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Friday, December 15, 2017

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LR Presents CES Descriptive Notes to China Smart Ship

Photo: Lloyd's Register

Great Intelligence, the first China smart ship, was presented with Lloyd's Register (LR) cyber-enabled ship (CES) descriptive notes. Great Intelligence was designed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) and built at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard Co., Ltd (GWS), a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). Along with LR, System Engineering research Institute (SERI) and China Class Society (CCS) were also involved in this project. Great Intelligence…

Jiangsu Eastern Shipyard Wins $61m contract in Indonesia

Chinese shipbuilding company Jiangsu Eastern Shipyard has been awarded a contract to build two oil tankers worth 61.49 million U.S. dollars by Indonesia's state- run oil firm Pertamina, Xinhua reported Jiangsu is expected to deliver the two tankers in July 2010. The tankers will be used to transport kerosene for a period of 25 years, he said, adding that no local shipbuilding company was capable to meet contract requirements in pre-tender offering. Source: Xinhua

Bay Shipbuilding to Build PSV for Tidewater

Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG) announced that its Bay Shipbuilding Company will build two 303-ft Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) of the MMC 887 LH PSV Design from MMC Ship Design of Poland for New Orleans, La.-based Tidewater Marine, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tidewater Inc. The Deepwater Platform Supply Vessels, to be built at FMG’s shipyard Bay Shipbuilding Company, located in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., will be state-of-the-art vessels with diesel-electric z-drive propulsion, dynamic positioning 2 (DP-2) system, polar class 7, fire-fighting class 2 (FFV 2) system, and ENVIRO. Other contract terms were not disclosed. The first platform supply vessel is scheduled for delivery in the 4th Quarter of 2012…

SLKB Shifts to Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. announced Slovenske Lodenice Komarno, a.s. Bratislava (SLKB), a Slovakian shipbuilding company, has made a move to the Autodesk Inventor Series for its mechanical design needs. The company can now meet the complex design challenges inherent in vessel manufacturing, while simultaneously reducing costs. Using Autodesk Inventor, the award-winning 3D mechanical design software, and AutoCAD Mechanical 2D software together, SLKB can now build ships faster than ever. Autodesk Inventor software's reputation as a powerful and easy-to-use 3D design technology made it the clear choice for SLKB. SLKB is now among several major shipbuilding companies…

China Shipbuilders' Losses Seen Widening

The core business revenue of 80 major shipbuilding companies declined 22.4 percent to 84.1 billion yuan ($13.7 billion) from January to May 2013, according to data from the Ministry of Industry and Information quoted by China Daily. CSSC Jiangnan Heavy Industry - the Shanghai-listed arm of China State Shipbuilding Corp, one of the nation's largest shipbuilders - reported its first-half revenue for year 2013 dropped 39.49 percent year-on-year to 319 million yuan ($51.63 million), and it reported a loss of 61.52 million yuan for the same period. It added the market is still sluggish and that orders are drying up, which dragged down both its core business and its non-shipbuilding revenue.

Tsuneishi Standardizes on SmartMarineEnterprise Suite

Tsuneishi Holdings Corporation Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Company has standardized on the Intergraph SmartMarine Enterprise suite of 3D engineering design and data management solutions to optimize design efficiency and increase productivity. Tsuneishi Holdings Corporation is a maritime affair enterprise composed of a leading Japan-based shipbuilding group and shipping business. Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Company is continuing to deliver high-quality ships at an economical price to customers around the world. In committing to the entire SmartMarine Enterprise suite, Tsuneishi will now have a comprehensive set of integrated solutions to manage…

Bach Dang Shipbuilding Co. Delivers Bulk Carrier

The first of a series of eight 22,500-ton ships to be built under a contract between the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin) and the Vietnam National Shipping Lines Corporation (Vinalines) was delivered on March 27. The Golden Falcon Ship, built by the Bach Dang Shipbuilding Company – an affiliate of Vinashin, was launched since November 2006. The cargo ship was designed by VINAKITA, a joint venture between Vinashin and Japan’s KITADA, with a 6,230HP main engine. It was built under the supervision of NK, a Japanese registration agency. The 153.2m-long and 26m-wide ship is the biggest bulk carrier built by the Bach Dang Shipbuilding Company and will be operated by Falcon Shipping Company – a subsidiary of Vinalines which specialises in transporting petroleum and gas.

