Irving reaches shipbuilding deal with federal government




Deal guarantees Halifax yard 5 ships with ceiling of $2.3B

By Paul Withers, CBC News Posted: Jan 16, 2015 10:47 AM AT Last Updated: Jan 16, 2015 3:50 PM AT

Workers at Irving's Halifax shipyard gathered two years ago to hear Prime Minister Stephen Harper announce an agreement in principle for the company to build six Arctic offshore patrol ships for the navy. It was announced Friday that a deal has now been signed. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)

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Irving Shipbuilding and the federal government have signed a contract to build six Arctic offshore patrol ships and the deal guarantees the Halifax yard five ships with a ceiling of $2.3 billion.

The agreement was announced

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COSCO yard to build ice-class cargo vessels for Dutch firm




COSCO yard to build ice-class cargo vessels for Dutch firm

COSCO Dalian Shipyard Co will build the two module carriers for the Dutch company

COSCO Dalian Shipyard in China will build two module carriers with ice class notation for BigRoll Shipping

Netherlands based ship operator, BigRoll Shipping, has announced that it has contracted COSCO Dalian Shipyard Co., LTD to build two MC Class module carriers for the transportation of ultra large and heavy modular cargoes.


BigRoll Shipping said in a statement that it is looking forward to a close cooperation with COSCO Dalian in the detailed design and the construction of the vessels.


According to BigRoll,

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FSP Finnish Steel Painting is one of the largest industrial surface treatment companies in Europe.




The company provides customer-oriented industrial surface treatment, fireproofing, floor coating, scaffolding, access technology and engineering services during the entire lifecycle for marine industry applications.

FSP's service extends from first evaluation to providing the surface treatment, followed by its inspections by NORSOK qualified FROSIO inspectors, as well as post-warranty maintenance.

Anti-corrosive coating and acid spraying

High-quality surface treatment significantly improves the durability and life-span of treated surfaces. It also greatly enhances the visual appearance. The surface treatment is also cost-effective, and the better quality the surface treatment result, the lower the product's service and maintenance costs will be.

FSP professionals perform surface treatment on metal surfaces regardless of the destination. Surfaces are cleaned and then coated with long-lasting anti-corrosive coating. Acid-proof and stainless-steel surfaces,

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Angola encarga nuevo buque a astilleros españoles



Publicado por Mayka Jimenez


El Gobierno de Angola ha encargado la construcción de un nuevo buque para la carga y transporte de vehículos pesados al astillero Francisco Cardama de Vigo. El nuevo buque costará al Gobierno angoleño 15,7 millones de euros.

El buque portavehículos permitirá el transporte de camiones y remolques entre Luanda y Cabinda, permitiendo a la vez el transporte de contenedores y de carga en general.

Éste es el segundo pedido de buques que el Gobierno angoleño realiza para reforzar la conexión entre Luanda y Cabinda en una misma semana ya que recientemente el país encargó un ferry al astillero holandés de Damen por valor de 13 millones de euros




The digital shipyard: robotics in shipbuilding





27 August 2013 Chris Lo


Automated technology and robotic systems are as big a part of modern shipbuilding as many other manufacturing industries. Robots, carrying out welding, blasting, heavy lifting and other tasks, are helping to plug the labour gap at shipyards, while sparing their human colleagues the most dangerous and thankless tasks.

Traditionally, the shipbuilding industry has relied on the labour of a large pool of skilled workers, who faced the prospect of long hours and demanding tasks such as welding, cutting and painting to get large vessels launched. Major shipbuilders have risen to prominence on the backs of these workers, whether in the ageing historic shipyards of Europe or their highly efficient rivals in South Korea, Japan and China.


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