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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Summit Signs Floating LNG Facility Contract

(Left to right) Chairman of Summit Group Muhammed Aziz Khan, Managing Director of Summit LNG Terminal ANM Tariqur Rashid, Managing Director of Geocean Fabrice Novel and Business Development Manager of Geocean Philippe Besson. Photo:  Summit Power International Pte Ltd.

Summit LNG Terminal, a subsidiary of Summit Power International, signed a USD 100 Million turnkey contract with marine work contractor consortium comprising of Geocean SAS and MacGregor for design, engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and testing of the Fixed Infrastructure (FI) for its Floating LNG Storage and Regasification Terminal (FSRT) at Moheskhali, Cox’s Bazar. The project completion date is 16 months from the time of signing. The Fixed Infrastructure will consist…

Structurearine Adds Latin America Sales Manager

Thomas Verriere

To capitalize on growth opportunities in the evolving Central and South American markets, Structurmarine said it has appointed Thomas Verriere its sales manager for Latin America. The company's global turnkey services for marina projects include site analysis, engineering and installation. A native of France and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma – Law School and the EM Lyon Business School, Verriere has applied his background in business and law to various industries, specializing in developing emerging markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

McQuilling Secures India Foothold with Seaways Shipping

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Transportation and consulting services firm McQuilling Partners, Inc. says it has reached an agreement with Seaways Shipping and Logistics Limited (SSLL) to establish Seaways McQuilling Private Limited. Through offices located in Mumbai and New Delhi, the core business of the company will be to provide tanker, dry bulk, chemical and offshore brokerage services, as well as research and logistics consultancy within India and its related markets. McQuilling Partners and its companies…

Gulf Offshore Selects CapRock VSAT

CapRock Communications announced a three-year contract with Gulf Offshore – a wholly owned subsidiary of GulfMark Offshore Inc. – to deploy its broadband maritime service, SeaAccess Communications, onboard its fleet operating in the North Sea and along the coast of Africa. SeaAccess’ VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) services will enable GulfMark to extend its corporate IT network and applications to its vessels and provide onboard crew morale services. The GulfMark Group operates significant fleets in the North Sea, Southeast Asia and the Americas. Having evolved into a global marine transportation provider focused on the continuous development of its technologically advanced fleet, deploying the always-on VSAT service is a natural extension of its mission.

Fendercare Provides STS Support Services

Fendercare Marine provided STS support services for the first open sea’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) STS operations for two of the world’s leading Gas Majors. The LNG STS operations were performed in the Eastern Mediterranean with a number of 152,000 cm3 membrane tank Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGC), and most recently a 135,000 cm3 moss type carrier; all delivering cargo to one of Excelerate Energy’s 138,000 cm3 Floating Storage & Regasification Unit (FSRU). These were the first open sea LNG STS operations for either major.

Several Appointments Made Throughout SPEX Group

L-R Sylvia Halkerston, Jacqui Duncan and Carole Innes

SPEX Group, an Aberdeen-headquartered provider of innovative technology solutions and services to the global oil and gas industry, has strengthened its management team with a round of key appointments. Sylvia Halkerston joins the SPEX board of directors, following a career spanning 35 years in human resource management in both the public and private sectors. The company has also boosted its HR and communication teams, with the appointment of Carole Innes as Business Communications Manager and Jacqui Duncan as HR Manager.

Rolls-Royce Extends Naval Services in the Gulf

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Rolls-Royce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Arab Emirates (UAE) based Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) to provide naval shipbuilding, repair and refit activities across the Gulf region. The MoU is for a definitive agreement for the provision of services, with the objective of becoming a preferred service partner to each other. The agreement will include fixed service rates for onsite service attendance and turnkey repair projects in the Rolls-Royce Dubai workshop.

CASPER Teams up with ECKS MARINE

Copenhagen-based Propulsion Dynamics and Hamburg-based ECKS MARINE have signed an agreement to work together on the German maritime market with the goal of improving energy efficiency related to hull and propeller condition with Propulsion Dynamic’s CASPER Service. Torsten Ecks, owner and founder of ECKS MARINE sees many synergies in combining the sales and marketing of the CASPER reports with other products of ECKS MARINE’s customers. Daniel Kane, Vice President of Propulsion Dynamics proudly looks back to the year 2003 and the since then over 3,000 ship-years experience of over 10,000 CASPER Reports made, delivering the unbiased analysis when acted upon will improve performance in the range of +/-5 percent within 2 years.