PT PAL Receives to Build Container Ships

State-owned shipbuilding company PT PAL Indonesia has received orders from a Thai shipping company for four container ships measuring 50,000 deadweight ton (DWT). The order from Thoresen Thai Agencies (TTA) is worth US$180 million, PT PAL General Engineering and Maintenance Director Herbadi Noviano said. Herbadi said the construction of the ships was to be completed in 2010-2013, adding that work could not start at once for the order as PT PAL had to honor contracts made earlier with other customers. State-owned shipbuilding company PT PAL Indonesia has received orders from a Thai shipping company for four container ships measuring 50,000 deadweight ton (DWT).

Shipbuilding Company Returns to New Orleans

United States Marine Inc., a shipbuilding company that moved its headquarters to Gulfport, Miss. after Hurricane Katrina, has returned to the New Orleans. In November 2007, the company leased space along the Industrial Canal in New Orleans from Trinity Yachts Inc. The company now is using the New Orleans yard to construct a line of military vessels bound for the Middle East nation of Bahrain. United States Marine's headquarters will remain in Mississippi while its new Industrial Canal space will serve as a second location. The company shares Trinity's equipment and work force, which it is using to complete a $22m contract with the U.S. Navy to build two vessels that will ultimately be used by Bahrain.

China Shipbuilder Goes Bankrupt

The first shipbuilder in the North-East China province of Liaoning, Dalian Oriental Precision & Engineering declares bankruptcy, According to SinoShip News, the shipbuilding company Dalian Oriental Precision & Engineering was invested in by Japanese company Oriental Precision and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry. The shipbuilders began operations in 2007,  just before the global financial crisis ocurred. A local bank has taken over the company, and is processing an asset inventory.    

NASSCO Named Prime Contractor

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), a General Dynamics company, has been appointed the prime contractor on $17.4 million in research and development contracts awarded by the Maritech Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (ASE) program. In addition to Maritech awarded funds, industry participants will invest $23.5 million of their own funds in the projects for a total cost of $40.9 million. Leading a team of U.S. shipbuilders, marine design and technology firms and universities on two-three projects for the construction of Navy and commercial ships, NASSCO will receive about one-half of the R&D award amount, with the remainder to its research partners.

NASSCO Named Prime Contractor

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), a General Dynamics company, has been appointed the prime contractor on $17.4 million in research and development contracts awarded by the Maritech Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (ASE) program. In addition to Maritech awarded funds, industry participants will invest $23.5 million of their own funds in the projects for a total cost of $40.9 million. Leading a team of U.S. shipbuilders, marine design and technology firms and universities on two-three projects for the construction of Navy and commercial ships, NASSCO will receive about one-half of the R&D award amount, with the remainder to its research partners.

DCNS Signs Agreement for Russian Submarines

French shipbuilding company DCNS has signed a contract with Russian shipbuilding science and research institute, providing technological cooperation in submarine design. DCNS company is known as designer of nuclear submarines of “Barracuda” type and diesel-electric submarines with anaerobic engine of “Scorpène” type. The contract on technological cooperation between Russia and France is the first one in the submarine field and suggests further cooperation in the military and technical sphere of two countries, launched by buying 90 French thermal imagers for Russian T-90 tanks. [Source: http://www.russia-ic.com]

Vinashin Launches Freighters

Vietnamese shipbuilder, the state-run Vinashin, delivered Tuesday two 53,000 ton container ships to the UK’s Graig Investment. The 623-ft. vessels were built by two Vinashin subsidiaries – Nam Trieu Shipbuilding Industry Company and Ha Long Shipbuilding Company. The vessels, built at a cost of $30m each, are based on designs provided by Denmark’s Carl Bro Marine. Source: Thanhnien News

