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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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VT Halter Wins PSV Contracts

VT Halter Marine won a contract for the design and construction of two Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) for L&M Botruc Rental Inc. The contract is valued at between $45-$55m. Physical construction is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2008 with deliveries of the two vessels scheduled in 2010. Measuring 230 x 56 x 18-ft., the completed PSVs will be used to carry supplies, deck cargo, and drilling fluids used in the support of exploration and offshore production of energy sources. PSVs are highly automated and designed with sophisticated control and monitoring systems.

VT Halter Wins $254m Contract

VT Halter Marine won a contract to build three 330,000-barrel tank barges for Crowley Maritime Corporation's subsidiary, Vessel Management Services Inc. The vessels, which include the cost of owner-furnished equipment, are valued at approximately $254m. They are the largest in Crowley Maritime's history and the fastest in their class. VT Halter Marine is the US operations of ST Engineering's marine arm, Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine). VT Halter Marine currently has three contracts with Vessel Management Services Inc. to build the tugs and 185,000-barrel barges for 10 Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) units, at the total value of approximately $515m. This latest contract will bring the total contractual value with Vessel Management Services to $769m.

VT Halter Wins $16.3M Contract

VT Halter Marine Inc., signed a $16.3m contract to build a catamaran lift barge for Washington Group International (WGI) and WGI’s joint venture partner, Alberici Group. The vessel will be fitted with special lift equipment that will be used to transport and place precast concrete segments in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Olmsted Dam construction project. VT Halter Marine will build two 200 x 90 x 15-ft. units that will be assembled to form the catamaran lift barge. The vessel’s configuration will allow it to effectively assist in the Olmsted Dam construction efforts, which will take place near Olmsted, Illinois on the Ohio River. 2H 2006. The catamaran lift barge will be in service for approximately six years on this project. regard to structural hull design.

VT Halter Wins Contract

VT Halter Marine Inc., a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems Inc., signed a $5.2 million contract with Tide Leasing Company, L.L.C., of Birmingham, AL to build a stevedoring crane barge. The 200 x 75 x 14.5-ft. foreign flagged vessel will be classed by Lloyd’s Registry Class Designation + 100AN deck barge. Hydralift AmClyde Inc., (AmClyde) will supply the crane for the project. VT Halter Marine plans to complete the barge construction at its Mississippi-based Pascagoula Operations. The scope of work includes installation of the deck winches and crane pedestal and will take about 12 months to comp lete. In the four months that follow, VT Halter Marine will assist AmClyde with the installation and operational testing of the crane.

Halter Wins $53.6 Million Contract

Halter Marine Inc. of Halter Marine Group, Inc. Gulfport, Miss. has been awarded a $53.6 million contract from the U. S. Navy to build a T-AGS 60 class oceanographic research ship. The vessel will be the sixth of its class, all designed, built or under construction at Halter. The contract also includes spare parts and technical services. Construction will begin in approximately 60 days at Halter's Moss Point, Miss. shipyard and delivery is planned for Dec. 2001. In making the announcement, John Dane III, chairman, president and CEO of Halter Marine Group, Inc. said, "This contract is the result of the Navy exercising an option from a previous contract.

WWII Museum’s PT-305 Sails Again

(Photo: National World War II Museum)

Commercial workboat philanthropy on display on PT-305: WWII Museum’s PT-305 sails again after a far reaching donor-funded restoration. In March, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans launched its reconstructed PT-305, built locally by Higgins Industries in 1943. The museum acquired the boat known as the USS Sudden Jerk in 2007, restoration began in 2009, and it now sails Lake Pontchartrain as an interactive exhibit. PT-305, with a fifteen-man crew, belonged to a 12-ship squadron operating in the Mediterranean from 1944 until the war ended in 1945.

Raj: Halter is Back

Anil Raj, president and COO of Halter Marine, in many ways embodies the company for which he has worked for the last 15 years. Joining as the Director, Engineering, Production Controls and Procurement in 1987, Raj has relied on a solid technical foundation, first to help establish and continue the company's reputation as one of the world's most prolific builders of ships and boats, and second to help the company hang on - to customers as well as key technical and production staff, as the company navigated the tumultuous environs following its Chapter 11 filing of April 2001. Despite well-chronicled skepticism, Halter today sits on the verge of a remarkable rebound that could again make it a ubiquitous presence in both commercial and military marine construction.

ST Marine, VT Halter Bags $138m in Orders

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd announced that its Singapore shipyard, Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine) and its US shipyard, VT Halter Marine Inc (VT Halter Marine) have secured new contracts worth $138m in 4Q2016. In Singapore, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has awarded a contract to a consortium formed by ST Marine and Penguin International Limited (PIL) for the design, construct and the system maintenance programme for three vessels - Heavy Marine Fire Vessel (HMFV), Heavy Marine Rescue Vessel (HMRV) and Marine Rescue Vessel (MRV). The consortium allows both ST Marine and PIL to leverage on each other’s capabilities to provide a total package solution to MHA. Construction of the vessels is anticipated to commence in mid-2017 with delivery expected in 2H2019.

