Interlake Commences 2018 Sailing Season
The Interlake Steamship Company said its articulated tug-barge unit (ATB) Dorothy Ann-Pathfinder has departed winter layup on Saturday, February 24, to begin early-season shuttles of iron ore for ArcelorMittal, an integrated steel and mining company with blast furnaces at the head of the Cuyahoga River. A workhorse of Interlake’s nine-vessel fleet, the 700-foot Dorothy Ann-Pathfinder is one of Interlake’s two River-Class vessels, a designation given to ships that can traverse the narrowest harbors of the Great Lakes.
Vigor Adds $20 Mln Drydock
Vigor built on its ongoing investments in critical infrastructure in the Puget Sound in 2017 with the $20 million investment in another drydock. At 640 ft. long with a clear width of 116 ft., the new dock will be the third, and largest, at Vigor’s Harbor Island shipyard. The drydock is expected to be operational in early first quarter 2018 and is part of Vigor’s ongoing commitment to make Harbor Island a primary destination for ship repair and conversion on the West Coast for both commercial and government customers.
Grand Bahama Shipyard Reports Commercial Success
Caribbean shipyard Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) said it has completed work on 30 commercial vessels within first half of 2017, predominantly comprised of companies returning to the yard with repeat business including tankers, bulk carriers, containerships, tugs, dive support vessels and drilling support vessels. In what is considered a volatile market, GBS said 2017 has been a great year for repeat customers, solidifying its position as a supporter of the major U.S. East Coast…
Ocean Endeavor Repair Completed
Harris Pye Engineering Group completed repair works during the two-stage multi-million dollar Diamond Offshore demobilization project for its semi-sub rig Ocean Endeavor from the Black Sea, which completed its contract in January 2016. The initial phase of the repair work, which started in December 2015, while the rig was offshore Constanta, Romania involved cleaning of mud, brine, base oil and skimmer tanks. Steel repairs were carried out on a main column blister. The removal of three Seatrax crane pedestals…
SPS Used for Pipe-Layer Upgrade
The 127,500dwt Solitaire has completed some of the most challenging projects in which heavy pipe has been laid in very deep waters. Originally built in Japan as a mini-Capesize bulk carrier, the Lloyd’s Register-classed vessel was converted to lay pipe in 1998. She has full dynamic positioning and can carry a pipe payload of 22,000 metric tons. Recently, however, the vessel’s operator Allseas decided to repair parts of the 550m2 tank top in hold number 6 which had corroded. After a detailed assessment was carried out, Allseas opted for SPS technology instead of steel renewal.
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.
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…
QE2 to Hoist Blue Peter Again
Dubai's QE 2 Holdings Ltd. chairman, His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, sets out his company's vision of a new life for the veteran cruise liner – as a hotel ship – in his speech to dignitories. Outlining the work that has been completed, the chairman provided details of the transfer of ownership of the vessel to a new entity called QE2 Shipping LLC, based out of & owned by Dubai & that all necessary registry documentation with the flag state on the ownership of the vessel had been completed.
China Shipyard Repairs Seven Ships
7 vessels sailed from China's CIC Boluomiao Shipyard in May 2013, on time despite prolonged heavy rain, congested quays. Among the seven vessels were: M/V “AN PING 1” ,“HUB GRANDIOSE”, “GAS CORAL”, “XIN JIN ZHOU”, and “WISH WAY”. The range of projects for M/V “HUB GRANDIOSE” was quite large, with steel renewal for double bottom tanks, tank tops and fore peak tanks, but following successful ballast water tests of the repars the ship sailed on time. The projects for M/V “GAS CORAL” included mechanical and electrical projects and docking. The yard started repairs on schedule with repairs to the main engine, generator and other machinery. Again the work was completed on time.
Milestone Tankship Refit at Portugal's Lisnave Shipyard
The 107,123 dwt 'Eagle Turin', owned by AET is the 100th tankship refit project to be handled at Lisnave. This milestone in today’s highly competitive ship refit market, has been achieved over a period of 15 years, it being the second time that this particular tanker has visited Lisnave for general refits. The first tanker refit project from AET was received by Lisnave during 1998 – the 102,352 dwt Eagle Auriga arriving in March of that year. At that time the attending superintendent from AET was Mr. Aw Chin Meng who, on average, has been once a year since 1998.
