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Odense Steel Shipyard News

Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. sells Balti ES Ltd. to Cargotec Corporation

Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. (Odense Staalskibsværft A/S) announces the sale of Balti ES Ltd., a manufacturer of metal components based in Narva, Estonia, to Cargotec Corporation, Finland. The final company transfer is expected to take place within 1-2 months. Following the closure of Maersk Container Industri´s production facilities in Tinglev, Denmark the strategic importance of Balti ES for the Odense Steel Shipyard Group has been reduced. Balti ES functions as a separate unit and today sells most of its production capacity to companies outside the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. Balti ES was acquired by the Odense Steel Shipyard Group in 1997, and currently employs approximately 600 people. The two parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

Odense to Build Carriers for Carras Hellas Group

Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. (Odense Staalskibsværft A/S) has concluded contracts with Carras Hellas Group, Greece, for a series of newbuilding Capesize bulk carriers. This new 180,000 dwt design has been developed between Odense and Carras with deliveries beginning in 2009. These orders, which will be built in the largest dock at the shipyard will, together with existing orders, fill up the capacity of Odense Steel Shipyard into 2010.

Negotiations with EPIC Shipping

Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. announced that EPIC Shipping, UK, has contracted to purchase six RO-RO vessels at Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. Final contract with EPIC Shipping is expected to be signed at the end of June 2007.

A.P. Moller - Maersk Newbuilding Named

On April 1, Odense Steel Shipyard presented its latest newbuilding for the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. Jocelyn van der Heyden, accompanied by her husband, Henry van der Heyden, Chairman of Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd., New Zealand, honored A.P. Moller - Maersk and the Yard by naming the newbuilding Georg Maersk. Georg Maersk is the sixth vessel in a new series of technologically advanced container vessels. The vessel is operated with extensive automation, and the choice of materials for the vessel as well as the interior is of highest quality and a characteristic for container vessels built at Odense Steel Shipyard. With its 12-cylinder Wärtsilä RT-flex diesel engine from Doosan Engine Co.…

Marchen Maersk Named at Odense Steel Shipyard

On May 10, Odense Steel Shipyard presented its latest newbuilding, a 7,000 TEU container ship, for the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. Ingrid Steenstrøm Nielsen, wife of Finn Buus Nielsen, Managing Director, Odense Steel Shipyard, honored A.P. Moller – Maersk and the Yard by naming the newbuilding Marchen Maersk. More than 500 employees and companions from A.P. Moller - Maersk and the Yard were invited to celebrate the event. Marchen Maersk is the second ship in a series of six container ships. The ship is designed and built to meet the highest demands for safe, precise, environmentally friendly and economic transportation of goods all over the globe. Among other things, a waste heat recovery system is installed to optimize the use of the energy produced.

Contemplated Reductions of the Labor Force

The management of Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. has decided to initiate negotiations for a reduction in the number of employees due to difficulties in obtaining new orders. According to the Management the reduction may amount to approximately 140 salaried employees in the administration, design and engineering departments. There will be a continued need for approximately 440 salaried employees and efforts towards obtaining new orders will continue. The Yard presently employs approximately 575 salaried and 2,600 waged employees. The management of Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. and employee representatives will immediately initiate negotiations, and a negotiation committee will be established in order to reduce the impact of the contemplated reductions.

Newbuilding Named at Odense Steel Shipyard

Odense Steel Shipyard presented its latest newbuilding, an 11,000 TEU container vessel, for the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group. Bernadette Brabeck-Letmathe, accompanied by her husband, Mr Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman & CEO, Nestlé SA, honoured A.P. Moller – Maersk and the Yard by naming the newbuilding ELEONORA MÆRSK. Like her predecessors, EMMA MÆRSK and ESTELLE MÆRSK, ELEONORA MÆRSK will be part of the series of the world’s largest container vessels. Ships in this series will set new standards for safety and environment. Environmentally friendly silicone paint covers the hull of the vessel below the waterline – reducing water resistance and cutting the vessel’s fuel consumption by 1,200 tonnes per year.

Namegiving of Newbuilding L 206 from Odense Steel Shipyard

On Saturday March 3, the Odense Steel Shipyard presented its latest newbuilding, an 11,000 TEU container vessel, for the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group. Berit Jensen, accompanied by her husband, Erling Jensen, Managing Director, Dansk Supermarked A/S, honoured A.P. Moller – Maersk and the Yard by naming the newbuilding Evelyn Maersk. Like her three predecessors, Evelyn Maersk will be part of the series of the world’s largest container vessels, and she will like her sister vessels set new standards for safety and environment. Environmentally friendly silicone paint covers the hull of the vessel below the waterline – reducing water resistance and cutting the vessel’s fuel consumption by 1,200 tonnes per year.

