Aker Kvaerner Wins Contracts from Daewoo
Norwegian engineering, construction and technology group Aker Kvaerner ASA has secured two drilling riser systems contracts from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The contracts, worth $75m, cover complete deepwater marine drilling riser system with buoyancy package and associated equipment. The systems will be used for two drilling units under construction by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The drilling riser systems will be manufactured by Aker Kvaerner Subsea in Malaysia and delivered in 2010.
Flir Systems Gets $6.7M Navy Order
Flir Systems Inc., a maker of thermal imaging systems, on Tuesday said it received an order worth $6.7 million from the Navy. The order is the first under a $35 million infrared imaging systems contract with the Navy. Future orders depend on available defense funding, the company said.
Coast Guard Awards Deepwater Contract Under New Management
According to reports, the Coast Guard has awarded the first contract under its new management structure for the Deepwater program. The Coast Guard said in June that it would assume overall management duties for the troubled project, which includes a wide range of ships, aircraft and other systems. Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC), the program's prime contractors through their Integrated Coast Guard Systems joint venture, were stripped of their lead systems integrator role. But the two contractors remain on deck to continue program work, through an extension of their umbrella contract. Now the Northrop-Lockheed team has finalized details on a $53m contract for a range of systems engineering and design work.
OSI to Supply Newbuild Indonesia Submarine Equipment
OSI Maritime Systems contracted to deliver integrated navigation systems to DSME for Indonesian Navy Type 209 SSK Program submarines. OSI's contract is with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea who will build three Type 209 diesel submarines (SSK) for the Indonesian Navy. Under the terms of the agreement, OSI will deliver three Integrating Navigation and Tactical Systems, including ECPINS-W Sub software which the manufacturers say is the most advanced navigation software in the world specifically designed for the unique requirements of subsurface navigation. OSI Maritime Systems is a leading provider of integrated navigation and tactical solutions designed for naval and maritime security operations.
Shell Prelude FLNG Project – Loading Gear Contract
FMC Technologies, Inc. has announced that it has signed an agreement with Technip France, on behalf of the Technip Samsung Consortium (TSC), to supply offshore loading arm systems as part of the 'Shell Prelude' Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Project. FMC's scope of supply includes seven offshore footless marine loading arms, four for liquefied natural gas and three for liquefied petroleum gas. FMC's Loading Systems business in Sens, France will design and manufacture the equipment. FLNG opens up new business opportunities for countries looking to develop their gas resources, bringing more natural gas to market. Shell is the first to go ahead with such a project, Prelude FLNG.
S. Coast Guard uses SunWize Solar Modules
SunWize was selected for a five year supply contract with the US Coast Guard (USCG) to provide specialty solar modules to power navigational aids, buoys and lighthouses. The contract was awarded by the USCG Electrical Systems Contracting Branch for use by the Navigational Aids Division in Baltimore, MD. Based on estimates for production over five years, the total value of the contract is potentially five million dollars for the supply of nearly 15,000 solar modules. SunWize manufactures the modules in their Kingston, New York corporate headquarter facility.
Technip Awarded Subsea Contract in Canada
Technip has been awarded by Husky Oil Operations Limited, a subsidiary of Husky Energy, a major engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) contract for the development of the White Rose oil field’s North Amethyst Satellite. The contract is worth approximately €190 million. It includes engineering, fabrication and installation of 23.7 kilometers of flexible flowlines(1) and 5.4 kilometers of umbilicals(2), the installation of manifolds and associated pipework. Technip’s operating center in , will execute this contract. The flowlines will be manufactured at one of the Group’s flexible pipe plants, in . The umbilicals will be manufactured at one of the Group’s umbilical plants, in .
French Hook-Up Eyes Intl. Navy Market
French defense electronics group Thomson-CSF will form a joint venture with naval shipbuilder DCN, reportedly to better positioning itself to compete internationally for major warship and naval combat systems contracts. The deal, which will take the form of a 50-50 joint venture between Thomson's naval systems business and DCN International, represents a deepening of the existing relationship between the two groups, which have cooperated in the past on frigates for Saudi Arabia and Taiwan and submarines for Chile. It also gives Thomson a share of the roughly $1.21 billion allocated to French contractors as part of the next generation Horizon anti-aircraft frigate program with Italy.
