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Top  US Coast Guard selects a STX Marine design for OPC Program

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STX Marine Inc. would like to congratulate Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) for being awarded a contract by the US Coast Guard to mature the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) design. As one of the three selected shipyards, ESG will compete to win the contract to build up to 11 OPCs.

STX Marine Inc. has worked closely with ESG and other partners of ESG’s team over the past 18 months to produce a unique design tailored to this program’s requirements. The members of the ESG team include Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Quantic Engineering and Logistics Corporation, and MAN.

Eastern Shipbuilding Group will receive almost $22 million over the next 16 months to fund the Preliminary & Contract Design phase, which will see further development of STX Marine’s design. STX Marine will continue to play a central role in the design development during this phase. 

At the end of the Preliminary & Contract Design phase, ESG and the other two bidders will enter a second competitive tender to win the Detailed Design and Construction contract.


Top   CSS 'Olympia' wins OSV of the Year at OSJ in London, UK.

Just one month after delivery, the CSS ‘Olympia’ has been formally recognized as an innovative design at the Offshore Support Journal Conference in London, England, taking home the prestigious award of Offshore Support Vessel of the Year. This compact semi-submersible is only the starting point of where the market for this vessel type is headed. Dave McMillan, President of STX Marine says he “had no doubt this vessel would catch people’s eye. It a new concept to the offshore industry and will prove itself worthy of such an award now that it has been delivered to Gran Energia”.

CSS ‘Olympia’ was built at Mawei Shipbuilding in Fuzhou, China. There are currently three more variants lined up to be built and delivered in 2014 and 2015 with several more imminent.  Dry Docks World in Singapore has also completed a well-stimulation variant of the design and they expect delivery in the second quarter of 2014.


Top  Delivery of CSS Olympia to GranEnergia
 

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STX Marine Inc. would like to congratulate GranEnergia for taking delivery of the Compact Semi-Submersible (CSS) Olympia from MAC Offshore.  STX Marine and partners in CSS Designs Ltd. developed the innovative, ground breaking CSS design over the past five years and this successful delivery, will change the long term landscape of the Offshore Vessel market. Built by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding in Fujian Province, China, the CSS Olympia has a length of 84.25m. with an overall capacity of 500 people.  The primary function of the Olympia is to act as a floating accommodation unit for rig personnel. The vessel has a DP-3 rating and will remain connected to an offshore facility via a telescopic gangway system.  Other features include a 12.8 tonne rated helideck and a 150MT telescopic boom crane.

There are currently a further 6 CSS vessels under contract with deliveries planned over the next 2 years.


Top  Undocking Ceremony for Fit For Purpose CSS takes place in Fujian, China
 

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STX Marine Inc. would like to report the undocking of the Belait CSS 1, The Maintenance version of the popular Compact Semi Sub design, on 7th Dec 2013. At Fujian Mawei Shipyard SE China.

The Fit for Purpose CSS is a multi-function well-intervention, supply and light construction vessel. The primary features of the vessel are a 150 T lattice boom crane, a telescopic heave compensated gangway, a moonpool, a 12.8 T rated helideck, DP-2 rating and accommodation for 199 people.

She is destined for Brunei to perform Well Head maintenance activity mid 2014.


Top  Fourth and final HOSMAX 300 delivered to Hornbeck Offshore; HOSMAX310 on the horizon
 

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The final HOSMAX 300 series vessel, 'HOS Riverbend' was recently launched at Eastern Shipbuilding Group concluding the build of four SV300 designs. The next six offshore vessels under contract will be SV310 designs and their delivery is on the horizon as well.

 

 

 


Top STX Marine attends Irish OPV Keel-Laying Ceremony

STX Marine Inc. is pleased to report the keel-laying of the first of two Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the Irish Naval Service (INS). The keel was laid by Commodore Mellet, Flag Officer Commanding Naval Service, on May 18th, 2012 at Babcock Marine’s shipyard in Appledore, North Devon. The ceremony was attended by senior representatives of the Department of Defence, the Naval Service and STX Marine.

The new OPVs (PV90) are based upon the STX Marine Inc. PV80 design, two vessels delivered to INS in 2000 and 2001, with an increased length (10m) and depth (0.60m). In addition, the vessels will have an increased speed to 23 knots. These design changes will improve INS’s operational capability in rough waters in the Atlantic. The vessels are to be delivered in early 2014 and 2015.


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