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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Lyon Shipyard News

Lyon Shipyard Christens New Dry Dock

After more than nine months living part time in Rhode Island, Lyon Shipyard Project Manager Jimmy Yellen will return home with a brand new dry dock. During that time, Yellen oversaw the construction by Senesco Marine of the dry dock for Lyon Shipyard in Norfolk, Va. The dry dock will be used for handling deep draft tugs. It measures 200 ft. long with a 108-ft. beam and is able to handle a capacity of 3,800 long tons. “This dry dock is very important for us at Lyon,” said Yellen.

Navy Contract Awarded

requirements of Navy living barges and their auxiliary systems. $44,017,888 (Norfolk Shiprepair). Amphibious Base Little Creek, and at respective contractors' facilities. expected to be completed by June 2006. will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. eight final offers received. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center, U.S. Shiprepair and Drydock Co., Inc.: N40025-05-D-5013).

Navy Contracts for Hampton Roads Shipyards

According to a Nov. 10 report from the Daily Press, Newport News-based Davis Boat Works Inc., Portsmouth-based Associated Naval Architects, Norfolk's Lyon Shipyard and Tecnico Corp. in Chesapeake all got a boost from the Navy last week, receiving a combined $127.4m in contracts. (Source: Newport News, Va., Daily Press)

Multiple Award Contract Awarded

Marine Hydraulics International, Norfolk, Va.; Alliance Technical Services, Norfolk, Va.; Davis Boat Works, Newport News, Va.; and Lyon Shipyard, Norfolk, Va., are each being awarded a maximum $47.6m firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract to furnish management, material support services, labor, supplies, and equipment to provide marine boatyard and industrial support, including specific modifications, upgrades, service life extension and repairs to non-commissioned boats, craft, lighterage and service craft, with associated systems that can be transported via roadway by trailer or on its bottom via waterway. Work will be performed in Hampton Roads, Va., and is expected to be completed by December 2007.

Norfolk Tug and Lyons Shipyard Continue Upgrades

Captain D

Established in 1928 by George Lyon Sr, Lyon Shipyard today occupies 30 acres of waterfront near downtown Norfolk Virginia. Norfolk Tug is based in the same area and takes pride in operating a fleet of tugs from the 1970s and ‘80s that they proudly designate as “vintage steel”. They also have an aggressive program of updating these beauties with extensive upgrades, including new engines, generators, wiring, shaft seals as well as piping and wiring renewal wherever necessary. One of their vessels, the 92 X 26 X 11 Captain D, was taken into Lyons Shipyard for an extensive rebuild in 2008.

Dann Marine Towing Upgrades Power

Photo courtesy of Cummins Marine

Dann Marine Towing shows the pride in five generations in the marine business by maintaining their fleet of 17 tugs in an exemplary state of readiness. The firm operates out of their base in Chesapeake City, Md. and tows along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts as well as to South and Central America. The company pride is also demonstrated in their participation the American Waterways Operators, Responsible Carriers Program. Maintaining and building a good fleet requires upgrading and repowering.

RTC Acquires Senesco Marine

The North Kingstown-based Senesco Marine, previously known as the Southeastern New England Shipbuilding Corp., has been acquired by Reinauer Transportation Companies LLC, according to a report in the Providence Business News - www.pbn.com. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The North Kingstown company formally changed its name to Senesco Marine in October 2003, when it also announced it was streamlining its design and construction procedures to speed delivery. It is headquartered in the Quonset Business Park, where it has a fully paved 25-acre new-construction facility, with more than 215,000 feet of covered floor space, and a 6-acre repair facility with a 1,200-foot-long pier in 35 feet of water.

EBDG Supports BBSR’s New Research Vessel

Elliott Bay Design Group designed the modifications for the R/V Bank of Bermuda Atlantic Explorer; a 168-ft. research ship recently christened by the Bermuda Biological Station for Research (BBSR). Purchased as the R/V Seward Johnson from the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute by the non-profit BBSR, the vessel will be used in oceanographic research primarily off the coast of Bermuda; throughout the Atlantic Ocean and into the Caribbean. EBDG provided engineering guidance during the extensive modification. Work included the relocation and refit of the existing pilot house to serve as a new aft-facing scientific operations center; as well as the design, construction and installation of a new wheelhouse atop the scientific operations center.

