Rolls-Royce and Bestway Strengthen Ship Design Collaboration

“This collaboration will bring innovative developments in ship design. Rolls-Royce has significant experience in designing and developing marine solutions that meet and exceed expectations in the face of increasingly stringent global environmental standards. We look forward to applying this experience to support the Chinese marine industry in addressing climate change.”

RINA Relies on MSC.Software to Reduce Noise and Vibration Levels of Vessels

MSC.Software Corporation, a leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that RINA, a leading Italian certification company for the shipbuilding industry, has selected MD Nastran, MSC.Software’s flagship solution for multidisciplinary analysis, to help customers reduce noise and vibration levels of vessels earlier in the development cycle.

Seadrill Orders New Ultra-Deepwater Drillships

Seadrill has entered into a turnkey contract to build up to four new ultra-deepwater drillships at the Samsung yard in South Korea. The first two drillships are firmly ordered with delivery in the first and second quarter 2013, respectively.

Aker Solutions wins Hebron GBS project

Kiewit-Aker Contractors, a 50/50 joint venture between Peter Kiewit Infrastructure and Aker Solutions, has been awarded a contract by ExxonMobil Canada Properties (EMCP) for the Hebron Project gravity based structure (GBS). The contract is for Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) and site preparation, with the option at ExxonMobil’s discretion to subsequently provide detailed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services. The contract value for Aker Solutions’ share of the FEED and site preparation is USD 70 million.

Damen Fast Ferry 4212 ‘Seastar’ for South-Korea

Recently Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, the Netherlands received an order for a DFF 4212 for Seaspovill in South-Korea. As Damen has this type of ferry on stock the vessel has a short delivery time. The vessel’s hull was already built by Afai Southern Shipyard Guangzhou, China and thereafter it was transported to Damen Shipyards Singapore. From…

NYK Included in DJSI World for Eighth Consecutive Year

On November 4, NYK was selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), marking the eighth straight year that NYK has been included in this major yardstick for socially responsible investment (SRI), investments in companies whose CSR activities are considered to be upstanding.

ABG Bags Two Jack-Up Rigs

India’s largest private sector shipbuilder ABG Shipyard has bagged a Rs20bn ($450m) order from Drilling & Offshore Pte Ltd for building two jack-up rigs capable of operating in water depths of 30,000ft. ABG’s combined offshore and shipping orderbook now stands at over $3.25bn, with deliveries running through end-2014.