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Friday, January 19, 2018

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Aker Yards Delivers Fast Day Ferry

Aker Yards delivered a superspeed day ferry for Color Line Transport AS. The vessel built at the Rauma yard is the first in the series of two. The second will be delivered next summer. The contract for two Fast Passenger Day Ferries worth approx. $370.5m was signed by Aker Yards and Color Line on December 15, 2005. Speed and efficiency were the key requirements when the new concept was designed. The operational cruising speed will be 27 knots, and the passage time from Kristiansand / Larvik in Norway to Hirtshals in Denmark will be from 3 to 4 hours. The ca.

Launch Day in Bourg, La.

Joey Portier, yard manager at Intercoastal Iron Works, recently sent this photo of the splashy launch that they had for Lebeouf Brothers Towing's latest push boat. As in others built to the Frank Basile design, this 72 x 32-ft. push boat is powered by twin Cummins KTA38 M1 main engines rated at 1,000 hp each. At Intracoastal Ironworks Joey Portier manages the yard for owner Raymond Viguerie. The yard delivered one of the Basile-designed 72-footers, the Katie Gronsulin, to Lebeouf Brothers Towing in the fall of 2006. They launched this one in early May and will deliver shortly. In line behind the Richard Gonsoulin II are orders for at least one more for Lebeouf and then two for Higman Marine.

Aker Yards Delivered Arctic Container Vessel

MS Norilskiy Nickel, an arctic container vessel built under NB 505 at Aker Yards in Helsinki, was delivered to the Russian MMC Norilsk Nickel. The vessel is intended for traffic on the Northern Sea Route. The vessel left Helsinki on March 3 for ice trials in real arctic conditions in Northern Russia. After successfully completing its trials, it was handed over to the owners in Murmansk on April 11. MS Norilskiy Nickel is a prototype based on the double-acting ship concept developed by Aker Yards. The 14,500 dwt Arctic Container Vessel worth $84.9 m is 169 m x 23 m, with 9 m draught and capable of breaking 1.5 m ice. It will transport metallurgical products from Dudinka on the river of Yenisey to Murmansk.

Aker Yards Delivers Missile Boat

A missile boat in the Hamina class – dubbed Pori and the last in the series of four built at Aker Yards, Rauma, was delivered to the Finnish Navy. The four vessels form the Navy s new "Squadron 2000". The previous ones called Hamina, Tornio and Hanko were delivered in 1998, 2003 and 2005. The alumimum vessel measures 51 x 8.5 m with a 1.7 m draft and a displacement of 236 tons. Aluminum and light weight composite materials are used in the superstructure. The propulsion system is two water jets, which give the vessel a speed of over 30 knots.

Aker Yards Delivered Fast Passenger- Car Ferry

On April 21, Aker Yards delivered the fast passenger-car ferry, Viking XPRS, for Viking Line. The vessel worth EUR 130 million gave 700 man years of work for the yard. The environmentally friendly fast ferry designed to carry passengers and cars between in and in is intended for year-around service regardless of weather conditions. The new ferry represents an entirely new concept in ferry service, bringing together the best qualities of conventional car ferries and catamarans. The emphasis is on customer comfort, e.g. modern innovative restaurants and a high class conference center.

Japan Seeks Share of LNG Carrier Shipbuilding Market

LNG Carrier by Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Japanese market players ramp up their design efforts for fuel-efficient engines to challenge Korean yards as demand for super-cooled fuel is set to soar, says a report in South China Morning Post. A total of 50 to 60 LNG ships annually are forecast to be delivered globally in 2017 and 2018, aided by US shale export projects, according to an estimate by analyst Masanori Wakae at Mizuho Securities. Of the total, 12 to 15 ships may be delivered by Japanese suppliers, with the remainder likely to be supplied by the Koreans.

Aker Yards Delivered Fast Ferry for Tallink

Tallink s newest passenger ferry Star was delivered from Aker Yards Helsinki yard. She will start regular traffic between Helsinki and Tallinn and will be capable to cross the sea between the two cities just in two hours. The ice class of the ferry will allows year-around operation. Besides 1,900 passengers, the 185 m long and 27.7 m wide vessel is designed to carry private cars and freight units by having more than two kilometres of vehicle deck space. The vessel worth around 110 million euro gave for the yard and partners ca. 800 manyears of work. Aker Yards is the leading ferry builder in the world. The "Star" is the 19th ferry delivered by Aker Yards for the combined Tallink Silja during the long successful partnership between the companies.

Vigor’s Tacoma Yard Delivers Breasting Barges to Foss

Photo courtesy of Vigor Industrial

Fabrication teams at Vigor Industrial’s Tacoma, Wash. shipyard have delivered three 60’ x 24’ x 15.5’ breasting barges to Foss Maritime. The barge system will be used to moor Shell’s drill rigs at Terminal 5 in Seattle, Wash. where the company is scheduled to ready its fleet for Arctic drilling this summer. The project was completed in less than two months and created 60 family wage jobs for the Tacoma yard and its subcontractors. “We are so pleased that our Tacoma shipyard is now building new vessels,” said Bryan Nichols, Vigor Fab sales manager.

