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Maintenance Contract News

Rotterdam Port Signs Pact for Maintenance of Roads, Greenery

From left to right: Leendert Ripping, Director of Aannemingsmaatschappij Van Gelder; Ronald Paul, Director of Infrastructure & Maritime Affairs (COO), and Olaf Janssen, CEO at BTL. Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority

The Port of Rotterdam Authority signed agreements with two contractors relating to what is known as the port’s dry infrastructure. One contract covers maintenance of the roads in the port and the other maintenance of the green spaces. Following a tendering procedure, Van Gelder emerged as the best choice for the road infrastructure. The green spaces will be maintained by BTL. Both contracts run for two years and an express wish has been made for them to be extended by eight years. The combined sum of the contracts comes to over 14 million euros for the first two years.

Irving Shipyard Asks for High Court Ruling

According to a June 23 report from the Canadian Press, Irving Shipbuilding, the company that lost a multibillion-dollar submarine maintenance contract, is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to allow its legal challenge of the deal to proceed. When the maintenance contract was awarded in 2007 to a West Coast firm, Irving sought a judicial review. But the Federal Court of Appeal ruled the shipbuilder did not have standing to ask for such a review based on suspicions there was bias involved. (Source: Canadian Press)

OTTAWA Wins Maintenance Contract

Ottawa has won a $1.5-billion maintenance contract for Canada’s four Victoria-class submarines. Canadian Submarine Management Group was informally awarded phase one of the 15-year contract by the Conservative government almost a year ago. But a signed, written agreement was put on hold last year after a lawsuit was filed by a group that includes Maritimes-based rival Irving Shipbuilding.

Hallin Awarded $8M West Africa Project

Photo courtesy Foster Marketing Communications

Integrated subsea contractor Hallin Marine is mobilizing its vessel, Ullswater, after winning a saturation diving contract offshore Angola. The DP2 Ullswater, equipped with saturation and air diving systems, a Hallin C-ROV and all personnel, will repair a 16-inch pipeline and carry out inspections on various platforms. Operatec, an Angolan company, and Superior Energy Services have been performing diving services under a long term maintenance contract since mid 2009. The Ullswater saturation diving project is an extension of this ongoing maintenance contract.

Imtech: Service and Maintenance Contracts Reach 5,000 Vessels

Imtech (technical services provider in Europe and on the global marine market) is observing a substantial increase in the number of marine service and maintenance contracts managed by Imtech. Recently Imtech signed a new global partnership agreement for 350 vessels operated by an international ship operator in Hong Kong, which granted Imtech a preferred service vendor status. As a result, Imtech passed the 5,000 mark for ships under various types of contract and partnership agreements. In addition, the company renewed its existing contract for the maintenance of technical infrastructure on all NAM drilling rigs in the North Sea. Imtech is also observing further growth in the number of technical conversions and renovations, for which the company gained several new orders.

Imtech: Number of Marine Service and Maintenance Contracts to 5,000

Imtech (technical services provider in Europe and on the global marine market) is observing a substantial increase in the number of marine service and maintenance contracts managed by Imtech. Recently Imtech signed a new global partnership agreement for 350 vessels operated by an international ship operator in Hong Kong, which granted Imtech a preferred service vendor status. As a result, Imtech passed the 5,000 mark for ships under various types of contract and partnership agreements. In addition, the company renewed its existing contract for the maintenance of technical infrastructure on all NAM drilling rigs in the North Sea. Imtech is also observing further growth in the number of technical conversions and renovations, for which the company gained several new orders.

Almi Tankers Inks Maintenance Deal with Alphatron Marine

From left to right: Jeroen Kortsmit – Global Business Development Manager JRC/Alphatron Marine, Fanis Valvis – Navigation/Communication & Automation Manager Almi Tankers, Frans Steenbergen – General Manager Global Service Solutions JRC/Alphatron Marine and Vassilis Kokkotis – Sales Manager Nova Electronics (Photo: Alphatron Marine)

JRC and Alphatron Marine has announced that Greek based company Almi Tankers have signed an all-encompassing maintenance contract supporting all yearly inspections and surveys as well as any required services, for a total of 11 vessels. Alphatron Marine, together with local partner in Greece, Nova Electronics, will support the Almi Tankers fleet worldwide, including service, upkeep, and preventive maintenance services to secure the overall smooth running of bridge equipment.