FGH Finalizes $82 Million in New Contracts

Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. (FGH) finalized contracts totaling $82 million. The contracts call for the construction of a $70 million cargo vessel and the design and construction of 22 shipboard cargo cranes. Halter Marine, Inc., the vessel construction division of FGH, will build a $70 million car carrier for Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines. The 579-ft. Pure Truck Car Carrier will transport more than 4,000 automobiles between destinations on the Pacific coast. Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines is a joint venture between The Pasha Group and Van Ommeren Shipping USA, which will operate the vessel. The ship's Jones Act compliance will enable it to operate between U.S. West Coast ports and Hawaii as well as serve foreign ports.

VT Halter Marine and NOAA to Celebrate Keel Laying

VT Halter Marine Inc. and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will hold a combined keel-laying ceremony on June 15 for two NOAA ships under construction at VT Halter’s Moss Point, Miss., shipyard. Bell M Shimada is the last of four fisheries survey vessels of the same design constructed for NOAA. Ferdinand R. Hassler is a small waterplane area twin hull coastal mapping vessel, the first of its class to be designed and constructed by VT Halter Marine. Both ships were named through NOAA ship-naming contests, an educational initiative held in the regions where the ships will be home ported. Both winning student teams will actively participate in the ceremony.

News: World's Largest Dry Transport Vessel Delivered

Heavy transport shipping company Dockwise Shipping B.V. took delivery of the M/V Blue Marlin after her conversion into the world's largest semi-submersible heavy transport vessel able to carry heavy cargoes up to 73,000 tons. After a conversion of three months at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Blue Marlin has re-joined the Dockwise fleet with an increased deadweight capacity of 76,061 tons. The beam has been increased by 21 m, which results in an increased unobstructed deck area of 11,227 sq. m (63 m wide x 178.2 m long). The propulsion system of the vessel has been upgraded and extended with two Azimuth retractable propulsors, each 4.5 MW, to provide optimum manoeuvrability and seagoing characteristics while carrying ultra large cargoes.

VT Halter Marine and NOAA to Hold Keel Laying Ceremony

Henry B. Pascagoula, Miss. most technologically advanced fisheries research vessels, VT Halter Marine Inc. at VT Halter Marine’s Moss Point shipyard today. NOAA is an agency of the U.S. of Commerce. be engraved on the keel plate. welding arcs on a steel plate to complete the spelling of their names. incorporated into the ship during construction. Mrs. shipyard. this new ship,” said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator. significant for NOAA in several respects. aging fleet of NOAA research vessels. contest. 2003 through January 2004. was opened to students in kindergarten through 12th grade in the six New England states. selection of a ship name honoring a distinguished oceanographer from New England.

Halter Launches Navy Oceanographic Survey Ship

Bruce G. Heezen, a 329-ft. U.S. Navy oceanographic survey ship, is one of the largest vessels constructed by Halter Marine Group. The name for the T-AGS 60 class vessel was determined in a contest initiated by Oceanographer of the Navy, Rear Admiral Paul Tobin. The Navy invited students from across the nation to study the work of oceanographers and submit names of those scientists whose work they admired. The winning entry was submitted by students from Oak Lawn Elementary in Cranston, R.I. Several of the students from the class attended the christening, held at the Halter Moss Point Shipyard, with one addressing the audience on what the experience has meant to them. Heezen discovered turbidity currents and aided the understanding of plate tectonics.

New Contract for Marine Interior Systems

Marine Interior Systems, an operation of Insulations, Inc., of New Orleans, La., has won the contract to perform the joiner work on a "new generation" 267' platform supply vessel for Halter Marine, Inc. at its Moss Point Marine yard. Thebaud Sea, under construction for Secunda Marine Services, of Canada, will accommodate 48 personnel in modern, European style comfort, and will meet Transport Canada and SOLAS regulations.

VT Halter Receives Contract for Egyptian Ships

VT Halter reportedly won the Phase II contract with the U.S. Navy to build three fast missile ships for the Egyptian Navy when it was awarded a $41.5 million modification to a previously awarded contract, according to a report on www.gulflive.com. The modification is for long lead-time materials relating to the command and control systems for the three ships. The efforts required include all hardware, software, licensing, design engineering, production engineering, manufacturing, test engineering, technical documentation, and program management through factory acceptance testing and shipyard delivery of each respective system. (Source: www.gulflive.com)

VT Halter Marine Wins Ferry Contract

VT Halter Marine Inc., a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems Inc., announced today that it was selected by the Puerto Rico Port Authority (PRPA) to design and build a $2.8 million sea-going passenger ferry. The 95-ft., all-aluminum vessel, with a 24-ft. beam, and five foot, six-inch draft will be U.S. Coast Guard classed sub-chapter “K” and U.S. flagged. The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration will provide financial aid to the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority. Construction will take place at VT Halter Marine’s Pascagoula Operation located in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Delivery of the ferry is expected to be in the second quarter of 2004. The inter-island transportation ferry will operate and service the Fajardo-Vieques-Culebra Ferry Line.

