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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Saigon Offshore Fabrication News

Triyards Loses Two Shipbuilding Contracts

Photo: Triyards Holdings

Triyards Holdings, the offshore marine division of Ezra Holdings, has swung deep into the red following the termination of two shipbuilding contracts worth some $51 million. "The Board of Directors of Triyards Holdings wishes to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Saigon Offshore Fabrication and Engineering Limited, has received notices of termination of the two shipbuilding contracts dated 26 June 2015 and the addendum dated 10 May 2017 for the design and construction…

TechnipFMC Grabs BP FPSO Design Contract

FPSO. Photo: TechnipFMC plc

UK-based TechnipFMC has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by BP for the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for the Tortue/Ahmeyim Field Development, a major LNG (liquefied natural gas) project located offshore on the maritime border of Mauritania and Senegal. The agreement between the two companies provides a mechanism to allow a transition of the contract to an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract at a later stage.

Marine Fabrication Returns to Southampton

One of the pontoons being lifted into the water  (Photo: SMS)

Marine engineering services firm SMS is midway through a contract for Woods’ Silver Fleet to build three huge pontoons for the Thames. The works amount to circa 750 metric tons of fully fabricated steel pontoons and over 5,000 man hours of specialized, local, labor in Southampton, Hampshire, U.K.Chris Norman, the managing director of Southampton Marine Services (SMS), said, “This project is of significance not only to SMS but also the local shipbuilding community. “It’s the first time in 13 years…

Saigon Shipmarin Builds First Cargo Vessels for Japan

The Saigon Shipbuilding and Maritime Industry Company (Saigon Shipmarin) has started building two 8,000-ton cargo vessels for Japan. These are the first cargo vessels that Saigon Shipmarin, a member of the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin), has built for foreign customers. They are expected to be completed by the end of 2007. The company has built 15,000-tonne barges and two 6,800-ton cargo vessels which are expected to be launched soon. Saigon Shipmarin has won a bidding package to repair a 1,200-tonne floating crane and a ship for VietsovPetro. In addition, the company is repairing a 32,000-ton vessel for Singapore.

Saigon Shipmarin Builds First Cargo Vessels for Japan

The Saigon Shipbuilding and Maritime Industry Company (Saigon Shipmarin) has started building two 8,000-tonne cargo vessels for Japan. These are the first cargo vessels that Saigon Shipmarin, a member of the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin), has built for foreign customers. They are expected to be completed by the end of 2007. The company has built 15,000-ton barges and two 6,800-ton cargo vessels which are expected to be launched soon. Saigon Shipmarin has won a bidding package to repair a 1,200-tonne floating crane and a ship for VietsovPetro. In addition, the company is repairing a 32,000-ton vessel for Singapore.

Saigon Shipmarin to Build First Vessels for Export

The Saigon Shipbuilding and Maritime Industry Company (Saigon Shipmarin) signed a contract with Japan's Kanematsu Corp. to build two 6,500-ton cargo vessels. The vessels will be the first cargo vessels that Saigon Shipmarin, a member of the Viet Nam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin), has built for export. The first vessel is expected to be handed over in March 2007 and the second, in July. The company has invested over $18m to expand its production scale, train technical workers, and raise its capacity to build and repair 10,000-12,500 ton ships. Source: Nhandan

Saigon Shipmarin to Build First Vessels for Export

The Saigon Shipbuilding and Maritime Industry Company (Saigon Shipmarin) signed a contract with Japan's Kanematsu Corp. to build two 6,500-tonne cargo vessels. These are the first cargo vessels that Saigon Shipmarin, a member of the Viet Nam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin), has built for export. The first vessel is expected to be handed over in March 2007 and the second, in July. The company has invested over VND 300 billion (over US $18 million) to expand its production scale, train technical workers, and raise its capacity to build and repair 10,000-12,500 tonne ships. It is also producing two 6,800-tonne vessels under a contract with the Satraser Trade and Maritime Service Co.(Source: Nhan Dan)

