10 years of expert project management and consulting service

24th Dec 2013

SeaQuest is proud to announce our 10 Year Anniversary. For a decade now SeaQuest's expertise, dedication to quality, consistent and proactive approach, has been serving its customers to deliver their new building projects on time and within budget, continuously improving quality standards and optimizing investments.

On our anniversary we would like to take this excellent opportunity to thank our customers, partners and friends for their loyal support – THANK YOU!


SeaQuest for UK MoD MARS tankers

16th Sep 2013

SeaQuest has recently been awarded a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), Defence, Equipment & Support (DE&S) for the supervision and surveillance of the building of four new Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) tankers. The vessels will be built by South Korean builder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in their Geoje island yard, with steel cutting of the first hull planned for June 2014.

In announcing the successful contract, Sebastiano Portunato, Director of SeaQuest, said:

“We are extremely proud of this prestigious achievement which coincides with our ten year anniversary of uninterrupted activity in Far Eastern shipyards.  Competitors for this project were highly reputed and experienced international marine service companies.”

Jan Andersson, Managing Director & General Manager of SeaQuest, continued:

“I am pleased to be directly involved in this highly-valued project, overlooking all phases from the selection of site team members until the sailing out of the last vessel from yard’s quay. Thanks to our rigorous Supervision Quality System ISO 9001:2008 and the clear understanding of Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) requirements, we shall manage and control all phases of the construction process to support the builder in delivering top quality vessels to the expectations of MoD.”

The supervision team, formed by SeaQuest experienced personnel, consists of multinational specialists in various shipbuilding domains and will include HSE, Integrated Logistics Support, as well as automation/electric inspectors working side by side with machinery, piping, hull and coating inspectors and document controllers. The team will act in close cooperation with the DE&S Commercially Supported Shipping Team (CSS).

The new generation of 37,000-tonne tankers has been ordered for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) to support future Royal Navy operations around the globe.  The new MARS tankers are designed to the highest environmental standards possible, will maintain the Royal Navy’s ability to refuel at sea and will provide fuel to warships, helicopters and task groups.

These tankers will support deployed amphibious, land and air forces close to the shore, will be able to operate helicopters, and are planned to enter service from 2016, replacing existing RFA single-hulled tankers.

For the press release please click here.


New site office opened CON-ROs

1st Jul 2013

On 1 July 2013 a new SeaQuest site office was opened at STX Offshore & Shipbuilding yard in Jinhae, South Korea. This is in view of the steel cutting for the first in a series of four CON-RO vessels to be built for an Italian Owner under the supervision of SeaQuest site team.

All vessels, 45,000 dwt RO-ROs with about 2900 TEU container capacity, are scheduled for delivery between June and November 2014.


MR PC site office opening

24th Jun 2013

On 24 June 2013 a new SeaQuest site office was formally opened on the occasion of the steel cutting ceremony for the first of two modern 50,300 dwt product/chemical tankers to be built for a Switzerland headquartered multinational company under SeaQuest supervision at SPP Goseong yard, South Korea.

The vessels will feature the latest state-of-the-art and eco-friendly solutions for enhanced performance and minimal daily fuel consumption.

SeaQuest activity on this project began in October 2012 with the plan approval and is expected to last until the delivery of the second, and last vessel, in April 2014.