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,  SeaQuest is providing since January 2018, its supervision services for the new sustainment vessel now scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2020.

Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand, literally meaning "land of the long white cloud".
At 173 m long, she is the largest ship the Royal New Zealand Navy has ever had in the fleet, endeavour 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 a RNZAF NH90 helicopter. It boasts state-of-the-art design and capability features, including ice-strengthening and “winterisation” 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 fresh water 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.

Maritime CEO Forum - Monaco

22nd Oct 2019

SeaQuest has sponsored the Maritime CEO Forum debut in Monaco at the famous Yacht Club de Monaco on 22 October 2019.

The event is designed as the anti-shipping conference, with three panels packed full of shipowner CEOs. No presentations, no slides, no selling, just the top people in the industry discussing pressing issues.

A perfect opportunity to circulate SeaQuest brand a in an unconventional, high quality, fresh and enjoyable event.

Maritime CEO Forum is an invitation only event made possible by the sponsors such as SeaQuest, limited in size to ensure all attendees can make the most of the day, enjoy the stunning views, and relax afterwards with a champagne at The Observatory on level 5 of the yacht club.

 

Newcastlemax anticipated delivery

25th Jul 2019

Thanks to our usual strong grip on the project, we managed to get a Chinese yard to deliver five of the eight Newcastlemaxes on order eight months earlier than scheduled: what an outstanding achievement for SeaQuest site team at New Times shipyard!

SeaQuest has been in charge of the project management since the very initial steps, with technical specification review and contractual negotiations, followed by makers selection, plan approval and, since August 2018, the construction supervision.

Based on the anticipated schedule, the first ship will be delivered on August 7 and the remaining ships are planned for delivery within May 2020, with full satisfaction of the ship owning company.

 

Ro-Pax right on track

28th Jun 2019

The Keel Laying ceremony took place on 28 June 2019 at Guangzhou Shipyard International for the 1,800 passenger / 3,240 lm RO-Pax under construction for Algeria Ferries (ENTMV).

The ceremony was attended by top managers of the shipping company, the yard and, of course, SeaQuest in charge of technical specifications review, plan approval and construction supervision of the vessel.

It was once more an occasion for Jan Andersson, SeaQuest CEO & MD, to verify the progress and quality standards of the construction.