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Monday, January 22, 2018

Maintenance Vessel News

Labroy Marine Wins Contracts

CNA has reported that Labroy Marine has clinched another four shipbuilding contracts worth $54.3 million . The contracts are to build four vessels for delivery in 2008. The four vessels are a Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel, a multi-purpose maintenance vessel and two topside maintenance vessels. Source: CNA

Persian Gulf Charter for Otto Marine

Photo credit Otto Marine

Otto Marine has secured a ship chartering contract for a firm 180 days with option to extend for its newly-built offshore work maintenance vessel. The vessel will operate in the Kuwaiti, UAE and offshore Iraqi waters. The 4,200 bhp vessel SOC Endeavour measures 75m x 24 m, classified by ABS, will be deployed for general offshore rig maintenance works in various areas of the Persian Gulf. Singapore-based Otto Marine is an offshore marine group engaged in specialized shipbuilding of offshore vessels for primarily deep sea operations.

Ezra Awards Contract to Labroy

Ezra Holdings has awarded a contract to Labroy Shipbuilding and Engineering worth $25.1m. The contract is to build an ultra-large pipe laying, accommodation, well service and maintenance vessel. The vessel is to be delivered by the first half of 2009. It can be used for all types of deepwater work in demanding weather conditions. The vessel is expected to broaden Ezra's market reach in the offshore production and construction segment. Source: Channel News Asia

Global Marine Expands Its Fleet

(Photo: Global Marine Systems Limited)

Subsea cable systems design, installation and maintenance firm Global Marine Systems Limited, has added the 6,200 ton cable deadweight CS Recorder to its fleet. Built in 2000, the vessel formerly known as the Maersk Recorder, has previously been chartered by Global Marine for numerous cable installation projects and has since successfully completed work in the oil and gas and renewables sectors. The newly named CS Recorder is intended to support the telecoms installation business growth over the next 5-10 years, with a number of critical projects scheduled during 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Offshore Work Maintenance Ship Sold, Chartered Back by Otto Marine

'Oranda 1': Photo courtesy of Otto Marine

Singapore-based Otto Marine sells Work Maintenance Vessel 'Oranda 1' for US$38.0-million, simultaneously bareboat-chartered back for GofM work. The sales transaction sets to improve the Group’s cash flow and balance sheet. Oranda 1, of LOA 75 m  is an ABS-classed 4,200bhp Work Maintenance Vessel that has completed 4 projects in South East Asia since May 2010. Contemporaneous with the sales transaction, the Group’s subsidiary, Karp Marine Limited, has bareboat chartered back the vessel for a period of 5 years.

Germanischer Lloyd’s Technology Center for U.S. Gulf Coast

According to Germanischer Lloyd (GL), Offshore service vessels (OSV) are becoming larger, more specialized and technically sophisticated as a result of the rising demand for more complex deepwater field developments, including the Gulf of Mexico. Currently, there are some 2,500 OSV worldwide, with a steady growth projected from now through 2020. All this has led to an expanded definition of OSV which refers to "not only traditional supply boats, but also anchor handling tug/supply ships, well stimulation ships, and standby ships" and even those "built to carry hazardous and noxious substances, to fight fires, or to occasionally recover oil," said Stephen Gumpel, Area Manager North and Central America at GL.

Work Maintenance Vessel Delivered to Otto Marine

Nautical Aliya (Photo: Otto  Marine)

Otto Marine Limited, an offshore marine company, announced that further to a long-term bareboat charter contract that was secured in June 2015, it has taken delivery of a 238-man work maintenance Vessel to fulfill that charter. The delivery ceremony for the vessel, Nautical Aliya, was held at a shipyard in China today. Nautical Aliya is the first unit of the DPS-2 work maintenance vessel series completed. The second unit is currently under construction and will be completed by the end of this year. The vessel measures 85 meters in length and 23 meters in width.

