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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Marine Engineering Company News

Carnival Vista on the Boskalis BOKA Vanguard Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster N.V. Photo: Royal Boskalis Westminster

Boskalis Floating Dock to Fix Carnival Vista

Florida-headquartered Carnival Cruise Line has contracted the Dutch marine engineering company Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. to lift its cruise ship Carnival Vista out of the water onto the world’s largest heavy lift ship, Boka Vanguard, and transport it to Grand Bahama shipyard for a dry docking operation.The operation, the first of its kind in the world, will take place in the coming weeks in Freeport, Bahamas. The BOKA Vanguard is the world’s largest semi-submersible ship…

Photo: Jensen Maritime

Jensen Maritime Provides Design for Shaver's New Tugboat

Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, has provided the detailed design for Shaver Transportation Company’s new, Z-drive tug – Samantha S. The multi-purpose tug was built at Diversified Marine Inc., in Portland, Ore., and is operating along the West Coast. The tug is ABS-classed and carries a FFV1 firefighting notation.The 112-foot by 44-foot tug has a 22-foot draft, was built for escort, ocean towing and ship assist, and has firefighting capabilities if needed. The tug features a raised pilot house and a squared forward end.

Photo:  Cosco  Shipping Energy Transportation

Guangzhou Shipyard Bags Order for Seven Tankers from Cosco Shipping

Cosco  Shipping Energy Transportation (CSET) has placed an order for seven more ships at compatriot Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited (GSI), owned by CSSC Offshore & Marine Engineering Company Limited. The order will include two 64,900 dwt crude oil tankers, two 109,900 dwt LR2 vessels and three 114,000 dwt crude tankers, totaling in an investment worth approximately USD 323 million (RMB 2.14 billion.). Expected delivery dates for the two 64,900 dwt panamax crude tankers are on or before 29 February 2020 and 31 May 2020, respectively.

Damen’s local agent, Damien Barrow, Boris Peyterman, Technical Director PAP, George Puchon, CEO PAP and Damen Sales Manager Vincent Maes. (Photo: Damen)

Port Autonome de Papeete Orders Tug for Tahiti

Damen Shipyards said it has won an open tender for the supply of a tug to Port Autonome de Papeete on the Pacific island of Tahiti. Tahiti is part of French Polynesia, an overseas territory of the French Republic. The tug will be Damen’s popular ASD 2810 model, a rugged, versatile vessel capable of delivering 60 tonnes of bollard pull. Pape’ete is the capital of French Polynesia and the economic hub of the archipelago. Port Autonome de Papeete serves a wide range of vessels including local ferries…

Logo: Foreship

Foreship Establishes Tallinn Subsidiary

Naval architect and marine engineering company Foreship has created a wholly-owned subsidiary located in Tallinn to strengthen ties with shipowners, shipyards and marine equipment suppliers in Estonia, and support the development of locally-based design skills. Foreship OÜ will commence operations on October 1 from its own premises, located in the brand new Öpik building within sight of Tallinn Airport, Lake Ülemiste and Tallinn Old Town. The new company, which is 100 percent held by Helsinki-based Foreship Ltd, will be headed by Estonian national and structural engineer Sven Varushkin.

Photo: DNV GL

DNV GL, South Korean Yards Kicks off Standardization

The first phase of a joint industry project (JIP) to promote a global standard for engineering and construction of offshore oil and gas installations has delivered four recommended practices (RPs). The outcome of the JIP, led by DNV GL, will be reduced complexity, less rework and delays and greater predictability. This will help reduce cost and increase quality further, enabling more projects to move forward. Phase 1 of the JIP has comprised DNV GL, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)…

Image: Itexpo Team

Iran Strikes $2.4bn Ship Order with Korea

Iran has placed orders worth around $2.4 billion with South Korean shipyards for the construction of ships to carry Iran’s oil and petrochemical products, The Wall Street Journal says. The orders have been placed by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and the oil producer Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC). The Korean companies involved in the case are Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, which is a subsidiary of shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, as well as Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Company.

