Another AHTS for Med Offshore
Med Offshore ordered an AHTS 6615 of the Damen Offshore series. This is the second time Med Offshore orders an anchor handling tug supply vessel from Damen, following the AHTS 6114, Med Otto, which was elivered to Med Offshore in September 2006. Med Offshore, the Italian shipping company owned by the Garolla Family, operates a fleet of supply boats and anchor handlers while the holding company Sarda Bunkers operates a fleet of tankers for the transportation of bunkers and oil products. The newly ordered vessel will form part of the fleet renewal program which started with the acquisition of the AHTS 6114, Med Otto. It is designed and equipped for worldwide services. The AHTS 6615 is one of the latest designs from the Damen Offshore Series.
HBG Unit Wins Offshore Order
Hollandsche Beton Group (HBG) reportedly won a $14 million order from Hague-based Elf Petroland BV to design and build an unmanned offshore gas platform.
Good Times Coming for Indian Shipyards
According to a Dec. 14 report from Daily News & Analysis, the Indian shipbuilding industry could witness good times once again following a significant rise in offshore activities and favorable policy changes. According to the report, Kejal Mehta, research analyst at Prabhudas Lilladher, said some revival has already been witnessed in the global offshore order-book in the last couple of months. (Source: Daily News & Analysis)
HHI Set To Put Big Dent in Offshore Market
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) is reportedly set to win up to $1.3 billion worth of orders for offshore projects by end-June, according to published reports. The roster of anticipated contracts includes a pending deal for an FPSO in West Africa, an order for a semi-submersible to be deployed in the Sakhalin project, and an order to set up a jack-up production platform in the Caspian Sea, Reuters reported. In 2001, Hyundai Heavy received in excess of $2 billion in offshore project orders, including an $800 million order from ExxonMobil, up from $1.0 billion in 2000. Hyundai Heavy is reported to be chasing after $10 billion worth of offshore orders comprising 33 projects.
Schat-Harding Books Strong Year
Schat-Harding, a maker of lifeboats and davits, reported a strong orderbook in the third quarter of 2004, with orders totaling $16 million booked, driven by strong demand from passenger ships, offshore rigs, LNG and ice-class tankers and naval vessels. Key passenger ship orders included six CTL38 cruise tenders and 14 MPC32 compact cruise lifeboats with PD davits for two MSC newbuildings at Chantiers de l'Atlantique, eight MPC32 boats and VIP davits for a series of RoPax building at Italy's Visenti yard, and two MPC32 boats with davits for the lengthening of the RCCL Enchantment of the Seas. Offshore orders included two KISS800 systems for the Atwood Beacon rig, four KISS boats and davits for Pemex and two MCB 600 boats for the Dolphin Energy project.
MacGREGOR Signs Offshore Orders
Offshore equipment orders recently signed by MacGREGOR’s Offshore division include the single biggest order in the history of the newly acquired Norwegian company Hydramarine AS. This is for two Hydramarine active heave compensated (AHC) cranes for an offshore vessel being delivered in 2010 to a Norwegian shipowner. One of the cranes will have a lifting capacity of 400 tons and a 9842 ft. (3,000m) hook travel. The cranes will be manufactured at the Offshore division’s factory in Kristiansand, Norway. Other orders include four Hydramarine AHC cranes for four offshore vessels being delivered during 2009 and 2010 to shipowners from Germany and India. The cranes have lifting capacities of 100-150 ton and a 6561 ft.-9842 ft (2,000-3,000m) hook travel.
Shipbuilding Orders to Surge on Energy Demand
According to a May 17 report from Bloomberg, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., the world’s second-largest shipyard by orders, aims to almost triple contracts for offshore facilities this year. The company may win $5b worth of orders for drilling rigs and floating production facilities this year, compared with $1.8b last year, Executive Vice President Brendan Jeong said. Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. and Samsung Heavy Industries Co. have also predicted a jump in offshore orders this year, undeterred by an oil-rig leak triggering a drilling ban in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil companies including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Petroleo…
Mitsubishi Heavy Orders Increase in 2006
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, said it has received orders for 23 vessels totaling 1.48m gross tons in 2006, up from 21 vessels weighing 1.08m gross tons a year earlier. On a deadweight tonnage basis, orders reached 1.20m tons this year, rising from 1.12m tons in 2005. There were five new ships ordered in Japan during the year, totaling 56,792 gross tons or 24,696 deadweight tons, compared to five vessels last year which reached 90,510 gross tons or 42,688 deadweight tons. Offshore orders for new vessels increased to 18, weighing 1.43 mln gross tons or 1.18 mln deadweight tons, from 16 in 2005 with a combined weight of 991,340 gross tons or 1.08 mln deadweight tons. Source: Forbes
ONGC Awards Offshore Order to L&T
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has awarded a project order with Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) for the NQ re-construction (NQRC) Project in Mumbai High North fields, according to Domain-b. According to the report, this project is the largest brownfield project of its kind awarded in the offshore oil and gas sector in India. The NQ Complex, one of the oldest assets owned by ONGC, has been operational since 1985. The project comprises reconstruction of offshore facilities at the NQ Complex including the replacement of the existing booster compressor with a new process gas compressor module, revamp of produced water conditioning system, hot oil system, gas dehydration unit and other utilities.
