Be Prepared Are you prepared for growth? Or… are you prepared for the opposite scenario: challenging times or fierce competition that force you to up your game? One SSI client that has proven the ability to adapt to challenges is Horizon Shipbuilding in Bayou La Batre, Louisiana, USA. Horizon builds and repairs a variety of commercial, government and recreational vessels up to 300’ in length. The company has constantly scanned the horizon, looking for new opportunities and has adopted new Continue Reading
Client success stories including ships built with ShipConstructor software and innovative usage of ship building CAD / CAM technology.
Our CEO Darren Larkins was recently talking to one of our Australian clients, Incat Crowther. Darren mentioned that they are working on a number of interesting workboat projects using ShipConstructor. One that caught our eye was a 48m Monohull Fast Supply Vessel that Incat is engineering for Arpoador Engenharia in Brazil following the Petrobras UT4000 specification. Continue Reading
If you have Google Alerts set up for Eastern shipbuilding (our client) or Hornbeck Offshore, you keep seeing launch after launch and delivery and delivery of various HOSMAX 310 Offshore Support Vessels. Take a look at the calendar off of Eastern Shipbuilding’s website: Continue Reading
Workboat styling over the last few years has become more luxurious as crew comfort has received increased prominence but the focus has often been on the interior. PRM Offshore in Singapore is claiming to go beyond that by focusing on their workboats’ exterior appearance as well and is using that as a marketing differentiator. Just before Christmas, Dr. Oskar Lee of ARL Asia sent us photos and information related to PRM Offshore’s latest 81m Anchor Handling Tugs and Offshore Support Vessels Continue Reading
Amidst all the talk about the exact details regarding the ongoing fate the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program, let’s not let a major milestone go unrecognized. February 19, 2014 was the keel-laying (formal recognition of beginning of construction) for LCS 11 USS Sioux City at Marinette Marine Inc. (A Fincantieri Company). Continue Reading
We like to keep an eye on our clients…and on our clients’ clients as well. Here’s something that we found interesting related to one of VT Halter’s recent launches (but we had to read through a bunch of details for it to jump out at us). On February 11, 2014, SSI’s client VT Halter Marine of Mississippi launched the articulated tug barge (ATB) tug named “Denise A. Bouchard”. Continue Reading
Back on February 11, 2014, the competition to build the US Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) was narrowed down to three bidders: Bollinger Shipyards, Eastern Shipbuilding, and Bath Iron Works. We'd like to congratulate the three bidders who have reached this stage and say that we look forward to working with the eventual winner. We'll be working with the winner because one of the requirements of the contract is that at the completion of delivery of the vessel to the USCG, the Continue Reading