Eastern cuts steel for dredge ATB

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Candies newbuild to have Siemens diesel-electric solution

September 29, 2014—A 107 m x 22 m Subsea Support & Construction Vessel (SSCV) being built by Otto Candies LLC at its Candies Shipbuilding yard in Houma, LA , is to have a Siemens Blue Drive Plus C low voltage diesel electric propulsion (DEP) solution. Announcing the award of a $6 million integrated propulsion solution contract, Siemens Industry said its solution improves reliability due to fail safe features that will increase fuel efficiency and provide ultra-low THD on the vessel’s main 480V power distribution system along with overall safety and ease of operation for the vessel and crew, reduced maintenance costs and more efficient operation of the propulsion system.

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Eastern cuts steel for dredge ATB
The dredge barge, which will be named Ellis Island, will measure 433 ft x 92 ft x 36 ft and have a 15,000 cubic yard hopper capacity. Meanwhile, the 15,662 bhp ATB tug, Douglas B. Mackie, will measure 158 ft 4 in x 52 ft x 323 ft 9 in.

Rescued Scottish shipyard gets order for hybrid ferry
Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that government owned Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) is placing a £12.3 million contract for a third hybrid ferry with Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd (FMEL) on the River Clyde.

Ulstein books contract for Van Oord rock installer
Working in close cooperation with Van Oord, Ulstein is responsible for the development and integration of both the mission equipment and vessel design.

Astomos Energy orders third VLGC at MHI
Identical to two ships Astomos already has on order at MHI’s Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works, the 230 m x 36.6 m x 11.1m ship will be designed to pass through the newly expanded Panama Canal.

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