LR Verifies BP FPSO Glen Lyon

BP’s newest North Sea asset, the Glen Lyon FPSO. (Image courtesy LR/BP)

The Glen Lyon floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, BP’s newest North Sea asset, was awarded full-term classification certificates for service in the Schiehallion and Loyal fields, 175 km west of Shetland. Conditions west of Shetland are among the most severe in the UK and Glen Lyon must be capable of operating in extreme weather. Classification means the Glen Lyon FPSO has been verified for operation to the highest levels of safety and performance by LR. Glen Lyon is the world’s largest harsh water FPSO and formed part of BP’s multi-billion-pound Quad 204 project.

BP's Glen Lyon FPSO Hook-up Underway

File photo: Glen Lyon FPSO (Courtesy BP)

Mechanical engineering specialist EnerMech said it is in the process of delivering a £5-million-plus contract to support the turret delivery team on BP’s Glen Lyon FPSO, which has arrived for hook-up operations West of Shetland. The Glen Lyon is a key element of the multibillion pound Quad204 project, which includes redeveloping the Schiehallion and Loyal fields, extending production out to 2035 and possibly beyond. EnerMech provided winch engineering, associated operations and…

A First Time for Everything: Transit Company Meets Challenge with Natural Gas Ferry

Tidewater Regional Transit (TRT), Norfolk, Va., operates mass transit in the Hampton Roads area. It includes three passenger ferries that transport nearly 500,000 people per year across the Elizabeth River between downtown Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va. Like other mass transit providers, TRT receives federal, state and local funds and is encouraged to use alternative fuels to reduce dependence on foreign oil and help improve the environment. But unlike any other transit authority, TRT is successfully operating the world's first passenger ferry powered exclusively by natural gas. The idea to convert one of TRT's diesel-powered ferries to natural gas resulted from a 1989 meeting with representatives of Virginia Natural Gas to discuss bus fuel conversion.

AET Tankers Unveils Names of LR2 Duo

Photo: AET Tankers Pte Ltd

AET has unveiled its two new long-range (LR2) petroleum tankers from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) at HHI’s Gunsan Shipyard, Korea, on Thursday, 8 June 2017. The Singapore flagged 114,000dwt Eagle Lyon and French-flagged Eagle Le Havre, are owned by AET, and have been taken on long-term charter by French oil major TOTAL. The sister vessels were ceremonialised at a naming ceremony in Gunsan, which was graced by Yee Yang Chien, AET Chairman and President/Group CEO of MISC Berhad, and Capt.

BP’s Glen Lyon FPSO Classed by DNV GL

BP Glen Lyon (Photo: BP)

DNV GL said it has awarded class to BP’s Glen Lyon Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel located west of Shetland. Glen Lyon is a purpose-built FPSO expected to produce 130,000 barrels of oil a day at peak production. The vessel was transferred into class shortly after first oil in May 2017. DNV GL’s Maritime and Oil & Gas business areas have together provided BP with a broad range of technical skills required for the challenging conditions in which the FPSO will operate.

Englishman: 11th Humber Tug Bears the Name

Photo: SMS Towage

Humber tugboat operator SMS Towage has drawn on an old name for the latest addition to its fleet. The new Englishman is the 11th Humber tug to bear the title, in a tradition stretching back to the 19th century. Built at the Sanmar yard on the edge of Istanbul to a Canadian design, she produces 3,500bhp and can bring in 270m long ships of more than 170,000 metric tons dead weight. The 25m £3.5m vessel is capable of 13 knots and is among the most maneuverable on the estuary. She is one of 13 owned by Hull-based SMS Towage…

Marseilles Confirms Development Link

A development partnership including the Port of Marseilles Authority (PMA) has outlined plans for further expansion of inland waterways traffic following 60% growth in five years. The latest objectives, focusing on container and dry bulk trades for the period 2008-2012, maintain a co-operation agreement signed in 2002 by the port, waterways authority Voies Navigables de France and the Compagnie Nationale du Rhone (CNR) covering 550km of waterways in the Rhone-Saone corridor. In the first five years of the initiative, total cargo volumes for containers, oil products and dry/liquid bulks rose from 1.8 to 2.7million tonnes, giving the waterways a 5.34% share of hinterland traffic compared with 3.65% in 2002.

