Deals this week: CH2M, Sembcorp Marine Specialised Shipbuilding, VolkerFitzpatrick


CH2M has secured a contract from Canaveral Port Authority to design a new terminal.

The terminal will be1,400ft in length and will be able to handle ships with more than 5,400 passenger capacities.

As part of the waterside engineering design and permitting services contract, CH2M will offer permit, dredging, bidding, and construction support to the port.

CH2M will also offer assistance to the Canaveral Port Authority to obtain permits from agencies such as the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Coast Guard, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission.

Sembcorp Marine Specialised Shipbuilding has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with US-based SeaOne Caribbean to design and build up to two large compressed gas liquid (CGL) carriers.

"VolkerFitzpatrick has been awarded a contract by Hutchison Ports to carry out a new phase of expansion."

As part of the deal, Sembcorp Marine will provide an innovative design for 366m, two billion cubic feet (Bcf) capacity ships, which will include SeaOne’s patented CGL technology and related systems.

The front-end engineering design (FEED) studies for the CGL carriers are currently underway.

The ships will be used for SeaOne’s Caribbean Fuels Supply Project, which will transport CGL from an under-construction production facility located at the Port of Gulfport in Mississippi to terminals in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.

VolkerFitzpatrick has been awarded a contract by Hutchison Ports to carry out a new phase of expansion at the Port of Felixstowe in Suffolk, UK.

The contractual scope includes design and construction of a 13ha paved container yard behind Berth 9 of the port. The reclamation of 3.2ha of seabed behind the existing finger pier will also be completed as part of the contract.

Scheduled to be completed by 2019, the expansion will add up to 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of stacking capacity to the port, which currently has a capacity of 130,000TEU.