Anglo-Eastern Signs Turbocharger Maintenance Deal

Pictured at the contract signing (from left) Peter Dittrich, Head of Contract Management, MAN PrimeServ Turbocharger; Ivan Blazina, Group Purchasing Director, Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd.; Jesper Bak Weller, Global Key Account Director, MAN PrimeServ; and Thorsten Lehmann, Vice President, MAN PrimeServ Turbocharger (Photo: MAN)

MAN PrimeServ Turbocharger, part of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s service division, has signed a Premium Turbocharger Maintenance Contract with Anglo-Eastern Ship Management. Under the terms of the agreement, PrimeServ will provide all relevant services complete maintenance package. The deal covers approximately 330 turbochargers installed aboard vessels from the Anglo-Eastern’s worldwide fleet – essentially a mixture of NA/TCA axial types for main engines, and NR/TCR radial types for auxiliary engines.

Alphatron, Exmar Ink Maintenance Contract

Photo: Alphatron Marine

Alphatron Marine has signed a full service maintenance contract with EXMAR Shipmanagement covering six gas carriers to ensure optimized operation and reduce daily running costs for the next five years. The gas carriers are fitted mainly with JRC equipment, which Alphatron Marine has many years of experience of installing and supporting, along with other navigation and communication equipment onboard. The contract also includes equipment that is subjected to mandatory annual certifications and inspections. 

North Sea, UK Sector, Contracts for KCS Deutag

KCA Deutag has won significant subsea drilling operation & maintenance contracts from core clients Total E&P UK, EnQuest & CNR International (CNRI). The company was awarded a contract with Total E&P UK to provide drilling operations and maintenance services on the Alwyn North and Dunbar platforms. Both contracts have already commenced and have a firm two year commitment with options for an extension of up to two years. Secondly, EnQuest has also signed a significant contract with KCA Deutag for a four year extension of its drilling operations and maintenance contract for both the Heather and Thistle platforms. Lastly, a substantial contract extension was awarded by CNRI.

Latest US Department of Defense Contracts

Included in the latest list of US Department of Defense contracts are those for a USACE Mississippi River dredging operation, and a Navy contract for the phased maintenance of the 'USS San Antonio'. Conti Enterprises Inc., Lincoln Highway, Edison, N.J., has been awarded a $44,828,475 firm-fixed-price contract for a resilient features, west bank and vicinity, hurricane and storm damage risk reduction system for Mississippi River levee, English Turn Bend to Belle Chasse, WBV-MRL 4.2, Plaquemines Parish, La. Estimated completion date is Dec. 2, 2015 and the contracting agency is the Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, La. General Dynamics NASSCO-Earl Industries…

NASSCO-Norfolk Wins CVN Maintenance Work

Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) (Photo: U.S. Dept. of Defense)

General Dynamics NASSCO–Norfolk said it was awarded the Mid-Atlantic CVN private sector maintenance contract by the U.S. Navy to perform non-nuclear planning and maintenance work during six Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) availabilities on four Nimitz-class aircraft carriers and one Gerald R. Ford-class carrier, home-ported in or visiting Norfolk, Va. The five-year cost-plus-award-fee and incentive fee contract also includes the ability to provide for any continuing or emergent maintenance repairs on any of these East Coast aircraft carriers.

Halifax Dock Sinking Won’t Impact Navy Work

A May 12 story from The Chronicle Herald reported that the Canadian navy’s frigate modernization program at Halifax Shipyard will be unaffected by the sinking of the Scotia Dock II, according to union officials. Layoffs were not expected but there may be some shift changes as a result of the sinking. Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has a maintenance contract worth about $549m for the Canadian navy’s East Coast frigates. (Source: The Chronicle Herald)  

Arabian Gulf Service Contract

Photo courtesy Austal

Austal confirmed an unconditional contract has been signed with Oman’s National Ferries Company (NFC) for the maintenance of seven large high-speed craft. The contract requires Austal to deliver vessel maintenance services for NFC’s five high speed ferries and two Oman Coast Guard rescue boats, co-managed by NFC, for a period of up to five years. Work will be performed by Austal at various regional ports within the Sultanate of Oman, including the capital city, Muscat. Austal’s service presence in the Middle East now includes hubs for the Red Sea (Egypt) and the Arabian Gulf (Oman)…

General Dynamics Awarded Navy SUBSAFE Contract

General Dynamics Electric Boat awarded submarine safety and maintenance contract. The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a contract to perform submarine safety program (SUBSAFE) and intermediate submarine maintenance work for submarines. This five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of US$215.5-million. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Electric Boat will provide technical management, administrative and technical services, tools, equipment and facilities and required support to accomplish installation, repair and maintenance of weapons, hull, mechanical and electrical equipment.

