoo Shipbuilding Gets Order From Exmar

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. has won a $270 million order to build a liquefied natural gas carrier and refit three other LNG carriers for Exmar N.V. of Belgium. According to reports, Daewoo will deliver the vessels by 2005. The vessels are capable of carrying 4.83 million cubic feet of liquefied natural gas each and will be chartered to Houston, Texas-based El Paso Global LNG.

Polish Shipyard Gets Orders For Seven Ships

Poland's Szczecin shipyard has reportedly signed a contract for seven container vessels ordered jointly by Chilean firm Compania Chilena Sud America de Vapores (CSAV) and German company Peter Dohle Schiffahrtskontor GmbH&Co (PDS). Sobecki officials did not give the value of the contract, saying only the shipyard has contracts for 38 different vessels to be delivered by 2002, with a total value of $1.35 billion.

Rautaruukki Gets Order For Kvaerner Masa-Yards Project

Rautaruukki Oyj will to deliver 25,000 tonnes of shipbuilding plate to Kvaerner Masa-Yards Oy. Rautaruukki will begin delivering the steel in April to Masa-Yards' shipyards in Helsinki and Turku, Finland. Kvaerner Masa-Yards agreed in December to build a ferry that can carry 2,800 passengers for Norwegian cruise operator Color Line A/S. The ferry, with a gross tonnage of 74,600 tonnes is expected to be delivered in December 2004. The ferry will be built at the Masa-Yards shipyard in Turku.

MAN B&W Gets Orders

The three engines will be used for electricity production at one of the Group’s many cotton mills. The mill is situated 300 km North of Islamabad and has 7,500 employees. The engines will be supplied with MAN B&W Diesel’s CoCoS monitoring system enabling MAN B&W Diesel, Holeby, to monitor the plants from Denmark and thus help ensure the requisite reliability. The 18V28/32S engines, which are scheduled for delivery in August 2002, each have an output of 4,050 kW.

Flensburger Gets Orders for RoRos

Cobelfret NV of Belgium has exercised two options for Flensburger’s ConRo 220 type. The new vessels measure 641 ft. The first vessel will be delivered in November 2010, and the second vessel in February 2011. Since 1998 FSG has acquired 38 contracts for RoRo Ferries.

Austal Gets Order For Four Ferries

An unconditional contract has been confirmed for the supply of four fast ferries, consisting of two 69 metre and two 88 metre Austal Auto Express vehicle-passenger catamaran designs. Further customer details cannot be released at this stage. Commenting on the announcement Austal Executive Chairman, John Rothwell said; Due for delivery in 2009 these fast ferries will be built in Australia.

Kuwait Orders Chemical Tankers from HHI

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard gets order for four chemical tankers.   Hyundai Mipo Dockyard said it had received an order worth $250 million to build four chemical tankers for Kuwait despite the world's shipbuilding industry downturn. Under the contract signed Tuesday in Kuwait, Hyundai Mipo -- a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries -- will deliver the four tankers to the state-run Kuwait Oil Tanker Company by August 2014. Hyundai Mipo said it had now received orders for a total of eight vessels worth more than $400 million in total this year. It aims to secure orders worth $3.2 billion this year, up 80 percent from 2011.  

Samsung Gets Orders for 14 Ships

According to reports, Samsung Heavy Industries Co., has received orders for 14 container ships worth $1.5 billion from three companies including Panama's Naviera Daniela SA and Greece's Danaos Shipping Co. Samsung Heavy will deliver the ships by November 2009, the said in a regulatory filing to the Korea stock exchange today. The orders today raise Samsung Heavy's total for the year to date to $6.9 billion, 90 percent of its 2006 target. The country's shipyards delivered 2.84 million compensated gross tons in the three months to March 31, 21 percent more than a year earlier. The companies are expected to deliver about 2 million compensated gross tons every quarter this year. Source: Bloomberg

Chinese Shipyard Gets Large US Orders for PSV's

COSCO (Guandong Shipyard) gets order for four Platform Supply Vessels (PSV's) option for six more from US shipowner Four shipbuilding contracts have been signed between COSCO's Guandong Shipyard and an American ship owner for the construction of four UT 771 CDL Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) at a value of over US$ 105 million in total. Delivery of the above four vessels is expected to commence in early 2014. In addition, the same ship owner has options to declare up to another six contracts for the construction of the same UT 771 CDL PSVs, which have a value of over US$ 160 million in total. COSCO say they will make announcements as and when the shipbuilding contracts subject to such options are declared effective.

South Korean Shipyard Orders Plunge

South Korean shipbuilders (Image: Koshipa)

As the global shipbuilding orders have declined due to fall in oil prices, the South Korean shipbuilders have also experienced a steep fall in order levels too, says latest data. Industry data by global market researcher Clarkson Research Services released today (Friday) revelealed that the number of orders won by South Korean shipbuilders fell 36 percent last year as global demand for new ships shrank due to a tumble in oil prices. South Korean shipbuilding companies took orders totaling 11.78 million compensated gross tons (CGTs)…

Diver Threat Detection Sonar Order for DSIT

DSIT Solutions Ltd gets order for its PointShield™ Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) system. The PointShield™ PDDS is specifically designed to provide underwater protection for navy ships, private yachts and commercial vessels. (The PointShield™ may also be operated using a fixed installation). The Ministry of Defense of one of the world's largest countries placed the order. The order originated following an evaluation of several competing systems and a tender process. DSIT's state of the art PointShield™ PDDS was selected based on its operational parameters including detection and classification ranges, system size and portability, fully automatic operation and system robustness.

