JUNE 08, 2011

UNITED STATES AND CANADA

STX MARINE AWARDED CONTRACTS
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STX Marine will provide the designs for two new contracts recently secured by Eastern Shipbuilding Group. A Light Construction Vessel and a PSV.
<http://www.maritimereporter.com/News/Article/STX-Marine-Awarded-Eastern-Shipbuilding-Contracts/338895.aspx>;

HARVEY GULF ORDERS CONSTRUCTION VESSEL FROM EASTERN
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Harvey Gulf International Marine has reached agreement with Eastern to build a 310 ft multi-purpose light construction vessel. And it said it plans to build two dual fuel platform supply vessels.
<http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=887:2011may00261&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=107>;

MLP SHIP CONSTRUCTION
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General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard has received a $744M contract for the construction of the first two ships of the new ship class.
<http://www.turkishmaritime.com.tr/news_detail.php?id=10388>;

GPA WINS ASTROMARITIMA CONTRACT
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Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. signed a contract with Brazilian shipyard Estaleiro Ilha S.A. for two OSRVs.
<http://www.maritimereporter.com/News/Article/GPA-Wins-Astromaritima-Contract-for-Two-OSRVs/338914.aspx>;

KVICHAK MARINE WINS 80-BOAT CONTRACT
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Kvichak Marine was awarded a five-year contract by the U.S. Coast Guard for the construction of up to 80 Transportable Port Security Boats.
<http://www.workboat.com/newsdetail.aspx?id=10221>;

BOLLINGER, BOUCHARD CONTRACT FOR TANK BARGES
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Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C. has signed a contract for the new construction of a 55,000 barrel OPA’90 compliant tank barge with Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Melville, N.Y.
<http://www.maritimereporter.com/News/Article/Bollinger-Bouchard-Contract-for-Tank-Barges/338679.aspx>;

BOUCHARD ORDERS ATB TUG AT VT HALTER
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VT Halter Marine, Inc. reports a new contract to build a 112-foot ATB offshore tug for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.
<http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=866:2011may00231&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=107>;

WORLD

CARNIVAL ORDERS 3,611 PASSENGER SHIP
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Carnival Corporation announced that it has contracted with Fincantieri to construct a cruise ship – a 141,000-ton, 3,611 passenger vessel.
<http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=897:2011jun000011&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=107>;

NEPTUN TO BUILD RESEARCH SHIP
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Neptun Werft in Rostock-Warnemuende has won a Government order worth €124.4 million for a new research ship.
<http://www.motorship.com/news101/neptun-to-build-berlin-research-ship>;

PETROBRAS APPROVES RIG CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM
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Petrobras’ Board of Directors has approved the bidding process for the construction of up to twenty-one drilling rigs to be built in Brazil.
<http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=107780>;

CONTRACT AWARDED FOR SHELL LNG PRODUCTION VESSEL
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Shell’s Prelude floating LNG project in Australia has been placed with South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries, estimated at $3 billion.
<http://www.motorship.com/news101/contract-awarded-for-shell-lng-production-vessel>;

STATOIL SELECTS SAMSUNG FOR VALEMON CONSTRUCTION
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Statoil chose Samsung Heavy Industries for construction of the topsides for the Valemon platform, worth an estimated $414 million.
<http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=107195>;

WARTSILA WINS CONTRACT
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Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply an integrated power and propulsion solution for a new DSCV currently under construction in Singapore.
<http://www.maritimereporter.com/News/Article/W-rtsil-to-Power-New-DSCV/338904.aspx>;
<http://www.turkishmaritime.com.tr/news_detail.php?id=10484>;

NEW CABLE LAYER ORDERED FROM SAMSUNG
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Royal Boskalis Westminster placed an order with Samsung for a power cable laying vessel, with 100m length and a cable loading capacity of 5,000tons.
<http://www.motorship.com/news101/new-cable-layer-ordered-from-samsung>;

VOSTA LMG CONTRACT FOR DREDGERS
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VOSTA LMG signed a contract with Jordan Modern Industries for supply of two CSD’s 500, to be used by the Ministry Of Water Resources / Directorate of Executing Rivers Dredging Works, Iraq.
<http://www.maritimereporter.com/News/Article/VOSTA-LMG-Contract-for-Dredgers/338844.aspx>;

RUSSIAN LNG ORDER FOR STX
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STX Offshore & Shipbuilding of South Korea is reported to have secured a new contract to build two LNG carriers for SCF Sovcomflot of Russia.
<http://www.motorship.com/news101/russian-lng-order-for-stx>;

HYUNDAI HEAVY WINS $1.12B DRILLSHIP ORDER
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Rowan announced that a subsidiary has entered into contracts for the construction of two ultra-deepwater drillships.
<http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=107623>;

AKER SOLUTIONS WINS DRILLING EQUIPMENT CONTRACTS
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Aker Solutions has won two contracts to supply complete drilling equipment packages for two new deepwater drilling units that are being built by Cosco, the Chinese shipbuilding company.
<http://www.maritimereporter.com/News/Article/Aker-Solutions-Wins-Drilling-Equipment-Contracts/338799.aspx>;

STX OSV CONTRACTS FOR TWO PSV’S
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STX OSV Holdings Limited announced that it has secured new contracts for the design and construction of two Platform Supply Vessels for Farstad Shipping.
<http://www.maritimereporter.com/News/Article/STX-OSV-Contracts-for-Two-PSVs/338668.aspx>;

KEPPEL FELS WINS JACK-UP ORDER
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Singapore’s Keppel FELS has secured a $180 million contract to build a KFELS B Class jack-up drilling rig for Vision Drilling.
<http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=867:2011may00232&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=107>;

HYUNDAI HEAVY AWARDED LNG CARRIERS
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Hyundai Heavy won a US $600 million order to build two 155,000 m3 LNG carriers, including an option for another same class vessel.
<http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=107607>;
<http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=891:hhi-wins-lng-carrier-order31may2011j01&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=107>;

SCORPIO TANKERS ORDERS FROM HYUNDAI MIPO
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Scorpio Tankers Inc. signed contracts with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd. to construct five 52,000 DWT product tankers.
<http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=917:2011jun00063&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=107>;

MCDERMOTT AWARDED PIPELINE INSTALLATION
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McDermott was awarded a contract by PEMEX Exploración y Producción for procurement, construction and installation of three oil and gas pipelines.
<http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=107574>;

TECHNOLOGY & FEATURES

SKEG CONCEPT TO SAV ENERGY
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Finnish ship design company Foreship says it has concluded an extensive research and development project for a new type of central skeg for cruise ships and ferries.
<http://www.motorship.com/news101/skeg-concept-to-save-energy>;

PROPULSION COMPANY DEVELOPS WIND FARM SHUTTLE CONCEPT
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German company Voith Turbo Marine Engineering has developed what it calls the Voith Offshore Shuttle, designed for wind parks.
<http://www.motorship.com/news101/propulsion-company-develops-wind-farm-shuttle-concept>;

HOLISTIC VIEW TO RIG DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION NEEDED
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The growing use of software to run drilling rigs means that contractors should take a more holistic view including designing, building and testing a drilling rig as an integrated system.
<http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=107554>;

JMS ACQUIRES FIRM
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JMS Naval Architects & Salvage Engineers announced the acquisition of Roger Long Marine Architecture Inc.
<http://www.workboat.com/newsdetail.aspx?id=10232>;

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