Valuable Shipbuilding & Repair Contracts Won by ST Engineering

Singapore Technologies Engineering’s Marine Sector wins S$179-million worth of shipbuilding and repair contracts. The contracts include a contract to build two additional Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs) as well as a series of repair and upgrading projects. Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC (Hornbeck) has exercised the options for two additional OSVs valued at about S$111m (US$89m), to be built by the marine sector’s US shipyard, VT Halter Marine. These two new vessels are expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2014 and first quarter of 2015. Based on VT Halter Marine’s Super 320 design developed for Hornbeck, the DP2 OSVs are designed to have approximately 20,800 bbl of liquid mud carrying capability, 1,136sqm of deck area and a fire-fighting class notation.

Halter Marine Wins NOAA Research Vessel Contract

Friede Goldman Halter, Inc., (FGH) vessel construction business unit, Halter Marine, has been informed by the offices of Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) and Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) that it has been awarded a contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce for the detailed design and construction of the first of four Fisheries Research Vessels- designated the FRV-40 class. The contract also includes the provisions of spare parts, technical services and options to built three additional ships. The total value of the base contract is $38.3 million, if all possible options are exercised, the value of the contract could ultimately exceed $165 million.

Halter and Bazan Form Joint Venture

Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Halter Marine Group, Inc., and Empresa Nacional Bazan de C.N.M., S.A., of Madrid, Spain, have formed Halter-Bazan, a joint venture to build Bazan-designed aluminum passenger/vehicle fast ferries at a Halter facility in the U.S. of an "Alhambra" Class fast ferry. Construction for an undisclosed customer is expected to begin in February 1999 on a 410 ft., 1,250 passenger/240 vehicle, diesel/waterjet, 40-knot monohull ferry. Completion is planned by year-end 2000. Halter-Bazan is negotiating an option for a second similar ferry for the same European operator. Bazan-built "Mestral" and "Alhambra" Class ferries are now operating on routes in Europe and South America.

ST Engineering to Build Two Tugs for OSG

ST Engineering announced that its US shipyard VT Halter Marine Inc (VT Halter Marine), has signed a contract with subsidiaries of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) to build two 8,000 ATB tugs worth over $21m. VT Halter Marine is the U.S. operation of ST Engineering's marine arm, ST Marine. The tugs will be built over 16 months at VT Halter Marine’s Moss Point Marine shipyard with deliveries expected in the second and third quarters of 2011. Measuring 140.4 ft by 38 ft each, these two state-of-the-art tugs will be used to perform articulated tug barge (ATB) services, transporting refined petroleum products coastwise within the US and will have all the necessary capabilities to operate in full ocean service.

Hyundai Heavy Sets 2018 Sales Target $7.5 billion

Photo: Hyundai Heavy Industries

South Korea's leading shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) aims to achieve 7.98 trillion won ($7.5 billion) in sales this year as its president warned of an unprecedented crisis due to declining order backlogs, reports Yonhap. Hyundai Heavy has not won any offshore plant orders for the past two years. The company's 2018 sales target represents a 60 percent decline from a decade ago. The shipyard said it is expected to post an estimated 10.03 trillion won in sales for 2017. The sales target is based on a parent base.

Bollinger to Acquire Halter Marine

In what amounts to what would be an amazing turn of fortune over a number of years, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has signed a contract, pursuant to approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, to acquire the assets and operations of Halter Marine from Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. Bollinger Shipyards has always been regarded as a well-run builder of quality vessels for the U.S. and foreign markets. However, less than a decade ago, the company was overshadowed by the enormous network of ship and boatyards that was Halter Marine. But Halter, with a mountain of debt and a tight offshore market, fell from the top, in concert with Bollinger's rise.

Bollinger to Acquire Halter Marine

In what amounts to what would be an amazing turn of fortune over a number of years, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has signed a contract, pursuant to approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, to acquire the assets and operations of Halter Marine from Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. Bollinger Shipyards has always been regarded as a well-run builder of quality vessels for the U.S. and foreign markets. However, less than a decade ago, the company was overshadowed by the enormous network of ship and boatyards that was Halter Marine. But Halter, with a mountain of debt and a tight offshore market, fell from the top, in concert with Bollinger's rise.

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