Season's Greetings!!!

24th Dec 2019

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Orders intake

15th Nov 2019

Although the reports show a year-on-year significant decline in newbuilding orders to Far Eastern shipyards, in the last months SeaQuest has been able to secure a promising series of new contracts:

  • Plan Approval & Supervision of 2 x 157k DWT Crude Oil Tankers at NewTimes shipyard, China (2019 - 2021)
  • Supervision of 3 x 300k DWT Crude Oil Tankers (VLCC) at DSME, S.Korea (2019 - 2021)
  • Contract Negotiation, Makers Selection, Plan Approval & Supervision of 2 x 113k DWT Crude Oil Tankers at HHI, S.Korea (2019 - 2021)
  • Contract Negotiation, Makers Selection & Plan Approval of 3 x 115k DWT Product Carriers at HSHI, S.Korea (2019 - 2020)
  • Supervision of 2 x 50k DWT Product Carriers at HMD, S.Korea (2019 - 2020)
  • Technical Negotiations, Makers Selection & Plan Approval of 2 x 30k m3 LNG Carriers in a yard t.b.a. (2019 - 2020) 
  • Site Supervisor of EGCS Retrofit on 31 x 400k DWT bulk carriers at Yiu Lian Dockyards, China (2019 - 2020)

The fact that SeaQuest provides consistent and competitive newbuilding project management services is well known among ship owners and investors.

 

New Zealand's Newest Navy Ship Christened in South Korea

6th Nov 2019

The Royal New Zealand Navy’s largest-ever ship, Aotearoa, has been christened at a ceremony at the Hyundai Shipyard in Ulsan.

After having completed the plan approval process, since January 2018 SeaQuest is carry on the construction supervision of the new sustainment vessel.

Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand, literally meaning "land of the long white cloud", and its delivery is scheduled in the first quarter of 2020.

At 173 m long, she is the largest ship the Royal New Zealand Navy has ever had in the fleet, endeavor to provide global sustainment to New Zealand and coalition maritime, land and air units. Manned with a core crew of 64 plus 11 flight crew, Aotearoa will be able to carry and operate an RNZAF NH90 helicopter. It boasts state-of-the-art design and capability features, including ice-strengthening and “winterization” to facilitate operations in Antarctica’s extreme weather conditions.

The ship will operate as a fleet tanker and a supply ship. She will be able to carry 12 containers of supplies and will have the ability to produce 100 tonnes of freshwater each day – critical when providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief. The 26,000 tonne ship will also provide marine diesel and aviation fuel along with limited food and ammunition stored in 20 ft containers.

 

Minicaper project completed

23rd Oct 2019

SeaQuest has completed the supervision of a Minicaper newbuilding project.

The two Polar Code / Ice Class 104,550 DWT bulk carriers named “Admiral Schmidt” and “Vitus Bering” have been completed and delivered in a rapid succession in September and October.

The construction of the vessels was carried out in combination by Shanghai Shipyard Co. Ltd. and Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.(Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group). 

In addition to the supervision, SeaQuest has been in charge of the project management since the early stages, providing a crucial contribution to the finalization of the shipbuilding specifications and makers' list and executing the plan approval.

Sailing at dusk, Laptev sea, 16.11.2019, ice 0.5 m plus snow 0.2/0.3 m: It looks we did it!