Deals this week: DP World, Goltens, Automated Ships (ASL)


The Indonesian Government has appointed UAE-based company DP World to provide technical assistance regarding the development of the Kuala Tanjung greenfield port and logistics zone, and Belawan port in North Sumatra.

DP World will advise port officials in ways to increase efficiency under the deal, as well as provide training and development for port employees and help in the development of multi-modal transport hubs.

The company will also conduct a review of operations at the Belawan port and help improve its overall operational efficiency.

BP Shipping has awarded a contract to Goltens to retrofit ballast water treatment (BWT) systems on its gas carrier fleet.

Goltens will design and retrofit OceanSaver BWT systems on-board BP Shipping’s two 138,000m³ LNG carriers, named British Innovator and British Merchant, by 2018.

Automated Ships (ASL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bourbon and Kongsberg Maritime for the construction of an autonomous offshore vessel prototype known as Hrönn.

The agreement wil see Bourbon provide detailed input for the design and development of the Hrönn project, while ASL will arrange subsidies for the financing of the project.

"Royal Caribbean has awarded a contract to Norway-based e-Navigation solutions provider Navtor for the installation of the NavBox solution across the cruise operator’s entire fleet of 49 vessels."

Kongsberg will deliver the equipment necessary for the prototype's construction, including dynamic positioning and navigation systems, a satellite and position reference system, and a marine automation and communication system.

The Hrönn project was first launched in 2016 and will involve the construction of a steel mono-hulled offshore utility ship, which will be intended for use in the offshore energy, hydrographic and scientific, and fishing industries.

Royal Caribbean has awarded a contract to Norway-based e-Navigation solutions provider Navtor for the installation of the NavBox solution across the cruise operator’s entire fleet of 49 vessels.

The solution is expected to simplify and enhance on-board navigational procedures, thereby leading to optimised efficiency, safety and compliance of the ships' operations.

AS Tallink Group has agreed to sell its two super-fast ferries, Superfast VII, renamed to M/S Stena Superfast VII, and Superfast VIII, renamed to M/S Stena Superfast VIII, to Stena Ropax as part of a $152.76m deal.

The ferries are currently scheduled for delivery in December.