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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Otto Candies News

Alstom Diesel Electric Solution Selected by Otto Candies

Alstom won contract to supply electrical systems for a vessel being built for Otto Candies by the de Hoop shipyard in the Netherlands. The order includes a simplex dynamic positioning (DP) system from Altsom's 'A' series, plus manual thrusters controls and an independent joystick, for the NB400 offshore support vessel for Otto Candies, which is to be built at the Dutch shipyard. This DP order comes on the back of an earlier contract for the same vessel, to supply variable speed drives from Alstom's MV3000 liquid cooled range, plus transformers and motors for the two main 900kW azimuth thrusters. Two of Otto Candies' diving support vessels built by de Hoop - Caballo de Mar and Caballo de Trabajo - are now in service…

New Contract in North America for ABS Nautical

Otto Candies LLC, a marine transportation and towing company based in Louisiana, has signed a contract with ABS Nautical Systems for its NS5 Enterprise software. Otto Candies is implementing the Maintenance & Repair module on 20 of its offshore supply and diving vessels. They will be replacing their existing in-house system as a way to improve audit efficiencies. The Maintenance & Repair module allows vessel owners and operators to easily identify ship maintenance trends and efficiently plan for future maintenance work.  

Bender and Otto Candies Agree on Tugs

Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., and Otto Candies have signed a contract for three 150 ft. Anchor Handling Tugs to be constructed by the Mobile, Ala. shipbuilding company. The contract, which requires the trio of vessels to be delivered in 2000, also grants Otto Candies an option to purchase five more identical tugs. Measuring 150 x 50 x 21 ft. with a 10,000 hp capacity, the vessels hold a Stewart & Steveneon triple screw propulsion system, with two EMD diesel engines driving outboard Aquamaster Z-drives and one EMD diesel engine through a Reintjes reverse reduction gear. Deck machinery aboard the tug group will consist of a SMATCO line pull double drum reverse waterfall tower/anchor handling winch; two SMATCO tuggers rated at 20,000 lbs.

Bender and Otto Candies Agree On Tugs

Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., and Otto Candies have signed a contract for three 150 ft. (45.7 m) Anchor Handling Tugs to be constructed by the Mobile, Ala., shipbuilding company. The contract, which requires the trio of vessels to be delivered in 2000, also grants Otto Candies an option to purchase five more identical tugs. Measuring 150 x 50 x 21 ft. (45.7 x 15.2 x 6.4 m), with a 10,000-hp capacity, the vessels hold a Stewart & Stevenson triple screw propulsion system, with two EMD diesel engines driving outboard Aquamaster Z-drives and one EMD diesel engine through a Reintjes reverse reduction gear. Deck machinery aboard the tug group will consist of a SMATCO line pull Double Drum Reverse Waterfall Towing/Anchor Handling Winch; two SMATCO tuggers rated at 20,000 lbs.

Candies Announces Two Promotions

Otto Candies, LLC announced the promotions of P.B. Candies and Brett Candies to co-directors of the traffic, sales and marketing departments. Additionally, John Stevenson and Shane Candies have joined the Sales and Marketing Team. Stevenson was a former Senior Sales Representative with McDonough Marine Service. Shane Candies was the former Marketing Manager for Litton Marine Systems. Otto Candies, LLC is a Marine Transportation and Towing Contractor located in Des Allemands, La. Founded in 1942, the company operates a state-of-the-art fleet of Offshore Supply Vessels, Ocean Tugs and Ocean Deck Barges.

Candies Announces Promotions

Otto Candies, LLC announced the promotions of P.B. Candies and Brett Candies to Co-Directors of the Traffic, Sales and Marketing Departments. Additionally, John Stevenson and Shane Candies have joined the Sales and Marketing Team. Stevenson was a former Senior Sales Representative with McDonough Marine Service. Shane Candies was the former Marketing Manager for Litton Marine Systems. Otto Candies, LLC is a Marine Transportation and Towing Contractor located in Des Allemands, Louisiana. Founded in 1942, the company operates a state-of-the-art fleet of Offshore Supply Vessels, Ocean Tugs and Ocean Deck Barges.

Bender Delivers Vessel to Otto Candies

M/V Juanita Candies was successfully delivered to Otto Candies, Inc. The vessel immediately departed Mobile en route to Fouchon, La. to go on long-term charter to Conoco in support of their deepwater drilling program. Both Agnes Candies and Juanita Candies have gone to work on high profile, deep water drilling projects, which is exactly the kind of work they were designed to perform. Feedback from the Candies operations people confirm the vessels are performing their mission well. Their customers comment positively in regard to the vessels' fast cargo pumping rates, station keeping ability and stability in high seas. The Agnes Candies crew reports the first time the vessel was called upon to unload in 10-12 ft. seas in the d/p mode, they experienced heavy rolling in the beam sea.

