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LD Lines Newbuild with Turnkey Works

Jan 07, 2010

Almaco was contracted to deliver a complete turnkey project for cabins, corridors, galley, provision stores and refrigeration machinery for the latest newbuilding ferry vessel being built at Singapore Technologies Marine's shipyard for Louis Dreyfus Armateurs' subsidiary LD Lines…

NASA Tools Could Cross Over to Shipbuilding

Jan 06, 2010

HyperSizer is a structural sizing and design optimization software tool that works in a feedback loop with finite element analysis (FEA) to automatically search for solutions that minimize weight and maximize manufacturability.  Although it can also be used on metallic structures…

Colle Shipyard Contract, New ASD Tug

Jan 06, 2010

John H. Colle, Jr., President of Colle Towing Company, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., announced that Signet Maritime Corporation has awarded a new-build contract to Colle Shipyard for construction of Signet Weatherly, a Robert Allan designed RAmparts 3200 105-ft x 38-ft by 17…

Oceaneering Announces New Diving Vessel

Jan 06, 2010

Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE:OII) announced it has commissioned the construction of a dive support vessel (DSV) with an estimated capital cost of $17m. Oceaneering expects delivery of the 200 ft by 46 ft vessel from a U.S. Gulf Coast shipyard late in the fourth quarter of 2010…

Putin Plans $700M Shipyards for Far East

Jan 04, 2010

According to a Jan. 4 report from the Moscow Times, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced plans for the state-run United Shipbuilding Corporation to build two major infrastructure projects with foreign partners, with investments of a combined $700m…

Medina Gets Order for Firehawk 37

Dec 29, 2009

Medina International Holdings, Inc. received an order for a Firehawk 37 boat from Lake Norman Fire Department through its wholly owned subsidiary Harbor Guard Boats, Inc.'This is a significant order for us and we are very pleased to receive this order…

Kvichak Marine Builds NYPD

Dec 29, 2009

Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, Wash., is currently constructing a 44.5-ft by 13.7-ft Response Boat Medium – C for operation by the New York City Police Harbor Unit.  This vessel is the sistership of the USCG Response Boat Medium and…

STX Europe New Contracts, Island Offshore

Dec 24, 2009

STX Europe has entered into new contracts with Island Offshore for the building of two Platform Supply Vessels. The vessels will be built at STX Europe in Brevik, and are based on the same design as Island Commander and Island Chieftain delivered from STX Europe earlier this year…

Lluavi Puts Mexican Shipbuilding on the Map

Dec 24, 2009

Strategic Marine Mexico recently launched the second 170.6 ft Crew Boat, the LLuavi, for Arrendadora Ocean Mexicana (Blue Marine). The two 170.6 ft Crew Boats, Aramara and Lluavi, has seen Blue Marine become the only Mexican ship owner to build offshore vessels in Mexico…

New Cruise Ship 3 Months Ahead of Schedule

Dec 22, 2009

The brand new American Cruise Lines ship, Independence, being built at Chesapeake Shipbuilding, was taken on its first underway trials yesterday. This important milestone trial occurred three months ahead of schedule.  Maneuvering and equipment…

NSRP Portable Automated Bulkhead and Hull

Dec 22, 2009

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Portable Automated Bulkhead and Hull Straightener project has been completed with a final demonstration conducted at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding – Gulf Coast in September 2009. This project expanded upon a previous project…

Coronado (LCS 4) Keel Laying

Dec 22, 2009

Austal hosted an abbreviated U.S. Navy keel-laying ceremony for its second Littoral Combat Ship, Coronado (LCS 4). Fabrication has started on twelve of the twenty-eight modules that will make up this 416.6 ft trimaran design. Six of the…

USCG Awards Bollinger 3 Patrol Boat Contract

Dec 21, 2009

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced that it was awarded a contract valued at over $142,000,000 to build an additional three Sentinel Class, 154-ft patrol boats, for the U. S. Coast Guard.  The initial contract for the design and construction…

DonJon Shipbuilding, Repair on Lake Erie

Dec 18, 2009

Donjon Marine, Co., Inc., a global marine services provider based in N.J., announced the creation of Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair, LLC (DSR).  Through an agreement with the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority and the acquisition of the assets of the former Erie Shipbuilding…

Austal Commences JHSV Construction

Dec 18, 2009

Austal has received authorization from the U.S. Navy to commence construction on the first of up to ten 338-ft Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV).After Austal successfully completed the Production Readiness Review (PRR) and necessary DoD approvals were obtained…

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