Albwardy Damen Opens Fourth Location in the Middle East
Albwardy Damen, a joint venture providing shipbuilding and ship repair services to the marine and oil and gas related industries in the Middle East, has announced that it has launched a full range of afloat, workshop, and diving services at SOHAR Port and Freezone.The new SOHAR operations represents the fourth location of operations in the Middle East, adding to Albwardy Damen’s Afloat Repairs Division comprehensive workshop facilities in Dubai, Sharjah, and Fujairah.Willem Moelker…
Unithai to Operate Largest Floating Dock in Thailand
Thailand’s Unithai Shipyard and Engineering Limited continues to develop the shipyard’s capacity and capabilities in ship repair services in response to client needs. Unithai Shipyard awarded a contract to China’s Huarun Dadong Dockyard to build a floating dock 984 feet in length and 170 feet wide with a lifting capacity of 48,000 metric tons, making it the largest dock ever seen in Thailand. “This new floating dock will increase Unithai Shipyard’s capacity and capabilities to accommodate Aframax and Post-Panamax vessels of up to 170…
UAE Shipyard Begins Operations as Albwardy Damen
Albwardy Marine Engineering and Damen Shipyards Sharjah have officially brought both brands together under one umbrella. Under the new name, Albwardy Damen, the United Arab Emirates-based shipyard will continue to construct newbuild steel and aluminum vessels as well as provide the same ship repair services to its marine and oil and gas customers in the Middle East. Albwardy Marine Engineering was founded in 1978 and has been a joint venture with Damen Shipyards Group since 2008. In 2014 the official opening of Damen Shipyards Sharjah took place.
Talking Dutch Designs with Damen’s Peter Robert
Despite the numerous challenges facing today’s maritime sector, there are still opportunities to be found. After all, the world is constantly changing and it is those companies who are able to adapt and move with the markets that will experience long-term success. Damen Shipyards Group is an example of a company that does just that. Using examples from some of the newest maritime sectors, Damen’s Head of Business Development & Market Intelligence Peter Robert talks about the importance of understanding, and reacting to, market developments.
Lind Marine Acquires Moose Boats
Lind Marine, a Petaluma, Calif. dredging contractor which provides tug and barge services throughout the San Francisco Bay area, has acquired Moose Boats, an aluminum commercial boat building company. Lind Marine currently operates a five-acre shipyard including a 430ft dry-dock and 1,600-ft of linear pier on Mare Island in Vallejo, Calif. Lind Marine’s strategic acquisition of Moose Boats will ensure continuity of vessel production for the well-established patrol boat’s brand as well as complement a vertically integrated business model which Lind Marine has developed over the past century.
NASSCO-Norfolk Wins CVN Maintenance Work
General Dynamics NASSCO–Norfolk said it was awarded the Mid-Atlantic CVN private sector maintenance contract by the U.S. Navy to perform non-nuclear planning and maintenance work during six Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) availabilities on four Nimitz-class aircraft carriers and one Gerald R. Ford-class carrier, home-ported in or visiting Norfolk, Va. The five-year cost-plus-award-fee and incentive fee contract also includes the ability to provide for any continuing or emergent maintenance repairs on any of these East Coast aircraft carriers.
NASSCO Bags USS Oak Hill Modification Award
General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk was awarded a $42 million cost-plus-award-fee modification to a previously awarded contract for the repair and alteration for the USS Oak Hill (LSD-51). NASSCO-Norfolk will provide ship repair services including engine replacement/repairs, ballast tank preservation, habitability upgrades and close-in weapons system repairs. Work will be performed in Norfolk and is expected to be completed by April 2017. NASSCO is currently conducting repair and modernization efforts in four ports throughout the United States, with the majority of work located in San Diego.
TAS Offshore Sees Another Vessel Deal Axed
Malaysia’s shipbuilding and ship repair services firm, TAS Offshore, has received yet another termination of a shipbuilding contract from the same client, this time for an offshore construction vessel (OCV). TAS Offshore’s wholly-owned subsidiary, TA Ventures, received the notice of termination from QMS1 Offshore Services (QMS1). In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the shipbuilder said the latest contract, valued at US$11.7mil (RM45.8mil), was for the construction of an offshore construction vessel with the delivery date being Dec 11, 2015.