Swire Orders 4 More Anchor Handlers
Swire Pacific Offshore ordered another four IMT966 anchor handlers to the IMT Marine Consultants design. These follow six similar vessels already under construction at Labroy Shipyards, Singapore. Scotland-based IMT Marine Consultants, partner in the Offshore Ship Designers Group, was responsible for the design of these innovative and powerful vessels. The 120-ton bollard pull vessels are optimized for world-wide service of offshore towage, anchor handling and logistics support activities in all weather conditions. One remarkable feature of the design is that the upper part of the bridge deck can be removed and stored on the main deck for passage into the Caspian Sea. The vessel’s beam is optimised for Caspian Sea passage.
Rolls-Royce Wins $163.2m Offshore Order
Rolls-Royce has won its largest ever offshore marine order worth $163.2m. It will deliver designs and equipment for six new Rolls-Royce UT Design offshore service vessels to OSM Schiffahrt, a joint venture between the Nordcapital Group in Germany and Norwegian ship management group OSM. OSM Schiffahrt also has options for a further six vessels. The vessels - designed by Rolls-Royce and incorporating a range of its marine equipment, including Bergen diesel engines, deck machinery, thrusters and dynamic positioning systems - will be built by Korean and Norwegian yards. Four UT 786 CD deep water anchor handlers will be built at the Sekwang shipyard for delivery in the second half of 2009. Two UT 776 CD platform supply vessels will be built at Aker Yards Brevik for delivery in 2009 and 2010.
Launch Of First Px106 In Brazil
The first of two platform supply vessels (PSVs) of the PX106 type design was successfully launched from Alianca shipyard in Brazil mid-April. The vessel is the first of four X-BOW® vessels for offshore shipowner CBO to be built at Alianca. After the launch, the superstructure was lifted onto the vessel and assembled in a smooth and problem-free operation. CBO (Compania Brasileira de Offshore) ordered two PX106 and two PX105 designs from ULSTEIN at the end of 2009. The contracts include delivery of design, engineering, main equipment and building follow-up.
Scorpion Offshore Orders Two Rigs
Scorpion Drilling Ltd (Scorpion) has exercised its option to order two additional LeTourneau Super 116 jackups to be built at Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville, Texas. The contract price for the two rigs, excluding Owner Furnished Equipment, is approximately $180 million. The new units represent the third and fourth jackup rigs in Scorpion’s fleet. The first two rigs, which were secured in July 2005, are currently being constructed by Keppel AmFELS. All four units are ultra-premium class jackups suited for both international operations as well as deep gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Scorpion also holds one option for Keppel AmFELS to build another comparable rig. This option will expire at end November 2005.
Rolls-Royce Wins S. American Contracts
Rolls-Royce won contracts for six platform supply vessels (PSV) worth around £45 million, including the first offshore orders from Chile. CBO (Companhia Brasileira de Offshore) has ordered four UT-Design type UT 715 L offshore supply vessel design and equipment packages. The 3,000 tonne deadweight PSVs are to be built by Allianca shipyard near Rio de Janeiro for delivery in 2009 and 2010. The vessels will go straight into long-term charters with the Brazilian state oil company, Petrobras. The other UT-Design contract is from the Chilean shipyard Asnavales (Astilleros y Servicios Navales) S.A, which is to build two UT 745 CD (clean design) supply vessels for an international shipowner.