Bach Dang Shipyard Delivers Tanker

The Bach Dang shipbuilding company, a subsidiary of the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin), delivered a 13,500-ton oil tanker to the Vinashin Vien Duong shipping and forwarding company on December 25. The Vinashin Sea oil tanker, the biggest ever built in Vietnam so far, is 145.3 metres long, 20.8 metres wide and 11.20 metres high. It was equipped with a 5,180 KW engine imported from Denmark and built under the supervision of a Japanese registration agency. Source: VNA

Fincantieri, New Bay Shipbuilding Company VP

Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) a Fincantieri company, welcomes Gene Caldwell as the new Vice President and General Manager of Bay Shipbuilding Company, a member of the Fincantieri Marine Group. Caldwell’s resume includes shipbuilding experience in multiple facets of the Ship Building Industry including vessel and rig repair, new commercial and government vessel construction, project management, contract negotiation, sales & marketing, safety, QA/QC and financial reporting. Prior to joining FMG, he held a senior management position with Signal International, LLC.  

China Shipyard to Build Boxships for Boxmaker

Dalian shipyard to build seven 8,800-TEU container ships for container box manufacturer China International Marine Containers (CIMC). China's largest shipbuilding company, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC), has received an order for seven 8,800-TEU ships worth US$595 million from container maker China International Marine Containers Group (CIMC).reports Shippingazette.com. The newbuildings are scheduled for delivery in 2015 and 2016. CIMC Financial Leasing (Hong Kong) will first buy the seven vessels and then lease them to a MSC subsidiary. Source: Shippingazetter.com  

Iranian Shipbuilding Company Signs $5b Deal with Venezuela

Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex Co. (ISOICO) has managed to conclude an agreement worth $5b on the development of marine industries and shipbuilding with Venezuela, noted Iran's deputy industries and mines minister Mohsen Shaterzadeh. Also, Iran, Venezuela and Bolivia have signed a trilateral memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the expansion of the shipbuilding industries, the Iranian official told Mehr News Agency. Iran's non-oil exports last year hit $10,500,000,000, Shaterzadeh further explained adding, industrial products accounted for 77 percent of the figure. Source: Mehr News Agency

VT Group to Supply OPVs

The Support Services and Shipbuilding Company, will make an immediate start on the program with the first of the three Ocean Patrol Vessels (OPVs), which are approximately 100 metres in length, scheduled for hand-over in early 2010, the subsequent ships will follow at six-month intervals. The contract is valued at around £400 million and will create approximately 100 jobs at a shipbuilding site in Hampshire. Source: The Manufacturer

EU Commission Approves Aid for Slovakian Shipyard Modernisation

The European Commission has approved investment aid of 500,000 eur for the Slovakian shipbuilding company Slovenske lodenice Komarno which operates shipyards on the Danube river in the south of Slovakia. The aid will form part of a 2 mln eur investment project to optimize the shipbuilding yard's layout and make its production processes less dependent on the water level of the Danube. The commission said that, under EC Treaty state aid rules, the investment is compatible with the single market and will not distort competition. Source: AFX

Cargo Ship Bound for U.K. Launched

A 53,000-tonne cargo ship built by Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin), was launched in the northern port city of Haiphong, on April 20. The ship, 190m long and 32.26m wide, is one of a series of fifteen due to be handed over to the Graig Investment Group, a UK-based international ship owner and shipping services provider. It was the second boat of its kind built by Vinashin’s affiliate, Nam Trieu Shipbuilding Company and is also the largest being built in Vietnam under a contract worth nearly US $1 billion between Vinashin and the Graig Group. (source: VNA)

Center Praised for Helping Industry

The man at the helm of the biggest shipbuilding company has praised a North-East marine design facility for its efforts to tackle a skills issue that threatens to subdue the region's thriving sector, the Northern Echo said. Alan Johnston, chief executive of BVT Surface Fleet - a joint venture between BAE Systems and VT Shipbuilding - hailed the Marine Design Centre, in , as playing a potentially crucial role in recruitment and training. Source:  Northern Echo

Canadian Shipbuilding Dispute

According to a report from UPI.com, the Canadian government is pressuring the nation's shipbuilding companies to waive their rights to consult lobbyists in pursuit of the $35b national shipbuilding procurement strategy.   Source: UPI.com  

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