Marine Maintenance World Expo and Conference 2018

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27 - 29 June 2018
Hall 11, Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands


Industry News


EBRD helps build new floating dock on Turkey’s Marmara Sea

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is boosting the Turkish shipping industry with a US$19.5m loan to a local ship maintenance yard, Tersan Tersanecilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. - July 2017

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Columbia return to service delayed

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) announced on 14 June that due to ongoing repairs, the M/V Columbia will require additional time at Vigor Shipyard in Portland, Oregon. This delay will affect some passengers; affected passengers are being notified by AMHS staff now. - July 2017

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Huntington Ingalls Industries receives USS Columbus submarine contract modification

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on 3 July that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a US$219m modification to a previously awarded contract to execute maintenance and modernization efforts on the submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762). - July 2017

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Ship and yacht repairs keep Lloyd Werft busy

Four cruise ships have determined the course of events at shipyard Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven in Germany in the past few months, and at the same time ensured a good workload for the longstanding concern. - July 2017

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Royal Navy minehunter set to return to operations

HMS Brocklesby has begun her sea trials programme, reaching another significant milestone in her upkeep period – four months earlier than usual. - July 2017

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Damen prepares Columbus for summer cruise season

Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, has completed maintenance and repair works on the cruise ship Columbus, the newest member of CMV’s (Cruise & Maritime Voyages) fleet. The full scope of works was concluded within a tight timescale, thus ensuring that the vessel could sail to the London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury, UK, in time for her naming ceremony and inaugural cruise. - July 2017

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Newcastle, Australia to be revitalised with new maritime hub

The New South Wales (NSW) government in Australia announced on 29 June the availability of funding to renew the Fitzroy Street shipyard slipway to reactivate the Port of Newcastle and the Hunter as a major marine ship repair and maintenance precinct. - July 2017

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Keppel secures US$62m in conversions and repairs

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has, through its wholly owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard, won four contracts worth a total of S$85m (US$62m) for the conversion, repair and modification of vessels. - July 2017

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Unithai Shipyard to operate the largest floating dock in Thailand

Unithai Shipyard and Engineering continues to develop and strengthen the capacity and capabilities in ship repair services at its shipyard in Thailand in response to client needs, and is to operate the largest floating dock in the country. - June 2017

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Ferry repair contract for Damen’s Swedish repair yard

Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet has won a contract for the refit and repair works on a Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) ferry. - June 2017

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Point Hope Maritime seeks approval for graving dock plan

Point Hope Maritime shipyard in Victoria, Canada, applied at the start of June for Canadian federal approvals to construct a C$50m (US$37m) graving dock. - June 2017

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NASSCO wins potential US$106m Navy ship dry-docking maintenance contract

General Dynamics’ subsidiary NASSCO has won a repair contract with a potential US$106m value from the US Navy, to carry out the fiscal 2017 dry-docking phased maintenance availability for the USS Makin Island amphibious assault ship. - June 2017

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Bay Ship & Yacht to perform vessel maintenance on the Sally Ride

The Sally Ride, a Neil Armstrong Class auxiliary general oceanographic research (AGOR) vessel, was dry-docked at Bay Ship & Yacht in California on 15 April 2017, the company announced on 19 May. - June 2017

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Gibdock performs invasive species action on the Normand Reach

A surge in offshore vessel repair and maintenance work at Gibdock yard in Gibraltar has included a special project for returning customer Solstad, to ensure that Normand Reach meets the exacting hull cleanliness standards set by Australia’s National Biofouling Management Guidelines For Commercial Vessels. - June 2017

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Damen completes work on Jan de Nul Group vessels

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has recently completed works in Vlissingen and Brest on two major vessels in the fleet of dredging and marine construction specialist Jan de Nul Group. - May 2017

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New dry dock for Hawaiian shipyard

Singaporean company GL Engineering & Construction (GL E&C) has launched a new concrete floating dry dock, the US$12m Peleke Nui (‘Big Fred’ in Hawaiian), in Batam, Indonesia. - May 2017

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Xodus and Green Marine collaborate on offshore renewables maintenance

Xodus Group has formed a partnership with Orkney, Scotland-based Green Marine to launch a new integrated service for the maintenance of offshore renewable assets. - May 2017

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Military Sealift Command awards Guam ship repair contract

Cabras Marine Corporation, Guam Shipyard and Seafix are being awarded a not-to-exceed US$18,095,000 combined indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for a one-year requirement to provide ship repair services to Military Sealift Command and the US Navy, as well as the US Coast Guard on the island of Guam. - May 2017

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Thordon Bearings and Drydocks World to convert ships to seawater bearings

Thordon Bearings and Drydocks World-Dubai signed a milestone agreement on 4 May under which the UAE-based shipyard will work with Thordon Bearings to promote the conversion of ships’ oil-lubricated propeller shafts to Thordon’s seawater-lubricated bearing systems. - May 2017

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Navy maintainers reduce littoral combat ship repair times

The US Navy’s Commander Logistics Group Western Pacific/Task Force 73 has reorganised the process for dealing with maintenance incidents for littoral combat ships deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, reducing turnaround time for such incidents from 15 days to four days, Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson told USNI News. - May 2017

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UK P&I Club issues hatch cover maintenance guidance

The importance of hatch cover maintenance has been highlighted in advice published by the UK P&I Club’s Loss Prevention Department and IMCS Training Academy. - May 2017

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Vigor inks deal to acquire a third dry dock for its Seattle facility

Building on its ongoing investments in critical infrastructure, and fulfilling a promise to customers to expand West Coast dry dock capacity, Vigor has entered into an agreement to purchase a dry dock from a Korean seller. - April 2017

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Keppel and Damen discuss terms for Keppel Verolme yard

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), has entered into a ‘term sheet’ agreement with Damen Shipyards Group (Damen) for the sale of its shipyard, Keppel Verolme. - April 2017

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Damen Shiprepair Brest completes maintenance on LNG carrier Gaselys

Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSBr) has completed a renewal survey maintenance programme on the 290m LNG carrier, Gaselys. - April 2017

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Ultra-durable, self-healing, water-repellent coating developed

A self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating developed at the University of Michigan (UM) is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts. - April 2017

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Private equity-backed MHI acquires Seaward and AME

MHI Holdings (MH) announced on 31 March 2017 that it has completed the acquisitions of Seaward Marine Services (Seaward) and Accurate Marine Environmental (AME). - April 2017

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BAE Systems modernizing cruiser USS Vicksburg

Under a special selected restricted availability (SSRA) contract, BAE Systems will perform ship alternations and miscellaneous repairs on board the 567ft USS Vicksburg, including the replacement of critical aluminum structures. - March 2017

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Russia to begin upgrading Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier before July

Repairs to and modernization of Russia’s sole aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, will start during the first half of 2017, said the TASS Russian News Agency. - March 2017

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Navy awards US$383m in amphibious ship support modifications

BAE Systems Ship Repair, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Continental Maritime and General Dynamics’ National Steel and Shipbuilding Co (NASSCO), all of San Diego, California, are being awarded a combined US$383m in firm-fixed-price modifications to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contracts. - March 2017

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Inauguration of new floating dock at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque

The new floating dock at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque in northern France was officially inaugurated on Friday, March 10, 2017. - March 2017

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USS Frank Cable departs for dry dock

After the USS Frank Cable's successful deployment in 2016, which included port visits to India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, and five years of tending submarines and surface vessels assigned to the US 5th and 7th fleet areas of responsibility, the submarine tender is now up and ready to undergo major preservation and maintenance. - March 2017

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