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.
Vision Technologies Solidifies Halter Marine Acquisition
Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VTS) has completed its asset purchase of Halter Marine, through its subsidiary, VT Halter Marine, Inc. VTS is an integrated engineering group specializing in the fields of marine, aerospace, land systems and electronics. The new company, VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VTHM), will continue to provide products that have made Halter vessels known worldwide. Anil Raj, president and chief operating officer of VT said, “We’re ready to move on to the next challenge of selecting the projects the new company will undertake. VTHM plans to continue the existing design and construction projects for the U.S. Government.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
Manitowoc Awarded Contract
Manitowac was awarded a U.S. Coast Guard contract valued at more than $80 million. The Manitowoc Company, Inc. the leading provider of shipbuilding and ship-repair services for the U.S. Great Lakes maritime industry, announced that the United States Coast Guard has awarded Manitowoc Marine Group an $82.4-million contract to build a new Great Lakes ice breaker. The new vessel, which is currently unnamed, will be approximately 240 feet long, 60 feet wide, and will displace 3,500 long tons. homeport of Cheboygan, Michigan. said Terry D. Growcock, Manitowoc's president and chief executive officer. "The contract also enhances our status as the leading shipbuilder on the U.S. the ice breaker at Marinette Marine under a contract that will span more than three years.
Gulf Region Turning into Hub for Ship Repair Services
The Gulf region is fast turning into a major hub for ship repair services and conversion projects, with Dubai Drydocks in the UAE and the Arab Ship Repair Yard (ASRY) in have been experiencing a significant increase in business volumes, AME reported. There are several reasons for the growing interest of ship owners and management companies in GCC-based ship repair yards, the most important being the cost factor. It is but obvious that ship owners will always seek the best deal possible when negotiating repair operations. Labor and steel parts are the most important components of any basic repair operation, and therefore hold the key to competitive pricing.
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.
Sealink to Expand Shipyard
Sealink International will expand its shipyard for ship repair services The Malyasia Star reported. A company executive said the company would spend RM50mil for the expansion, which would take three years to be completed. Source: Star
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.
Strategic Marine Partners with Testbank
Western Australian ship builder Strategic Marine has signed a Sales & Service Agency agreement with UK-based marine and repair company Testbank Ship Repair Ltd. This is the first in a number of Sales & Service Agents which Strategic Marine announced it was developing in February 2012. This partnership has been formed as Strategic Marine and Testbank work together to provide marine, ship repair and through-life support services to the emerging offshore wind sector. "We announced…
UK Shipyard Celebrates Special Relationship
In 2010 A&P signed a multi-million pound contract with Serco to provide dry docking and ship repair services for five years, making the vessels a familiar sight in the docks. Serco manages more than 100 vessels supporting the Ministry of Defence naval bases around the UK and A&P Group is well placed to provide this service with six dry docks in three different locations – Falmouth, Tyne and Tees. Vessels which have been in Falmouth this year include the tugs SD Adept and SD Faithful, SD Powerful, SD Cawsand and SD Bovisand. The majority of the ships have undergone complete refits, including work in the engine room, a full electrical survey, refurbishing accommodation areas, paintwork and an inspection of propulsion units, anchors, cables and winches.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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…
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…