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.
Kamsarmax project completed
2nd May 2013
On 2 May 2013, the last in a series of four 82,000 dwt bulk carriers was delivered to her American owners.
As was done for her sister ships, the delivery ceremony took place at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) yard in Geoje Island, South Korea, in the presence of the owners' representatives from the USA, shipbuilder's top management and SeaQuest’s Managing Director, Project Manager and Site Manager.
SeaQuest site team has supervised the construction of the four ships since August 2011, a total of 21 months.
Bulk Carrier project completed at Vinashin
18th Apr 2013
On 18 April 2013, the long-lasting shipbuilding project at Vietnamese Vinashin's Pha Rung yard was completed with the delivery of the last vessel in a series of three 34,000 dwt geared bulk carriers.
Notwithstanding the dramatic slowdown of shipbuilding activity at the Vietnamese state-owned building group, the reasons this project lasted longer than initially contracted despite the construction progress being under the constant strict control of our site team included: the site team arrangement was different to the directions of SeaQuest’s Project Manager, managing with the yard's highs and lows to minimize supervision costs over such a long period but always ensuring to deliver SeaQuest’s usual high-quality service.
Similarly to other projects with our repeating clients, as was the case on this project, SeaQuest had been appointed to provide full package support: contractual negotiation, equipment manufacturers' selection, plan approval and construction supervision.