Corvus Energy Wins Order for Battery Hybrid Ferries
Scandlines ferries designed with battery hybrid propulsion to operate on the Rostock-Gedser commercial route. Corvus Energy, Siemens AS and Scandlines have announced the award of the energy storage system contract for the M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen battery hybrid ferries currently being built at the Danish shipyard FAYARD. The new vessels M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen will each use a 1,050VDC, 1.5MWh Energy Storage System (ESS) consisting of 231 Corvus Energy AT6500 advanced lithium polymer batteries. The batteries will be integrated with a Siemens converter system and together they form an Energy Storage System that will be powered by four diesel gensets (one less than a non-hybrid design).
FMC Awarded Andarko Subsea Contract
FMC Technologies Awarded Subsea Systems Contract from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. FMC Technologies, Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) to provide subsea systems and life-of-field services for its Lucius project. The Lucius field is located approximately 275 miles southeast of Galveston in Keathley Canyon Block 875, in water depths of approximately 7,100 feet (2,160 meters). FMC’s scope of supply includes five subsea production trees and two manifolds. The equipment will be supplied from the Company’s operation in Houston and deliveries are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Caley Davits for Irish Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel
Caley Ocean Systems contracted by Babcock to supply rescue boat davits for new Irish Naval Service ship. The all-weather Caley davits are designed for rapid deployment, enabling boats to be held in readiness and launched in seconds, even in Sea State 6 (5 metre (16ft) significant waves) conditions. Crew safety is paramount to the davits handling system which features anti-pendulation control for pitch and roll damping and reduction of pendulum swing. During boat recovery, the towing boom positions the boat under the davit…
Aker Kvaerner Awarded Drilling System Contract
Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract with Discoverer Invest Ltd in Singapore for delivery of drilling systems and equipment to a Frigstad D90 ultra deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately NOK 450 million. The drilling package will consist of a dual version of the RamRig, an advanced drilling system developed by Aker Kvaerner. This system enables significantly more efficient drilling operations compared with conventional systems, particularly in deep waters. The deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig is scheduled for delivery in 2009.
Aker Kvaerner Awarded Mooring Systems Contracts
Aker Kvaerner has recently been awarded contracts for the delivery of advanced mooring systems with a total contract value of $29.5m. The contracts comprise deliveries both to the offshore and marine industry. The work is undertaken by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary Aker Kvaerner Pusnes in Arendal. The awards include delivery to the two advanced Aker Drilling H6e semi-submersible rigs to be built at Aker Kvaerner Stord and to five deepwater semi-submersible rigs to be built at Jurong's shipyard in Singapore. Manufacturing of the equipment will take place in Europe and Asia. The delivery dates are scheduled from 2007 to 2009.
Hamworthy Nets Contract for 21 IG systems
Hamworthy to install inert gas systems on 21 LNG carriers under construction in South Korea. Hamworthy has underscored its position as the world’s leading supplier of inert gas systems by winning contracts to install its technology on 21 LNG carriers under construction in South Korea. The contracts have been secured with Norwegian owners Golar, AWILCO and Höegh LNG, and Greek owners MaranGas and Thenamaris. Twelve Hamworthy Moss inert gas systems will be installed on a series of 156…
Kongsberg Contracted for Four Drillships and Six Options
Kongsberg was awarded an offshore integrated monitoring and control system contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). The contract covers deliveries to four Transocean owned newbuild drillships, with an option for Kongsberg to deliver products and services for six more drillships. "We call this a 'full picture' solution, as it includes dynamic positioning, position reference systems, thruster control, integrated automation systems, riser management and environmental monitoring within the same project.