Bender Delivers Vessel to Otto Candies

M/V Juanita Candies was successfully delivered to Otto Candies, Inc. The vessel immediately departed Mobile en route to Fouchon, La. to go on long-term charter to Conoco in support of their deepwater drilling program. Both Agnes Candies and Juanita Candies have gone to work on high profile, deep water drilling projects, which is exactly the kind of work they were designed to perform. Feedback from the Candies operations people confirm the vessels are performing their mission well. Their customers comment positively in regard to the vessels' fast cargo pumping rates, station keeping ability and stability in high seas. The Agnes Candies crew reports the first time the vessel was called upon to unload in 10-12 ft. seas in the d/p mode, they experienced heavy rolling in the beam sea.

Remembering an Industry Icon

Paul B. When Paul B. Candies passed away suddenly on July 21, 2013, the lifelong resident of Des Allemands, LA left behind a prolific, enormously accomplished family and one of the most well-respected marine services and vessel operations firms on the planet. His passing also opened our eyes to the breadth and depth of an individual whose influence and impact extended far beyond the sometimes insular world of maritime commerce. Fitting far more into his time here on earth than others living much longer…

Marin Teknikk to Design, Engineer New US SSCV

Marin Teknikk MT6020: Image credit Marin Teknikk

Norway's Marin Teknikk AS wins Otto Candies of Louisiana contract to design & engineer a Subsea Support & Construction (SSCV) vessel. The vessel will be built at the owner's private shipyard, Candies Shipbuilders to a new design from Marin Teknikk – MT6020. It is intended to operate in the U.S. portion of the Gulf of Mexico and must therefore be constructed in the United States. The MT6020 design is an innovation from Marin Teknikk and is a continuation of the lessons learned from a series of MT6016 design, which has been built more than 20 times during the last 8 years.

Bender, Candies Sign Contract For OSV Trio

Bender Shipbuilding and Repair, and Otto Candies have executed a contract calling for the construction of three 240 x 54 x 20 ft. (73.1 x 16.4 x 6 m) Diesel Electric Variable Frequency Drive Offshore Supply Vessels (OSVs). The contact is the continuation of the orders previously received from Otto Candies and the resultant construction of five OSVs and three 10,000 hp Anchor Handling Tugs. Bender designed and implemented state-of-the-art characteristics for the vessels, which include Variable Frequency AC Motors & Drive Systems and DP2 System from Alstom, two Rolls Royce Aquamaster 2001 drives and two 900 hp Kamewa bowthrusters. The vessels' alarm, monitoring, tank level indication and automatic valve systems, as well as the systems integration are provided by Marine One.

Rapp Provides Winch Drive to Otto Candies

Rapp technicians recently completed a winch drive retrofit for Otto Candies in Houma, LA, early this year. An existing Rapp hydraulic winch was converted to electric, making use of Rapp’s Active Heave Compensation (AHC) package. Rapp’s package includes a motor recognized at the 2010 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Spotlight on Technology  ceremony. Its design features liquid cooling—despite the fact that the R&D team at the outset considered myriad air-cooled designs before opting for liquid-cooling. Owing to favorable acknowledgement in the industry, Rapp patented the design. The motors are mounted on Rapp’s own in-house manufactured gearbox,  that it developed long ago for its hydraulic winch lines.

Otto Candies Upgrades to HiPAP 500

Otto Candies LLC, USA, purchased a HiPAP 500 for the ROV Support vessel MV Caballo Andaluz. The HiPAP 500 is a market leader in acoustic positioning with accuracy making it ideal for ROV operations. Using HiPAP the ROV can now be positioned from surface in any direction down to 3,000 m (10,000 ft.) with very high accuracy. The HiPAP can also be equipped with an Hydro Acoustic Inertial Navigation system, HAIN Subsea, which can improve super short baseline positioning of an ROV up to 3 times.

Austal Crew/Supply Boats Deliver Day-in, Day-out

“Anapaula” and “Veronica”, the first vessels delivered by Austal USA, have now completed nearly 2 years of hard but successful work in the southern Gulf of Mexico. The two 150ft high-speed crew/supply boats have been operating in support of the Mexican offshore oil industry out of the port of Del Carmen since they were delivered, ahead of schedule, in January 2002. The boats are owned by Candies Mexican Investments, an affiliate of Otto Candies, LLC, a Louisiana-based marine transportation…

Austal USA Enters Repair Market

Following an accidental collision by a large OSV while in port, the Seba’an was taken to the Austal USA facilities in Mobile, Ala., for an extensive but quick repair. The damage was to the starboard side at window height breaking all of the windows and damaging some of the fitout and internal structure on that side of the boat. Originally sold to a client in Japan as the passenger ferry “Speeder” by Austal Ships seven years ago, the ferry was purchased by Otto Candies, LLC, in December 1999, and renamed “Seba’an”. Bender Shipbuilding in Mobile converted the ferry to a crew/supply vessel by attaching a platform to the back of the boat for the loading and offloading of supplies and passengers and adding crew quarters inside.