Seville Delivers RoPax Ferry

Seville has delivered the largest RoPax ferry ever sailing under Spanish flag to its owner, Trasmediterranea. IZAR's Seville yard delivered the vessel on March 14, yard number 291, the 6,900 dwt RoPax Murillo, and will join Trasmediterranea fleet ahead of its scheduled delivery for next May. As the largest RoPax vessel ever owned by a Spanish company and sailing under Spanish flag, it exceeds the dimensions of any other vessel in Trasmediterranea's fleet, including the recently-delivered 564 ft. RoPax sisters Sorolla and Fortuny. Seville has introduced improvements in cargo and accommodation capacities on the Murillo, a project which followed the design carried out on the Merchant series of four vessels for Cenargo. Payload cargo has also been increased.

Aker Yards Delivers Big Cruise Ferry

On 18 April 2006, the cruise ferry "Galaxy" was delivered for Tallink from Aker Yards shipyard in Rauma. The contract worth 165 million Euro was signed in October 2004. The vessel will start cruises from Helsinki to Tallinn. The vessel is one of the biggest cruise ferries in the Baltic Sea, having capacity for 2,800 passengers. The guiding principle in designing the vessel is paying attention to the comfort and luxury of present-day passengers. The use of high-tech solutions onboard is maximized. 927 cabins, several restaurants and places to entertain of various style and class as well as a remarkable conference centre with over 450 seats make the new ship a multi functional sea-based hotel with excellent ambience. The vessel will start regular cruises between Helsinki and Tallinn.

Kvaerner Masa-Yards Delivers Costa Mediterranea

delivered today at Kvaerner Masa-Yards' Helsinki shipyard. and is the second ship in this series built for Costa Crociere. Costa Atlantica was delivered in June 2000. sea and 70% are fitted with a balcony. a more narrow superstructure. European presentation tour. Barcelona and Marseilles. The order was placed in August 2000. the Panamax-size covered newbuilding dock at the Helsinki yard. trials took place in April 2003.

MSC Reports Better Fuel Efficiency with Jotun's HPS

MSC Oscar (Photo courtesy of MSC)

Jotun Marine Coatings said Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will apply Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) on a number of new and existing vessels. With almost 500 vessels, MSC has one of the world’s largest containership fleets. To help the company reduce bunkering fuel costs and associated CO2 emissions, MSC undertook a program to improve fuel efficiency in 2011. During this period, they worked in close cooperation with Jotun to evaluate hull performance and launch a pilot program to test the impact of antifouling on speed loss.

Latest Ocean-going Shipbuilding Orders

Bow shot: File photo

A number of orders are reported by Clarkson Hellas in their latest S&P Weekly Bulletin, with contracts being signed across the Dry Bulk, Tanker and Container markets. Activity has been focused amongst the small/midsized vessels with Empros Lines reported to have signed up for a pair of 63,000 dwt Ultramax bulkers at Imabari. Delivery of both vessels is scheduled in 2016. Inui Steamship meanwhile are reported to have turned to Onomichi Dockyard for one 60,000 dwt bulker with delivery much later in early 2018. In amongst the smaller handysizes, Nissen Kaiun K.K.

One More Tug From Shin Yang Shipyard

In 2003, Shin Yang Shipyard Sdn Bhd obtained the ISO 9002 certification in shipbuilding and maintenance and related metal fabrication activities. By 2004 the yard had delivered 178 vessels of which 86 were tugboats. In August 2007 the yard delivered their Hull #249, the tug Danum 61. Although the yard regularly builds for export, this 101 x 31-ft. tug was delivered to a Malaysian customer and is registered in Kuching Sarawak. Suitable for work in the offshore oil industry the sturdy vessel includes such features as a marked rescue zone on both port and starboard sides with bulwark doors. On deck a 30-ton towing winch, from Singapore’s ME Winch, carries 2,624 ft. of 44-m/m-diameter tow wire.

IZAR Fene Shipyard Receives Order for LNG Barge

Norway's Statoil has ordered the construction of an LNG barge from IZAR Fene Shipyard to serve as support for a gas liquefaction plant. The LNG barge, scheduled to be completed in August 2003, will house on its deck about 24,000 tons of processing equipment for the plant, which will convert natural gas from the Snøhvit field into liquefied natural gas (LNG). About 70 cargoes of LNG per year will be shipped out from this floating plant. The barge will be 505 ft. long, 177 ft. wide and 30 ft. high. It will have a net 8,500 tonne weight of steel. The deal was signed on June 28 in Munich by Statoil’s Fabrication Director, Odvar Birkedal, and the Spanish yard Managing Director, Santiago García.

