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Friday, January 19, 2018

Heavy Transport News

Fairmount Heavy Transport Awarded Amenam Contract

Rotterdam based Fairmount Heavy Transport NV has been awarded the contract by Saibos Akogep SNC to transport and install the AMP2 Topside for Total. The scope of the work for Fairmount Heavy Transport includes the engineering of the transport and installation project, the load out of the AMP2 Topside (about 11,000 tons ) on the barge Fairmount Fjell in the tidal port of Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, the transportation of this module from Malaysia to the float-over location offshore in Nigeria and the float-over, positioning and installation of the AMP2 Topside on its jacket. The contract will occupy the Fairmount Fjell for June to September 2006.

FHT Awarded Amenam Contract

Rotterdam based Fairmount Heavy Transport (FHT) NV has been awarded the contract by Saibos Akogep SNC to transport and install the AMP2 Topside for Total. Due to contractual requirements, Fairmount Heavy Transport is requested to keep commercial terms confidential. The scope of the work for Fairmount Heavy Transport includes the engineering of the transport and installation project, the load out of the AMP2 Topside (about 11,000 tons) on the barge Fairmount Fjell in the tidal port of Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, the transportation of this module from Malaysia to the float-over location offshore in Nigeria and the float-over, positioning and installation of the AMP2 Topside on its jacket. The contract will occupy the Fairmount Fjell for June to September 2006.

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 3 months at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Ulsan, South Korea the heavy transport vessel 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).

ABB Software to Monitor Cosco Heavy Transport Fleet

Xiang Rui Kou (Photo: Cosco Heavy Transport)

ABB, a power and automation technology group, will supply its onboard motion monitoring and forecasting system to the Xiang Rui Kou heavy lift vessel, meaning the entire fleet of Cosco Heavy Transport now benefits from the software. The system that will be installed is a mixed software and motion measurement set-up that on one hand provides clear advice on how to operate the vessel and her cargo through heavy weather, and on the other hand gives clear warnings on the bridge when certain motion thresholds are exceeded.

Sealift Changes Name to Dockwise Ltd.

At the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders today, shareholders approved the name change of Sealift Ltd to Dockwise Ltd. This name change will take on July 31. The Dockwise Group of companies is an integrated heavy lift services providers. Following the recent combination with its parent company Sealift Ltd, the Dockwise Group of companies currently owns a fleet of 22 vessels, of which 17 are semi-submersible heavy transport vessels and the remaining 5 are due to be converted into semi-submersible heavy transport vessels. The Dockwise Group of companies is able to transport the heaviest cargos over vast distances. In addition, the Dockwise Group of companies provides its customers with high value added services such as engineering…

Two New Vessels Enter Service for Boskalis

Dockwise White Marlin (Photo: Boskalis)

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. informed that Dockwise vessel White Marlin was named and christened during a ceremony in Guangzhou, China. The semi-submersible heavy transport vessel will be mobilized to Singapore for its maiden transport of two drilling rigs for discharge in Abu Dhabi. With its overall length of 216 meters, beam of 63 meters and deadweight of 72,000 metric tons, the White Marlin type I vessel strengthens Dockwise’s position in the heavy marine dry transport market.

Fjell Passes Submersion Test

Fairstar Heavy Transport NV (FAIR) announced that the submersion test of its self-propelled semi-submersible vessel Fjell was successfully executed on Sunday May 17 in Malta under the scrutiny of representatives of Det Norske Veritas (DNV). DNV has issued Certificates of Class to Fairstar. The vessel is now qualified to operate as a fully-certified semi-submersible heavy transport vessel. The Fjell departed Malta on May 17 for Trapani, Sicily in order to transport and launch a 7000 tons chemical tanker. The operation was expected to take five days.

Dockwise Bags Marine Transport Contracts Worth $50 Mln

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. said its wholly-owned subsidiary Dockwise has recently been awarded a number of marine transport contracts with a combined contract value of approximately $50 million. Dockwise was awarded a contract by Husky Oil Operations Ltd. for the transportation of the West White Rose Topside from Texas, U.S. to Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The contract includes the engineering, preparation and execution of the loading, transport and discharge operation of the topside. The topside will be skidded onto a large barge, which in turn will be floated onto the semi-submersible heavy transport vessel Dockwise Vanguard that will transport the cargo to Newfoundland and Labrador. The transport is expected to take place in 2021.

