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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Procurement Contract News

Teekay Signs E-Procurement Contract With SeaSupplier

SeaSupplier Ltd., the marine e-procurement subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen S.A. announced it has signed a multi year e-procurement contract with Bahamas-based Teekay Shipping to connect Teekay procurement systems with its suppliers. Under the agreement, SeaSupplier's SeaConnect(TM) solution will provide Teekay with a common e-procurement platform, which is geared to improve and standardize contract usage, rationalize product databases, and automate connectivity to suppliers worldwide. SeaSupplier's open technology platform and adaptable middleware software will enable Teekay's J.D. Edwards system to communicate efficiently with all suppliers, using multiple communication formats including EDI, EFACT, Flat files, XML and MTML.

$475M Ferry Deal Eagerly Awaited

British Prime Minister Tony Blair said his government will take the needs of domestic shipbuilders into account when it awards a $475.1 million contract for naval ferries. "It is important we take this decision not just on best commercial grounds, but... the best grounds and interests of the shipbuilding industry in this country," he told parliament. But Blair, facing pressure from shipbuilders and oil industry workers fighting to stop the contract going abroad, also said his government was bound by strict European Union rules in awarding the contract. "We're bound in these procurement contracts, since they are not defense contracts as such, we are bound by these procurement contract rules of the European Union, the same way that every other country is," Blair said.

Northrop Grumman Gets $154.9M Navy Deal

The U.S. Navy awarded Ingalls Shipbuilding, a Northrop Grumman company, a $154.9 million contract to begin advance procurement of materials for the construction of future DDG 51 Class Aegis destroyers. The contract is to purchase a variety of DDG class equipment items for three additional Aegis destroyers authorized by Congress. Actual ship construction contracts are to be awarded to Ingalls and Bath Iron Works in a single, multiyear procurement process to be conducted later this year. The multiyear procurement plan calls for a total of six ships -- three to Bath, three to Ingalls -- with funding scheduled during a three-year period from the 2002 through 2004 fiscal years.

Seabulk Signs Global E-Procurement Contract With SeaSupplier

SeaSupplier Ltd. (SeaSupplier), the marine e-procurement subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen S.A. announced it has been chosen by Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., based Seabulk International to provide its total SeaManager e-procurement solution to Seabulk International's three global divisions: Seabulk Offshore, Seabulk Tankers, and Seabulk Towing . cost and time. Gerhard E. Kurz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seabulk, commented, "This is a significant step forward in our ongoing efforts to lower costs and improve service and response time to our customers. We have evaluated several e-procurement solutions to streamline our purchasing process and reduce our costs.

NYK LINE Signs Global E-Procurement Contract

SeaSupplier Ltd. (SeaSupplier), the marine e﷓procurement subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen S.A., announced that it has signed a global e-procurement contract with Tokyo based Nippon Yusen Kabushiki KAISHA (NYK LINE). Under the agreement, SeaSupplier’s SeaManager™ solution and consulting services will provide NYK LINE with a comprehensive platform that manages the entire procurement process and achieves substantial cost savings as well as improved efficiencies. The system’s unique functionality supports automated contract management, competitive quoting capabilities, and complex logistics solutions. With SeaManager’s open technology platform and adaptable middleware software…

Stolt Offshore Signs Global Contract

SeaSupplier Ltd, the marine e-procurement subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen S.A, announced today it has signed a multi-year SeaManager ™, e-procurement contract with Stolt Offshore S.A., the world's largest operator of specialty sub sea construction and maintenance ships, pipe laying and heavy lift barges. Together with Stolt Offshore’s annual expenditure of $600 million on products and services and with SNTG, Seabulk International, RCCL, Teekay Shipping and NYK LINE, more than a $1billion of expenditure is anticipated to be transacted through the SeaSupplier Value Added Network™. SeaSupplier will provide Stolt Offshore S.A with its complete procurement solution, SeaManager™, as well as consulting services for database rationalization and business process re-engineering.

