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GL subsidiary bags Zhejiang Shipbuilding contract

Shanghai: Global offshore engineering and marine service company Noble Denton, a subsidiary of Germanischer Lloyd, has been awarded a six-figure contract by Zhejiang Shipbuilding Co, Ningbo its failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) and trials for a dynamic positioning (DP) Class 3 ten-vessel new build programme, due for completion in 2012.
 
Noble Denton is to work with the Chinese shipbuilding yard to develop an FMEA and trials programme which satisfies both owner and vessel Class requirements. It will provide specialist support at the design and planning stage to review and offer guidance on the implications of the design and placement of equipment including fire and flood boundaries, plus the need for additional DP control stations and associated equipment
 
This contract follows previous collaborations between the two companies, which started in 2005 when a French firm approached Noble Denton to carry out FMEA on eight purpose-built DP supply vessels, the success of which led to Noble Denton being named the preferred supplier for a number of more advanced vessel builds.
 
Richard Cox, Noble Denton dynamic positioning director, said: "We enjoy a very positive working relationship with Zhejiang Shipbuilding Co. and this latest contract award is a testament to the success of our previous work. We have extensive experience and expertise in the DP sector and I am confident this project will be a success."  [16/12/09]
 
 

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