Thursday, February 10, 2011
2011 Newbuild Drillship, Semi and Jackup analysis chart
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2011 Newbuild Rig Analysis

RigZone is out with their 2011 outlook on Deep and Shallow water newbuilds on order from exploratory drilling companies worldwide. They write: With utilization rates in the high 60th percentile...

February 10, 2011
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Engineering News

Noumea operator orders second ferry with Austal

Tourism operator, Mary D Enterprises, has selected Austal to design and construct a 35 metre high speed monohull passenger ferry, heralding the second Austal-built vessel for the Noumea-based company. The...

February 9, 2011
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Engineering News

Ulstein’s medium-sized platform supply newbuilds

Ulstein Verft announced earlier this week two medium-sized platform supply vessels of Ulstein´s PX121 design for a newly established company in Ulstein Group.  The ships are optimized for certain types...

February 9, 2011
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Engineering News

ABB to provide energy-efficient propulsion, electrical systems for two next-gernaation cruise ships

Zurich, Switzerland – ABB has been awarded an order to provide power and propulsion systems for two next-generation cruise ships to be built by Meyer Werft at its shipyard in...

February 9, 2011
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Monday, February 7, 2011
Engineering News

Dockwise Selects Hyundai as Yard for new “Type 0” Super Vessel

Breda, The Netherlands Following the Board’s decision, announced in November 2010, to commission a new build vessel to service the emerging market for ultra-large transports, Dockwise has appointed Hyundai Heavy...

February 7, 2011
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Thursday, February 3, 2011
News

Diamond Offshore orders second ultra-deepwater drillship

HOUSTON, Feb 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) has announced that a subsidiary, Diamond Offshore Drilling Limited, has exercised its option to build a second ultra-deepwater...

February 3, 2011
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011
News

Incat Crowther to design second 28m catamaran crew boat

Incat Crowther has announce that they are designing a second 28m Wave Piercing Catamaran Crew Boat to support offshore oil and gas operations. Incat Crowther has again worked with Topaz...

February 2, 2011
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Defense

VT Halter Marine Lays Keel for T-AGS 60 Class Oceanographic Survey Ship for U.S. Navy

VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today held a keel laying ceremony for T-AGS 66 USNS Maury, which is currently under...

February 1, 2011
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Friday, January 28, 2011
News

Austal Launches Its Largest Catamaran

Placing a coin at the foot of the mast of a newly constructed ship is an ancient maritime tradition which is believed to bring good luck to the vessel and...

January 28, 2011
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
News

Pride International accepts delivery of new deepwater drillship

HOUSTON, TX, Jan 25, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Pride International, Inc. (NYSE: PDE) today announced that the company has dedicated and accepted delivery of the Deep Ocean Mendocino, the...

January 26, 2011
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Sunday, January 23, 2011
News

Keppel to build two jackups for Clearwater worth US$360 million

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has secured new orders from Clearwater Capital Partners, LLC (Clearwater) to build a pair of premium KFELS B Class jackup rigs at US$360 million. The...

January 23, 2011
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
News

Noble Corporation to Construct Two New Ultra-Deepwater Drillships

Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that a subsidiary has signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (“HHI”) for the construction of two ultra-deepwater drillships, increasing the Company’s...

January 19, 2011
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
News

Aker finalizes spec’s for future newbuild ‘AMC Connector’

Image courtesy of Dredging Today AMC Connector, a future new-build subsea installation and construction vessel from Aker Solutions, has finalised its vessel specs. With a total payload capacity of 9 000...

January 18, 2011
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
News

STX France receives order for luxury cruise ship from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

STX France has received an order to build a luxury cruise ship, the “EUROPA 2”.  The new ship is being acquired by a third-party proprietary company outside the TUI group...

January 12, 2011
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Thursday, January 6, 2011
News

TBS International Takes Delivery of Its Fourth Newbuild Roymar Class Multipurpose Tweendecker, Expands Fleet to 50 Vessels

DUBLIN, IRELAND, Jan 05, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — TBS International plc (NASDAQ: TBSI) announced today that it has taken delivery of the newly-constructed vessel M/V Omaha Belle from China...

January 6, 2011
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Thursday, December 16, 2010
Offshore

Pride announces order for fifth ultra-deepwater drillship

HOUSTON, TX, Dec 14, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Pride International, Inc. (NYSE: PDE) today announced that the company has reached agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries, Ltd. (SHI) for the...

December 16, 2010
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Thursday, November 18, 2010
USCG

USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter – A Green Offshore Weapon Platform

The CGBlog tips us off to new designs for the next generation of Coast Guard cutters. The OPCs or Offshore Patrol Cutters, have been designed with the seemingly contrasting priorities...

November 18, 2010
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Ship Design

Wärtsilä and Deltamarin partner to bring standardization to customized ferry design process

At the 35th Annual Interferry Conference in New York City, Wärtsilä and Deltamarin have announced plans to partner in developing an innovative series of ferry designs that aim to satisfy...

October 6, 2010
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Anchor and Mooring Gear – A History

Chief Mate Andre van Schoonhoven of the new cruise ship Eurodam gives us the history of classifying anchors. He writes; Traditionally ships were anchored using large hemp hawsers called cables....

July 21, 2010
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship: Norwegian Cruise Line

In 2009 most of the hype in the cruise industry was about Royal Caribbean’s new cutting edge ship Oasis of the Seas. In 2010 the ship that is making waves...

May 23, 2010
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