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Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Nupas-Cadmatic the Choice for Sietas’ Jack Up Transport

The German-based Shipyard J.J. Sietas, used Nupas-Cadmatic for its intricate offshore wind farm transport and installation vessel. The jack-up was developed for use near the coast in offshore wind parks. The vessel required a complex design in order to operate reliably, quickly and hold a stable position, even in heavy seas. JJ Sietas required software that could efficiently cope with these characteristics. With the use of Nupas-Cadmatic J.J. Sietas managed to reduce the design and engineering time to a minimum.

German-built Jack-up Vessel for Offshore Wind Farms

Photo: Sietas Shipyard

The hull is complete, the steelwork concluded, the building of the deckhouse has begun – in the dock of Sietas shipyard the first jack-up vessel for offshore wind farms developed and constructed in Germany is currently taking shape. Construction started in April 2012; the handover of the ship to the client, the Dutch marine engineering company Van Oord, is planned for July of this year. For further work on the final assembly, the jack-up vessel needs to be floating in the dock harbor of the Sietas shipyard.

SAL Newbuild Successful Crane Test

The first of two newbuilds of type 183 commissioned by heavy lift carrier SAL Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land has successfully performed its crane tests in the port of Hamburg. Photo courtesy Svenja Heinrich, SAL-Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land

The first of two newbuilds of type 183 commissioned by heavy lift carrier SAL Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land has successfully performed its crane tests in the port of Hamburg. During the test each of the two cranes lifted weights of 1000 tons simultaneously in a very short time period. After a building phase of about six months the first of two type 183 new buildings is getting ready for delivery. In July 2009 the German based heavy lift carrier SAL Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land…

German Shipyard Constructs Jack-Up for Wind Farm

Image courtesy Schellenberg & Kirchberg Public Relations GmbH & Co. KG

Sietas is to be the first German shipyard to develop and build a jack-up vessel used for offshore wind farm installation. The order, which was signed Dec. 8 in Hamburg, comes from Dutch-based marine contractor Van Oord. In addition, Van Oord has placed an option for a second ship of the same type. No details have been released as to the purchase price. The time elapsing between development and delivery to Van Oord, in September 2012, of this innovative jack-up vessel will be just 21 months. The construction phase is scheduled to last one year.

Van Oord Commissions Jack-Up for Offshore Wind Market

Sietas is to be the first German shipyard to develop and build a jack-up vessel used for offshore wind farm installation. The order, which was signed in Hamburg, comes from Dutch-based marine contractor Van Oord, working on dredging, offshore and marine engineering projects worldwide. In addition, Van Oord has placed an option for a second ship of the same type. No details have been released as to the purchase price. The time elapsing between development and delivery to Van Oord, in September 2012, of this innovative jack-up vessel will be just 21 months.

Virtual Yard = Real Business

As a fitting recognition of Poland's evolving shipbuilding tradition and solid, maritime technical skills, a development dubbed the 'virtual shipyard' has been established in Gdansk by Det Norske Veritas (DNV). The classification society's reinforced technological commitment to Poland has also been encouraged by the competitive environment which now exists there, and which has fired the transitional economy. DNV's move taps an abundant resource of naval architects and endorses the maritime infrastructural role played by the Technical University of Gdansk, where the Norwegian classification society has set up its Nauticus Modelling Center (NMC).

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus is operational

Aeolus

Van Oord is holding a two-day event along the Rotterdam Wilhelminakade quay to mark the entry into service of Aeolus, its first transport and installation vessel for the construction of offshore wind farms. Today, business relations have the opportunity to inspect the vessel. On Saturday 21 June, Mrs K. Aboutaleb-Erahoutan, wife of the Mayor of Rotterdam, will be naming the vessel in the presence of guests and Van Oord staff. The vessel was built at Sietas, a German shipbuilding yard in Hamburg.

SAL Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land Puts Heavy Lift Ship in Service

SAL Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land has put the new building MV ‘Lone’ into service. Just three months after the German-based heavy-lift shipping company has sent the MV ‘Svenja’ - the world’s largest heavy-lift vessel - on its maiden voyage, the company’s fleet has now been expanded by a second vessel of the same Type 183. Just like its sister vessel, the heavy lifter was built at Sietas shipyard in Hamburg in six months. It has a lifting capacity of 2,000 tons and a speed of 20 knots. While the MV ‘Svenja’ features a Dynamic Positioning System 1 (DP1), the MV ‘Lone’ is equipped with a DP2.

