Top News of the Week December 9 – 14, 2013
Polaris Shipping Co., Ltd., Korea Midland Power Co., Ltd., Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., and Siemens Energy Solutions Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding at COEX Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul on December 10, 2013 to develop MOBILE POWERSHIP, an integration of shipbuilding and power generating technology in which a highly efficient power generating facility will be installed onto a FSRU (Floating Storage Regasification Unit) for the very first time in the world.
The first of a total of four 125 Class frigates for the German Navy was today christened “Baden-Württemberg” at a ceremony at the Hamburg site of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems – a company of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions. This is an important milestone in the construction program for the F125 Class frigates. The delivery of this first frigate is scheduled for November 2016. The order for the four ships is worth around €2 billion in total.
NAVANTIA loaded out the Royal Australian Navy’s second Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) “Adelaide” onto the “Blue Marlin” vessel of Dockwise yesterday at the Vigo inlet.
Drydocks World the internationally renowned provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, created history in marine and offshore operations. A marvel of onshore engineering and production operations, this feat was achieved when Drydocks World lifted the 10,000-tonne topside of the first gravity base of the semi-submersible and world’s largest offshore HVDC platform structure DolWin beta to a height of 52.8 metres from the dock bottom.
Vroon has taken delivery of the second of four livestock carriers, MV Ganado Express, built at the Cosco Shipyard in Guangdong for Vroon. The remaining two vessels are scheduled for delivery early in 2014.