Global Industries to Acquire ETPM

Global Industries, Ltd. has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire ETPM, SA, a leading international offshore construction company wholly-owned by Groupe GTM, the construction affiliate of French utility Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux. The combined company will be the largest offshore construction company in market capitalization with combined 1998 revenues of approximately $1.3 billion. ETPM provides a full range of turnkey services, including design, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning of offshore platforms and pipelines. ETPM will be combined with Global's current international operations to create a new International Division. Pierre Laborie, ETPM's current president and COO, will head the new division.

Marine Travelift Hoist Installed by Amarin

Puerto Deportivo Benalmádena, had an urgent requirement for a new travelift as their existing travelift dated from the 1980’s and was not up to the requirements of the boatyard. Benalmádena approached Almarin, who sourced a used 50 BFM (year 2001) travelift from stock. Almarin provided a complete turnkey service, installing the new machine and dismantling and removing the old machine. Puerto Deportivo de Benalmádena opted for the speed and economy of a used unit as a provisional solution until the current expansion program is carried out. Almarin say that the option of a used unit in many cases makes more sense than a new one, such as when short lead times are required or when a low capital intensive solution is the best option to test a new business model.

Wison Launches Floating LNG Power Plant Solutions

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Wison Offshore & Marine has developed a range of solutions for floating power supply. With design philosophy of “plug-in power”, all products which are named W-FSRP series (Wison-Floating Storage Regasification and Power generation) feature integrated functions of LNG loading and storage facilities, regasification and power generation. The smallest unit starts at 10MW capacity, while the largest accommodates an 800MW power plant. As global awareness on environmental change increases, countries are looking for ways to improve their energy mix and reduce environmental footprint.

Bureau Veritas Approves Wison's W-FSRP Concept

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Wison Offshore & Marine said its newly-developed floating storage regasification and power generation barge (W-FSRP) has received Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas. W-FSRP integrates functions of LNG loading and storage facilities, regasification and power generation. Wison and Bureau Veritas have completed the validation for the specified design of 50MW FSRP this time. As the turnkey service provider for the world’s first FLNG and FSRU barge,Wison built on its rich expertise in floating LNG facilities to provide the LNG industry with innovative solutions…

Offshore-Inland Provides the Fix

Established in 1983 to provide timely, cost effective hydraulic remanufacturing services to the pulp and paper, marine, offshore and steel industries, Offshore Inland Services has dominated this niche. To extend its expertise within the oceangoing marine and offshore industry, the company formed a second group to provide a more concentrated focus. A turnkey service provider, Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services is known throughout the industry for providing quick turnaround while maintaining high quality and controlled costs. The company has often been referred to as the "shipyard on wheels," as it is willing to meet its customer’s needs, wherever those needs may be, oftentimes dispatching crews of 10-15 workers to locales near and far.

Crowley’s Solutions Group Appoints VP

Farhad Rajabi, vice president of its project management team

VP brings experience in offshore oil & gas, LNG, engineering and other maritime related industries. Crowley Maritime Corporation’s solutions group recently named Farhad Rajabi vice president of its project management team. He will work out of the group’s Houston office and report to Craig Tornga, Crowley’s vice president of solutions. Rajabi’s new role will leverage his 30 years of experience in project management and other marine solutions fields to establish objectives, plans, policies and procedures for the project management department.

SPEX Doubles Turnover

Ryan Strachan, CFO at SPEX. The company offers a full turnkey service from concept and modelling to end products.

SPEX Group, an Aberdeen-headquartered provider of innovative technology solutions and services to the global oil and gas industry, is investing in one of the U.K.’s smartest supercomputers capable of carrying out more than 100 trillion operations per second. The supercomputer, dubbed the Claymore, is being developed in partnership with Dell and ANSYS and can solve problems at least 20 times faster than the industry norm. It will incorporate 75 times the RAM of a High-end workstation, allowing enhanced processing and graphics capability on complex simulation and modeling problems.