Technip Gets Important Contract from ConocoPhillips UK

'Skandi Achiever': Photo credit Technip

Technip awarded a five-year sub-sea Inspection, repair and maintenance contract by ConocoPhillips U.K. Technip has been awarded a five-year inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) frame agreement contract by ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited for various assets in the Central, Southern North Sea and East Irish Sea. The contract covers diver repair and maintenance solutions for the company’s existing U.K. subsea infrastructure. Technip’s operating center in Aberdeen, Scotland, will execute the contract, which will run from 2012 until 2016, with two two-year options to extend it.

BAE Starts Support Work on British Navy Patrol Boats

RN River-class patrol boats: Photo credit BAE

BAE say that work is underway on the new £22m contract to support and provide maintenance to the Royal Navy’s River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). Following a successful track record of supporting these Portsmouth based ships for over a decade and after a competitive tender process, BAE Systems was awarded the contract in September, 2013 guaranteeing the work for the next five years. The maintenance contract will provide the Royal Navy with 320 operationally available days per ship per year.

MAN Signs Contract with COSCO

MAN/Image:MAN

MAN PrimeServ Shanghai has signed two significant maintenance contracts with COSCO, the state-owned Chinese shipping group, during the Marintec 2011 maritime exhibition in Shanghai. Collectively, the contracts add up to a value of more than Euro 4 million. The first contract covers the retrofit of 32 vessels from the COSCO Bulk Carrier fleet with slide-fuel valves. It also includes the retrofit of 7 + 6 vessels with Alpha Lubricators, giving a cumulative value of more than Euro 2 million.

Navy Awards Southwest Marine $100 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy granted a contract worth more than $100 million to Southwest Marine (SWM). The five-year, phased-maintenance contract is the follow-on to ships the company has been repairing since 1985, including USS Denver, USS MT. Vernon and USS Anchorage. SWM initially won the first LPD/LSD contract in 1985, followed by a second contract in 1990 and a third in 1995. This current contract, which is the company's fourth consecutive, has a total of 16 availabilities. The first scheduled nine-week availability included the drydocking of USS Denver this September. President Clinton is expected to sign the FY 01 $8.6 billion military construction bill by mid-July, which will allow for emergency supplemental funding for ship depot maintenance for FY 00.

Southwest Marine Lands $54 Million Contract

The Navy has granted a $54 million, five-year continuous maintenance contract for work on DDG-51-class ships to Southwest Marine (SWM). USS Stetham is scheduled to arrive at the shipyard on September 26; the last ship included in the contract will be at the yard on July 12, 2006. The contract encompasses a total of 23 availabilities. The award, which includes 10 ships, also contains an option for USS Lassen in 2003 and USS Howard in 2004. The work package on each ship includes dry docking, shaft work, underwater hull painting, maintenance, various general repairs, electronic upgrades, structural piping work and alterations. Teaming up with SWM on this contract is Continental Maritime (CMSD), which offers the Navy resources additional to SWM's piers and dry dock.

Pemamek Wins Contract

Pemamek Oy Ltd was recently awarded a contract of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, construction and delivery of a micro panel line. Commissioning in early 2013, the new modern micro panel line replaces the existing one. This new line will increase the shipyard’s productivity and therefore improve Aker Philadelphia Shipyards positioning at the market. Additionally, Pemamek Ltd contracted a yearly maintenance contract for the equipment and software for fully support in periodical maintenance and so enabling continuous production.

Northrop Grumman Wins Sub Repair and Maintenance Contract

Northrop Grumman Newport News subsidiary AMSEC was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for submarine work in San Diego. U.S. Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a contract by the U.S. submarine work in San Diego. contractor for the work. AMSEC was one of multiple winners of an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with potential maximum value of $15m, collectively. Work includes repair, maintenance and alteration to U.S. Navy submarines visiting or home-ported in San Diego, and purchasing long-lead time material in support of these activities. Work will be performed in San Diego and is expected to be completed by August 2012. The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center in San Diego is the contracting activity.

Australian Navy Awards In-service Support Contract

HMAS Choules is a Bay Class Landing Ship Dock, based on the Royal Schelde Enforcer design. It served with the U.K. Royal Fleet Auxiliary from 2006 to 2011, before being transferred to the Royal Australian Navy. (Australian Navy photo)

The Australian Government informs it has awarded a $60.6 million in-service support contract for maintenance of the Bay-Class Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, over the next two years. The maintenance contract awarded to Atlantic & Peninsula Australia Pty Ltd (A&P Australia) is a fixed-price performance-based commercial arrangement with an initial value of $60.6 million and will see the continuation of nearly 30 jobs in the Sydney region. With a growing maritime industry in Australia…

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