The following is a summary of the Weekly Marine News as of 19 August 2011. For best viewing follow this link.


Colonna’s Shipyard awarded Navy contract
Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $7.7m contract
for a dry-docking on USS Squall (PC 7).

Huntington Ingalls Industries awarded Navy contract
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $11m
Navy contract for services for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer.

National Oilwell Varco gets $1.5 billion drillship equipment contract
National Oilwell Varco, Inc. has signed contracts to supply drilling
equipment packages for seven drillships to Brazilian shipbuilder Estaleiro
Atlântico Sul.

BAE Mobile Yard Wins Dredge Contract
BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Alabama has been selected by Weeks Marine,
Inc. to build an 8,500 cubic yard capacity twin screw trailing suction
hopper dredge.

Siemens D-E for Tidewater PSVs
The diesel-electric propulsion systems for the two platform supply vessels
in construction at Fincantieri’s Bay Shipbuilding in the USA will be
supplied by the US subsidiary of Siemens.


Rolls-Royce wins Brazilian OSV order
Rolls-Royce has announced a new contract to design and equip two UT 735 SE
offshore supply vessels for Brasil Supply. The company says the order is
worth £15 million.

DOF Subsea Asia Pacific wins contracts
DOF ASA reports that its DOF Subsea Asia Pacific subsidiary has secured
multiple contracts awards in Asia and Australia over the last couple of
weeks with a total contract value of about $47 million

Orders in Asian oil and gas
ABB won equipment orders worth a total of $200 million from Samsung,
Hyundai, Keppel FELS and Jurong Shipyard, in South-Korea and Singapore, for
23 new jack-up and DP drilling vessels and one FPSO.

Austal awarded contract for eight Australian Customs patrol boats
Austal has been awarded a contract for the design and construction of eight
new 57.8 m patrol boats for the Australian Customs and
Border Protection
Service. The approximate value of the contract is A$330 million.


2012 version of CAD/CAM program released
Canadian company ShipConstructor Software has released a new version of its
AutoCAD based CAD/CAM program. ShipConstructor 2012
enables users to work in a more advanced CAD environment by adding AutoCAD
2012 compatibility.