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Collaboration between the Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and industry has identified numerous potential savings in the shipbuilding process. A pilot project to prioritize efficiency efforts could be implemented this year and, already, Rear Adm. Thomas…
STX OSV reports that it has secured new contracts for the design and construction of two Offshore Subsea Construction Vessels for Siem Offshore in Norway. The vessels will be of STX OSV's OSCV 11 design.…
In the latest edition of his ever-useful Bryant's Maritime Consulting Newsletter, Dennis Bryant provides an illustration of why Jones Act operation can be an expensive business, not least in the State of Washington. He reports…
Classification society Bureau Veritas has joined forces with French maritime security consultantcy Securymind to provide an auditing and verification service for companies providing armed guards to protect ships against piracy. Security companies offering services to…
Australian operator RiverWijs, a joint venture of Riverside Marine and Svitzer A/S, has recently taken delivery of two sister tugs from Singapore's ASL Shipyard. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd.  the RiverWijs Emma and RiverWijs Rowan…
"IHC Merwede," says Denis Welch, the company's Regional CEO for Southeast Asia, "is not just a shipbuilder per se, but also an aggregation of engineering and manufacturing companies, which combines to provide unique and value-added…
Rolls-Royce has secured a contract to supply power and propulsion systems for the two latest Lockheed Martin design vessels in the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. Designed to operate in combat zones close…
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its subsidiaries, Keppel FELS Brasil S.A. and Estaleiro BrasFELS Ltda, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Sete Brasil Participações S.A. (Sete Brasil), for the design…
Seadrill has exercised an option to build a new tender rig at the COSCO Nantong Shipyard in China. The new unit, T18, is set for delivery from the shipbuilder in the fourth quarter of 2013.…
Cape Wind has selected a joint venture team of Flatiron Construction Corp., Cal Dive International, Inc. (NYSE:DVR), and Cashman Equipment Corp. as its construction contractor to build America's first offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound.…
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