Image: Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering

$4.3B: Daewoo Shipbuilding has Record Loss

South Korean shipbuilding major Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) posted a KRW 5.13 trillion (USD 4.3 billion) worth loss for the full year of 2015. Due to writing down more charges from offshore projects which are under construction, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company, the world’s second-biggest shipbuilder, has posted a record loss of US$4.3 billion in 2015, according to Bloomberg. DSME’s sales fell by 23% when compared to the previous year standing at KRW 12.97 trillion and the company’s operating loss amounted to KRW 5.51 trillion…

DNV GL has kicked off a joint industry project (JIP) with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Company (DSME) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) that will establish a new international

New Standard for Offshore O&G Project by DNV GL Led JIP is Cost Saving

Variations in owner, operator and regulatory requirements during engineering and construction phases at South Korean shipyards present a huge challenge for operators and drive up costs. DNV GL has kicked off a joint industry project (JIP) with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Company (DSME) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)  that will establish a new international standard for offshore oil and gas projects. The results could potentially cut project costs by 15%…

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Atlantic Pacific Marine Opens Miami Branch

Marine engineering company Atlantic Pacific Marine (APM) informs it has opened a new site in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to meet an increasing workload and customer base following another year of success and growth. APM is headquartered in Cardiff, U.K., but operates globally, in the past year completing dry dock projects and refits in the Grand Bahamas, Australia, Germany, the U.K, Singapore, Italy and Miami for clients including Carnival Australia, Carnival UK, Princess Cruises, P&O, Wärtsilä, Crystal Cruises and Disney Cruise Line.

photomontage of a vessel developed with FORAN (image by courtesy of ASMAR)

SENER’s FORAN System is 50

The FORAN System celebrates half a century in 2015. With 50 years of active service, FORAN is the longest standing CAD/CAM/CAE software on the market and a technological asset for the engineering and technology group SENER, which has placed its trust in this project throughout its history as a hallmark of its identity. To commemorate this anniversary, SENER will host an event in Spain with the presence of FORAN customers worldwide. FORAN, an acronym of FORmas ANalíticas (ANalytic FORms)…

KBR-Daewoo-Consortium Wins FLNG FEED Deal

KBR, Daewoo win Eni FLNG FEED

KBR Inc. announced today that the KD Consortium, consisting of KBR and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company, Ltd, has been awarded a front end engineering design (FEED) contract by Eni East Africa SpA for a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility for the Coral South Development Project located in Mozambique. With the award, the KD consortium will be one of three consortia competing for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning…

Carol Armstrong, ship sponsor for R/V Neil Armstrong, breaking the bottle across the bow.

Navy Research Vessel Neil Armstrong Christened

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering company Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) announced that the christening ceremony for the Oceanographic Research Vessel AGOR 27, named in honor of the famed Neil Armstrong, was held at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) in Anacortes, Wash., on March 29, 2014. Kali Armstrong, granddaughter of the late astronaut and the Maid of Honor, sang the National Anthem and Carol Knight Armstrong, Neil Armstrong’s wife, served as the ship’s sponsor, performing the honor of breaking the traditional bottle of champagne across the ship’s bow.

Image: Jensen Marine

Jensen to Design LNG Bunker Barges

Houston-based LNG fuel supply and distribution company LNG America LLC announced today that it has contracted Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.'s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, to design the initial bunker/shuttle barge for its U.S. Gulf Coast operations. Currently no LNG bunkering barges are in operation in American waterways, and these vessels will be among the first to be developed and built, marking a significant step in LNG America’s build-out of LNG bunkering infrastructure along the U.S.

Jensen Adds Eight Employees

Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, continues its hiring boom with the recent addition of eight new naval architecture, marine engineering and administrative professionals in the company’s Seattle, New Orleans and Jacksonville offices. The new hires bring additional expertise in the fields of naval architecture, marine and electrical engineering, marine construction and accounting, while enhancing Jensen’s newest service offerings – production and electrical engineering and construction management…

Photo: Sietas Shipyard

German-built Jack-up Vessel for Offshore Wind Farms

The hull is complete, the steelwork concluded, the building of the deckhouse has begun – in the dock of Sietas shipyard the first jack-up vessel for offshore wind farms developed and constructed in Germany is currently taking shape. Construction started in April 2012; the handover of the ship to the client, the Dutch marine engineering company Van Oord, is planned for July of this year. For further work on the final assembly, the jack-up vessel needs to be floating in the dock harbor of the Sietas shipyard.

Jensen designed ASD tugboat.