Pushing on Brazil’s Rio Madeira

M/V SCL 22

Flavio Silveira does design work for the Beconal shipyard where he continues to upgrade the Amason’s basic pushboat design. This September the yard delivered a 1200 hp pushboat  to Planalto. As do most Amazon pusboats, the hull of the M/V SCL 22 has a slight dead-rise at the bow with a two deck winches for making up to the tow mounted on the foredeck. Push knees are designed to accommodate barges at various drafts. A walkway from the top of the main deck house to the top of the push knees will provide safe access to the deck of high barges.

Jotun Offers New Ship Performance Solution

Jotun Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) has launched the HPS Newbuilding Solution at Kormarine in Busan, South Korea. The HPS Newbuilding solution is aimed at yards delivering vessels with eco-design and who want to maximize the energy efficiency at both speed trial and in operation. “With HPS Newbuilding Solution Jotun enables yards to become more competitive when bidding for eco-ship projects. The solution provides an opportunity to both optimize initial performance as well as lifetime performance. The solution thereby serves the long term interests of the designers, yards, owners, operators and the environment,” says Mr Geir Boe, Vice President Jotun Marine Coatings.

Zamakona Delivers Newbuild to Sølvstrans

Ronja Polaris

Zamakona Yards delivers the Live Fish Carrier Ronja Plaris to Sølvtrans AS at the shipyard in Bilbao – Spain to the satisfaction to the Owners and the Norwegian Regulatory bodies for food transportation. This ship is the first of the two sister vessels. The ship is specialized to transport live fish such as salmon, trout, smolts and other farmed species. The design has been made by Rolls Royce Marine with the collaboration with the Owner and the Shipyard and she incorporates the new technologies in the in the transport of live fish.

Keppel’s Yard Delivers Rig to ENSCO

Keppel’s yard in Brownsville, Texas, AMFELS Inc. has delivered on time and on budget, a KFELS MOD V “B” class ultra premium jack-up drilling unit to a subsidiary of ENSCO International Incorporated. ENSCO 105 is the second MOD V “B” new generation deep-well drilling rig that has been completed. The total cost of construction and outfitting for the ENSCO 105 was in excess of US$100 million (S$175m), of which work performed by AMFELS formed a major portion. The first KFELS MOD V “B” was Chiles Discovery (now renamed ENSCO 104) built and delivered by Keppel FELS in Singapore in March this year, and currently deployed in the Bayu-Undan field in Timor Sea for Phillips Petroleum Company.

Murillo

This past March, IZAR's Seville yard delivered the largest RoPax ferry ever to sail under Spanish flag to owner Trasmediterranea — the 6,900 dwt RoPax Murillo. As the largest RoPax vessel ever owned by a Spanish company and sailing under Spanish flag, it exceeds the dimensions of any other vessel in Trasmediterranea's fleet, even the recently delivered 564-ft. (172-m) RoPax sisters Sorolla and Fortuny. Seville has introduced substantial improvements in cargo and accommodation capacities on the Murillo, a project that followed the successful design carried out on the Merchant series of four vessels for Cenargo. Payload cargo has been increased, as the accommodation, for instance, has been more than doubled.

Coastal Tankers: A Vital Link

The 299 DWT Supreme. Photo Photos courtesy of Ocean Leader Shipyard

In Asian ports like Hong Kong and Singapore it is usual to see a cluster of small coastal tankers anchored off to one side. Unlike the big crude carriers, these little ships carry refined products throughout the area to supply the small ports and harbors. Relatively unheralded they are often launched and go into service without all the fan fare that accompanies their very large cousins. Ocean Leader Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, located in the Pearl River delta of Guangdong Province southern China, specializes in building these coastal tankers.

Damen Yacht Support Vessel Game Changer Sold

Game Changer. Photo: Damen

Dutch shipyard Damen has confirmed the successful sale of its 70-meter support vessel, Game Changer. The yacht will now return to Gorinchem in the Netherlands for further customisation. Game Changer  is Damen's fourth Yacht Support vessel sold in the 70-metre segment, proving the ongoing demand for large yachting solutions for worldwide adventures, helicopter and dive operations. Damen has a total of 12 Damen Yacht Support vessels delivered or in build. The next available Yacht Support vessel is a 55-metre YS 5009 Adventure, which will be delivered before the summer this year.

Nichols Brothers to Build Vessel for American Samoa

Image: Nichols Brothers Boat Builders

Ice Floe, LLC dba Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) has been contracted by the Government of American Samoa to build a multipurpose vessel to operate in the warm waters of the South Pacific primarily between Pago Pago and the Manu’a Islands, however the vessel will also be certified to travel to Tonga, Fiji and U.S. territory Islands to support the economic development of American Samoa. NBBB has contracted Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) to provide the functional design and production engineering for the project.

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