Newbuilding Named at Odense Steel Shipyard

Odense Steel Shipyard presented its latest newbuilding, an 11,000 TEU container vessel, for the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. Gunilla Nyman, accompanied by her husband, Anders Dahlvig, CEO & President, IKEA Group, honored A.P. Moller - Maersk and the Yard by naming the newbuilding Ebba Maersk. Like her four predecessors, Ebba Maersk will be part of the series of the world’s largest container vessels, and she will like her sister vessels set new standards for safety and environment. Environmentally friendly silicone paint covers the hull of the vessel below the waterline – reducing water resistance and cutting the vessel’s fuel consumption by 1,200 tons per year.

Maersk Considers More Layoffs at Shipyard

According to a June 15 report from The Journal of Commerce, A.P. Moller-Maersk is considering an additional 175 layoffs at its Danish shipyard because of a lack of orders. The Copenhagen-based shipping and energy group also said the loss-making Odense Steel shipyard, which has built the world’s biggest container ships, has agreed to delay the delivery of three ships. (Source: The Journal of Commerce)

Maersk Newbuilding Named at Odense Steel

On August 25, 2007 Odense Steel Shipyard presented its latest newbuilding, an 11,000 TEU container vessel, for the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. Leise Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller honored A.P. Moller - Maersk and the Yard by naming the newbuilding Elly Maersk. Like her five predecessors, Elly Maersk will be part of the series of the world’s largest container vessels, and she will like her sister vessels set new standards for safety and environment. Environmentally friendly silicone paint covers the hull of the vessel below the waterline – reducing water resistance and cutting the vessel’s fuel consumption by 1,200 tons per year. With its 14-cylinder Wärtsilä RT-flex diesel engine which develops 110,000 bhp, Elly Maersk will enter Maersk Line’s worldwide service after delivery.

Odense Ceases Production After Storm Destroys Crane

A hurricane that passed through Denmark on Dec. 3 caused extensive damages to the huge gantry crane in the dock area at Odense Steel Shipyard. The shipyard has ceased operation due to the incident, and approximately 2,000 production employees were sent home until further notice. The crane overturned in the high winds of the storm, and the cross girder came to rest on the deck of a newbuilding under construction in the yard's drydock. There were no injuries reported. The yard's management and several employees have begun preparations for removal of the collapsed crane, and are looking for a replacement for the lost crane capacity. The shipyard's managing director…

New Chairman of the Board of Directors at A.P. Møller

Mærsk A/S informs that at its Board of Directors’ meeting today Mr. Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller announced that he will retire as Chairman of the Board of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S December 15, 2003 and simultaneously retire from the Board.As new Chairman of the Board of Directors of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S Mr. Michael Pram Rasmussen was elected with effect as of that same date. The Board and Mr. Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller consider Mr. Pram Rasmussen as especially suited for that important office.Mr. Møller will remain Chairman of The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation, Chairman of Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. and will remain as member of a few Boards, including Mærsk Olie og Gas AS.Mr. Møller will remain partner of the Firm of A.P. Møller and Mr.

Namegiving of Newbuilding Held at Odense Steel Shipyard

On March 8 Odense Steel Shipyard presented its latest newbuilding, a 7,000 TEU container ship, for the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. Mrs Maud Andersson, married to Mr Bo I. Andersson, Group Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, General Motors Corporation, honored A.P. Moller – Maersk and the Yard by naming the newbuilding MARGRETHE MÆRSK. MARGRETHE MÆRSK is the first ship in a series of six container ships. The ship is designed and built to meet the highest demands for safe, precise, environmentally friendly and economic transportation of goods all over the globe. Among other things, a waste heat recovery system is installed to optimise the use of the energy produced. MARGRETHE MÆRSK is a rational and highly automated ship thoroughly monitored by advanced computer systems.

SECNAV Tours Shipyard

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable Donald C. Winter tours an automated robotic welding facility at the A.P. Moller-Maersk’s Odense Steel Shipyard. SECNAV was in Denmark to get a first-hand look at how foreign shipyards design and produce Naval warships. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shawn P. Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Donald C. Winter toured A.P. Moller-Maersk's Odense Steel Shipyard on Feb. 20 to see how the company -- which historically builds large commercial shipping units -- transitioned into the Danish defense industry. “I wanted to get an idea of how a foreign commercial shipbuilder designed and constructed a lead warship -- on budget and on time,” said Winter.

Ship Design & Engineering: Japan's MHI & Denmark's OMT Collaborate

Image photo CCL

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has concluded an agreement with Odense Maritime Technology A/S (OMT) of Denmark, a provider of ship design services, to collaborate in expanding their licensing business. Under the newly agreed collaborative arrangement, MHI will primarily take charge of developing propulsion performance aspects, including hull form design, model testing, and development of energy-saving devices and propellers. OMT will be responsible largely for the conceptual and basic designs based on MHI's hull form designs.

