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Harvey Gulf Equipping Four More PSVs for Tri-fuel Ops

Credit: Harvey Gulf

U.S. offshore support vessel company Harvey Gulf International has ordered Wärtsilä's energy storage system for four of its platform supply vessels.The order comes just after Harvey said in September it had completed an upgrade of its platform supply vessel Harvey Energy, making it the first "tri-fuel" PSV in the U.

Stena Line Lengthening RoPax Pair

The conversion is being conducted by Stena RoRo and Sedef Shipyard in Turkey. (Photo: Gemi Kaydrma / Sedef Shipyard)

Sweden-headquartered ferry operator Stena Line on Thursday revealed plans to replace two vessels currently operating on its Nynäshamn-Ventspils route with the modernized and lengthened RoPax ferries Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey.Stena Line said the vessels switch will increase freight capacity by almost a third,

US Shipyards See Big Business Shifts

The second of three vessels for New York City’s Staten Island Ferry was launched by Eastern Shipbuilding this summer. (Photo: Eastern Shipbuilding Group)

The American shipbuilding scene, filled with participants constructing all manner of vessels, has been navigating through stormy times (lately, yards along the Gulf Coast have literally been dealing with storms). The orders for newbuild, repair and conversion projects continue to flow in—albeit

USCG Takes Delivery of First Upgraded 47' Motor Lifeboat

(Photo: Birdon America)

The U.S. Coast Guard recently accepted the Birdon America's first upgraded 47-foot Motor Lifeboat (47 MLB) at the agency's National Motor Lifeboat School (NMLBS) in Ilwaco, Wash., completing the first major milestone in the MLB Service Life Extension Program (SLEP). The first article vessel

How to Overcome Materials Challenegs in Ship Modernization Projects

(Photo: Almaco)

Vessel modernization projects are known for being fast-paced and deadline-sensitive, and delays due to materials with long lead times are not uncommon. But there are ways to work around them and minimize the risk and damage.Ship modernization projects are typically extremely hectic from the moment when we hear about a potential project.

Electric Boat Awarded $251 Mln US Navy Contracts

File photo: A U.S. Navy submarine is rolled out of an indoor shipyard facility at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics)

The U.S. Navy has awarded Groton, Conn. submarine builder General Dynamics Electric Boat two contracts worth $251 million combined.The first is a $215.7 million modification to a previously awarded contract, the cumulative value of which, if all options are exercised, could be more than $1 billion. Electric Boat will provide planning yard,

Bermuda Ferry Returns to Gladding-Hearn for Refit

(Photo: Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation)

Resolute, one of two high-speed passenger catamarans delivered by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation to Bermuda's Ministry on Transport in 2002, has returned to the shipyard for a complete refit. The project’s completion is scheduled for May 2021.Designed by Incat Design (currently Incat Crowther),

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Commander Relieved

(U.S. Navy photo by Benjamin Waddell)

The commander of the U.S. Navy’s Norfolk Naval Shipyard has been ousted amid ongoing performance issues in repairing and modernizing the service's ships.Commander of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Vice Adm. Bill Galinis relieved Capt. Kai Torkelson, due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,

Harvey Gulf to Equip Eight More Vessels with Battery Systems

Harvey Energy is America’s first tri-fueled vessel utilizing three fuel sources: diesel, LNG and electric battery power (Photo: Harvey Gulf)

Harvey Gulf International Marine announced Thursday it will install 10 battery systems on board eight of its vessels as the U.S. based offshore vessel owner continues its efforts to transform its fleet for greener operations.Harvey Gulf said it plans to install battery systems to convert its 310-foot

New Lives for Old Ships: Inside Keppel O&M’s FLNG Conversion Solution

“Jointly developed by Golar and Keppel O&M, the concept of using sponsons was an innovative game changer, creating new acreage to house additional equipment on the vessel and segregating the hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon systems to meet safe design requirements.”
Mr. Chor How Jat, Managing Director (Conversions & Repairs), Keppel O&M

As the focus on carbon emissions comes to the fore across all industries, Keppel O&M, which supports the circular economy concept and is a ship conversion leader, is able to help companies reduce their indirect emissions. Proof of this was delivery of the world’s first FLNG conversion solution

Gulf Copper Wins Contract to Refurbish NOAA's Henry B. Bigelow

NOAA research vessel Henry Bigelow (Photo: NOAA)

Texas-based Gulf Copper and Manufacturing said it has been awarded a $3.9 million dry docking and refurbishment of the NOAA research vessel Henry B. Bigelow. The work will be performed at Gulf Copper's Galveston yard.Commissioned in 2007 and homeported in Newport, R.I., Henry B. Bigelow is a fisheries

Harvey Gulf Converting Four PSVs for Lightering Support

(Photo: Harvey Gulf)

Harvey Gulf International Marine is continuing its push to diversify, announcing on Monday its plan to convert four of its platform supply vessels (PSV) to be redeployed in the lightering support market.The four vessels will provide lightering services in California, Texas, Louisiana and Florida, said Shane Guidry, CEO of Harvey Gulf.

Shipbuilder Austal Grows Its US Footprint

(File photo: Austal USA)

Shipbuilder Austal's U.S. subsidiary Austal USA announced Friday it has completed the purchase of waterfront land, buildings and an existing dry dock along the Mobile River to enhance its new construction and service business lines.“As we’ve consistently done over the course of our history,

Aussie Pump Provides Operator Training at Garden Island Dockyard

(Photo: Australian Pump)

Australian manufacturer and designer of high pressure cleaning equipment Australian Pump said it was chosen to design and build 4,000 psi high pressure water blasters for Sydney’s Garden Island Dockyard applications.Designed for working on a wide range of vessels in the dry dock, the machines,

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