Kongsberg Maritime to Equip Yinson Genesis FPSO
Kongsberg Maritime has been selected to supply a complete Electrical, Instrument and Telecom solution, including E- house, for the new Yinson Production (West Africa) Pte Ltd FPSO, ‘Yinson Genesis’. According to the company, the contract is valued at approximately NOK 200 million ($26.2 million) and the FPSO is expected to be operational by 2017. The Yinson Genesis will be deployed to fulfill a 15-year contract (with five yearly extension options) for the chartering, operation and maintenance of an FPSO facility at the Offshore Cape Three Points Block (OCTP)…
Intermarine UK Opens New Facility
Maritime engineering company Intermarine UK has unveiled growth plans after investing a six-figure sum in a new 2,400sqm fabrication and welding facility at Portland Port in Dorset, U.K. creating up to 60 new jobs for local people in the next two years. The move sees Intermarine UK sign a 20-year lease and move its U.K. head office from Bridgend to Portland Port, a former naval base and the world’s second largest manmade harbor. Inter Marine Group President Slawomir Kalicki said the Polish owned company will start operations from March offering ship repair services at Portland.
PFI Marine Electric in Dutch Harbor Year Round
Pacific Fishermen Shipyard and Electric, LLC (PFI Marine Electric) announced that it will now be providing year round marine electrical services in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, as well as the Puget Sound area, maintaining marine electricians on site 24/7. Seattle’s PFI Marine Electric shares facilities with Dutch Harbor’s Lunde Marine Electronics to provide marine electrical services in Alaska along with Lunde Marine’s electronic services. The PFI Marine Electrical service will now be expanded to year-round, 24/7 coverage of not only season openers, but now for off season repair periods as well.
Fraser Shipyards Briefs Obey (D.-Wis.)
On Feb. 16, Fraser Shipyards Inc. President and COO Jim Korthals, briefed Rep. David Obey, D.-Wis. on how the shipyard will use the $2m the congressman secured for the City of Superior to assist with the shipyard’s continued upgrades and repairs to its facilities. The company will initiate the work as soon as funding is disbursed, ultimately employing an additional 15 to 20 skilled workers throughout the project. “This project will help ensure Fraser remains competitive, so it can continue to employ people long into the future,” said Obey.
Intermarine UK Ramps up Portland Port Operations
Maritime engineering company Intermarine UK is ramping up operations at its new 2,400sqm fabrication and welding facility at Portland Port in Dorset, U.K. after taking delivery of £450,000 of new machinery. Inter Marine Group President Slawomir Kalicki said the Polish-owned company has invested its own cash reserves into the equipment, which include bending machines, welding sets, CNC plasma machines and laser cutters. In addition, Kalicki said since beginning operations in January the company has created 20 jobs, including 15 laborers and five office-based positions.