N-KOM, Angelicoussis Extend Cooperation
Nakilat - Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), the joint-venture shipyard between Qatar’s Nakilat and Keppel Offshore & Marine, has signed a landmark agreement with the Angelicoussis Group of Companies to be the preferred shipyard for ship repairs in the Middle East. The agreement applies to all vessels operating under the Group’s three ship management companies. N-KOM is located at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard, in Ras Laffan, State of Qatar. Maran Gas Maritime’s LNG carrier was the first vessel to be drydocked at the shipyard when it commenced operations five years ago and since then…
Tsuneishi to Invest in Indonesia Shipyard Business
Japanese shipbuilding and maritime transport company Tsuneishi Holdings will invest up to $40 million to open ship repair services in Indonesia amid increasing efforts by the government to boost the archipelago's maritime industry, reports Jakarta Globe. Yasuharu Fushimi, chairman and president at Tsuneishi Holdins, said in a statement: "We see a big potential in Indonesia's shipping industry. Tsuneishi's venture into Indonesia is estimated to create up to 1,000 jobs, says the statement.
N-KOM: New VLCC Size Floating Dock
Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), the joint-venture shipyard of Keppel Offshore & Marine and Nakilat, continues to see strong interest for its ship repair services in 2015, having already delivered more than 450 projects for shipping and oil and gas companies over the past four years. Among the shipyard’s list of customers are Odfjell, Maran Gas Maritime, Diamond Shipping, Springfield Shipping, Maran Tankers, Donnelly Tankers, Synergy Maritime, Euronav, Dynacom Tankers, Jan de Nul, V Ships, Synergy Maritime, NYK Shipmanagement and many others.
Tsuneishi Seeks Foothold in Indonesian Shipyard Business
Japanese shipbuilding and maritime transport company Tsuneishi Holdings has expressed a commitment to invest up to $40 million to open ship repair services in Indonesia, reports The Jakarta Globe. The Hiroshima Prefecture-based company plans to invest US$40 million in a ship repair project in Indonesia, chief of the Capital Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Franky Sibarani said. Tsuneishi made the commitment at a meeting in Fukuyama with Franky Sibarani when the latter visited Japan last Monday as part of increasing efforts by the government to boost the archipelago’s maritime industry.
Shipbuilding, Repair and Conversion: Brazil's Quick Fix
The growth trend continues in the Brazilian shipbuilding industry, a trend that has been relatively constant during the last five year. While shipbuilding is ‘ship shape,’ the reality of the Brazilian ship repair industry is somewhat muddled, populated by only a few dedicated repair yards as the focus has been squarely on newbuild. On the other hand, Brazil’s ship conversion industry has enjoyed steady growth, growth directly related to orders from Petrobras, mostly to convert VLCC tanker hulls to FPSOs.
The Gulf Set to Rival China's Ship Repair Capacity
“The Middle East is a world-class centre of excellence for ship repair with a number of well respected shipyards already offering a diverse range of services. We are seeing new joint ventures between the region and Asia in the dry dock sector, with the Gulf set to offer the largest ship repair capacity outside of China,” noted Chris Hayman, Chairman of Seatrade, organisers of Seatrade Middle East Maritime. International and regional shipping operators, ports, financiers and maritime…
China's Dalian Shipyard to Build Deepwater Jack-Up
COSCO Corporation inform that its subsidiary Dalian Shipyard has been contracted to build a jack-up rig based on the LeTourneau Super 116E Class design. The US$184-million order has been placed by Derwent Ocean Limited S.A, part of Foresight Group. COSCO inform that the new rig will be built to ABS classification, with notation A1, and will be a self elevating drilling unit capable of drilling HPHT wells. It will be capable of operating in 350 feet water, with accommodation for up to 120 persons onboard. Delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016.