Drydocks World Office in Abu Dhabi

Photo courtesy Dubai World

Drydocks World, a ship repair, conversion and new building yard, announced the establishment of its representative office in Abu Dhabi. Hamed Mohammed Bin Lahej, - Drydocks World Executive Vice Chairman and Regional CEO for the Middle East, Asia and Africa, inaugurated the office. He said, “The UAE capital offers great potential for our line of business. The office was inaugurated on the sidelines of the Middle East Workboats Exhibition that took place recently at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre…

Otto Marine Offloads Support Vessel for $38mln

SOC ENDEAVOUR. Pic: Otto Marine Limited

Singapore-based Otto Marine Limited has signed a  Memorandum of Agreement to sell a Work Maintenance Vessel known as SOC  ENDEAVOUR to an unspecified party through  its wholly owned subsidiary,  Koi  Marine Limited. The  sale of the vessel  will reduce its inventory on hand and  is part of  the ordinary course of business of the shipyard business. “The sale of the vessel will reduce its inventory on hand and is part of the ordinary course of business of the shipyard business,” offshore services provider Otto Marine said. Financial details and the name of the buyer were not disclosed.

Offshore 'Walk-to-Work' Contracts for Uptime

BSC CSS1: Photo Uptime International

Uptime International says it has entered into contracts with MAC Offshore Dubai and Fujian Mawei Shipyard China for delivery of three active motion compensated gangways. The first of these three gangways will be mounted early 2015 on their third Compact Semi Sub (CSS) maintenance vessel, which was designed by STX’s Vancouver office. The next two will be mounted on two new Motel Support Vessels to be built in 2015/2016. In order to ensure the POB access, the vessels have been upgraded with motion compensated gangways which…

Building the World’s Largest 4G Offshore Network

Statoil selected Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) to deploy and operate its high speed 4G-network on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). It’s a six-year contract with a four-year option, which calls for MCP to build what is essentially the world’s largest 4G network at sea. Initially 15 rigs, two light well intervention vessels (LWI), two subsea inspection and maintenance vessels (IMR) and 50 supply ships will be covered. The agreement includes existing and new oilfields operated by Statoil.

Damen Delivers Shoalbuster 2609 for SAFEEN

Photo: Damen

SAFEEN, the subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports formerly known as Abu Dhabi Marine Services, has taken delivery of a Damen Shoalbuster 2609 named Maqtaa to join its existing fleet. The delivery comes just two months after the order was placed by SAFEEN. Like all the vessels in Damen’s Shoalbuster range, the new vessel is a multipurpose, shallow draught workboat capable of undertaking a range of roles including towing, mooring, pushing, anchor handling, dredge support, supplying and other support activities. Maqtaa’s primary role is providing towage and berthing assistance in the Emirate.

Tidewater Selects ABS Nautical Systems

ABS Nautical Systems was selected by Tidewater Inc. to trial its fleet management software. With this partnership, ABS Nautical Systems intends to become Tidewater’s global fleet management software provider. Tidewater would be replacing an internal system with ABS Nautical Systems’ fully integrated software suite to help manage its principal operational functions including maintenance, vessel-initiated requisitions and relevant regulatory requirements. “Our vendor vetting process was time intensive,” said Bill Scott, Manager, Engineering and Technical Services, Tidewater. Tidewater will implement several modules from ABS Nautical Systems’ software suite NS5…

Vroon Inks Communications Deal with Speedcast

VOS Shine (Photo: Vroon)

SpeedCast International Limited (SpeedCast), a global satellite telecommunications service provider, announced that it has been awarded a multi-year communications contract by international shipping company, Vroon. The new Ku-band satellite service will facilitate high-performance broadband connectivity with multi-megabit speeds, providing “hotel experience” Internet facilities for Vroon clients aboard specific categories of vessels. These include subsea-support vessels (10-25 passengers)…

Offshore Wind-Farm Maintenance Vessel Concept

Photo courtesy OSD-IMT

Anglo-Dutch company Offshore Ship Designers has launched a new offshore wind farm maintenance vessel concept which will improve uptime of deepwater wind turbines and reduce maintenance costs and carbon emissions while offering a solution to the logistics problem of carrying out simultaneous multiple wind turbine maintenance. The Sea-Wind WMV vessel design is for a mother ship which would remain on station in offshore deep-water wind farms providing a safe haven for multiple numbers of catamaran workboats to carry engineers to service the turbines.

Port of London to Unveil £7m Vessel at Seawork

    The London Titan in build at Manor Marine (Photo courtesy of Seawork International)

London Titan, the Port of London's new £6.97million ($10.5 million) 36-meter mooring maintenance vessel, will be officially unveiled at the opening day of the Seawork International exhibition and conference in June, the event's organizers announced today. Following its launch last month, fitting out and sea trials, London Titan is likely to be seen by upwards of 7,500 visitors at the event, which is held June 16-18 in Southampton. Seawork International is Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition.

