Newcastlemax anticipated delivery

25th Jul 2019

What an outstanding achievement for SeaQuest site team at New Times shipyard!
Thanks to its strong grip on the project, SeaQuest managed to get the Chinese yard to anticipate the actual delivery of a series of Newcatlemax up to eight months in advance on the contractual dates. 

SeaQuest has been in charge of the project management since the very initial steps, having been in charge of the technical specification review and contractual negotiations, the makers' selection and the plan approval. Since August 2018 a SeaQuest site team in taking care of the construction supervision.

The first ship will be delivered on August 7 and the remaining ships are all planned within May 2020, for the satisfaction of the ship owning company.


Ro-Pax right on track

28th Jun 2019

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

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

The event was another occasion for Jan Andersson, SeaQuest CEO & MD, to verify the progress and the quality standards of the construction.


SeaQuest on TradeWinds

11th Apr 2019

TradeWinds has posted an article mentioning SeaQuest's role in GEV CNG carriers project:

GEV shortlists three yards for CNG quartet

Australia-listed Global Energy Ventures (GEV) is ready to award shipbuilding contracts for four new compressed natural gas (CNG) carriers.
It said it had received "comprehensive technical specifications" from three shortlisted shipyards to construct the new CNG 200 Optimum design.
The unnamed yards had until the end of March to come back with their plans.

GEV’s shipping team, led by non-executive director Jens Martin Jensen, will now complete an evaluation of each specification.
Jensen, the former Frontline boss, said: “We are pleased with the three shipyards' submissions and that the target date for delivery was achieved on time.
“Updated pricing and ship construction schedules will now be the focus in the June quarter.”

Shipbroker Clarksons Platou will work with the company, together with SeaQuest Marine Project Management, on finalizing specifications and yard selection.
GEV remains on track to complete all pre-construction activities and award contracts to yards by the end of this quarter, it said.

Multiple projects pursued

Its stated aims are to pursue multiple CNG projects to improve the probability of success, secure access to strategic gas resources and bring in world-class staff.

GEV chairman and CEO Maurice Brand said: “The technical specification provided from three credentialled shipyards combined with the full American Bureau of Shipping approval received in January 2019 is having a material positive impact on our CNG project development activities.”

CNG is gas stored under pressure and, unlike LNG, does not require complex and expensive liquefaction facilities, GEV said. 

The Optimum design maximizes the amount of CNG that can be stored within the hull of a ship, using a containment system built using close-packed, high strength pipes that run the entire length of the ship’s cargo hold. 

"The invention of a mechanism to clamp these gas storage pipes so tightly together that they become locked together as one allows this design to meet all classification requirements," it said.


VLCC Project Completed

22nd Mar 2019

SeaQuest has just completed the supervision of another new building project in HHI Ulsan yard, S.Korea, with a grand finale consisting of the Naming Ceremony, Delivery and Departure of the third in a series of VLCCs for the Athens based ship owing company Olympic Shipping and Management.

All VIPs from Onassis, Olympic and Springfield were very excited and extremely happy of all the vessels in this project.

The HHI management has thanked the SeaQuest site team, and CEO Jan Andersson, for the crucial role played in assisting the yard to build and deliver 3 gorgeous VLCCs in less than 15 months from the date of the initial steel cutting.