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Monday, January 22, 2018

National Maintenance And Repair News

Laborde Expands Sales & Service Network

Laborde Products added National Maintenance and Repair as a service and sales dealer. It supports the river and rail industries with facilities in Hartford, Illinois; Paducah, Kentucky; and Harahan, Louisiana. National Maintenance and Repair will provide sales and support for Laborde Products' Mitsubishi marine propulsion engines in all three locations. It will also provide sales and service for Laborde's packaged product division, Diesel America. Offering a wide range of diesel-powered equipment, including pumps, generators, pressure washers, barge pumps and other special diesel equipment, the line is powered with FPT (Fiat Powertrain Technologies), Yanmar, Mitsubishi and other quality products distributed by Laborde.

Navy Repair Contracts Awarded

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4419); Continental Maritime of San Diego, San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4420); and General Dynamics, National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4421), are being awarded firm-fixed price modifications to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contracts to exercise option period two for the accomplishment of complex emergent and continuous maintenance and Chief of Naval Operations availabilities on amphibious ships (LPD, LSD, LHA and LHD) homeported in San Diego, California. The exercising of these options ensures continued facilities and human resources capable of completing complex emergent and continuous maintenance…

Vigor Wins $19.6m Navy Ship Repair Contract

Vigor Marine LLC, Portland, Oregon, is being awarded a $19,629,518 firm-fixed-price contract to prepare for and accomplish repair and alteration requirements for USS Kidd (DDG 100) Chief of Naval Operations scheduled, selected restricted availability (SRA) in support of the DDG-51-class destroyer ship repair program. For U.S. Naval Surface Combatants – typical repair and maintenance work to be performed in SRA includes modernization ship alterations; blasting, painting and surface preparation for complete or touch-up preservation, freeboard, struts, rudders, running gear, ground tackle, and sea-chest; hull, mechanical and electrical; various interior tanks. Work will be performed in Everett, Washington, and is expected to be completed by September, 2018.

Products

U.K.-based EJ Bowman has manufactured its range of marine heat exchangers and oil since 1919. The company recently had its range of hydraulic EC to PK shell and tube oil coolers design approved for marine use by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and now hold certificate no. 02-LD302798-PDA. Bowman heat exchangers and oil coolers are suitable for use on engines up to 1,400 kW (1,880 hp) and for gear boxes up to 1,800 kW (2,400 hp). As a result of this design approval EJ Bowman are exhibiting at the Workboat Show in New Orleans in December 2003. Guests at Universal Orlando theme parks benefit from complimentary, on-site transportation to and from its resort hotels and theme park attractions.

Congressional, Maritime Leaders Support Jones Act on the Hill

Mark Buzby, U.S. Maritime Administrator

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing Wednesday on “The State of the U.S. Flag Maritime Industry” during which congressional and maritime leaders stressed the importance of the Jones Act. RADM Mark H. Mr. Mr. The Committee and those testifying expressed bipartisan support for the Jones Act and enforcement of the law. “In order for us to maintain the way of life as we know it as a nation that is secure and is able to project power, be it Navy power or commercial power, the Jones Act is intrinsic to that.

NTSB Issues Report on 2016 Columbia River Bulker Grounding

Nenita, a 378-foot Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier laden with grain, ran aground in the Columbia River near Skamokawa, Wash., November 19, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River)

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a report on its investigation into the November 2016 grounding of the bulk carrier Nenita in the Columbia River. The Marshall Islands-flagged vessel was fully laden when it suffered an engine failure that impacted its ability to maneuver and subsequently ran aground at Three Tree Point on the Washington State side of the river. The ship’s bulbous bow and hull were damaged, but no injuries or pollution were reported. The vessel was towed to Longview, Wash.

NSRC: Funding Deficits Will Hamper Naval Efforts

"Readiness at Risk: Crisis in American Military Maintenance" to draw attention to the funding emergency facing the United States armed forces. The paper is a compilation of statements and presentations that were delivered by various congressional and Administration officials during this year's 2002 National Ship Repair Conference in Washington, DC. "As our military continues to wage war overseas, our Armed Forces both at home and abroad continue to face severe funding deficits in critical readiness accounts, such as Navy ship depot maintenance," said NSRC President Chris Long. "We hope that this document will draw much-needed attention to the fact that our military remains vastly under-funded despite the recent increases provided by President Bush.

