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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Hendry Corporation Announces Receipt of $1 Million Marad Grant

Hendry Corporation is proud to announce that it received a $1 Million grant under the Maritime Administration Assistance to Small Shipyards Grant Program. Hendry Corporation appreciates the efforts of Congresswoman Castor, Congressman Nelson, Congressman Bilirakis, and Mayor Bob Buckhorn. The MARAD funds, along with Hendry’s capital contribution of $1.6 Million, will be used to construct a 1200-ton floating dry-dock. The construction will create 25 new high-paying shipyard jobs. Once completed, the new dry-dock will increase Hendry’s capacity and efficiency in servicing its customers, including the United States Coast Guard. The construction and eventual operation of the dry-dock will result in a significant economic impact for the Port of Tampa and our local economy.

Gulf and Hendry Marine Consolidate Operations

Gulf Marine Repair Corporation, a southeastern tug-barge shipyard, announced it is consolidating operations with Hendry Corporation, its affiliated company and fellow shipyard, effective November 30, 2015. Hendry Corporation was started by Captain F.M. Hendry in 1926 as Shell Producers Company, and in 1942, the name was changed to Hendry Corporation. “This 89-year-old company was founded by owner Aaron Hendry’s father. We value this history and want to continue Mr. Hendry’s long-lived success,” Watts said. The transition will result in the combination of shipyard assets and work forces, creating a service provider with a broader customer offering and a deeper talent pool. “We value all of our employees and want to keep them here,” said Watts.

Hendry Marine CEO Aaron Hendry Passes Away

Aaron W. Hendry (Photo: Hendry Corporation)

Aaron W. Hendry, husband, father and grandfather, as well as Florida business leader, died today at the age of 80. Aaron passed away peacefully in his home after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Aaron leaves behind his wife Barbara, six children and three grandchildren. “Aaron Hendry was a wonderful businessman, and a giant in the maritime industry,” said Dennis Manelli, ‎General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer at Hendry Marine. “He grew up in the maritime community and had great empathy and loyalty to his employees. Aaron’s father, Captain F.M.

Hendry Builds New Drydock at Port of Tampa

Photo courtesy Hendry

Hendry Corporation, a shipbuilding and repair facility located at the Port of Tampa has just completed building a new 2,500-ton drydock at its facility located on Port Hendry. The drydock, named the Capt. F.M. Hendry, is capable of lifting ocean going tugs, barges and vessels completely out of the water for inspection and repair. “With the addition of this new drydock we will be able to significantly increase our capabilities and position ourselves strategically for the future,” said Joe Cimino, Vice President of Hendry Corporation.

Hendry Marine Launches Business Development Team

Kristen Chittenden (Photo: Hendry Marine Industries)

U.S. tug-barge shipyard Hendry Marine Industries, Inc., (HMI) has launched a new business development team, with Kristen Chittenden appointed Director of Business Development, and Eric Smith named VP & Chief Commercial Officer. Chittenden and Smith will work closely with Hendry Marine’s CEO and president, Jim Long, the executive leadership team and its various subsidiaries to set company strategy and develop new business opportunities. Chittenden has served as Associate General Counsel for Hendry Marine for the past three years…

U.K., Norway, Oppose Harmonised EU Offshore Safety Legislation

Norway’s oil industry has objected to the EU initiative. They believe that the EU has very little expertise in offshore operations, and there may be negative consequences if it tries to regulate safety on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, reports Aenergy. A united UK oil industry shares the Norwegians’ criticism of the proposed regulations, believing they are a threat to offshore safety. “I have been in contact with the Norwegian Oil and Energy Minister Ola Borten Moe about this matter and we share a common line. Norway and the UK can confirm that we have the most robust safety regime in the world. This dynamic work must in no way be undermined or put at risk,” Charles Hendry, Conservative Minister of State, Department for Energy and Climate Change, tells Aftenbladet.

UK to Review North Sea Drilling Rules

According to a report from Reuters, Britain said on Jan. 12 it would review its regulations covering offshore oil and gas drilling in the North Sea following the publication of a U.S. investigation into BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The review will start within a month and will report later this year, Energy Minister Charles Hendry said in a statement. (Source: Reuters)

Hendry Marine Acquires Anchor Sandblasting and Painting

Jim Long (Photo: HMI)

Hendry Marine Industries, Inc. (HMI) informs it has acquired surface preparation and preservation company Anchor Sandblasting and Painting, Inc., in a move that further expands its range of services now including sandblasting, painting and other surface preparation and preservation services. The company will operate under the name Anchor Sandblasting and Coatings, LLC., and can be contacted through HMI. “We have partnered with Anchor for many years now and have always been impressed with their high-quality work,” said Jim Long, HMI CEO and President.

Two of Three New UK Offshore Wind Farms Get Go Ahead

The two approved wind farms at Race Bank and Dudgeon in the Greater Wash off the Norfolk coast will have a combined capacity of more than 1 gigawatt, potentially generating enough electricity to power 730,000 homes, reports 'Wales Online'. A third offshore wind farm proposal at Docking Shoal, also off the Norfolk coast was not given the go-ahead because of the potential impact on Sandwich terns, whose colonies at Blakeney Point and Scolt Head Island fall within a Special Protected Area, which is protected under EU wildlife laws. The total amount of offshore wind power now operational, under construction or consented has reached 6.6GW. UK Energy minister Charles Hendry said: "The UK is racing ahead of the global field and these two new offshore wind farms underline this momentum.

