Atlantic Offshore Gets Statoil PSV Contract
The agreement, which consists of two contracts, has a length of six years with an option for a further three years. The vessels will be built in Norway and ensure important jobs in the shipbuilding industry. The vessels will be built to Wartsila design (VS 485 MKIII L). These are among the largest PSV vessels in the market, approx. 90 meters in length, and with a loading area of 1050 square meters. The newbuildings will have low energy consumption and be economical in operation.
Atlantic Offshore Choose Havyard Design for FSV
Atlantic has engaged in a four-year standby contract with the oil- and gas corporation TOTAL in the North Sea from 2014 to put in place a new vessel with a capacity for 300 persons in the Martin Linge gas field, northwest of Stavanger, Norway. The newbuild, due to be delivered in the summer of 2014, is a standby vessel (FSV) to a completely new design by Havyard Design & Engineering. Atlantic Offshore has previously worked with Havyard Group. “Ocean Pride”, a Havyard 832 design…
Atlantic Offshore and Ocean Response
Multi-role Rescue Vessel (MRV) and Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) specialist Atlantic Offshore recently took its active fleet number to 19 vessels (six newbuilds are also under construction), with the delivery of the Ocean Response (pictured). Built by nearby Bergen shipyards, the vessel is the first of its kind to use a configuration of varying sized Wärtsilä engines (two of the Wärtsilä 6L32 models and two 6L20 generating sets) to maximize fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.
Roy Anderson Corp. Secures Contract
Roy Anderson Corporation of Gulfport, Miss., is being awarded a contract worth $22,416,336 for Task Order 0002 under an indefinite-quantity to design and build. Air Force Base. to be completed by April 2006. at the end of the current fiscal year. received and award made on Sept. 27, 2001. period and four option years. conditions of the existing contract. Three offers were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southern Division, North Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity.
Furuno Appoints Thompson To Head New Product Group
Furuno U.S.A. has elected Roy Thompson as manager of its newly formed Special Product & Fisheries Group. Thompson, who previously served as the company's marketing manager, will be responsible for assisting in the research and development of fishing products, analyzing trends and creating new marketing strategies for the commercial fishing sector.
EBDG Adds to Team
Roy Neyman has joined Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) as Project Manager, bringing with him nearly thirty years of marine industry experience with both government and commercial ship design, construction, and operation projects. David Wright has joined EBDG also, bringing more than 16 years of drafting and design experience. In his role as Marine Designer he is currently supporting the design of a series of landing craft vessels that will soon begin construction at Kvichak Marine Industries.
Goltens, Yara Marine Partner for Scrubbers Installs
Goltens and Yara Marine Technologies have entered into a nonexclusive global engineering and installation pact for Yara’s SOx Scrubber System from 2018, including sales representation in North America, the Middle East and Singapore. “Yara Marine is a leader in exhaust gas cleaning systems,” said Goltens COO, Roy Strand. Kai Låtun, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in Yara Marine, said, “The value of a strong sales and service network cannot be underestimated. A bonus for both in the new partnership should be the timing.…
Navy Names Newest USNS Ship for Medal of Honor Recipient
The U.S. Lance Cpl. Roy M. Wheat, Tuesday, Oct. Blount Island Command, Jacksonville, Fla. Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Atlantic, Lt. Gen. Martin R. Berndt, is the ceremony's principal speaker. Margaret Taylor, wife of Rep. across the bow to officially name the ship. The ship is named in honor of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Roy M. (1947-1967), a native of Moselle, Miss. On Aug. sacrificed his life to save the lives of two other Marines. with his own body. and possible death. with Palm, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. mariners as a part of the Maritime Prepostioning Force (MPF) program. roll-on/roll-off and container cargo. airfield, a naval construction battalion, and a fleet hospital. tons fully loaded, and can sustain speeds of more than 20 knots.
Vietnam Shipyard Builds New Caledonia Tugboat
Cty TNHH Vuot Song, the subsidiary shipyard of Roy’s Maritime in Vietnam has just finished the construction of a 16-m long tugboat for New Caledonia, that will be delivered to the ship owner early 2014. The tugboat ‘Taabya.on’ is 16 meters long and 6.20 meters in breadth with a 16-tonee bollard pull, and will be used for the transportation of nickel in New Caledonia. Build of the new vessel was supervised by classification society Bureau Veritas, and New Caledonian Maritime in accordance with the divison 222.