ABS Nautical Systems Continues Growth in Greece

AB Maritime, Inc. a bulk carrier company based in Piraeus, Greece, will implement ABS Nautical Systems’ NS5 Enterprise fleet management software. The contract includes six vessels, two of which are ABS-classed newbuilds that qualify for free software licenses under the ABS Newbuild Program. The company will also implement Hull Inspection, Maintenance & Repair, HSQE, Purchasing & Inventory, Crew Manager and Vetting on all six vessels. AB Maritime, Inc. is currently using another system to manage their vessels; however they believe that the NS5 Enterprise platform will provide the flexibility they require to handle their requirements going forward. National Energy Transportation S.A.

Pearl Harbor Shipyard Recognized for Excellence

The Virginia-Class attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) undergoes routine inspections and repairs in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Hawaii is the first U.S. Pacific Fleet Virginia-class submarine to enter dry dock in Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Liane Nakahara/Released)

The secretary of defense recognized Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) in depot-level maintenance excellence across all military services Aug. 2. PHNSY & IMF, a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) field activity, received the Robert T. Mason Award for the organization's outstanding emergent repairs and support of the warfighter. The award is presented annually to one program from a Department of Defense (DoD) depot-level maintenance activity that exemplifies exceptional depot-level maintenance support to DoD operating units.

NASSCO Books $30M Deal

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, received a contract from the U.S. Navy for the continuous maintenance, repair, and alterations of the five FFG-7 Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates homeported in San Diego. The contract, including the initial year and four one-year options, has an approximate value of $30 million. Advance planning activities will start immediately to support the first repair and maintenance availability for the USS Curts (FFG-38) in September 2003. If all the options are exercised, 11 ship maintenance availabilities including four drydockings will be performed over the next five years.

MARAD Awards $9.8 Mln to US Shipyards

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Aiming to support shipbuilding modernizations that will increase productivity and allow U.S. shipyards to compete more effectively in global markets, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has awarded $9.8 million to 18 U.S. yards through its Small Shipyard Grant Program. “Small shipyards play a significant role in our country’s maritime sector, which contributes to our economy, security, and infrastructure,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

NASSCO Wins $6.6m Navy Deal

National Steel and Shipping Co. San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $6,604,248 cost-plus-award-fee modification under a previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C4402) for repairs and alterations during the Non-Docking Scheduled Availability of USS Rushmore (LSD-47). The contractor furnishes the material, supports (electrical, crane, and rigging) and facilities necessary for the maintenance and modernization of LSD/LPD Class ships. This availability includes the chemical cleaning of Distilling Plant Number One, hydraulic modification of the anchor windlass brake, stern gate repairs, testing/repair of the accommodation ladder winch, and deck covering replacement. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and work is expected to be completed by Mar. 2008.

Pact Signed for Drydock Project

Ahmed bin Abdulnabi Macki, minister of finance and national economy and deputy chairman of the Financial Affairs and Energy Resources Council, signed on behalf of the Sultanate's government while Nam San-tae, Daewoo chief executive officer and president, signed on behalf of his company. As per the 10-year agreement, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd, will provide administrative and technical support, transfer of modern technology used for ship repairing and maintenance of the dockyard project in Duqum. During its management of the project, the Korean company will prepare a work plan on marketing the services of the dry dock yard in Duqum to various international shipping companies…

New Navy Contract

National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded an $8,099,383 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-4402) for the repair and alteration for the Non-Docking Scheduled Availability of the USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52). The contractor will furnish the material, support (electrical, crane, and rigging), and facilities necessary for the maintenance and modernization of the LSD/LPD class ships. This availability includes inspection and preservation of the Potable Water Tank, repair of the Ballast Tanks, and the 5-year strength and integrity inspection of the Auxiliary Boiler No. 2. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Apr. 2009.

NSRP Awards $3.3M for Shipbuilding R&D

The Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has selected four major research and development projects for award, as part of the program's continuing mission to reduce costs associated with U. S. shipbuilding and ship repair. Objective: Expanding upon the successfully completed Remote Climbing Robot and the current Mobile Robotic Manufacturing System, the objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate a High Mobility Manufacturing Robot capable of operating in ship compartments. Provide Design for Maintenance Training to U.S. Bollinger Shipyards |  Electric Boat | BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards | Marinette Marine | Hepinstall Consulting Group | Victoria Dlugokecki, P.E..