Smit Lamnalco Secures Major O&M Contract in Iraq

Smit Lamnalco SPM operations

Smit Lamnalco has secured the turnkey contract to support Single Point Mooring operations for The Iraq Crude Oil Export Expansion Project (ICOEEP). The scheme, 20 km off the Al Fao Peninsula, looks to triple oil exports from Iraq. The SPM contract covers operations and maintenance of four SPM systems and runs for up to three years, a term that would generate over US$200 million for Smit Lamnalco. The agreement involves the full scope of maritime support services for the export facilities.

Bibby Offshore Wraps up North Sea Work

Barry Macleod, UKCS managing director at Bibby Offshore (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Perenco appointed Bibby Offshore to perform subsea integrity inspections and maintenance works on the Inde Joint pipeline, which runs to the Bacton Gas Terminal in the Southern North Sea. Completed in early July, the 15-day workscope saw Bibby Offshore install a total of 94 concrete mattresses over the pipeline to assist in preserving the remaining rock dump mounds. The second workscope, completed in late July, saw Endeavour Energy UK contract Bibby Offshore to carry out subsea tree inspections in the Renee and Rubie fields located in blocks 15/27 and 15/28 of the Central North Sea.

Guangdong Yuexin Ocean Engineering Co., Ltd Acquires FORAN Licenses

SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A. and Guangdong Yuexin Ocean Engineering Co., Ltd –GYOE- (formerly Yuexin Shipbuilding Co., Ltd) have signed an agreement for the implementation of the FORAN CAD/CAM System in the Chinese shipyard, to be used in their shipbuilding activities. The agreement has been signed after a visit of a delegation from SENER. Located in southern China, in Guangzhou area, GYOE is a leading and expanding international player in new buildings, specialized in the offshore market. Has a large experience in AHTS vessels, support and maintenance vessels, multi-purpose utility vessels and tugs. FORAN System was selected over the rest of CAD solutions after a three months pilot test, with successful results.

Ship Takes Shape at Nordic Yards

At Nordic Yards a 390-ton section of a new wind turbine service jack-up vessel was laid down in the Wismar dock today as scheduled, marking a milestone in the building of the 80 x 32 m ship. The vessel was ordered last year by the Danish company DBB Jack-Up Services for the purpose of servicing offshore wind farms. "We are delighted to be witnessing this major step in the construction of our offshore vessel together with Nordic Yards today", said Thorsten Jalk, CEO at DBB Jack-Up Services.

Aker Yard to Build Offshore Vessels for Solstad

Aker Yards has entered into contracts with Solstad Offshore ASA for building of one Platform Supply/ ROV Vessel of Aker PSV/ROV 06 CD design and one Offshore Subsea Construction and Maintenance Vessel of Aker OSCV 06 L design. Delivery of the PSV/ROV 06 CD is scheduled to second/third quarter 2010, the OSCV 06 L is scheduled for delivery first quarter 2011. The PSV/ROV 06 CD is a platform supply vessel with a hangar for ROV (remote operated vehicle), and with a dynamic positioning system according to DP II class. The vessel will further be equipped with a 100 tons offshore crane and with helicopter platform. The propulsion system is diesel electric.

Grandweld Shipyards Awarded Contract for Wesal Shipping

Grandweld Shipyards has been awarded a new contract to build 42M Aluminum Crew Boat for Wesal Shipping which was signed on the 9th October 2012. This contract follows the successful delivery of the 41M Aluminum Crew Boat which Grandweld delivered to Wesal Shipping early in October 2010. The 42M Aluminum Crew Boat is a heavily modified version of the 41M, and is designed to reach a speed in excess of 25 knots and includes luxury seating, accommodation for VIP guests, larger deck space and enhanced comfort for the crew.

GMMOS Group Rebrands as Stanford Marine Group

UAE-based GMMOS Group has rebranded to Stanford Marine Group (SMG), according to a report on TradeArabia News Service. The group has two main divisions focused on the marine sector: Stanford Marine (OSV chartering) and Grandweld (shipbuilding and repair). Stanford Marine has recently taken delivery of several new OSVs, such as the three ultra-modern 58-metre DP1 platform supply vessels (PSVs) Condor, Osprey and Caracara - which are already chartered – and will be welcoming in its fleet further four new vessels this year, amongst which will be two 87-metre diesel electric DP2 PSVs with methanol carrying capacity. With a fleet utilization level in excess of 90 percent for its current 35-vessels strong fleet…

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