JUNE 08, 2011
UNITED STATES AND CANADA
STX MARINE AWARDED CONTRACTS
STX Marine will provide the designs for two new contracts recently secured by Eastern Shipbuilding Group. A Light Construction Vessel and a PSV.
HARVEY GULF ORDERS CONSTRUCTION VESSEL FROM EASTERN
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.
MLP SHIP CONSTRUCTION
General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard has received a $744M contract for the construction of the first two ships of the new ship class.
GPA WINS ASTROMARITIMA CONTRACT
Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. signed a contract with Brazilian shipyard Estaleiro Ilha S.A. for two OSRVs.
KVICHAK MARINE WINS 80-BOAT CONTRACT
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.
BOLLINGER, BOUCHARD CONTRACT FOR TANK BARGES
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.
BOUCHARD ORDERS ATB TUG AT VT HALTER
VT Halter Marine, Inc. reports a new contract to build a 112-foot ATB offshore tug for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.
CARNIVAL ORDERS 3,611 PASSENGER SHIP
Carnival Corporation announced that it has contracted with Fincantieri to construct a cruise ship – a 141,000-ton, 3,611 passenger vessel.
NEPTUN TO BUILD RESEARCH SHIP
Neptun Werft in Rostock-Warnemuende has won a Government order worth €124.4 million for a new research ship.
PETROBRAS APPROVES RIG CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM
Petrobras’ Board of Directors has approved the bidding process for the construction of up to twenty-one drilling rigs to be built in Brazil.
CONTRACT AWARDED FOR SHELL LNG PRODUCTION VESSEL
Shell’s Prelude floating LNG project in Australia has been placed with South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries, estimated at $3 billion.
STATOIL SELECTS SAMSUNG FOR VALEMON CONSTRUCTION
Statoil chose Samsung Heavy Industries for construction of the topsides for the Valemon platform, worth an estimated $414 million.
WARTSILA WINS CONTRACT
Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply an integrated power and propulsion solution for a new DSCV currently under construction in Singapore.
NEW CABLE LAYER ORDERED FROM SAMSUNG
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.
VOSTA LMG CONTRACT FOR DREDGERS
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.
RUSSIAN LNG ORDER FOR STX
STX Offshore & Shipbuilding of South Korea is reported to have secured a new contract to build two LNG carriers for SCF Sovcomflot of Russia.
HYUNDAI HEAVY WINS $1.12B DRILLSHIP ORDER
Rowan announced that a subsidiary has entered into contracts for the construction of two ultra-deepwater drillships.
AKER SOLUTIONS WINS DRILLING EQUIPMENT CONTRACTS
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.
STX OSV CONTRACTS FOR TWO PSV’S
STX OSV Holdings Limited announced that it has secured new contracts for the design and construction of two Platform Supply Vessels for Farstad Shipping.
KEPPEL FELS WINS JACK-UP ORDER
Singapore’s Keppel FELS has secured a $180 million contract to build a KFELS B Class jack-up drilling rig for Vision Drilling.
HYUNDAI HEAVY AWARDED LNG CARRIERS
Hyundai Heavy won a US $600 million order to build two 155,000 m3 LNG carriers, including an option for another same class vessel.
SCORPIO TANKERS ORDERS FROM HYUNDAI MIPO
Scorpio Tankers Inc. signed contracts with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd. to construct five 52,000 DWT product tankers.
MCDERMOTT AWARDED PIPELINE INSTALLATION
McDermott was awarded a contract by PEMEX Exploración y Producción for procurement, construction and installation of three oil and gas pipelines.
TECHNOLOGY & FEATURES
SKEG CONCEPT TO SAV ENERGY
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.
PROPULSION COMPANY DEVELOPS WIND FARM SHUTTLE CONCEPT
German company Voith Turbo Marine Engineering has developed what it calls the Voith Offshore Shuttle, designed for wind parks.
HOLISTIC VIEW TO RIG DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION NEEDED
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.
JMS ACQUIRES FIRM
JMS Naval Architects & Salvage Engineers announced the acquisition of Roger Long Marine Architecture Inc.
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