Ingalls Awarded USN Contract for 11th LPD 27

USN LPD 27 Class Ship: Photo credit HII

The US Navy has awarded a million cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement modification contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division to provide long-lead materials for the 11th San Antonio-class (LPD 17) amphibious transport dock, LPD 27. The advance procurement contract for LPD 27 is the fourth to be awarded to the company, with the first contract awarded in October 2010. Under the latest $70m contract, Ingalls will provide long-lead-time materials including main engines and diesel generators and other equipment such as electrical switchboards…

HHI Ingalls Wins $98.6m in Navy Funds

The U.S. Navy awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) a $98 million cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement contract modification for long-lead materials for LPD 27, the 11th amphibious transport dock ship of the USS San Antonio (LPD 17) class.The work, which will be conducted by the Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula, will include the purchase of long-lead-time materials and major equipment in support of the new ship, such as main engines and diesel generators and other equipment, including electrical switchboards, deck equipment and fire extinguishing systems.This is the second advance procurement contract for LPD 27. The first contract was awarded in October 2010.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Wins $70m Navy Deal

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) said its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $70m cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide long-lead materials for LPD 27, the 11th amphibious transport dock of the USS San Antonio (LPD 17) class. The funds awarded to Ingalls will be used to purchase long-lead-time materials and major equipment in support of the new ship, including main engines and diesel generators and other equipment such as electrical switchboards, deck equipment and fire extinguishing systems. The work will be performed at the company's Pascagoula facility. This is the fourth advance procurement contract for LPD 27. The first contract was awarded in October 2010.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Gets Large Advance Procurement Finance

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announce that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $133.7 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide long lead time materials for LPD 27, the 11th amphibious transport dock of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class. The funds awarded to Ingalls will be used to purchase long lead time materials and major equipment in support of the new ship, including main engines, diesel generators, electrical switchboards, deck equipment and fire-extinguishing systems. The 11 ships of the LPD 17 class are a key element of the Navy's ability to project power ashore.

US Navy Awards $78M Submarine Procurement Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $78 million contract to buy long lead-time material for the Virginia-class submarine SSN-792. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The contract provides funding for steam and electrical-plant components, the main propulsion unit and ship-service turbine generator set, as well as miscellaneous hull, mechanical and electrical-systems components to support construction of SSN-792, which will begin in 2014. Hailed as model defense-acquisition program for its technical excellence and schedule performance, the Virginia-class submarine program provides the Navy with the capabilities required to dominate both the open ocean and the littorals.

Irving Shipbuilding Buys Dartmouth Waterfront Site

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has bought the former Maritime Steel and Foundries Ltd. steel fabrication site in Dartmouth as part of its plans to gear up for the $25-billion dollar federal combat ship procurement contract, reports 'The Chronicle Herald'. According to documents filed with Property Online Nova Scotia, title to the 2.4-hectare site at 605 Windmill Rd. was transferred from Cameron Corporation Ltd. to Irving Shipbuilding in June. Citing Irving spokeswoman Mary Keith, 'The Chronicle Herald' reported that the company wouldn’t disclose the purchase price, which was rumoured to be about $13 million. There has been considerable construction reported at and around the Halifax shipyard…

MITAGS Trains Thai Mariners

The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) in Linthicum Heights, Md., recently trained several Thai mariners. This program was part of a multi-million dollar dredge procurement contract awarded to Ellicott Machine Corp. Intl. by the Harbour Department of Thailand. Thai mariners included Chief of Port Inspection, Senior Port Pilots and Merchant Marine instructors. The session followed an international training program, held in June, which focused on Bridge Resource Management training for Japanese pilots. Ellicott chose MITAGS for the training portion of the contract after a visit to the facilities last year. One MITAGS instructor noted several of the Thai pilots performed flawlessly in shiphandling exercises in the full-mission bridge simulator.

Senate Cuts 2 Navy Ships from Budget Request

budget request. from five to seven to shore up a rapidly sinking Navy. homeland,” said Cynthia Brown, President of ASA. smart business practices and acquisition policies to reduce the unit cost of ships for the taxpayer. allow the shipbuilder to offer the lowest possible cost to the Navy. the industrial base and more highly skilled manufacturers will be thrown out of work. just 55 submarines. under a Multi-Year Procurement contract. Too few ships in the Navy’s inventory have stretched the Navy past its breaking point. 300 ships is woefully inadequate. Straits of Taiwan, and American shores were shorted necessary American naval presence. crew well beyond the normal six months because there are no ships to take their place.

UASC Streamlines Fuel Purchasing

Photo: UASC

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a global shipping company based in the Middle East, has implemented Shiptech, an end-to-end fuel management system developed by global cloud software company Inatech. Shiptech provides the company with an automated, cloud-based, fuel management system that transforms the way UASC buys bunker fuel. Using Shiptech’s procurement, contract management and advanced reporting applications, UASC plans fleet level bunkering for its vessels, tracks vessel performance and improves negotiations with suppliers.

