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ABB Services Over 300 Turbochargers for CSCL

Photo: ABB

ABB Turbocharging, part of the power and automation technology group, announced it has signed its third and largest Operation Performance Package service agreement with China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), the logistics and containerized transportation company based in Shanghai, China. The contract covers the service and provision of spare parts for 113 turbochargers on 23 vessels, including 51 TPL type and 62 VTR type turbochargers. Added to existing service agreements, ABB now services over 300 turbochargers for CSCL, the largest number covered under contract with any customer.

Royal Caribbean, ABB Ink 15-year Service Contract

Photo courtesy of RCC

ABB has signed an extensive service agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCC) to increase cost efficiency and predictability of maintenance costs. The agreement spans 15 years and encompasses six vessels under RCC’s brands Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International. The financial value of the service agreement is in excess of $50 million. The agreement covers four Solstice and two Oasis class vessels and includes an option to extend the agreement to additional existing vessels, vessels that are currently under construction and future newbuilds.

ABB Wins Long-Term Service Agreement

Long-term service agreement improves lifecycle cost control and fleet reliability. ABB signed a long-term Preventive Service agreement with China LNG Shipping International Co. Ltd (CLSICO) to provide maintenance services to all ABB equipment onboard of its six LNG vessels in the next five years. The contract commenced January 1, 2013. The new service agreement will help CLSICO with optimized vessels performance at a predicted minimum level of budget. ABB will provide annual site survey and on-call services to the six vessels covered by the agreement…

ASRY in Maritime Deal with Relay

Relay & ASRY signs service agreement to provide direct services to vessels

UK-based engineering firm signs service agreement to provide direct services to vessels in ASRY, expanding the list of the yard’s onsite specialist contractors. ASRY, the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has signed a specialized Services Agreement with Relay Engineering Limited, a specialist engineering company based in the UK, to offer its expertise in electrical, mechanical and constructive engineering directly to ASRY’s customers from a dedicated service point in the yard.

U.S. FMC Unanimously Rejects Proposed Tripartite Pact

U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner William P. Doyle

U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner William P. Yesterday, I voted to reject the Tripartite Agreement proposed by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K Line); Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL); and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK). This agreement was unanimously rejected by the Commissioners on the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). This decision by the FMC in no way precludes the Japanese carriers from merging their container trade business units into a single stand-alone company. Rather, the vote…

ABB Turbocharging Inks Service Deals Covering 400 Units

Photo courtesy of ABB

Press release - ABB Turbocharging has signed long-term service agreements with three marine and offshore transport firms covering a total of 400 turbochargers globally. The service contracts span a period of several years and include turbocharger monitoring, regular servicing and preventive maintenance. Each of the three companies: DOF Group, Teekay and Torghatten ASA has signed a Maintenance Management Agreement (MMA) with ABB Turbocharging in Norway. Through signing these service agreements…

Service Agreement Safeguards Power Supply Offshore

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS), a Norwegian oilfield service company, has awarded a five-year Service Agreement to Wärtsilä covering maintenance of the power plants onboard three offshore FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) vessels. The agreement applies to the Petrojarl Foinaven, the Petrojarl Varg and the Petrojarl 1, which are operating in the North Sea and the north Atlantic ocean. With Wärtsilä maintaining the vessel's power plants at all times, Petroleum Geo-Services is able to concentrate on its core business of offshore capabilities in floating production and storage facilities. The ongoing power plant servicing provides the vessels with optimized availability together with cost savings, risk mitigation and financial predictability.

Marine Engine Maintenance, Overhaul Contract for Wärtsilä

Prestige Cruise Liners: Image credit Prestige

Wärtsilä has signed a five-year service agreement with US-based Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc. (Prestige), the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The long-term service agreement covers six vessels, a total of 27 Wärtsilä engines, and has the option to include further vessels in the future. The agreement facilitates the projection of costs associated with the maintenance of Prestige’s cruise fleet, while also minimizing the downtime during routine maintenance and overhauls.

