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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Vessel Order News

Grandweld, New Shipbuilding Contracts

According to a June 23 report from Seatrade, Grandweld recently held keel laying ceremonies for two 118 ft utility vessels and one 134.5 ft crewboat for repeat customer Humaid Badir Marine Shipping Est., a UAE based fleet operator. The three vessel order is said to signal a strong 2009/10 order book for the Dubai based shipbuilding, ship repair and conversion yard, part of GMMOS Group. (Source: Seatrade)

Schat-Harding to Supply for Chantiers Cruise Ship Order

Schat-Harding has been chosen to supply the lifeboats, tenders and davits for reportedly, the largest ever cruise ship order to be placed at France's Chantiers de l'Atlantique yard. Schat-Harding will supply six CTL38 tenders, 20 MPC32 150 person lifeboats and 2 MCB24 combined life / rescue boats and davits to the two vessels, ordered by MSC Cruises. The 333 m long vessels will carry 3,887 passengers and more than 1,300 crew members. The first ship will be delivered in spring 2008 and the second in spring 2009.

Petrobras Expected to Award Contracts

According to Reuters, STX expects top South Korean shipyards to jointly win offshore project orders from Brazil's Petrobras. Petrobras is expected to issue large tenders for offshore oil development vessels, including drillships and floating product storage and offloading units. In April, Petrobras executives visited South Korea and held individual meetings with shipbuilders on vessel orders worth a total $25 billion-$30 billion. 

OceanGuard BWMS Onboard Carnival’s Aida Stella

Photo: Headway

OceanGuard Ballast Water Management System (BWMS), developed and manufactured by Headway Technology Co. Ltd., has been installed on board Aida Stella, a Carnival luxury cruise vessel. Aida Stella is the first order and application among in Germany for Headway, also the second luxury cruise vessel order from Carnival Corporation since Headway reached the first cooperation with Costa Crociere S.p.A, Italy on July 26th, 2011. Installation and commissioning of OceanGuard BWMS was finished in Papenburg, Germany, and the ship will be launched early March, 2013.   www.headwaytech.com/en

Frontline Exercises Options for Tankers from China's Jiangsu Group

Frontline Ltd said it has exercised options for an additional two Suezmax tankers, to be built by the Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group in China. These orders, Frontline said, relate to options secured last summer as part of a separate vessel order. The latest tankers, 156,000 deadweight tonne Suezmax newbuilds, will be delivered in April and June 2010, the firm said. Following this deal, Frontline will have six Suezmax tankers and four VLCC newbuilds on order. Source: AFX

MHI Contracted for 3D Seismic Survey Vessels

Ramform Seismic Survey Ship: Photo courtesy of MHI

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) gets additional order to build 2 seismic vessels for Norway's Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS). The order for the two vessels was placed upon exercise by PGS of the option right that was provided when two same type vessels were ordered to MHI in April 2011. The two newly ordered vessels are scheduled for delivery in the first and second half, respectively, of 2015. With this latest order, MHI will build a total of four vessels to support PGS's deep water energy prospecting services.

STX Gets Orders for Tankers

GESCO(Great Eastern Shipping Co., Ltd.) of India has ordered four 47,400 DWT Product Oil/Chemical Tankers from STX Shipbuilding. The vessels ordered have a length of 183m, a breadth of 32.2m, a depth of 19.1m with a service speed of 14.8 knots. The tankers are scheduled to be delivered by 2007. GESCO is an Indian government enterprise established in 1948, and this is its first dealing with STX Shipbuilding.

Daewoo Gets $740m in Contracts for Two Vessels

Reuters reported that Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. had secured a combined $740m order to build a drill ship and a crude oil carrier. The two vessel orders underlined booming oil exploration around the world, Daewoo said in a statement, as crude oil futures have set a series of recent records. The shipbuilder will deliver the drill ship for $623.8m to an unidentified shipping firm from the Oceania Continent, while the crude oil carrier will go to a Europe-based shipper by the end of 2010.