DW: Cyclical Steel Ride Continues
Since 1990, steel has been used in the construction of some of the world’s biggest thrill rides but in recent years it is the steel market itself that has seen all the dips and climbs of a high speed rollercoaster. As the global shipping industry went through a major build cycle between 2002-2007 demand for steel plate grew over 350%, placing a significant strain on existing mill capacity and driving prices and profitability higher and higher. However, the inevitable investment…
World Maritime Offshore Orders 6 WFSV's
The offshore wind industry is experiencing a dynamic growth and with this new order Fjellstrand says it has answered the industry’s challenge of making fuel-efficient vessels which provide stable, safe and effective access to the wind farms. With support from the Carbon Trust, Fjellstrand addressed these market requirements and developed a new concept, the “WindServer”, for the transportation of technicians and components to the offshore wind farms. The new WindServer trimaran SWATH design introduces a new level in sea-keeping performance and transport efficiency.
Ulstein Verft Launches its Largest Ship to Date
On August25, shipbuilder Ulstein Verft launched from its dock hall a special offshore construction vessel, Yno 302, for Island Offshore and Edison Chouest Offshore. The newbuild measures close to 160 meters in length with at beam of 30 meters, making her the largest offshore vessel built at Ulstein Verft to date. A video of the launch is available here. According to the builder, the vessel’s total steel volume is about 8,800 metric tons – approximately the same as five platform supply vessels.
IHC Merwede to Build Advanced Dredger for Boskalis
IHC Merwede has been contracted by Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) for the design, construction and delivery of a 23,684kW self-propelled cutter suction dredger (CSD) which will be one of the largest CSDs of its kind in the world. The shipbuilders say that as part of the close cooperation and working relationship between Boskalis and IHC Merwede, much attention has been paid to the design of this latest CSD in terms of safety, the environment and increased operational workability. A particular feature of the vessel is the widening of the aft ship in order to reduce the draught.
Seabulk Offshore Orders Two
Expanding its presence in the growing offshore West African market, Seabulk Offshore -- a subsidiary of Seabulk International, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBLK) -- announced that it has ordered two additional vessels for delivery in late 2004 and mid-2005, respectively. Built at a combined cost of approximately $23.4 million, the new vessels will work under long-term contracts for a major international oil company in offshore Angola. "West Africa is our biggest market and represents more than half of Seabulk Offshore's revenue," commented Larry D. Francois, President of Seabulk Offshore. The vessels, the Seabulk Advantage and the Seabulk Luanda, bring to five the total number of newbuilds currently under construction for Seabulk Offshore.
New CEO, Co-CEO to Lead MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Vestas Wind Systems (Vestas) have appointed Philippe Kavafyan to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Lars Bondo Krogsgaard to Co-Chief Executive Officer (Co-CEO) of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. The appointments will take effect on 1 April, 2018, and are made in accordance with the joint venture agreement's principle of changing its leadership every four years. Under the leadership of out-going CEO Jens Tommerup and Co-CEO Tetsushi Mizuno, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has established itself as a leading player in offshore…
Seabulk Offshore Orders Two Newbuilds
Expanding its presence in the growing offshore West African market, Seabulk has ordered two additional vessels for delivery in late 2004 and mid-2005, respectively. Built at a combined cost of approximately $23.4 million, the new vessels will work under long-term contracts for a major international oil company in offshore Angola. "West Africa is our biggest market and represents more than half of Seabulk Offshore's revenue," commented Larry D. Francois, President of Seabulk Offshore. The vessels, the Seabulk Advantage and the Seabulk Luanda, bring to five the total number of newbuilds currently under construction for Seabulk Offshore.
Netherlands Shipyard to Build Ship for China
IHC Merwede says it has been successful in securing orders worth € 350 million for a wide range of dredging and offshore vessels and equipment, including a large trailing suction dredger for a Chinese customer. The company's Dredging division has confirmed new contracts for the delivery of a large custom-built trailing suction hopper dredger, with units that will be supplied by IHC Beaver Dredgers as well as a cutter suction dredger training simulator. The Offshore division has also announced orders for the construction of a 300-tonne pipelaying vessel…
IHC Merwede Wins Dredging and Offshore Orders
IHC Merwede has secured orders worth €350 million for a wide range of dredging and offshore vessels and equipment. The company’s Dredging division has confirmed new contracts for the delivery of a large custom-built trailing suction hopper dredger, 13 units that will be supplied by IHC Beaver Dredgers and a cutter suction dredger training simulator. The Offshore division has also announced orders for the construction of a 300-metric-ton pipelaying vessel, as well as a J-Lay pipelaying system and a tandem mooring system.