MAN's PrimeServ Clinches DOF Service Deal

 Pictured at the signing ceremony: (standing, from left) Mikael Adler – Managing Director, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Norway; Serghei Nastas – MAN PrimeServ O&M Sales Manager; Dr. Stephan Timmermann – Member of Executive Board, MAN Diesel & Turbo; Stefan Eefting – Vice President, Head of MAN PrimeServ; (seated, from left) Lars-Heine Njåstad – Chief Procurement Officer, DOF; and Wayne Jones – Senior Vice President, Head of MAN PrimeServ Diesel

At a signing ceremony at SMM, the international marine trade fair in Hamburg, MAN PrimeServ, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s service division, signed a service framework agreement with DOF ASA, the Norwegian offshore services company. The service agreement covers the servicing of 15 vessels and 68 MAN engines (44 × 32/40 + 24 other engines of 21/31, 28/32 and 27/38 MAN types) – covering a total of 518 cylinders. The scope of the agreement includes maintenance-planning support; the delivery of planned…

Wärtsilä, Maersk LNG Service Agreement

Mr Uffe Nyborg Johansen, President & General Manager Services, Wärtsilä in Denmark, Mr Paul Carsten Pedersen, Chief Executive Officer, Maersk FPSOs and Maersk LNG and Mr Christoph Vitzthum, Group Vice President, Wärtsilä Services, sign the service agreement between Wärtsilä and Maersk LNG. (Photo courtesy Wärtsilä Corporation)

Wärtsilä has signed a long term service agreement with Maersk LNG. The agreement includes maintenance planning, condition & performance monitoring, co-ordination and supply of technical services, parts and service work for five 165,000 cum LNG vessels equipped with Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines over a five year period. "For Maersk LNG, this service agreement means improved levels of certainty regarding servicing of the main engines on our LNG vessels. With this monitoring system in place, maintenance work can be proactive," said Claus H. Thomsen, Director, Maersk LNG.

FMC Technologies Unit Agreement Extension With Statoil

FMC Technologies, Inc. announced that its FMC Energy Systems business has signed an extension of its existing subsea service agreement with Statoil ASA to provide technical services and subsea equipment for an additional two years, with an option for two more years beyond that. Under the terms of the extension, FMC Energy Systems expects to receive approximately $60 million per year. The agreement comprises technical services in connection with completion, workover, installation, maintenance and other activities associated with subsea field development. The contract also includes provision of additional equipment for Statoil-operated fields previously supplied by FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS, the Company's Norway-based subsidiary.

Wärtsilä to Provide TMA for Golar Fleet

Golar LNG vessel Photo by Golar

Wärtsilä signed a 5-year Technical Management Agreement with Golar Management Oslo for delivery of services to Golar LNG - one of the largest independent owners and operators of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in the world. The service agreement includes remote monitoring of engines, maintenance planning, advisory services, and guaranteed availability of personnel as well as spare parts. Golar LNG operates a fleet of 13 vessels, dedicated to both LNG transportation and midstream floating solutions.

WSS Signs Safety Service Agreement With Victoria Ship Management

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has signed its first fleet Safety Service Agreement with a Japanese principal. The two-year agreement, valued at $300,000 includes 25 panamax and cape-size bulk carriers and 18 product carriers on behalf of Tokyo-based Victoria Ship Management. The WSS Safety Service Agreement provides a standardized service covering a client’s fleet, offering fixed prices for inspection at agreed ports covering fixed systems and portable equipment. The agreement also provides a single point of contact for clients, with customer support in local languages in the same time zone as the client. Under such agreements, WSS customers receive predictable pricing and professional service due date monitoring…

Canyon Offshore Signs Master Service Agreement

Canyon Offshore has recently signed a three-year, multi-service agreement with Technip Offshore U.K. Limited to provide remote intervention services under a preferred subcontractor basis. The agreement governs all regions worldwide that Technip-Coflexip entities operate with the exception of Brazil. Under this contract Canyon will provide advanced work class systems and personnel, ROV tooling, remote intervention engineering services and Class 2 and 3 ROV support vessels. To enable Canyon to service the requirements under this agreement, the company will be increasing its fleet of ROV systems by the addition of three 2,500-meter rated Perry Slingsby Triton XLS work class ROV systems, scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2003.

T&T Marine Response Service Agreement

T&T Marine Salvage, a provider of maritime support services, announced an exclusive cooperative services agreement with OSROCO and Unitek to provide oil spill response services in Guam, Saipan and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. “With equipment staged in Guam and Saipan, the T&T Marine-OSROCO-Unitek alliance offers customers calling on Sector Guam an unparalleled and cost-effective solution to meeting the requirements of OPA 90,” said T&T Marine Vice President Kevin Teichman. OSROCO is a subsidiary of Cabras Marine Corporation, a Guam-based company that provides tug boats, barges and other maritime assets in Guam, the CNMI and throughout Micronesia.