Fairstar Contracts For Gorgon LNG Project

Fairstar Heavy Transport NV (FAIR) has been awarded two transportation contracts by Chevron Australia Pty Ltd and Kellogg Joint Venture - Gorgon. The contracts were signed by representatives of both companies on May 31, 2010. Under the terms of the agreements, Fairstar will provide two of its Semi Submersible Heavy Transport Vessels for the transportation of modules and related project materials from various construction sites throughout Asia, to the Gorgon Project’s LNG Plant being constructed on Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Australia. The two contracts are for a minimum term of one year per contract and can be extended at the option of Chevron and Kellogg Joint Venture for an additional four month period.

ASL Marine Secures Contracts

ASL Shipyard Ltd has secured new shipbuilding and fabrication contracts worth a total of $68.2m for construction of one unit Self-Propelled Cutter Suction Dredger and the fabrication, outfitting and reinstatement works to a Heavy Transport Vessel.  The shipbuilding contract for the Self-Propelled Cutter Suction Dredger is secured from a long-term customer of the Group and it is expected to be completed in 2011. The scope of shipbuilding works includes the installation of certain equipment to be furnished by the customer. The contract for the fabrication, outfitting and reinstatement works to a Heavy Transport Vessel involves the installation of grillage and skidbeams. The contract works are expected to be completed in August 2009.

FPSO Newbuild Shipped to Rotterdam

Jan Willem Verweij and Gert Zwart welcoming the XIN GUANG HUA to the Caland Canal in Rotterdam. (Photo: Royal IHC)

The team of Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam BV has welcomed the semi-submersible heavy transport vessel Xin Guang Hua owned by Cosco Shipping to the port of Rotterdam, where she will unload the Western Isle FPSO. The vessel has been built by Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) in China and is currently the second-largest vessel in the market with a deadweight of 98,000 metric tons. The development of this new flagship of the heavy transport division of Cosco Shipping is the result of a cooperation between Cosco, GSI and Vuyk.

L27/38 GenSets for TML Heavy Transport Vessels

SeaMetric International AS, Stavanger, Norway has during December 2007 ordered a package of 24 MAN Diesel marine generating sets type 8L27/38 for four specialized heavy-lifter transport vessels. Additionally, a Memorandum of Understanding has now been agreed upon between MAN Diesel and SeaMetric International for future identical GenSets to power planned newbuildings. The agreement was officially signed on January 18, at a special ceremony at the Copenhagen DieselHouse. The GenSets…

Need a Heavy Lift?

Fairstar is an interesting new player in the Heavy Lift Market. MarineLink.com recently spoke with Mario Kerssens, Sales & Marketing Director, to discuss the company’s strategy and mission. MarineLink: Fairstar Heavy Transport is new to the heavy lift market. Can you give to me a brief company background, as well as share the general philosophy of the company? MK: In 2005 a company stocklisted on the Oslo Bors was established as vehicle to convert two of the world biggest heavy transport barges (Boa 19 & 20) into self-propelled heavy transport ships.

Vopak Sells Stake In Heavy Transport Group

Dutch-based chemical distribution and storage company Vopak NV said on Thursday it had sold one third of its 30 percent stake in unit Heavy Transport Group NV to unlisted Dutch partner Heerema. The transaction will generate a book profit of about 20 million euros ($18.15 million), which will be included in the 2001 results as an extraordinary gain, Vopak said in a brief statement. Last week, the group said it planned to trim its ownership in the shipping sector. Vopak was formed in November 1999 through the merger of Dutch sector peers Van Ommeren and Pakhoed NV. - (Reuters)

Amarcon Receives Orders for Eleven OCTOPUS-Onboard Systems

Amarcon, a member of the ABB group, announced that it has received an order for in total eleven OCTOPUS-Onboard installations for Heavy Lift vessels from Cosco Heavy Transport and BigLift Shipping. The Cosco deal was closed after the heavy cargo transporter leased the portable OCTOPUS-Onboard system on several occasions. Cosco heavy transport operates a versatile fleet within the semi-submersible and project cargo transportation industry and provides her services across the globe.