Roy Sea Joins IYC
Roy Sea Joins IYC as Florida and California Licensed Yacht Broker. International Yacht Collection (IYC) has announced that, effective immediately, Roy Sea joins the global yachting firm as a Florida and California Licensed Yacht Broker. With a yachting background that spans forty years, Roy Sea has expertise in many of the world’s leading yacht brands and brokerages: Broward, Burger Boat Company, Christensen, Feadship, Jarrett Bay Yacht Sales (Hatteras, Grand Banks and Albemarle), Merrill Stevens, Ocean Alexander, Palmer Johnson, Vicem USA and Viking to name but a few.
Coast Guard to Commission Coastal Patrol Boat
The Coast Guard Cutter Pompano, an 87-ft. Coastal Patrol Boat, will be commissioned into service in a ceremony at Coast Guard Station Gulfport on December 14 at 10 a.m. The Pompano, homported in Gulfport, is a new Marine Protector Class vessel capable of performing search and rescue, law enforcement, fisheries patrols, drug interdiction, and alien interdiction duties up to 200 miles offshore. Key speakers at the ceremony include Mississippi Rep. Ronnie Shows, and the Eighth Coast Guard District Commander, Rear Adm. Roy J. Casto. Lt. Daniel Jones, commanding officer of the Pompano, will lead a crew of 10. The Marine Protector Class is designed to replace the aging 82-ft. Point Class cutters.
CG Air Station Crews Honored
The Coast Guard Unit Commendation will be awarded to the men and women of Air Station New Orleans at a ceremony on Thursday at the Naval Air Station in Belle Chasse. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans will receive the award for exceptionally meritorious service from July 5, 2000 to February 28, 2002 for the execution of numerous search and rescue, Homeland Security, Marine Environmental Protection, and Presidential support missions throughout the Eighth District. Within the time frame cited air station crews have prosecuted 600 search and rescue missions, saving 160 lives, assisting 162 others, and preserving $3.3 million in property. Since the inception of the air station in 1955, air station helicopter crews have saved over 3500 lives.
Aker to Build AHTS for Maersk
Aker Yards has entered into a contract with AP. Moller - Maersk AS, for the building of eight Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS). The contract also includes an optional agreement for another two sister vessels. The series of AHTS vessels is of Vik & Sandvik design, VS 472. Deliveries are scheduled for 2008 and 2009, from Aker Yards in Norway. The vessels are of approximately 240 x 65.5 x 30 ft. Roy Reite, responsible for Offshore & Specialized Vessels in Aker Yards comments: "We are very pleased that AP. Moller - Maersk as a large international shipowner again chose to cooperate with us. This contract is the largest contract signed in the Offhore & Specialized Vessels business area to date, and will give activity well into 2009.
Aker Yards to build PSV for Olympic
Aker Yards signed a contract worth approximately $22.8 million with Olympic Shipping to build a Platform Supply Vessel of the MT 6009 design. Delivery is scheduled for December 2006. "We are pleased to have received another newbuilding order from Olympic Shipping," said Roy Reite, in charge of Aker Yards' Offshore & Specialized Vessels business area. "This contract confirms our long and good relationship with Olympic Shipping, which currently has two vessels under construction at our yards". Vessel type MT 6009, Platform Supply Vessel Contract value $22.8M Delivery yard Aker Brattvaag: Aker Aukra Delivery time December 2006 Length 74.3 m Breadth 16.4 m DWT 3300 Design Marin Teknikk AS
LA Ports Commission Strategic Plan
The Ports Association of Louisiana has commissioned The Shaw Group to create a strategic plan for the collective future of Louisiana’s 30 ports. The $700,000, 10-month study, aims to position Louisiana’s extensive port system to garner a larger share of future cargo coming into the United States. According to the American Association of Port Authorities, freight moving through U.S. ports is expected to grow 50 percent by 2020 and containerized cargo could double during that period. Louisiana has three of the 10 highest-tonnage ports in the nation and stands to gain a significant portion of new business by investing now in new transportation infrastructure…
Repower: Bringing New Life To Older Vessels
The decision to repower a vessel is a multi-faceted one, and it can be safely assumed that no two decisions in this arena are exactly the same. Whether it's a crewboat that needs new power units to accommodate a new scope of operation; extending the life of an old, but otherwise stable boat; a rip and refit to replace under performing engines; or as a simple factor in the overall vessel conversion equation - the decision to install new engines on a vessel entails a significant financial investment for the owner. This year has seen a number of significant and unique marine repowerings. The vessels covered in this report are unique in that they range from a 149-passenger tour boat to an 846-ft. long military freighter powered by gas turbine engines.
