JANUARY 26, 2015 — As expected, Diane Finley, Canada's Minister of Public Works and Government Services, along with Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, on Friday visited Halifax Shipyards to officially announce the awarding of the build contract with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. for the construction of six Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS).
This contract, valued at $2.3 billion, marks the start of the construction phase under
JANUARY 26, 2015 — State-owned Spanish shipbuilder Navantia is in process of establishing a subsidiary in Brazil in order to meet Brazilian defense legislation on local content and to position itself for major Brazilian Navy fleet renewal contracts.
The Spanish Government has authorized Navantia's owner SEPI (State Industrial Holdings Company) to have a presence in Brazil, through Navantia, and set up a subsidiary limited liability company called Navantia Brasil LTDA Projetos Navais, owned 90% by Navantia
JANUARY 26, 2015 — Poland's Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. last week held a steel cutting ceremony at its Gdansk shipyard to mark the start of construction of three new LNG fueled intermediate class ferries (ICF) for Canada's BC Ferries.
BC Ferries awarded the $165 million contract to Remontowa last July after an extensive bidding process. build three new vessels. They will be the first dual fuel ferries in BC Ferries' fleet to operate. The first ICF is
JANUARY 23, 2015 — Canada's Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Diane Finley, and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Peter MacKay, are set to announce continued progress on the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy at Irving Shipbuilding's Halifax Shipyard this afternoon.
Most of what they will likely say seems to have already seeped out into the Canadian media. Tuesday, Tom Ring, Assistant Deputy Minister of Acquisitions at Public Works held a closed door industry briefing in
JANUARY 23, 2015 — CoCo Yachts B.V., Gorinchen, Netherlands, has won another order for one of its Coastal Cruiser high speed ferries.
In December, China's Xunlong Shenzhen Ferry Company signed a contract with Coco and the Plenty Shipyards subsidiary of Sunbird Yachts, Zuhai, China, covering construction of a Coastal Cruiser 300 set for delivery in first quarter 2016.
The 42.3 m x 10.3 m catamaran will operate services in the Pearl River delta between Shenzhen, Zhuhai,
JANUARY 23, 2015 — ABB's marine business has seen record levels of new orders, driven by solid growth in demand for electrical propulsion systems especially in the cruise and ice-going segments.
In 2014, the company won orders worth $ 200 million to deliver power plants and Azipod propulsion systems to cruise customers and worth $ 900 million to deliver solutions to icegoing and icebreaking projects.
ABB says that the cruise market, where electric podded propulsion is the preferred
JANUARY 23, 2015 — Antwerp, Belgium, headquartered Euronav NV has upsized the size of its initial U.S. public offering and announced the pricing.
The size of the offering has been increased from the initially announced 13,550,000 ordinary shares to 16,260,000 ordinary shares at an issue price per share of $12.25 for gross base proceeds of $199,185,000. The tanker giant has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,439,000 ordinary shares, which
JANUARY 23, 2015—Did you ever wonder whatever happened to those four Google barges that were supposed to serve as floating showrooms perhaps for Google Glass in strategic locations on the U.S. East and Gulf Coast?
One of them was recently sold by Marcon International, Inc., Coupeville, WA, to private buyers on the U.S. West Coast.
The Google barge sales was one of three ocean barge sales transactions brokered by Marcon International to start off the
JANUARY 23, 2015—Despite being called “misguided” by a group of 32 Congressmen, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) did not withdraw his amendment to the Keystone XL pipeline bill that would repeal the Jones Act. McCain’s amendment has drawn heavy fire from his fellow Congressmen, as well as Jones Act proponents. Yesterday, like the legendary Wyatt Earp at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, AZ, the Senator came out with both barrels blazing, delivering his appeal to
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