Polish Shipyard Gets Orders For Seven Ships

Poland's Szczecin shipyard has reportedly signed a contract for seven container vessels ordered jointly by Chilean firm Compania Chilena Sud America de Vapores (CSAV) and German company Peter Dohle Schiffahrtskontor GmbH&Co (PDS). Sobecki officials did not give the value of the contract, saying only the shipyard has contracts for 38 different vessels to be delivered by 2002, with a total value of $1.35 billion.

SCF Orders from Marine Builders

Construction has begun on a multiple-vessel order for push boats at Marine Builders, Inc. Indiana shipyard. The vessels are being built to the account of SCF Marine LLC.

Korean Yard Delivers First of Six New Ships for Bahri

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) receives the 'Bahri Abha' from South Korea's Hyundai Mipo shipyard. The new ship, of 26,000 dwt, was built especially for the general cargo trade and is the first to be delivered of six vessels that were contracted by the Company with Hyundai Mipo shipyard in 2011 for a total value of SAR 1,543 million. The remaining five general cargo vessels ordered by Bahri are under construction at Hyundai Mipo in South Korea with delivery expected during 2013 and the first half of 2014.    

Eight LARS Systems Delivered to the Kuwait Coast Guard

Photo: TBV Marine Systems

Ending 2016, TBV Marine Systems, part of High-Tech Solutions & Design B.V., has finished the commissioning for eight FRC/RHIB Launch and Recovery systems (LARS) that have been delivered for four new vessels ordered by the Kuwait Coast Guard.  For this project, the LARS was designed to carry a craft with a length of nearly nine meters, with a maximum weight of six tons. For each vessel, the stern ramp was designed to carry two systems, which were both powered by one hydraulic power unit.

Strategic Marine Delivers Two Windfarm Service Vessels

Njord Puffin

Specialist boatbuilder Strategic Marine delivered the Njord Puffin to offshore windfarm service fleet operator Njord Offshore for deployment in Northern Europe. “The Puffin is the sixth in a series of eight vessels ordered, a strong signal of our commitment to the global windfarm industry,” said Rodney Davies, Operations Manager at Strategic Marine. “Last week we delivered the fifth, the Njord Petrel. Vessels seven and eight are due for delivery in early 2014.” www.strategicmarine.com  

More shipboard Gantry Cranes from KCI Konecranes to Japan

Konecranes. two 55.000 DWT vessels ordered by Singaporean shipowner Masterbulk Pte. Ltd. unit, depending on size and capacity. quarter of 2006. of bulk carriers, including OHBC (Open Hatch Bulk Carriers) vessels. in the summer of 2005, which upon delivery in 2007 is said to be the largest open hatch gantry crane ships in the world. and 2000", says Mr. Ragnar Nielsen, President of Masterbulk Pte. Ltd. tons to 70 tons. will take place in 2006 and 2007. products. Antikainen, Director, Shipyard Cranes. weather conditions. 46.000 DWT and 48.000 DWT vessels. will be manufactured and assembled in China, and barged in Japan.

Bourbon Orders 56 PSVs

In line with its strategy in modern offshore, Bourbon is expanding its fleet with next-generation, innovative and high-productivity vessels to assist its oil and gas clients in the development of their deepwater and continental offshore operations. announced investments of $1.8b, 85 percent of which will be devoted to the Offshore Division. $808 million. These 56 vessels are in addition to the 27 supply vessels already under construction at December 31, 2005. conditions during operations. from the final quarter of 2007 until the first half of 2009. 2005. crane. chartering clients. DP2. Bourbon Aladin, Bourbon Apsara, Bourbon Alexandre). lifting at offshore terminals. 70 people. operations conducted in deepwater using robots (ROV). innovation. at the same shipyards.