Drydocks World Reiterates Offshore Sector Commitments
Drydocks World, announced the completion of maintenance work on Abu Dhabi-UAE based National Drilling Company’s (NDC) Jack-Up Cantilever type Self Elevating Drilling Platform, Delma, which was built in Brazil in 1983. Drydocks World has repaired over a 100 rigs since operations began and has implemented more projects for the offshore drilling sector in recent years as part of a deliberate strategy to serve this rapidly growing sector. The shipyard had worked on 6 rigs simultaneously this year. Delma is the first of two orders received from NDC this year.
Chinese Shipyard Repairs Large Bulker on Time
The MV Handan Steel is an ore carrier belonging to an English company, size: LOA 330m Breadth 60m. The main engine repair involved the chemical cleaning of the heat exchanger, M/E air cooler x 2sets, main L/O cooler x 1set, and main & auxiliary atmosphere condenser repair. The deck work scope mainly included No.5 cargo hold bulkhead partial steel renewal, E/R main engine ventilation duct to be cropped and renewed, installation of the limit for aft D/E. The coating work included SA2 sandblasting for the bulkhead of five cargo holds from 16m high downwards with painting of two F/C, totally 14,630 m2, and the hull (16000m2) to be SA2 sandblasted with painting of two T/C, one F/C. The contracting time was 12 days.
First Order Received by Damen Ship Repair Brest
On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, Director André Hollander and Sales Manager Theo Kloosterman proudly announced the first ship repair order of Damen Ship Repair Brest (France) by sounding the bell in the traditional way. It is the first vessel booked under the new management and comes in the second week after the acquisition of the former Sobrena Yard in Brest by the Damen Shipyards Group. The order was granted by the French offshore and subsea service provider Bourbon Offshore Surf…
First Repair Order for Damen Shiprepair Brest
On April 11, 2012, Director André Hollander and Sales Manager Theo Kloosterman announced the first shiprepair order of Damen Shiprepair Brest (France) by sounding the bell in the traditional way. It is the first vessel is booked under the new management and comes in the second week after the acquisition of the former Sobrena Yard in Brest by the Damen Shipyards Group. The order was granted by the French offshore and subsea service provider Bourbon Offshore Surf, specialized in Subsea Umbilicals Risers Flowlines (SURF) services and concerns the docking of the Alcyon…
Gibdock Quickly Repairs Pullmantur Zenith
Gibdock’s growing reputation as one of the leading cruise ship repair and refurbishment centres in the Mediterranean has been enhanced by the docking of the 42,255 gt, 1992-built Pullmantur Zenith. The vessel arrived in Gibraltar on November 7th for work that had to be completed within tight time constraints and left on schedule on November 20th, en route to Brazil for its next cruise itinerary. Gibdock was tasked with renewing the rudderneck bushes, which required the drilling…
Gibdock Completes Work on Spirit of Adventure
Gibraltar-based Gibdock has recently completed a drydocking contract for UK-based Saga Holidays. Last month, the niche cruise operator docked the 9,570gt, 139m long Spirit of Adventure for a 10 day program of works, including steel repairs to the bulbous bow and a comprehensive external clean and repaint. Richard Beards, Gibdock Commercial Director, comments: “This is another important breakthrough for the yard, as it is the first time we have had the opportunity to work for Saga, which has in the past used other yards in the region.
Marinevest Shipping Sweden Owned Mt Kirsten
Thome Ship Management, Singapore managed Mt. Kirsten (Dwt 83,631) owned by Marinewest Shipping, Sweden was placed in Colombo for major drydocking and lay up repairs during end January 2011. Colombo was the best option for the owners/ managers given the strategic location placing the vessel closer to her next employment region. The good track record of Colombo specially for speedy turnaround and quality workmanship, coupled with previous referral on successful repairs carried out on MT.