HMC Helps Fine-tune Damen Offshore Carrier

Damen Offshore Carrier (Image: HMC)

Damen Shipyards has presented a new shipping concept to the market: the Damen Offshore Carrier (DOC) is specifically designed as a smaller heavy transport vessel suitable for offshore installations. In cooperation with Damen, independent engineering and consultancy organization HMC informs it has fine-tuned the ballast system of the DOC, making it suitable for every offshore operation ranging from skid on-off, roll on-off as well as lifting operations. Heavy lift transportation…

Fairstar Completes Submersion Tests

days of extensive tests on all aspects of the ballast system executed in Malta. kinds of floating and non-floating heavy cargoes. below the surface, giving about 11 meters water above main deck. thrusters, deep drafted nuclear submarines and jack-up rigs with big spud can protrusion. success. during and after the submersion. loading systems in the world. was exceptional. service”. The Fjord has passed the most important test for a vessel of this type. valuable cargoes of the most demanding clients. we believe the Fjord will emerge as the vessel of choice for the most demanding cargoes.

China Launches New 98,000-ton Heavy-lift Mega Ship

Guang Hua Kou. Photo: COSCO Heavy Transport

The Guang Hua Kou, one of the world's largest heavy lift semi-submersible ships, was launched last month at Guangdong Shipyard International. At 98,000 tons, it's one of the largest vessels of its size, anywhere in the world. Though the ship is formally built for COSCO Heavy Transport, a state-owned civilian firm, it will likely be made available for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) for peace and wartime operations, reports Popular Science. A shipping line owned by the Chinese government, Cosco Heavy Transport specializes in handling heavy cargo.

Thunderhorse Arrives on Dockwise Ship

Dockwise Shipping B.V. today set a new record by delivering BP’s 59,500-ton semi-submersible Thunder Horse platform in Corpus Christi, USA. Already on June 19, 2002 Dockwise has been awarded the contract for the sea transportation of the largest semi-submersible PDQ (Production & Drilling Quarters) unit ever built of its kind by DSME in South Korea. The Thunder Horse PDQ is transported on the largest heavy transport vessel of the Dockwise fleet the m.v. Blue Marlin. After a smooth float-on loading operation of the Thunder Horse PDQ, the Blue Marlin has set sail on 23 July for the 15,813 n.m.

Mammoet Sale Completed

Dutch shipping group Koninklijke Nedlloyd NV finalized the sale of its heavy transport arm Mammoet Groep to unlisted Dutch sector peer Van Seumeren Holland BV. Italy's Decafin SpA has also handed over its 33 percent stake in Mammoet to Van Seumeren, Nedlloyd said. As announced in May, the deal involves a total sum of $104.5 million, of which Nedlloyd will receive about $80 million euros.

Vopak To Sell Bitumen Fleet

Dutch-based chemical distribution and storage company Vopak NV said it signed a memorandum of understanding to sell its bitumen fleet to Swedish Tarbit Shipping AB. No financial details of the planned sale were released. Vopak had earlier said the bitumen fleet member Theodora Tanker no longer fitted with its strategy. Earlier this year Vopak sold one-third of its 30 percent stake in unit Heavy Transport Group to unlisted Dutch partner Heerema. Vopak was formed in November 1999 through the merger of Dutch sector peers Van Ommeren and Pakhoed NV. - (Reuters)

USS Cole to return to Fleet

USS Cole (DDG 67) is scheduled to depart from Pier 5 of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Ingalls Operations, located in Pascagoula, Miss., at approximately 11a.m. CDT on Friday, Apr. 19, 2002. Cole is departing from Pascagoula after a successful 14-month repair effort following her arrival in Pascagoula aboard the Norwegian heavy transport ship Blue Marlin on Dec. 13, 2000. (By Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs)

HHI Orders Refrigeration, Cold Stores for FPSO

Photo courtesy of ALMACO

Goliat, the first cylindrical floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel on the Norwegian Continental Shelf built for Eni Norge and partner Statoil at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), will feature ALMACO’s cold stores and refrigeration machinery. Hyundai Heavy Industries awarded the contract to ALMACO Group in July of 2011, and ALMACO finalized the commissioning work at the end of 2014. ALMACO said its scope of supply includes the supply and installation of cold stores and refrigeration machinery, as well as commissioning and spare parts.

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