*****U.S. & CANADA*****
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 Fincantieris 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.
*****TECHNOLOGY & FEATURES*****
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.