Saigon Shipyard Completes Largest Vessel

The Saigon Shipbuilding Industry Company (SSIC) handed over Wednesday a 6,500 ton freighter to the Saigon Shipping Company. The Saigon Queen, which cost $7.2 million, is 103-m long and 17-m wide, and has a top speed of 23 km per hour, is the largest vessel built by the shipyard. On its maiden run, the ship will carry agricultural products to China. The SSIC, a subsidiary of the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, is building two more freighters of the same size for state-run shipping corporation Vinalines and the Can Tho Marine Transport Company. It is scheduled to hand over the vessels at the end of this year. The company has won contracts to build ships for Canadian and Danish companies. Source: Thanh Nien

SSIC Completes Largest Vessel

The Saigon Shipbuilding Industry Company (SSIC) handed over Wednesday a 6,500 tonne freighter to the Saigon Shipping Company. The Saigon Queen, which cost $7.2 million, is 103-m long and 17-m wide, and has a top speed of 23 km per hour, is the largest vessel built by the shipyard. On its maiden run, the ship will carry agricultural products to China. The SSIC, a subsidiary of the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, is building two more freighters of the same size for state-run shipping corporation Vinalines and the Can Tho Marine Transport Company. It is scheduled to hand over the vessels at the end of this year. The company has won contracts to build ships for Canadian and Danish companies. (Source: http://www.nhandan.com.vn/¬)

Vinashin to Build Vessel for Denmark

Reports indicate that the contract on building a 2,500-ton vessel, worth $4.5M, will be carried out over 15 months by the Saigon Shipbuilding Industry Company, a member of Vinashin. Representatives also signed a $90,000 contract for engine testing services. Danish Fabricius and ISC Consulting Engineers signed the bulk of the agreements. The Saigon Shipbuilding will begin building the 2,500-tonne ship in early 2006. Fifteen Danish shipbuilding companies, three large financial institutions and the Danish Embassy in Hanoi have joined forces with Vinashin and Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) to organise a workshop on cooperation and development in shipbuilding industries in Vietnam and Denmark.

Saigon Newport Orders 10 Kalmar E-One RTGs

Saigon Newport Company (SNP) in Vietnam has awarded Kalmar Industries a landmark contract for ten E-One rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, destined for its Tan Cang-Cat Lai container terminal near Ho Chi Minh City. The agreement is the latest in a succession of orders from environmentally conscious terminal operators across Asia for Kalmar’s revolutionary all-electric RTG, introduced to the market just over two years ago. SNP’s 6+1 wide and 1-over-5 high units will come equipped with Kalmar’s container position verification system, Smartpath, and will be delivered by May 2008.

Maersk Saigon Runs Aground in Brazil

Maersk Saigon. Photo: Maersk Line

The container ship Maersk Saigon left the fairway and grounded near near buoy 2A at Santos port channel during departure from the terminal. Maersk Saigon was grounded during her departure manoeuvre at the BTP Terminal in Santos, Brazil. The vessel’s crew is safe and no one was injured, says a statement from the company. It is currently safely anchored awaiting inspections to assess possible damage before continuing to its destination. The Maersk Line ship  was operating on the ASAS service and was bound for Port Elizabeth, South Africa when the grounding occurred.

CMIT Welcomes Vietnam PM

Photo: APM Terminals

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) on July 21st, becoming the first container terminal in the Cai Mep area, part of Saigon Port, to receive the Vietnamese Head of State. CMIT is a joint venture between APM Terminals, which holds a 49% share, Vietnam National Shipping Lines, with a 36% share, and Saigon Port, with a 15% share. Prime Minister Phuc was welcomed by CMIT acting Managing director Nguyen Xuan Ky, who expressed the facility’s appreciation to the Vietnamese national and provincial governments…

LPG Tanker for the Mekong River

Vu Cong Vuong with LPG tanker under construction (Haig-Brown photo courtesy of Cummins Marine)

The Saigon Shipbuilding & Marine Industries One Member Co, Ltd. (Saigon Shipmarin) is completing construction of an 60- x 11-meter LPG carrier. With capacity for 1,400 cubic meters in two tanks the vessel’s hull has a four-meter molded depth and a 2.6-meter draft. Designed by a related company to Saigon Shipmarin, the vessel, to be named FACO, is owned by the F.A. Joint Stock Company. Being built to the Vietnam Register Rules and National Inland Regulations, the vessel will be classed for near shore and river operations.