Two Vessels Join SAL Heavy Lift’s Fleet

Amoenitas loading tugs in China (photo courtesy of SAL Heavy Lift)

SAL Heavy Lift, one of the world’s leading heavy lift vessel operators, has added two ships, Calypso and Amoenitas, to its fleet to serve clients with lift requirements of up to 900 metric tons. SAL's type 183 vessels and 176 vessels are well planned ahead, so SAL's expansion with type 116 responds to the growing demand for its mid-range services on the part of customers worldwide. “As our vessels are in great demand, and we feel that this demand will continue to grow, now is the right time to expand,” said Lars Rolner, Managing Director of SAL Heavy Lift GmbH.

SAL Heavy Lift Adds 2 Ships to its Fleet

New additions to SAL fleet

SAL Heavy Lift has added two ships of Type 116 to its fleet to serve clients with lift requirements of up to 900 mtons. MV Calypso and MV Amoenitas are equipped with two cranes of each 450 mtons and have the highest ice class. As SAL's type 183 and 176 vessels are well planned ahead, the fleet's expansion with type 116 responds to the growing demand for its mid-range services on the part of customers worldwide. Owing to this large number in requests, the first voyages of both ships are already fully booked: MV Amoenitas has left Masan…

Virtual Yard Means Real Business For DNV

As a fitting recognition of Poland's evolving shipbuilding tradition and solid, maritime technical skills, a development dubbed the 'virtual shipyard' has been established in Gdansk by Det Norske Veritas (DNV). The classification society's reinforced technological commitment to Poland has also been encouraged by the competitive environment which now exists there, and which has fired the transitional economy. DNV's move taps an abundant resource of naval architects and endorses the maritime infrastructural role played by the Technical University of Gdansk, where the Norwegian classification society has set up its Nauticus Modeling Center (NMC).

German Shipbuilder Files Insolvency Petition

The management of J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft GmbH u. Co. and J.J. Sietas Verwaltungs GmbH have filed a petition for insolvency at the Municipal Court Hamburg on 17 November 2011, due to over-indebtedness. Work on ships under construction will continue, according to the company. The court has appointed a provisional creditors’ committee of inspection and, following a hearing of this provisional creditors’ committee of inspection, has appointed Lawyer Berthold Brinkmann of Hamburg…

Stena RoRo Charters Three Vessels

Per Westling, MD, Stena RoRo, Dan Mikkola, MD, Godby Shipping and Olof Berndtsson, DMD, Stena RoRo, after signing ceremony during Stena Match Cup Sweden. Photo Victoria Edström

Stena RoRo has reached an agreement with the Finnish shipping company Godby Shipping to long-term charter their three RoRo vessels Misida, Misana and Miranda. The configuration of the vessels is very flexible and they can thus be employed in both the Stena RoRo and the Stena Line networks. Three easy accessible RoRo decks enable fast turnaround in port and this, combined with their high service speed, satisfies the demand for punctual high-frequency service. “We are very satisfied with the agreement, which we believe is clearly in tune with the times in relation to the market situation.

Buyers Line Up to Buy Sietas Shipyard

A number of prospective buyers have emerged for the companies of the Sietas Group. This is the result of the extensive investor search conducted by Berthold Brinkmann, receiver of the Sietas shipyard: "A number of people are interested in an overall solution, and there is special interest in Neuenfelder Maschinenfabrik (NMF) and Norderwerft. Today, the board of creditors of the Sietas shipyard asked me to enter into concrete negotiations with the prospective buyers." As reported, these prospective buyers have already submitted indicative offers, and they are to concretise and confirm these offers by mid-May. For this purpose, an in-depth due diligence audit is now starting, including the disclosure of all business documents of the Sietas shipyard, NMF and Norderwerft.

Sietas Shipyard Starts Production of Wind Power Vessel

Steel sections at the Sietas shipbuilding hall (Photo: Sietas).

In the shipbuilding hall of the Sietas shipyard in Hamburg, a start has now been made on the construction of a German premiere. Production has started on the first sections and blocks of the offshore wind power jack-up vessel for the prestigious Dutch marine engineering company Van Oord. In the presence of Peter de Ridder, COO of Van Oord, engineers from the specialist in complex offshore projects and the Sietas team, receiver Berthold Brinkmann and Rüdiger Fuchs, agent for the receiver, gave the go-ahead for the German premiere.

German Shipyard Starts on Offshore Windfarm Liftboat

A start has been made on the construction by Sietas of the first sections and blocks of a offshore wind power jack-up vessel for the  Dutch marine engineering company Van Oord. Sietas is the first German shipyard to build one of these special-purpose vessels. Delivery is scheduled for the spring of 2013. In addition, Van Oord has an option on a second vessel of the same type. "The offshore market and wind farms are becoming more challenging. In future the foundations for these wind farms will be laid in water depths of up to 50 metres, instead of the current 30 metres. The turbines to drive the generators will in future require a power output of five to six megawatts, so they have become bigger and heavier.