Drydocks World, $3.3M Semi-Submersible Refurb
Dubai, UAE, April 28, 2011: Drydocks World will carry out refurbishment worth USD 3.3 million onboard semi-submersible crane vessel Hermod belonging to Dutch company Heerema Marine Contractors, a leading service provider in the offshore oil and gas industry. The ship is 154 m long and 86 m wide and is one of the largest in operation. Its draft is 10.5 - 28.2 m depending on whether water has been taken in. The Hermod is capable of a tandem lift of 8,100 tonnes and has been employed on several record breaking projects in harsh North Sea environments.
TBS International Reports Q4 and Year 2010 Financial Results
DUBLIN, IRELAND, Mar 15, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --TBS International plc (NASDAQ: TBSI) announced today its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010. Joseph E. "The TBS results for the fourth quarter 2010 reflect the ongoing downward pressure on dry cargo freight rates that have continued into the first quarter of 2011, as evidenced by the Baltic Dry Indices. "The Baltic Dry Index ('BDI') which was at 2,446 on September 30, 2010 descended to 1,773 on December 24th (the last reporting date in 2010) and was at 1,559 on March 14, 2011.
Mobile Yard Stays Busy With Offshore Work
Even before the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., the offshore market in the Gulf of Mexico had shown signs of weakening. However one shipyard — Atlantic Marine-Mobile — has reported a steady flow of work with the award of several, substantial offshore refurbishment contracts in recent months. The shipyard in Mobile has a long history with the offshore market, but it notes that 2001 has been particularly busy. Semi-submersible and jack-up rigs have occupied the Mobile, Alabama facility throughout 2001. The influx of offshore work includes the following. ENSCO International's jack-up rig ENSCO 68, arrived in Mobile in late March.
Mobile Yard Stays Busy With Offshore Work
Even before the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., the offshore market in the Gulf of Mexico had shown signs of weakening. However one shipyard - Atlantic Marine-Mobile - has reported a steady flow of work with the award of several, substantial offshore refurbishment contracts in recent months. The shipyard in Mobile has a long history with the offshore market, but it notes that 2001 has been particularly busy. Semi-submersible and jack-up rigs have occupied the Mobile, Alabama facility throughout 2001. The influx of offshore work includes the following. ENSCO International's jack-up rig ENSCO 68, arrived in Mobile in late March.
Repair Technology: SPS Overlay: Fix Steel Decks Faster
Despite the quality of protection and commitment to maintenance, a certainty in the marine business is that metal structures eventually corrode and wear. Whether it is 25 months or 25 years, most all marine structures will enter a shipyard for some quantity of steel renewal throughout its life. While the process of removing and replacing steel, particularly decks, is at best a manual and laborious process, Intelligent Engineering (IE) is touting its innovative SPS Overlay structural re-instatement process as a means to help shipowners and ship repairers to save valuable time and money. What is SPS? SPS, invented by IE in association with BASF, is a patented system whereby two metal plates are bonded to a solid elastomer core.
HRDD Dockyard Logs Busy January
Stimulated by the news that the 2nd floating dock ( for capsize and post panamax vessels ) will put in operation in July of 2004, HRDD experienced another up surging output in January of 2004. M/V Maritime Songkhla ( 160.38 x 24.6 x 13.6 ) from IMC ( Singapore ), 480 tons of steel renewal and the twisted hatch covers adjustment; Also, another vessel from IMC, M/V Unirial ( 225 x 32.2 x 18.3 ) finished her 12 days docking and repair in HRDD in the beginning of January, 2004. M/V Kallisto ( 182 x 27.6 ) from Totis Maritime S. M/V Agia Pisti ( 145.27 x 24.6 x 13.6 ) from Samios Shipping Company S.A. Also the routine dock and repair were performed on M/V Pacific Mercury ( 189.99 x 32.2 x 16.5 ) and M/V Pacific Scorpio ( 189.99 x 32.2 x 16.5 ) from Pacific Emerald shipping inc.