2013: 15 ships delivered

1st Jan 2014

2013 has been a successful year with SeaQuest site teams having been involved in the supervision of 12 newbuilding projects, mainly in South Korea, as well as for the total of 15 vessels delivered, and further projects going into 2014 and 2015.

Delivered vessels include Suezmax crude oil tankers, LR2 and MR product carriers, Kamsarmax and Handysize bulk carriers and 50,000 dwt CO-ROs, the largest ever built at a Korean shipyard so far.

Although the number of deliveries has decreased from the previous year, which in 2012 was a record year of 35 vessels, we still recorded a more than satisfactory workload, and are now optimistically looking forward having secured newbuilding contracts for a further 31 vessels from existing clients returning to SeaQuest for their repeating new building projects, and with four brand new clients.

Thanks to the continued flow of projects and our hardworking loyal personnel we are able to preserve and enhance our know-how. Our employees are the foundation of our quality service.

For a list of ships delivered in 2013 please click here.


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.