World's largest Con-RO

22nd Jun 2015

On 22 June 2015 m/v Jolly Palladio, the fourth and last in a row of four ro-ro container vessels, has been delivered to the Italian shipping company Ignazio Messina & C. by the South Korean yard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in Jinhae, thus completing the building project of the owners' claimed world's biggest con-RO vessels ever built to date.

Construction and delivery of all vessels have been carried out under the supervision of a SeaQuest site team, formed by multinational expert inspectors, which also included a few owners’ provided elements.

These vessels are the second stage of a new building plan that the Genoa-based shipping company has undertaken with Korean yards: the previous four vessels had been built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. and delivered between end 2012 and beginning 2014, again under the supervision of SeaQuest.

The STX built vessels are 240 metres long by 37,50 wide; with a 3.900 TEU and 6.350 metres of ro-ro cargo capacity, 21.5 knots speed and equipped with high-tech anti-pollution system such as an innovative gas cleaning system able to operate both in navigation and in port.


NDLO LSV construction kick-start

20th May 2015

The construction of the new logistics and support vessel (LSV) ordered by the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organisation (NDLO) for the Royal Norwegian Navy, has formally started with the Steel Cutting ceremony in DSME’s yard in Geoje island, S.Korea, under the supervision of SeaQuest.

The supervision team, responsible to look after every single detail of this sophisticated and complex naval vessel designed to the best lifetime eco-efficiency standards, is formed from our pool of expatriate and Korean personnel and includes experts dedicated to naval aspects for electrical, automation, ILS coordination and HSE, in addition to machinery, hull, paint inspectors and a secretary-document controller.
A site manager, coordinating all aspects of the site office work, inspections and testings, and a project manager, responsible for overseeing project development and progress, complete the personnel deployed by SeaQuest to perform the LSV construction supervision.

The vessel is scheduled to be delivered to the Royal Norwegian Navy in Autumn 2016.


Logistics Support Vessel for Norwegian Navy

2nd Feb 2015

SeaQuest is pleased to announce its appointment to provide the site office support team to oversee and perform the marine surveys for the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation/Naval Systems division (NDLO) new Logistics Support Vessel (LSV).

The NDLO signed the LSV shipbuilding contract with the South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipbuilder and the site office is now open. SeaQuest’s experienced personnel form the supervision team. The team includes a Site Manager, an Integrated Logistics Support Coordinator working alongside with the machinery, piping, automation, electric, hull and coating inspectors, a document controller and an HSE Inspector.

Following the appointment, Jan Andersson, SeaQuest Marine Project Management Managing Director, said: “Our thorough Supervision Quality System ISO 9001:2008, our clear understanding of Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) requirements and extensive experience, combined with SeaQuest’s devotion to fulfil our clients’ expectations for state-of-the-art design solutions and quality constructions, are the key reasons we have been appointed by this high-profile client."

Delivery of the completed LSV is planned for September 2017.

NDLO LSV project: The Winning Team!

Steel cutting with the Admiral

8th Dec 2014

We are pleased to announce Admiral Tony Graham, of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), attended the steel cutting ceremony of the second Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) tanker for the Defence Equipment & Support division of the UK MoD. The ceremony took place on site at the DSME premises on Geoje Island.

This important project is being carried out under the meticulous supervision of SeaQuest.