Five Confirmed Offers for Sietas Group Companies

Five concrete offers have been received for the companies of the Hamburg-based Sietas Group. This is the result of the second phase of the extensive search for investors by the receiver of the Sietas shipyard, Berthold Brinkmann. During the first phase, a number of potential investors were approached by HSH Corporate Finance, which had been commissioned with the task, and interested parties were asked to submit indicative offers. During the second phase, these offers were to be put into more concrete terms and confirmed after an in-depth due diligence assessment. Receiver Berthold Brinkmann commented as follows: “The five binding offers that we have meanwhile received for the Sietas Group companies include both an overall solution as well as the acquisition of individual companies.

Another Feeder Service from Hamburg

A new regular feeder service of the Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) shipping company now links Hamburg with St. Petersburg. Every 14 days the feeder ship Robert puts in at the container terminals of the Port of Hamburg as required. The service is offered by HHM in partnership with Team Lines, a subsidiary of the Belgian shipping company Delphis. The first departure of the Robert from Hamburg has already taken place, on 25 March 2009. Built at the Sietas dockyard in Neuenfelde, the ship is 441 ft long and 74 ft wide…

Ailing German Shipyard Appoints New CEO

Rüdiger Fuchs: Photo credit P+S Werften

Rüdiger Fuchs to become new Chief Executive Officer of P+S Werften, aims to re-define the German shipyard's business model. The experienced industry manager and qualified engineer (Daimler Group, Airbus and Sietas Group) will take over management of the company from Dr. Dieter Brammertz, who is leaving P+S as planned. The change is taking place after the European Commission has approved the rescue aid granted preliminarily by the German State of Mecklenburg-Pomerania. Rüdiger Fuchs (46): “I represent a new start at P+S Werften.

Pella Shipyard Buys Sietas Shipyard

From left: Frank Horch, Hamburg’s Senator for Economy, Garegin G. Tsaturov, Coowner of Pella Shipyard, Natallia Dean, Managing Director Terraline, and Berthold Brinkmann, Insolvency Administrator of Sietas Shipyard

After an intensive search of over two years, the insolvency administrator, Berthold Brinkmann, has found a strategic investor for the renowned Sietas Shipyard in Hamburg: Pella Shipyard from Otradnoye near St. Petersburg, Russia is taking over the company as of March 10, 2014. The purchase agreement with the Hamburg-based company Terraline GmbH, a member of Pella Shipyard Group, has already been concluded and officially certified by a solicitor, but is still awaiting approval by the creditors’ committee and banks. Following the takeover, Terraline will be renamed Pella Sietas GmbH.

First German-built Wind Farm Jack-up: Aeolus

Aeolus in Este barrage

It is a first in the German shipbuilding industry; the Aeolus, the first jack-up vessel for offshore wind farms designed and built in Germany, which was constructed at Sietas Shipyard for the prestigious Dutch marine engineering company Van Oord, has left the shipyard. Having passed through the Este barrage of Hamburg port, the jack-up vessel now travels along the river Elbe to Bremerhaven. Berthold Brinkmann, administrator at Sietas Shipyard said, "I am proud of what the employees at Sietas shipyard have accomplished with this ship.

German Shipyard Delivers Complex Suction Dredger

Eke Möbius Christening: Photo credit Sietas

Sietas shipyard hands over second suction dredger christened 'Eke Möbius' to Josef Möbius Bau-GmbH in Hamburg. The Eke Möbius is 118.47 metres long with a displacement of 6.8 metres and has four diesel engines that together develop 6,760 kW. It can dredge at a depth of up to 35 metres. This dredger has cargo capacity of 7,350 cubic metres and has a transit speed of 13 knots. While suction dredging it has a top speed of two knots. An innovative type of power management for the generators and electric engines…

German Shipyard Sietas Sale Deal in the Balance

Cash-strapped  JJ Sietas Group is building a Van Oord liftboat but as a second order is uncomfirmed the yard's future is in doubt. In June 2012 the creditors’ committee voted in favour of an offer by the VeKa Group of the Netherlands to take over the Sietas shipyard. Despite six months of intensive negotiations, it has not proved possible to complete the deal. The reason being that the Sietas shipyard currently has only one order for a new construction, a jack-up vessel for offshore wind farms for the Dutch marine engineering company Van Oord. The prospect of a second new construction order of an identical type and the resulting continuing employment of the shipyard was stipulated by VeKa as a condition for the takeover.

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