OMSA New Leadership: Hornbeck, Adams

Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) announced a rotation of the association’s officers

Todd Hornbeck will succeed Otto Candies III as chairman of the Board, Robert Clemons will advance to Vice Chairman and Ben Bordelon will serve as Secretary and Treasurer. Jim Adams, who had been working in his interim position since August, was named as the association’s President and CEO. “I want to thank Otto Candies, III for his remarkable leadership through a very challenging time for OMSA. He served the membership well and we will continue to rely on his counsel as he retains his seat as a member of the board of directors,” said Todd Hornbeck.

The Coast Guard Foundation Hosts Guardian Of The Heartland Awards Dinner In New Orleans

Stonington, Conn. – The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that its Annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Eighth District, The Guardian of the Heartland Dinner, will take place on Friday, April 15, 2011. The event will honor several aircrews from Air Station New Orleans, and Aviation Training Center Mobile for their actions during the explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010.

Bender Signs Contract to Build Tugs

Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., Mobile, Ala., has signed a contract for the construction of three 150-ft. anchor handling tugs for Otto Candies, LLC, Des Allemands, La. In addition to the contracted three orders, the contract grants Otto Candies, LLC, an option to purchase five more identical vessels. The first three vessels will be delivered in 2000. The anchor handling tug dimensions are 150 x 50 x 21 ft. and have a 10,000 hp capacity. The vessels will have a triple screw propulsion system from Stewart and Stevenson Services, Inc. with two EMD 16-645-E6 diesel engines driving outboard Aquamaaster Z-drives and one EMD 20-710-G7B diesel engine through a Reintjes 6.19:1 reverse reduction gear driving a fixed pitch centerline propeller inside a kort nozzle.

Bollinger Delivers Heavy Load Capacity Deck Barge

Bollinger Marine Fabricators, Amelia, La., has delivered OC 4126, a huge 400 x 126.5x 25-ft. extra heavy cargo capacity deck barge to Otto Candies, LLC, Des Allemands, La. The rake bow, super jumbo barge whose open deck is rated at 5,000 pounds per square foot (PSF) enables it to carry extra heavy loads. Average deck barges are usually rated at 1,500 to 4,000 PSF. OC 4126 features a “skid deck” area meaning the wing structure from the fifth frame to the transom has been increased to handle a maximum of 4700 KIP static skid load.

Feature: Dutch Treat

For many years Houma Fabricators, Houma, La. built passenger boats, offshore boats and other steel hulled vessels much like a dozen other shipyards in the Gulf south. In the mid-90's they built several large gaming boats for Iowa entrepreneur Bob Kehl. If you hadn't stopped by Houma Fabricators for the past two years, today you would not recognize the place. Purchased by Shipyard De Hoop of the Netherlands in 2001, the shipyard has undergone an amazing transformation with an $8.6 million expansion. The Dutch shipyard is turning the 42-acre Houma site into a shipyard to resemble the company's main facility in Lobith, Netherlands. " So far we have added three steel preparation halls, four subassembly halls, new slipways with bulkheads and a permanent launching system," said O.M.

Building Candies High-Performance Boats

One of the first companies to offer offshore supply services in the Gulf of Mexico was Otto Candies. His vision has endured and today the company is expanding its fleet rapidly through a second and a third generation of Candies executives. In the new millennium, Otto Candies LLC, Des Allemands, La., has embarked on a very aggressive new building program that has seen the delivery of three 150-ft. by 50-ft. anchor handling tugs, three state of the art 240-ft. diesel/electric supply boats and now a series of six 185-ft. by 42-ft. supply boats also with diesel electric propulsion and dynamic positioning capabilities. The three 150-ft. tugs and the three supply boats were built by Bender Shipbuilding and Repair, Mobile, Ala. For five of the six 185-ft.

Austal Makes Impact with Candies Crewboats

Upon entering the U.S. market, Austal USA, was quick to make a name for itself and occupy its ultra-modern shipbuilding shed in Mobile with a contract to built a pair of aluminum crew supply vessels for one of the country’s most sought after customers, Otto Candies LLC. The pair, Ana Paula and Veronica, are 150 x 27 x 7-ft. (45.8 x 8.3 x 2.6-m) vessels, each powered by four Caterpillar 3508Bs, which produce 1,050 hp @ 1,600 rpm each for a total installed power of 4,200 hp. Fully loaded, the vessel’s top speed is 26.5 knots.

Austal USA to Build Two Supply Vessels for Candies

Austal USA, the joint venture company of Australia's Austal Ltd. and Bender Shipbuilding & Repair, has secured a two-vessel order for the construction of 150 ft. aluminum crew supply vessels to operate in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel pair, which has been ordered by Otto Candies of Des Allemands, La., is scheduled for delivery in early 2002. This new order adds on to the current 82 ft. high-speed passenger catamaran that Austal USA is constructing for an unnamed owner. The monohull designed vessels will be used to service the offshore industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Operating at a speed of 26 knots, each will house two forward cabins on the main deck to provide seating for 80 passengers; the vessels' aft cargo deck has been designed to carry up to 150 long tons of cargo.

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