China Shipyard Delivers Tender Rig Barge
COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard informs of the delivery of a self-erecting drilling tender barge, to the firm Energy Drilling. The tender barge has a working depth of 2,000 meters, a drilling depth of 20,000 feet and is equipped with heavy lift cranes with a safe working load of 400 metric tonnes. According to PetroWiki, Tender Assist Drilling (TADs) units were the rig of choice in the 1950s and early 1960s in the Gulf of Mexico for development drilling off fixed platforms. They are used less commonly now…
China Shipyards Win US$100-Million OSV Contracts
1. COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd., has secured a contract from an Asian company to build four Emergency Response / Rescue / Field Support Vessels (ERRVs), scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2016. 2. Two shipbuilding contracts signed by COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co., Ltd, with a European ship owner for the construction of two PX121 Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) have been declared effective. The two vessels are expected to be delivered in the first and second quarters of 2016 respectively.
China Shipyard Delivers Handymax Size Bulk Carrier
COSCO Corporation (Singapore) inform that its Dalian Shipyard in China has delivered a bulk carrier of 57000 dwt, named "GUOTOU 108", to its Asian buyer. The Handymax bulker measures 189.99 meters in LOA, 32.26 meters in breadth and 18 meters in depth. Founded in June 2001, COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, is a subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO). It specializes in large vessel construction, marine engineering, conversion, and providing ship repair services. The group has shipyards in Dalian, Nantong, Zhoushan, Guangdong Province, Shanghai, Lian Yungang and other places in China.
China Shipyard Delivers Capesize Bulk Carrier
COSCO Corporation (Singapore) informs that its COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard subsidiary has delivered the 82,000 dwt bulk carrier "UNION VOYAGER", to its European buyer. The new ship measures 229 meters in LOA, 32.26 meters in breadth and is 20.25 meters in depth. Founded in June 2001, COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, is a subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO). It specializes in large vessel construction, marine engineering, conversion, and ship repair services. The group has shipyards in Dalian, Nantong, Zhoushan, Guangdong Province, Shanghai, Lian Yungang and other locations in China.
China Shipyard Delivers Offshore Pipelay Heavy Lift Vessel
COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard a subsidiary of the COSCO Shipyard Group informs it has delivered a pipelay heavy lift vessel, "SapuraKencana 1200", to its Asian buyer. The pipelay heavy lift vessel is designed to carry out multiple functions including oil piping processing, laying, installation and heavy lifting. Classed by ABS, the vessel is capable of working in shallow water of up to 200 meters with a ten-point mooring system. It is also equipped with a DP3 dynamic positioning system…
China Shipyards Deliver Tender Rig, Bulk Carrier
COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited informs of the delivery of two new vessels from shipbuilding yards in China. 1. COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard Co., Ltd , a subsidiary of the Company's 51% owned COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, has delivered a tender rig,"T-18", to Seadrill. 2. COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co. Ltd a subsidiary of the Company's 51% owned COSCO Shipyard Group Co. Ltd, has delivered a bulk carrier of 35,300 DWT, "FUAT BEY", to its Asian buyer. Founded in June 2001, COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, is a subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO).
TNG: Talleres Navales Del Golfo
Talleres Navales del Golfo (TNG) shipyard at Veracruz, Mexico was originally developed as a new construction facility, but the shipyard has successfully transferred to ship repair facility with an emphasis on steelwork repair contracts. As a result of recent success in repair operations, the shipyard is currently embarking on a major development and restructuring of the shipyard, with a view to rationalizing the facilities and expanding its repair capabilities. Despite recent economic turmoil…
Resolve Marine Group Acquires Magone Marine Services
Resolve Marine Group, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has agreed to acquire Magone Marine Services of Western Alaska. The result, say Resolve, will be a greatly expanded, emergency response and marine services company that combines the local expertise amassed by Magone Marine’s Alaskan salvors with the extensive resources, personnel, and vast salvage & wreck removal experience of Resolve Marine Group. The newly-formed business will be named Resolve-Magone Marine Services…