Stolt Offshore Announces $110 Million Contract
Stolt Offshore S.A. has secured a contract from Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Nigeria for the ForcadosYokri offshore development in the Niger Delta. The $245 million contract has been awarded to a consortium of Stolt Offshore and the Nigerian company Suffolk which is part of the Adamac group. The Stolt Offshore share of the contract is $110 million. The Forcados Yokri project includes the expansion and refurbishment of existing shallow water oil and gas production and process facilities and the fabrication and the installation of a new production platform with a 250 tonne jacket and 1,300 tonne topsides. Stolt Offshore is responsible for all of the engineering…
Major Dalian VLCC Contract for OceanSaver
OceanSaver announced that Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) has ordered ballast water management (BWM) systems for six VLCCs thus lifting the company’s order book to approximately $45m. The DSIC VLCC contract follows recent OceanSaver BWM system orders with Hyundai Heavy Industries for two high-spec Suezmax crude-oil tankers and six VLCCs at the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Company in China. To date, OceanSaver has won BWM system contracts for 17 vessels – all of them large tankers. As of July 8th this year, 26 (25% of the world’s tonnage) of 30 possible flag states have ratified the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments adopted in 2004.
Trelleborg Gets Big Fender Order for Qatar New Port
After five years spent working closely with the construction company, Trelleborg has secured the $24.5 million (19.5million) contract. The deal is approximately three times larger than any other marine fender contract previously placed and is due for delivery commencing at the end of 2012 and completion in early 2015. The $7.1billion (5.8billion) value port project is currently the world's largest greenfield port-development project. Trelleborg will supply the New Port Project with 829 fender systems, including 557 super cone fenders for the ports marine services terminal, container terminals (one is part of phase one, and two further terminals ready for future development), flour mill and main vehicle terminal.
Dalian Shipbuilding Orders OceanSaver
OceanSaver announced that Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) has ordered ballast water management (BWM) systems for six VLCCs thus lifting the company’s order book to approximately $44.6m. The DSIC VLCC contract follows recent OceanSaver BWM system orders with Hyundai Heavy Industries for two high-spec Suezmax crude-oil tankers and six VLCCs at the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Company in China. To date, OceanSaver has won BWM system contracts for 17 vessels – all of them large tankers. As of July 8th this year, 26 (25% of the world’s tonnage) of 30 possible flag states have ratified the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments adopted in 2004.
Coast Guard Reassigns Deepwater Patrol Boat Project
FRC Photo Credit: USCGThe U.S. Coast Guard has terminated the Deepwater Fast Response Cutter-B acquisition currently with Integrated Coast Guard Systems and reassigned the project to the Coast Guard’s Acquisition Directorate. The project is for twelve patrol boats scheduled for delivery beginning Spring 2010. ICGS, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, was notified of the decision earlier today. “This decision is based on the Coast Guard’s ongoing commitment to improve management of the Integrated Deepwater System contract, to achieve best value for taxpayers and the government, and give Coast Guard men and women the capable assets they need to save lives, secure our maritime borders, and protect the environment,” said Adm.
Wärtsilä Win Evergas LNG Carriers Contract
Wärtsilä to supply cargo handling package, dual-fuel engines & propulsion for Denmark's Evergas to be built at Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering in China. In addition to LNG, the ships will be able to carry and reliquefy Ethane and LPGs with the cargo handling package supplied by Wärtsilä. The vessels will operate primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG) using Wärtsilä dual-fuel engine technology. This will enable them to comply with current and anticipated environmental legislation, including the International Maritime Organisation's (IMO) Tier III regulations.
BAE Systems Receives $11m Contract
The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17), the first in its class, gets assistance from a tugboat as it prepared to moor at its new homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. in 2006. BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for work on two LPD-17 San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships, USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and USS Green Bay (LPD 20). The three-year contract, with an initial value of $11.3 million, is for fitting out availability (FOA) and post shakedown availability (PSA) work on both ships from 2007-2009. Work on the USS New Orleans FOA, is tentatively scheduled to begin in May.
Aker Kvaerner Deepwater Contract for Gulf of Mexico
Chevron, with partner Kerr-McGee, has awarded Aker Kvaerner, Inc. the semisubmersible hull and mooring system contract for their Blind Faith project in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract has a total value of approximately USD 120 million. Aker Kvaerner's scope of work includes engineering, procurement, construction and transportation. The award is a recognition of the deepwater competence in Aker Kvaerner. The Blind Faith platform to be located in the Mississippi Canyon 650 block, approximately 162 miles southeast of New Orleans is part of the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico in 6,500 feet water depth. This contract award follows more than one year of concept studies…