San Diego Yards Win Navy Repair Deals

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4419); Continental Maritime of San Diego, San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4420); and General Dynamics, National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4421), are being awarded a combined $383,058,661 firm-fixed-price modifications to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contracts to exercise an option for complex, emergent and continuous maintenance, repair, modernization and Chief of Naval Operations availabilities on amphibious ships homeported in San Diego, California. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, at contractor facilities or Naval Base San Diego, and is expected to be completed by March 2018.

Abu Dhabi Ship Building Expands Facilities

Abu Dhabi Ship Building has announced that it is stepping up its focus on maintenance, repairs and overhauling services, which has been one of the fastest-growing business divisions of the company. Abu Dhabi Ship Building is currently showcasing its advanced MRO capabilities at the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX), the only specialized maritime defense exhibition in the Middle East, being held from March 26 to 28, 2012, at the Qatar National Convention Centre. Each year, Abu Dhabi Ship Building handles approximately 300 repair and upgrade projects for vessels like tugs, barges, landing craft, dredgers, work boats, crew boats, diving vessels, supply and safety vessels and anchor handling tug boats.

NASSCO Awarded Contract

cruiser homeported in San Diego. The initial award provides funds to begin advance planning for the Antietam maintenance, repair and alteration work package. Actual work on the ship will begin in March 2002 and is to be completed by September 2002. control and automation systems. systems equipment. The company completed a $30-million extended maintenance, repair and alteration availability on USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) in June 2001 and has previously installed "Smart Ship" on USS Valley Forge (CG-50). NASSCO is teamed with Southwest Marine (SWM), its neighboring shipyard, on this contract. SWM will share in the production work on Antietam, focusing primarily on the machinery maintenance and habitability work packages. said Richard Vortmann, President of NASSCO.

BAE Systems Wins N.S. Savannah Contract

The Maritime Administration (MarAd) announced that a $4.1m contract has been awarded to the Norfolk Ship Repair Unit of BAE Systems for dry-docking and maintenance on the National Historic Landmark vessel N.S. Savannah. The Savannah, the world’s first and the only U.S.-built nuclear-powered merchant ship, is currently moored at the BAE facility. All nuclear fuel was removed from the Savannah more than 30 years ago. The major work to be done on the Savannah is a full surface preparation and coating of the ship’s exterior from top to bottom. Other work includes detailed inspection of the ship’s double bottom ballast tanks, repairs to the ship’s cargo hatch covers, and minor exterior repairs to ensure the weather tight integrity of the ship.

Bibby Offshore Recapitalization Completed

Bibby Offshore chief executive Howard Woodcock (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Subsea services provider Bibby Offshore Holdings Limited said it has completed the recapitalization of its balance sheet announced on December 5, 2017. The agreement to recapitalize the balance sheet was approved January 10 by 98.7 percent of noteholders of the £175 million (approximately $243 million) 7.5 percent senior secured notes, and makes noteholders the new owners of the group. “The completion of the recapitalization will be transformational for Bibby Offshore and is a major milestone for our business,” said Howard Woodcock, chief executive of Bibby Offshore.

Kalmar Signs Contract with PSA Corporation

Image: Kalmar

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract for the maintenance and repair of mobile equipment from PSA Corporation Ltd for the next 3-year term. The contract supports the overall maintenance effort of a fleet of up to 700 prime movers and trailer sets at Pasir Panjang Terminal. The contract has been booked into Cargotec's 2017 fourth quarter order intake. Peter McLean, Senior Vice-President of Kalmar Asia-Pacific, said: "We have been working with PSA on the maintenance of their equipment for more than 11 years.

BC Backs Seaspan Bid

According to a report on www.vancouversun.com, Vancouver-based Seaspan Marine's bid for the federal government's $35b National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy includes as much as $60m in support for the overall marine industry from the province and BC Ferries. The financial support comes with up to $35 million in training and labor tax credits from the province over the 30-year lifespan of the project; $5m in support for productivity-related initiatives for the industry and $20m to the industry from BC Ferries to help increase the capacity of B.C.'s ship repair and maintenance sector. (Source: www.vancouversun.com)

TURBOMED Opens Service Station in Shanghai

Photo: TURBOMED

TURBOMED S.A. has established a new service station in Shanghai, China as a move to expand its presence in the worldwide marine industry. Furthermore, Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, Owner of TURBOMED S.A., decided to instate in Shanghai a Greek mechanical engineer, Nikos Paraskevopoulos, to represent the company as the authorized superintendent of all the operations concerning turbocharger service. Paraskevopoulos has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and is a specialist in turbocharger maintenance and repair.

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