New Offshore Completes Workover Deck for the Nansen Spar

New Offshore, Inc. has completed the fabrication of a deck extension for Kerr McGee’s Nansen spar, a deepwater (3,678 feet) floating production facility in East Breaks block 602 in the Gulf of Mexico. The deck extension will support compression equipment. Fabrication of the 40-ton, 24-foot by 68-foot structure was carried out at New Offshore’s waterfront fabrication facility in Morgan City and included the fabrication of five plate girders. Because the Nansen spar is a floating structure, all fabrication and welding was performed in accordance with requirements of the U.S. Mineral Management Service, U.S. Coast Guard and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). ABS issued a certification of compliance on completion.

This Day in Naval History – April 30

1798 - Congress establishes Department of the Navy 1975 - Saigon falls to North Vietnamese forces (Source: Navy News Service)  

This Day in Naval History – April 30

798 - Congress establishes Department of the Navy 1975 - Saigon falls to North Vietnamese forces (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – August 16

1812 - USS Constitution recaptures American merchant brig Adeline 1954 - Beginning of Operation Passage to Freedom, transport of refugees from Haiphong to Saigon, Vietnam (Source: Navy News Service)

Gulf Island Fab Sign Bechtel Offshore Cooperation Agreement

Shipyard Scene: Image courtesy of Gulf Island Fabrication

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. says it has signed a cooperative agreement with Bechtel Oil, Gas, and Chemicals, Inc. to work together to pursue opportunities for offshore projects for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and abroad. “Gulf Island is excited about the cooperation agreement signed with Bechtel which couples our fabrication expertise and specialized capabilities with one of the most respected EPC companies in the world. Together we offer a new approach to deliver offshore projects which incorporates innovative solutions and flexibility to meet and exceed client expectations and requirements…

OIS Tapped for Diamond Voyager Upgrade Project

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. has selected Mobile based Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services (OIS) to perform upgrades and modifications to the Ocean Voyager. The rig recently arrived at Mobile Middle Bay Port for upgrade work related to the Voyagers’ upcoming Pemex contract period. Fabrication and installation of high-pressure mud piping, Fabrication and installation of four new, Potable Water Tanks and pumping system, Under-deck blasting/painting, Helideck blasting/painting/marking, Accommodations refurbishment, Installation of a Mud Gas Separator, Fabrication and installation related to a, 12-man accommodation unit, Fabrication and installation related to AC…

Wison Begins Building New Fabrication Yard

Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd. (Wison Offshore & Marine) announced today the commencement of the construction of key modularized components for the Petroleos De Venezuela, S.A.(PDVSA) RPLC refinery project at Wison Offshore & Marine’s Zhoushan Fabrication Yard (The Zhoushan Yard). This project marks the first construction project at Wison Offshore & Marine’s Zhoushan yard, and the official operational launch of the first phase of the yard. The yard is located on Xiushan Island in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province and covers an area of 1.5 million square meters with a coastline of 2,300 meters. Construction on the second phase of the yard is ongoing, and is scheduled to be fully complete and operational in 2015.

Gulf Island Wins Arena GoM Rig Construction Contract

GoM rig: File photo

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. says that, through its subsidiary Gulf Island L.L.C., it has received an award letter from Arena Offshore, LP for the fabrication of two jacket/piles and topsides for Arena’s projects located in the Gulf of Mexico. Delivery for these units is set for late second quarter 2015. Revenue backlog and man-hours associated with this project will be reported in connection with the Company’s announcement of financial results for the quarter ending September 30, 2014.

Offshore-Inland Now Provides Joiner Services

Continuing its effort to become the most complete Topside Repair and Conversion company on the Gulf Coast, Mobile, Ala. based Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services has recently expanded its capabilities to include accommodation fabrication and interior outfitting. The expanded capabilities have been made possible by the addition of a new member to our team, joiner superintendent Matt Everett. Everett brings 25 years of experience to the table and compliments all of the services that Offshore-Inland now provides including engineering, steel fabrication, piping, electrical, machinery, hydraulics, and offshore riding teams.

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