Guidance Issued for Walk to Work Approach

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Offshore facility operators can now consider an alternative and more cost-effective means to transfer personnel to and from their facilities, which is safe, efficient and regulatory compliant, DNV GL said. A new industry guideline is the culmination of a joint industry project (JIP) led by DNV GL to facilitate in helping those involved develop Walk to Work (W2W) solutions and understand the important aspects required during its selection and implementation. W2W manning of offshore facilities is an alternative to the traditional means of transfer such as by helicopter…

DNV GL's Walk to Work Guidelines for Offshore Personnel

Walk to Work

Offshore facility operators can now consider an alternative and more cost-effective means to transfer personnel to and from their facilities, which is safe, efficient and regulatory compliant. An industry guideline, which is issued today, is the culmination of a joint industry project (JIP), led by DNV GL to facilitate in helping those involved develop Walk to Work (W2W) solutions and understand the important aspects required during its selection and implementation. W2W manning of offshore facilities is an alternative to the traditional means of transfer such as by helicopter…

Ingalls Shipbuilding Acquires Automated Welding Solution

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Pemamek Ltd. is delivering high-tech PEMA welding automation to Mississippi-based Ingalls Shipbuilding’s Pascagoula shipyard. The extensive and technologically advanced automation solutions provide Ingalls improved panel production and enhanced work flow. Mississippi-based Ingalls Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of the Huntington Ingalls Industries, kicked off its “Shipyard of the Future” initiative in 2014. The multiyear initiative includes investments in modern infrastructure and manufacturing equipment, as well as technologically advanced procedure and processes.

C. Fly Marine Introduces New Aluminum Utility & Patrol Boats

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Eyeing growth opportunities within the global maritime defense and first responder markets, naval architect and marine engineering firm C. Fly Marine Services has added a new line of production ready aluminum patrol and utility boats. Established in 1994, Louisiana based C. Fly Marine Services offers agencies and builders a complete turnkey pre-engineered line of aluminum vessels from 30’-80’. “Keeping pace with this fast-moving industry requires extensive engineering resources which can be very expensive and labor intensive for most small companies,” said Joe Pizzitola, General Manager of C.

MESAB to Retrofit Tankers with BWT Systems

MESAB Module

ME Solutions of Tumba Sweden (MESAB) has received an order from Alfa Laval Nordic AS regarding retrofitting two ships with the Pureballast PB500 2.0 system. The ships are owned by Frederiet AB in Sweden and chartered by the oil company Nynäs AB, which is a subsidiary of the Finnish oil company Neste Oil. The system will be installed in the pump rooms of the ships. All piping will be made of GRE type pipes. Installation is estimated to be completed January 2012. MESAB will carry out a complete turnkey delivery on behalf of Alfa Laval Nordic AS.

Unique Hydra Signs Agency Agreement with EIVA

Unique Hydra, a Unique Maritime Group Company, an integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution provider, recently signed an agency agreement with EIVA to represent its products and services in the southern part of Africa. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Unique Hydra is a manufacturer and supplier of marine and diving equipment to the oil and gas industry. Unique Hydra personnel have substantial experience in marine engineering, hyperbaric, military defense, aerospace, nuclear and chemical engineering.

Protank Provides Turnkey Tank Cleaning & Sandblasting

Professional Tank Cleaning & Sandblasting provides a turnkey corrosion control services for several different areas on board mega yachts and larger service vessels. The key to any successful coating system has 3 main components:  Removing Salts & Surface Contaminants, Producing the Proper Surface Profile,& Proper Selection and Application of the Appropriate Coating or Tank Lining. Professional Tank Cleaning & Sandblasting performs rehabilitation projects on all tanks, bilges, exhaust trunks, sea chests, shaft tubes, cofferdams, chain lockers, bulwarks and hulls.

SAM Electronics to Provide Turnkey for Project America

Pride of America, the new 922-ft. Ingalls Shipyard in the U.S. engineering as well as supply and installation of cabling. onboard TV network. command system.

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