SOR Founder Roy R. Dunlap Passed Away Aged 90
Roy Dunlap invented a mechanical pressure switch that prevented oil tanks from overflowing and founded SOR Inc. SOR® founder Roy Dunlap leveraged the static-o-ring (SOR) technology to invent a highly accurate mechanical pressure switch that helped prevent the overfilling of oil tanks. This simple but innovative design resulted in a switch of flawless accuracy that would change the oil & gas and power generation industries forever. The static-o-ring pressure switch was developed…
HPI Project Award for USNS Roy M Wheat
HPI, LLC, a supplier of turbine control solutions and turnkey power plants, announced a project award to install a Propulsion Control System (PCS) aboard the USNS Roy Wheat. HPI was contracted by Keystone Shipping a ship management company for the US Navy. The USNS Roy Wheat is one of the Military Sealift Command's thirteen Container & Roll-on/Roll-off Ships and is part of the 32 ships in Military Sealift Command's Prepositioning Program. HPI is working closely with the Military Sealift Command towards developing a replacement propulsion machinery control and monitoring system based on the latest generation of ABS Approved Commercial Off the Shelf PLC’s and other automation components.
Norvestor to Become PG’s Largest Shareholder
Norvestor VI, L.P., a fund advised by Norvestor Equity AS, announced it has signed an agreement to invest in Ing Per Gjerdrum AS including its subsidiaries PG Hydraulics AS and PG Construction AS. The transaction is expected to close end of October 2014, subject to customary approval from the Norwegian Competition Authorities. Following the acquisition, Norvestor will become the largest shareholder in PG with about 63 % of the shares, while the remaining shares will be held by Mads Gjerdrum and Roy Norum. The company had revenues of NOK 552 million in 2013.
Boston Tug Muster 2002
A tugmeet is bound to be a local event, as harbor extravaganzas go. For starters, how far do we expect people to drive boats, just for the chance to strut? Okay, hundreds of miles if they could, but the cost of fuel and time off from business are both to be reckoned with. Even when they do arrive from afar, local conditions define the event. In Boston, for example, a tugboat race would not be advised. It's truly a crowd-pleaser when a field of tugs, a dozen abreast, tears up the waters like a raging winter storm. But it's environmentally unfriendly on Boston's confined waters, and anyway, a race is not such a true measure of a tug. Tugs are built more for power than speed. At the Boston Tug Muster on August 17, it was the push-off, the head-to-head contest, that measured you up.
Navex Joins Global Ship Agencies Network
The Global Ship Agencies Network (GSAN) announced that Navex-Empresa Portuguesa de Navegação, S.A. (Navex) of Portugal has joined its worldwide network. Roy Stapleton, President stated “Navex is the largest Ship Agency in Portugal based on the number of vessels handled and has offices strategically located in all major ports. We are pleased to welcome them into our global network. With their commitment to quality services, experienced personnel and excellent reputation, they exemplify the high standards that GSAN offers to the shipping and maritime industry”
Sovcomflot Revises Pricing on USD 7-year Bond
Russian shipping company Sovcomflot has cut the yield on its seven-year U.S. dollar bond to 5.375 percent - 5.5 percent, according to a lead. The notes will price within that range. The latest level compares with guidance of 5.625 percent area and initial price thoughts of 5.75 percent area. The benchmark-sized notes are expected to price later today. Citigroup, ING, JP Morgan, Sberbank and VTB Capital are the lead managers. Sovcomflot is rated Ba1/BB+/BB. (Reporting by Sudip Roy)
Hearing on Additional Air Pollution Controls for Large Ships
On August 9, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works conducted a field hearing in San Pedro entitled Hearing to Examine Port Pollution and the Need for Additional Controls on Large Ships. Chairwoman Boxer (D-CA) discussed the health impacts of air pollution. Representative Solis (D-CA) seconded those remarks. Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa of Los Angeles testified about the importance of green growth in the Port of Los Angeles. Mayor Bob Foster of Long Beach stated that the level of growth contemplated for the Port of Long Beach is not sustainable without environmental enhancements. Roy Wilson, South Coast Air Quality Management District…