Silent-E Notation for LR2 Product Carrier
29th Apr 2021
M/V Onex Peace, the recently delivered LR2 product carrier built under SeaQuest supervision at Hyundai Sambo Heavy Industries (HSHI) in S.Korea, has obtained the Silent-E class notation by DNV GL.
Silent-E (Environmental) notation ensures ships do not exceed average-to-moderate Underwater Radiation Noise (URN) levels. Vessels with this notation can minimize their impact on marine life and show environmental consciousness. Onex Peace has become the world’s first large-sized merchant vessel to obtain this voluntary notation.
SeaQuest has contributed to this achievement with Hyundai, DNV and Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean engineering (KRISO) during all crucial phases, model testing in KRISO, Propulsion Design & Hull optimizing, Plan Approval and culminating in Sea Trial Test for several days.
Dry-Docking & Retrofit Support
4th Jan 2021
In the last months several Owners and Ship Managers have taken advantage of SeaQuest ability to provide qualified and reliable on-site support for their special / intermediate survey dry docking or retrofit projects in Chinese repair yards.
Thanks to the increasing number of newbuilding projects accomplished in China, SeaQuest has built a pool of qualified and experienced Chinese inspectors who are also readily available for being employed in quality of dry-docking / ship repair / retrofit Owners’ Representative / Surveyors.
SeaQuest added values are the ability to have in-hands and select the right expertise for each project anywhere in the country, to provide adequate back-up and technical support through its organization in Far East and to intervene on-site with senior personnel to assist in negotiations with yards as/if needed.
So far SeaQuest has been involved in either one-off, single vessel dry docking / repair works and in multiple BWTS / EGCS retrofit projects around the country for varied ship types, such as LPG/Ethylene Tankers, Bulk Carriers, VLOCs and Offshore Supply Vessels.
SeaQuest Performance - 2020
31st Dec 2020
Despite the adverse impact the COVID-19 pandemic has created over the entire industry, SeaQuest managed to stably endure the tragic occurrence bringing several ongoing projects to successful completion and opening-up new site offices in Korea, China and Turkey. Despite the global emergency and rigid travel restrictions, we were able to send the planned manpower to all our site offices, thanks to the solid and well-assorted pool of professionals available for the SeaQuest in different countries.
Since the beginning of the year 2020, SeaQuest focused on various technical negotiations, new ECO-ship design appraisals and feasibility studies for old and new clients, resulting in the confirmation of new fresh orders.
During the year 2020 SeaQuest confirmed its well-rooted presence on the Korean and Chinese territory, delivering all the twelve (12) ships planned for the year: five in China, four in Korea and three in Turkey.
Among the delivered vessels, the Military Maritime Sustainment Capability ship built at Hyundai HHI for the New Zealand Defence Force deserves a special mention: the project was successfully brought to completion in June after 800 long and challenging days of construction and testing, with over 2 million manhours and flawless safety records for the project.
In 2020 SeaQuest diversified its presence in the marine industry providing supervision services also for drydocking and shipboard systems retrofitting projects, deploying specialized manpower and granting technical assistance to ship owners and operators during design, FAT, onboard commissioning and testing stage, including Ballast Water Treatment and Exhaust Gas Cleaning systems from various manufacture and with tailor-made design.
Among the latest achievements, at the very end of the year SeaQuest managed to secure a new supervision project of three MR tankers built at HMD for a new Greek client.
This last project allowed SeaQuest to finally break through the outstanding record of 400 vessels contracted for the provision of services under our expert management – Special thanks for the great Award!
Positive developments are expected by the beginning of 2021 on several fronts, from current projects’ negotiations as well as for new clients acquirement, whose outcome will be disclosed in due course, paving the way for another prosperous year ahead.
At the helm……
21st Dec 2020
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