Jensen Maritime Designs Harley Tugs & Barge

Crowley Maritime subsidiary, Jensen Maritime complete design of 2 ASD tugboats & a deck cargo barge for Harley Marine. Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company Jensen Maritime recently completed the designs of two new ASD tugs, based on the popular Valor tugboat design, and a 250’ x 70’ x 15’ 8” deck barge for customer Harley Marine, a Seattle-based marine transportation provider. The tugs, named Robert Franco and Ahbra Franco, will provide tanker escort and ship assist services along the U.S. West Coast once delivered.

Florø Shipyard: Photo credit STX Europe

STX Europe Sells Norwegian Shipyard

STX Europe AS sells STX Norway Florø AS and STX Norway Design Florø AS to Westcon Group AS. STX Europe completes the sale of all of the shares in its wholly owned subsidiaries STX Norway Florø AS and STX Norway Design Florø AS to Westcon Group AS. The order backlog of STX Norway Florø AS was NOK 59 million at the end of Q3 2012 and the order book consisted mainly of one offshore pipelay vessel, the "Deep Energy". STX Norway Design Florø AS is a subsidiary of STX Europe, situated at the Florø Yard.

German Shipyard Sietas Sale Deal in the Balance

Cash-strapped  JJ Sietas Group is building a Van Oord liftboat but as a second order is uncomfirmed the yard's future is in doubt. In June 2012 the creditors’ committee voted in favour of an offer by the VeKa Group of the Netherlands to take over the Sietas shipyard. Despite six months of intensive negotiations, it has not proved possible to complete the deal. The reason being that the Sietas shipyard currently has only one order for a new construction, a jack-up vessel for offshore wind farms for the Dutch marine engineering company Van Oord.

Jeffrey Bowles

DLBA Promotes Jeffrey Bowles

Donald L. Blount and Associates, Inc. (DLBA), a naval architecture and marine engineering company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeffrey Bowles to the position of Technical Director. Jeff graduated from Webb Institute in 2000 and went on to attain his Masters degree (with distinction) at Newcastle University. He is an accomplished Professional Engineer (P.E.) and PMI Project Management Professional. Jeff has been employed by DLBA since 2001, and has directed many initiatives in R&D, design development, refit and construction of advanced-technology marine vehicles.

Artist's Impression courtesy of Caley Ocean Systems

Caley Ocean Systems Get Offshore Cable Turntable Order

UK's Caley is to modify the vessel and install the turntable for dredging & marine engineering company Jan de Nul NV. The contract is for the supply of a 5,400Te capacity cable turntable for the MPV Willem De Vlamingh. Mid 2013, Jan de Nul is installing 245kV export cable connecting the Northwind Offshore Wind power plant, on the Lodewijkbank off the coast of Oostende, to the Belgian power grid. In the first quarter of 2013, the MPV Willem De Vlamingh is to be outfitted for cable laying offshore.

Todd Busch: SVP and General Manager, Technical Services at Crowley Maritime Corporation.

INSIGHTS: from Crowley's Todd Busch

Todd Busch: SVP and General Manager, Technical Services at Crowley Maritime Corporation. Todd Busch joined Crowley as an ordinary seaman in 1986, earning his masters’ license working aboard company tugboats before coming ashore in 1994 as a tug dispatcher. Since then, he has held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility within the firm. Today, the 24-year Crowley veteran is a member of the company’s senior leadership team, reporting directly to Crowley CEO Tom Crowley.

Patent Protection Granted for Hybrid Propulsion System

Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA) and Foss Maritime Company with their technology partner XeroPoint Energy, have received U.S. patent protection for its hybrid propulsion and energy management system. AKA, a Canadian system integrator and marine engineering company partnered with Foss, which owns and operates one of the largest tug and barge fleets on the U.S. West Coast, in developing this technology. The hybrid propulsion and energy management system has been proven to significantly reduce emissions, fuel consumption and equipment maintenance for marine vessels.

Deltamarin, New Ferry Design Contracts

Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd and Société des Traversiers du Québec have both ordered new passenger ferry designs from Deltamarin. Both companies named sustainable design and excellent energy efficiency as important criteria in the designs. The order of the Scottish Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) comprises the concept design of two small RoPax ferries (311.6 ft & 114.8 ft). The designs will be used as tendering specifications to shipyards. CMAL are intending to commence a fleet replacement program in the near future, and these ferries will be a part of it.