Philippine Senators Question Navy's $310 Million Frigate Deal

A group of Philippine opposition senators has sought a public inquiry into the navy’s 15.7 billion peso ($310 million) acquisition of a frigate from a South Korean firm, after media said the president’s closest aide had meddled in the deal. President Rodrigo Duterte is furious at media reports that his longtime special assistant, Christopher “Bong” Go, had intervened to help a South Korean sub-contractor win the right to install a combat management system on the two missile-capable vessels, which are due for delivery in 2020. Go has denied any wrongdoing. The frigate issue cost former navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado his job last month.

Crowley Announces Management Changes

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Matt Jackson has been promoted to vice president of procurement, replacing Mike Lucero who will retire at the end of this year. In his new position, Jackson reports to Susan Rodgers, senior vice president, administration. Jackson is responsible for all materials management and purchasing for the corporation. He also oversees facilities development and travel. Reporting directly to Jackson are Cal Sweep, director of facilities development; John Azzo, who is transferring to director of materials management East Coast; Alun Jones, director of materials management West Coast and Vern Johnson, administrator of contracts.

ONR Funds UW Oceanographic R/V Refit Contract

'Thomas G. Thompson' : Photo UW

The US Department of Defense informs that the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $12,776,050 cost reimbursement contract for mid-life re-fit overhaul of Ocean Class Oceanographic research vessel 'Thomas G. Thompson' (AGOR 23). Work includes finalization of design and contract specification for AGOR 23, preliminary design documents for AGOR 24 and AGOR 25, competitive shipyard contracting, management and oversight of shipyard contract including sub-contractors…

$166M Award for LPD 22/23 Advance Procurement

The U.S. 23), the sixth and seventh San Antonio class amphibious transport dock ships. shapes, pipe, cable and other major equipment. said Philip A. LPD ships. advance procurement contracts for both ships. $207 million for LPD 23. man-hours. LPD 17 program are under contract to Northrop Grumman. locations: New Orleans, and Pascagoula and Gulfport, Miss. mid-2005. and LST 1179 classes of amphibious ships. ability to carry and launch the U.S. Vehicle. the sailors and marines. such, offers unparalleled amphibious warfighting capabilities. network of fleet support offices in the U.S. and Japan. the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and international navies.

World’s Biggest LNG Buyer Becomes Seller

Photo:  JERA Co., Inc.

EDF Trading, a wholly-owned subsidiary of French power giant EDF, has signed an LNG sales and purchase agreement with Japanese LNG aggregator Jera Co Inc, one of the world’s largest buyers of liquefied natural gas. Jera, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Chubu Electric Power Co., will sell as much as 1.5 million metric tons of LNG between June 2018 and December 2020. According to Bloomberg, Jera’s debut as a seller to Europe underscores how the oversupplied market has challenged traditional exporters…

WSF Accepting Propulsion Package Bids

A procurement contract for the complete propulsion systems for four (4) new 130-auto ferries to be designed and built under a separate shipyard contract. The propulsion system for each vessel shall consist of: a propulsion control and monitoring system; data logger; propulsion diesel engines; reduction gears; hydraulic clutches; diesel engine output shafting and components; high speed shafting and components; propeller shafting and components; controllable pitch propeller system, an alarm and monitoring system and related items. The Contract shall be for four (4) identical propulsion systems (1 per vessel), per the project Technical Specifications. The Contract shall also include spare parts and special tools.

Ingalls Wins $46m for DDG 1002 Work

The deckhouse for DDG 1000, the first Zumwalt-class destroyer, is currently under construction at Ingalls Shipbuilding's Composite Center of Excellence in Gulfport, Miss. (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced that the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded an advance procurement contract for work on the U.S. Navy's third Zumwalt-class destroyer, DDG 1002. The contract is valued at $46 million, with the majority of the work taking place at the company's Composite Center of Excellence in Gulfport. "Strategically, this is a very important contract to our company and specifically to the composite shipbuilders working in Gulfport," said Karrie Trauth, Ingalls Shipbuilding's DDG 1000 program manager.

US Navy Awards Austal $18.5 Mln Procurement Deal

File photo: Austal

Austal USA announced it has secured a $18.5 million contract to procure long-lead materials for the 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel (EPF) for the U.S. Navy, including main propulsion engines, generators, water jets, main reduction gears and other long-lead time items. “This material procurement contract is further evidence of the Navy’s unwavering support of the EPF program’s continuing success,” Austal USA President Craig Perciavalle said. Austal’s EPF program includes six ships delivered and three more under construction at its Mobile, Ala. facility.

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