U.K. Could Save $5.6 Billion by Linking Offshore Wind Farms: Report

Bloomberg reports that the U.K. could save as much as $5.6 billion by connecting offshore wind farms to each other, cutting down on construction and operating costs. As much as 15 percent of the cost could be knocked off the bill for building wind infrastructure, according to a report today from the Department of Energy and Climate Change and energy regulator Ofgem. The U.K. is seeking to have about 18 gigawatts of turbines at sea installed, up from 2 gigawatts at present,  to meet climate change goals. A European “supergrid,” linking Britain’s electricity network to the continent, could reduce the cost of connecting offshore wind farms by a quarter, according to the U.K. parliamentary Energy and Climate Change Committee.

Cadets Stranded on Hanjin Ship Head Home

Hanjin Louisiana (Photo: Nautilus)

The Hanjin Louisiana, one of the containerships caught up in the collapse of the South Korean shipping company Hanjin, has finally docked in Singapore after several weeks of uncertainty at sea. Among those onboard the containership were four Scottish cadets, who disembarked in Singapore on September 28 for flights back home to the U.K., BBC reports. The four trainee officers studying at the City of Glasgow College – Ruaridh Hanna, David Gorniak, Graeme Deacon and Gavin McPhail – were among an estimated 2…

MARAD: $10m in Small Shipyard Grants Awarded

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $9.98 million in grants to 13 small shipyards throughout the United States to help modernize facilities, increase productivity, and help make the country’s small shipyards more competitive in the global marketplace. “These grants will help improve our ability to build and repair ships in the United States, strengthening our economy and helping position these small businesses and shipyard workers to be better prepared to win the future,” said Secretary LaHood. The U.S Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Small Shipyard Grants Program provides money to help this vital segment of America’s maritime industry invest in production equipment…

USDOT’s Maritime Administration Announces $9.98 Million in Grants to Small Shipyards

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $9.98 million in grants to 13 small shipyards throughout the United States to help modernize facilities, increase productivity, and help make the country’s small shipyards more competitive in the global marketplace. Over 50,000 Americans are employed by small shipyards in more than 30 states. The facilities vary in size, from family-owned businesses employing a few dozen workers to state-of-the-art facilities with hundreds of employees. “These grants will help improve our ability to build and repair ships in the United States, strengthening our economy and helping position these small businesses and shipyard workers to be better prepared to win the future,” said Secretary LaHood.

UK Government Backs Marine Current Turbines Application

An application from Marine Current Turbines, the UK tidal energy developer, to secure money from the European Union’s New Entrant Reserve (NER) scheme has been approved by the UK’s Department of Energy & Climate Change. Marine Current Turbines’ application for its proposed tidal farm in Scotland’s Kyle Rhea will now go forward for consideration by the European Investment Bank. The EU’s NER scheme is a fund worth around EUR4.5 billion to support carbon capture and storage and innovative renewable projects, such as the Kyle Rhea tidal scheme, across the European Union. Marine Current Turbines (MCT) is one of four marine energy companies that have passed the UK Government’s criteria for the NER scheme.

NorseMerchant Adds a Third Ship to Service

NorseMerchant Ferries, a subsidiary of Cenargo International, is to introduce a third vessel to its Liverpool – Belfast service. Built in 1996, the 2,119 lane metre Lindarosa will join Mersey Viking and Lagan Viking on this route from 4 September 2002, increasing the number of daily sailings available to three on Tuesdays to Saturdays and two on Sundays and Mondays. A dedicated freight vessel, Lindarosa will carry up to 150 trailers and a maximum of 12 drivers. “It was always part of our planning to add this third ship once we transferred our operations to our new riverside terminal, Twelve Quays. On our old terminal, we simply didn’t have the space to increase the number of sailings.

Carbon Trust Launches Global Tech Competition

The Carbon Trust is today launching a global competition to find world-leading solutions to the problem of transferring engineers and equipment safely from boats to wind turbines as far as 300km offshore in 3 metre wave heights. The project aims to improve the economics of offshore wind by boosting revenues by as much as £3bn at a crucial time for the next generation of Round 3 offshore wind farms. The need for better access solutions is driven by the location of the next generation of wind farms to be built over the decade. Today’s wind farms are typically less than 20km from shore in relatively benign sea conditions, but in future…

Westwood: N. Sea Future is "Bright"

John Westwood, Chairman of energy business advisors Douglas-Westwood, addressing delegates at OceanTech Expo 2010. (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

“Despite a long-term decline in oil & gas production in the North Sea, its services and support industry has a bright future,” said John Westwood, Chairman of energy business advisors Douglas-Westwood, in Aberdeen this week. Addressing a major event organized by the Norwegian British Chamber of Commerce on opportunities and challenges for the industry in the North Sea area, Westwood noted that the North Sea is a major world-class basin that for the past 40 years has delivered huge economic benefits to Norway and The UK. “However, oil & gas production is in decline,” he said.

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