Korea Shipbuilders Eye Orders from Brazil

According to a report from Manila Bulletin Publishing, South Korea's four shipbuilders will meet executives of Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), in Seoul the week of April 20, in hopes of getting vessel orders worth more than $25b, the companies said. (Source: Manila Bulletin Publishing)

Maersk Line: Market Share Down a Touch in 2017

Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping company and a part of the A.P. Moller-Maersk group, sees its capacity market share slipping to around 14 percent in 2017 from 15.9 percent now, according to presentations. Between now and 2016, the company says it expects to keep up with market growth and retierated it would spend about $3 bilion a year until 2020 in new vessel orders as well as new containers and on maintainance, according to a presentation that will be given to investors on Wednesday. Reporting by Sabina Zawadzki

P&O Raises Cash For Cruise Ships

P&O has raised $650 million in financing for two new cruise ships to be built by French shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique, lead banker SG said. The two new vessels, ordered last December for P&O's U.S.-based Princess Cruises, will be built by the Alstom-owned shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, and delivered in October 2002 and June 2003 respectively, SG said. SG, the corporate and investment banking business of Societe Generale, said it had arranged $2.7 billion for 14 cruise ships and seven ship owners over the last 10 years.

Shipbuilding: China Races Ahead of South Korea

Photo: China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC)

Shipyards in China have surpassed  South Korea again in terms of receiving the most orders for new ships and platforms, while fierce battle for the number one position in shipbuilding orders continues. China ranked first globally with 195 vessel orders, while South Korea was second with 104 during the first eight months of this year, Yicai Global reported citing Clarkson Research Services. According to the report, total global orders for January to August were 489 vessels, up about 40 percent annually.

Cotai WaterJets Order Additional Vessels

Austal has signed a contract for four additional 47.5 metre passenger catamarans with Cotai WaterJets (Macao) Ltd, adding to the initial ten-vessel contract signed in 2006 by sister company Venetian Marketing Services Limited (VMSL). The new vessels will be identical to those currently under construction at Austal’s Henderson shipyard and will be delivered in the first half of 2009. Completion of the entire 14-vessel order will see the number of Austal vessels delivered to China / Hong Kong waters grow to 52, reinforcing Austal’s success in the region.

Østensjø Rederi Orders Another Wind Farm Vessel

Image: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with shipyard Astilleros Gondan in Spain to design and equip a second Service Operation Vessel for ship owner Østensjø Rederi. The repeat order is for a new ship design from Rolls-Royce developed specifically to support operations in shallow waters at offshore wind farms. The new vessel order follows on a wind farm vessel construction contract to Astilleros Gondan announced in October 2015. Both vessels will support wind farm operations for DONG Energy, serving as the base for technicians while they perform maintenance work on offshore wind farms.

Zim Line Regards Newbuilding Cancellations an Achievement

Container Ship 'Zim Ningbo': Photo credit Zim Line

Newbuildings orders for 5 container ships were cancelled and advance payments partially refunded

 by the shipbuilders. In addition, the company reached an agreement regarding the postponement of payments due in 2013 for other orders. The agreements relieve the company from Off-balance sheet obligations amounting to $1.4 billion. Zim reached an agreement to immediately cancel orders for 5 vessels and postpone delivery of other vessels to 2016. The company also has an option to cancel additional 4 orders, pending shipyards approval.

FRV Construction Starts in Rauma Shipyard

On 25 August 2011 STX Finland Oy's Rauma Shipyard started the production of an innovative fisheries reseach vessel ordered by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources of the Republic of Namibia. NB 1378 will be delivered during the summer of 2012. The vessel will be approximately 62 mlong and give some 250 man-years of labour to the shipyard. The production start-up was attended by representatives of the Republic of Namibia, STX Finland Oy and classification society Bureau Veritas. The ship is a versatile and modern research vessel designed for Namibian fisheries research, and it meets the latest standardised performance criteria. Ensuring that the vessel meets these criteria requires careful design of the research systems, propulsion and power generation system.

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