Officials Inspect Model of New Panama Canal Locks

Photo courtesy DJE, Inc. on behalf of the Panama Canal Authority

Steadily moving forward with expansion, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reached another milestone. Oct. 18, the Canal’s Advisory Board and Board of Directors inspected the physical model of the new set of locks in Lyon, France. Built by Compagnie National du Rhône's (CNR) Hydraulic Laboratory, the functional model used a ship that is 12.2 meters long to perform the lock filling and emptying tests. The new locks will include side basins that reuse 60 percent of the water in every lockage of a vessel. “We have reached a significant phase in the Canal’s Expansion Program.

APACHE ENERGY TO UTILISE MOBILARM VHF DSC LOCATOR BEACONS TO SAFEGUARD OFFSHORE PLATFORM WORKERS

Perth, Western Australia: Mobilarm's VHF DSC locator beacon technology has been chosen by Apache Energy to provide man overboard alerting and location for workers carrying out scheduled maintenance aboard the Reindeer Wellhead Platform, Northwest Australia. The 35 VHF DSC locator beacons ordered by Apache will be carried by maintenance crew, providing improved probability of rescue and survival should an emergency evacuation or man overboard (MOB) occur. "Although already being used to safeguard workers in a number of sectors including…

Mobilarm to Supply MSLD's to Dutch Navy

Global marine safety equipment provider, Mobilarm Limited announced today that it has secured its first production order for 90 Crewsafe V200 Maritime Survivor Locating Devices (MSLD) from the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNN) for use in submarine escape and rescue. The order forms part of a RNN upgrade of all submarine escape and rescue equipment, including new escape systems, escape suits and emergency locating beacons. The order was secured following successful field trials of the Crewsafe V200 for the United States Naval Sea Systems Command (“NAVSEA”) in June and July 2011. The NAVSEA testing was the final stage of the Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) contract awarded to Mobilarm in April 2010.

Damen Launches China Support Company

(Photo: Damen)

Netherlands based shipbuilder Damen said it has launched its China Support Company in Shanghai, officially opened December 4, by Kommer Damen, Chairman of the Damen Shipyards Group. The company, led by Managing Director, John Zhou, will be involved in a range of activities, including commercial activity for Damen newbuild and Damen Marine Components as well as the provision of services to clients in the region. The company will support Damen’s commercial involvement and development in the region…

MV Werften Cuts First Steel for Crystal Endeavor

Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay pushes the button to start the first steel cut (Photo: MV Werften)

Shipbuilder MV Werften said it has begun building Crystal’s new luxury expedition yacht, Crystal Endeavor, with first steel cut on January 15 at its shipyard in Stralsun, Germany. Set to debut in 2020, Crystal Endeavor will be Crystal’s largest and most spacious purpose-built Polar Class ship featuring all-suite, butler-serviced accommodations, and adventure in polar regions and other remote destinations. Employees and guests watched as the flame cutter was launched by Genting Hong Kong Chairman and CEO…

Teekay Offshore Bags North Sea Shuttle Tanker Contracts

Courtesy Teekay Offshore Partners

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (Teekay Offshore or the Partnership) (NYSE:TOO) announced today that it has been awarded new three-year shuttle tanker contracts of affreightment (CoA), plus extension options, with BP plc, Royal Dutch Shell and OMV Group, to transport the oil produced from the new Glen Lyon FPSO which is part of the Quad204 development located west of Shetland in the North Sea. The CoAs are expected to commence in the first half of 2017 with the requirement for approximately two shuttle tankers.

Coast Guard Assists Three Boaters Near Salem, N.J.

The Coast Guard assisted three boaters whose 27-foot pleasure craft ran aground near Salem Friday. A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Philadelphia safely transported the three boaters ashore in Salem where they planned to get a hotel for the night. After a one-hour transit, the Station Philadelphia boatcrew located the boat aground south of Salem in Cherry Tree Creek at approximately 3:30 a.m. "They were very happy to see us," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Lyon, a member of the boatcrew from Station Philadelphia. "We found them more easily since they were using flares, thankfully." uscgnews.com  

Structurearine Adds Latin America Sales Manager

Thomas Verriere

To capitalize on growth opportunities in the evolving Central and South American markets, Structurmarine said it has appointed Thomas Verriere its sales manager for Latin America. The company's global turnkey services for marina projects include site analysis, engineering and installation. A native of France and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma – Law School and the EM Lyon Business School, Verriere has applied his background in business and law to various industries, specializing in developing emerging markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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