Expro’s New Subsea Contract with Petrobras

International oilfield service company Expro announced its Latin America Connectors & Measurements team has been awarded a new master service agreement (MSA) from Petrobrás for subsea electrical systems. As part of the contract, over three years, Expro will provide on-site field support for Petrobrás using its Tronic connectors for medium and high-powered subsea systems. “This new master service agreement with Petrobrás is a great milestone for Expro Latin America that strengthens the 15-year relationship the two companies have had in Brazil,” said Marcelo Machado, Expro do Brasil Connectors & Measurements area manager. The MSA will run until June 2013 and will cover Brazil. Expro’s subsea connection systems provide the ultimate in reliability for communications in deepwater developments.

Cruise Ship Maintenance – MAN Get Large Order

Norwegian Cruise Line Ship: Photo credit Wiki CCL 'Ludger001'

MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order from the US-based cruise liner company Norwegian Cruise Line for the maintenance of the engines on nine of the fleet’s cruise liners.The service agreement runs for four years and is being handled by the MAN PrimeServ service office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Besides the maintenance work it also covers the supply of spare parts. During the term of the agreement, two further Norwegian cruise ships will be put into service which will then also be incorporated into the contract.The order is worth US$ 30 million.

NCL Awards Maintenance Contract to MAN

Norwegian Epic: Photo credit CCL Jacopo Werther

MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order from the US-based cruise liner company Norwegian Cruise Line for the maintenance of the engines on nine of the fleet’s cruise liners.The service agreement runs for four years and is being handled by the MAN PrimeServ service office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Besides the maintenance work it also covers the supply of spare parts. During the term of the agreement, two further Norwegian cruise ships will be put into service which will then also be incorporated into the contract. The order is worth US$ 30 million.

Stolt-Nielsen and Jo Tankers Combine Service for U.S. Gulf to Asia

Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group Ltd. (SNTG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen S.A. announced a co-service agreement for operational matters for the carriage of bulk liquids from ports in the U.S. Gulf to ports in Asia. maintaining the commercial independence of SNTG and JOT. can be achieved by working together to allocate cargoes to particular ships. Both companies will continue to market their ships and services independent of each other, and the contractual relationship between individual carriers and their respective customers will remain private and confidential. The Combined Service Agreement is due to commence on February 1, 2002.

GE to Provide Maintenance to TMS Cardiff Gas’ LNG Fleet

Corcovado LNG (Photo: GE)

GE’s Marine Solutions and TMS CARDIFF GAS Ltd. have signed a service agreement that will see GE undertaking the support and maintenance of four TMS LNG vessels—Corcovado, Kita, Palu and Yari—for the next 10 years. GE will provide maintenance services to TMS fleet’s electric propulsion system, including providing parts to the propulsion motors, medium-voltage drives, generators and switchboard. It will also upgrade the vessels’ propulsion automation systems to enhance their remote and diagnostic capabilities.

Star Cruises Signs Long-Term Contract

Long-term Preventive Service agreement will increase reliability and extend equipment life-time through scheduled maintenance procedures. ABB, an  automation technology group, has won a long-term service contract from Star Cruises for preventive maintenance of all ABB equipment onboard SuperStar Virgo for the next five years. The approximately US$ 1 million contract was signed in the fourth quarter of 2012 and commences in January 1, 2013. Star Cruises, the world’s third largest cruise company, has led cruise development in the Asia-Pacific region, where it operates seven vessels between the ports of Singapore, Port Klang (Malaysia) and Hong Kong. Star caters to Asian passengers as well as to North Americans, Europeans and Australians interested in Asian destinations.

Viking Takes Safety Servicing Offshore

Benny Carlsen, VP Offshore, Viking Life-Saving Equipment

The new, transparent multi-year service agreement concept from Viking revolutionizes the way offshore owners and operators solve the difficulties of managing multiple brands, equipment types and regulatory approvals for safety equipment and servicing. Handling safety equipment servicing is often regarded as a time-consuming and hard-to-budget headache for offshore vessel and infrastructure owners and operators. In fact, the range of products and servicing agreements can be a minefield of hidden costs and complexities even for the most experienced of safety managers.

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