MHI, OMT Enter Shipbuilding Collaboration

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has entered into an agreement with Odense Maritime Technology A/S (OMT) of Denmark, a provider of ship design services, on collaboration in ship engineering business. The companies said they plan to combine abundant track records in shipbuilding business to target speedy development of diverse ship types in a quest to expand their licensing business. Under the newly agreed collaborative arrangement, MHI will primarily take charge of developing propulsion performance aspects, including hull form design, model testing, and development of energy-saving devices and propellers. OMT will be responsible largely for the conceptual and basic designs based on MHI's hull form designs.

Jensen Awarded SNAME’s David W. Taylor Medal

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) awarded their highest honor, the David W. Taylor Medal for notable achievement in naval architecture or marine engineering, to ABS Senior Vice President of Technology Peter Tang-Jensen at the society’s Annual Banquet during the SNAME Annual Meeting and Expo in Seattle, Wash. A well-respected member of the maritime community with more than 35 years of experience in shipbuilding design and engineering, Tang-Jensen has been providing strategic leadership for the classification society’s research and product development efforts since 2006. The ABS technology leader and former Executive Vice President of Odense Steel Shipyard, Ltd.

Intergraph SmartMarine 3D Design Software

Samsung Heavy Industries – LNG Carrier design using SmartMarine 3D. This image was voted the “Best of Show” for the Golden Valve Awards at the Intergraph 2007 conference. Intergraph last month introduced SmartMarine 3D, its next-generation software designed to streamline design processes, resulting in lower costs and faster delivery for the shipbuilding and offshore industries. The announcement was made in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding , ICCAS 2007, in Portsmouth, U.K. According to the developer, SmartMarine – previously known as IntelliShip – offers improved modeling, detailing and manufacturing capability for offshore devices and ships for unrivaled productivity and user friendliness…

New Orders for Large Common-rail Engines

Sulzer RT-flex96C low-speed diesel engines have been ordered by Odense Steel Shipyard A/S in Lindø, Denmark, for installation in four 3700 TEU L-class container ships building there for the Danish group A.P. Møller - Mærsk, Safmarine and Deutsche Afrika Linien. The ships are due for delivery in 2004 and 2005. These are further examples of the most powerful diesel engines so far announced to have electronically-controlled common-rail fuel injection. The first Sulzer RT-flex96C engines were ordered in April 2003. The eight-cylinder engines will each develop 45,760 kW (62,240 bhp) at 102 rev/min. The engines will be built under licence from Wärtsilä Corporation by HSD Engine Co Ltd in Korea.

World’s Largest Containership Delivered

On September 1, Maersk Line took delivery of M/S Emma Maersk, built by Odense Steel Shipyard. The Emma Maersk is the first in a new series of PS-class vessels and is one of the most environmentally friendly container vessels ever built. The 397x56m Emma Maersk is able to carry 11,000 20-ft. containers (TEU). systems, enabling the vessel to be operated by a crew of just 13; Waste heat recovery system, reducing fuel consumption and emissions; Protected fuel tanks located in the center of the double hull; Reduced solvent content paint and environmentally friendly silicone; and antifouling paint below the waterline reducing water resistance, and cutting; fuel consumption by 1,200 tons per year; 1,000 40-ft. containers.

Newbuilding Named at Odense Steel Shipyard

Lindø newbuilding No. 214, Mette Maersk at the outfitting quay at the Yard

On October 4, Odense Steel Shipyard named its latest newbuilding, a 7,000 TEU container ship, for the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. Yumiko Arakawa, wife of Shoshi Arakawa, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President, Bridgestone Corporation, honored A.P. Moller – Maersk and the Yard by naming the newbuilding Mette Maersk. Mette Maersk is the fourth ship in a series of six container ships. The ship is designed and built to meet the highest demands for safe, precise, environmentally friendly and economic transportation of goods all over the globe.

Maersk Names New Containership

On August 12, Odense Steel Shipyard presented its latest newbuilding, an 11,000 TEU container vessel, for the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla, accompanied by her husband, Mr Peder Uggla, honoured A.P. Moller - Maersk and the Yard by naming the newbuilding Emma Maersk. The namegiving ceremony was attended by the company’s and the yard’s Boards of Directors as well as Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller. The newbuilding is named after Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller’s late wife, Emma, who passed away in December last year. Just as Emma Mc-Kinney Møller was a person others held in high regard, the vessel Emma Maersk will set its mark. As the world's largest container vessel it will set new standards for safety and environment.

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