Cruise Ship Repair & Conversion Orders for MHI

'Nippon Maru': Photo credit Mitsui OSK

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) gets orders to carry out repair & conversion of the liners 'Nippon Maru' & 'Fuji Maru'. MHI has received orders from Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line, Ltd. (MOPAS) and Nippon Charter Cruise, Ltd. (NCC) for repair and conversion work on the Nippon Maru and Fuji Maru, respectively. The work will be performed at MHI's Yokohama Dockyard & Machinery Works in Kanagawa Prefecture between mid-December and the end of January 2013. The repair and conversion work on the two ships will be carried out in line with the medium- to long-range maintenance plans of MOPAS and NCC…

HSL in Pact with Hyundai to Build Fleet Support Ships?

Image: Hindustan Shipyard Limited

Hindustan Shipyard Ltd., the largest shipbuilding enterprise under Indian Ministry of Defence, and world’s premier shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) are likely to undertake joint construction of self-propelled fleet support ships (FSS) for the Indian Navy, says a report in the Hindu. A high-level delegation from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd has already inspected facilities at the Hindustan Shipyard Limited to explore the possibilities of cooperation. The team comprised…

Imtech Gets Orders for $64M

Imtech received orders from numerous ship owners and German shipyards for technological solutions on board several German yachts and cruise ships. These orders are worth a total of over $64. In the second half of 2005, Imtech has seen the maritime market segment for luxury yachts and cruise ships pick up in a number of European countries. Especially Germany has undergone a positive market development. Imtech a very strong player in this segment in Europe. From Imtech's three maritime competence centres, intensive co-operation is giving rise to fully sustainable technological solutions with a competitive integral cost price in both yachts and cruise ships.

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.

FBM Babcock Marine Gets Order

FBM Babcock Marine has been awarded an order for six 86-ft. aircrew training vessels by SMIT International (Scotland) Ltd. The order follows the U.K. MOD award of a contract following competition under the Public Private Partnership Program to SMIT International for the provision of aircrew training and firing range safety services. The FBM Babcock Marine vessels will be used by SMIT International to train military aircrew in marine survival techniques and be delivered within 16 months. The vessels will be funded by way of a structured lease with Lombard Corporate Finance, a member of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc. The vessels are an adaptation of FBM Babcock Marine's 86-ft.

Thai Navy Contracts Saab to Upgrade Carrier Electronics

HTMS Chakri Naruebet in the distance: Photo credit USN

The contract involve upgrading the aircraft carrier with the latest generation of command and control system, 9LV Mk4. Saab will also supply data-link equipment to the ship, which will allow communication between the ship and the Royal Thai Air Force’s Gripen fighter aircraft and the airborne radar system Erieye, carried by the Saab 340 AEW. “Saab will further strengthen its position as supplier to the Royal Thai Navy through the upgrade of the command and control system on the Navy's flagship.

China Shipbuilding News

Visitors at the China shipyard: Photo courtesy of Afai Shipyard

Afai Southern shipyard visited by Dutch diplomat, and elsewhere, Chengxi Shipyard gets order for 2 bulk carriers. Mr. Karel Hartogh, Director of Department of Asia and Oceania at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands and Ms. Anne Luwema, Consul General of Netherlands Consulate in Guangzhou visited Afai. the Director of Damen Fast Ferry, Mr. Henk Grunstra , Damen Site Manager, Mr. Bert and General Manager of Afai, Mr. Wu Mingyi met the guests. Mr. Henk Grunstra introduced the layout and developing situation of Damen in China…

Tampa Bay Shipbuilding Gets Orders for Barges

Overseas Shipholding Group Inc., the company that bought Maritrans Inc., said it will build three articulated tug barges, each with a construction value of about $90m. The barges will be constructed at Tampa Bay Shipbuilding & Repair Co., while the tug boats will be constructed at Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co. in Mobile, Ala., according to a release from Overseas Shipholding. Tampa Bay Shipbuilding, which is an affiliate of Bender and located at the Port of Tampa, previously handled projects for Tampa-based Maritrans, which was sold in November for $455 million. A call to Tampa Bay Shipbuilding for additional details was pending. The barges will have a carrying capacity of about 290,000 barrels.

Vosta Gets Order for Cutter Suction Dredge

Vosta LMG has been awarded a contract for a cutter suction dredge CSD750 by International Seaport Dredging Ltd., a joint venture company of the Belgian dredging major Dredging International (member of the DEME group) and the Indian construction giant Larsen & Toubro. The dredge will be used for dredging projects throughout India due to the growing demand from the Indian market for dredging operations. The mono hull cutter suction dredge design and characteristics has been defined in close co-operation with the client and can be operated in shallow waters. It will be equipped with a Vosta LMG underwater dredge pump and inboard pump both type VL750, a hydraulically driven Vosta T2 cutter head and a Vosta LMG wire system spud carrier.

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