SeaQuest offers a variety of services at competitive prices, ranging from assigning an individual specialist, to developing and managing complex shipbuilding, marine vessel repair and conversion projects.
Based in Hong Kong and with a branch office in Geneva, Switzerland, SeaQuest Marine Project Management is one of the leading shipbuilding project management companies, serving the shipping industry on a worldwide basis and providing a wide range of high-quality consulting services to ship owners and operators for their newbuilding and conversion projects.
Shipbuilding project management
The founders of the company have formed a permanent team that has widespread expertise in project management, particularly in the Far East. Our key personnel are professionally qualified naval architects and engineers who possess extensive work experience within the shipping world.
Our well established procedures covering all key processes are regularly reviewed for effectiveness and our quality management system is ISO 9001:2008 certified by ABS. We believe that by implementing our rigorous quality and safety policies, ships can be built to a very high standard anywhere in the world.
SeaQuest Marine Project Management will ensure delivery of ships in a superior condition, enabling them to operate effectively, efficiently and with minimal operation downtime. It is our policy to offer quality service to our clients and to achieve, through exacting management and professionalism, a strong relationship with the client through to the successful conclusion of the venture.
Shipbuilding and conversion projects
Since inception we have been involved in projects for clients in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America and were awarded contracts for more than 200 vessels.
Our office and site staff are fully conversant with Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese shipyard operations, and were responsible for plan approval and/or construction supervision of several types of vessels, including:
- Chemical carriers
- Container carriers
- Product carriers (MR, Panamax, Aframax)
- RO-RO / container carriers
- Oil tankers (Aframax, Suezmax and VLCC)
- Geared bulk carriers (Handy, Supramax)
- Anchor handling supply vessels
- Bulk carriers (Panamax, Kamsarmax and Capesize)
- Harbour tugs
Today we have more than 12 site offices simultaneously active in world leading shipyards, employing more than 60 professionals forming homogeneous multinational teams.
Shipbuilding consulting services
SeaQuest Marine Project Management provides a wide range of services at competitive lump sum prices. From assigning an individual specialists, to developing and managing complex shipbuilding and conversion projects; the company offers a unique engineering and commercial package tailored to suit each individual project and customer. We cover:
We cover all construction phases:
- Design development:
– Conceptual ship design
– Specification writing and review
– Shipyard appraisal and selection
– Technical negotiations
– Contractual review
- Design review:
– Manufacturer selection
– Plan approval
- Building and delivery:
– Shipbuilding supervision
– Guarantee support
– Owner representation
– Conversion supervision
Depending on specific customer requirements, we can offer supervision teams comprised of expatriates or a team whose main body consists of local engineers, overseen by an expatriate site manager.
The site team working methodology is based on our refined procedures, developed through years of building and operational experience. Our methods are more stringent than the procedures usually implemented by shipyards and accepted by classification societies and allow us to achieve a higher standard of quality.
Our project manager will be responsible for overseeing the project’s development and progress, managing the supervision team and ensuring that the work in progress is reported regularly to our offices and the client. The project manager will be stationed in the region for the duration of the contract, giving extremely fast reaction time to any problem during the construction stages and supporting the site managers in the critical phases. till the delivery of the vessel.
Upon delivery of the vessel to her owners, a group company, Portunato Marine Services, can provide a comprehensive range of ship management services.
SeaQuest provides quality supervision and management services to ship owners and operators for their ship building and conversion projects.
This whitepaper provides an overview of the structure of Seaquest and the services the company provides, as well as outlining the advantages of marine project management consultants for those ship owners and operators engaged in shipbuilding and conversion projects.
Grimaldi Green 5th Generation-class (GG5G-class) vessels are new hybrid roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) ships being built by Nanjing Jinling Shipyard for Grimaldi Group for use in short-sea shipping.
SeaQuest has been selected to supervise the construction of another very large gas carrier (VLGC) new building, enhancing its reputation as an experienced third party provider of shipbuilding project management and supervision services in the VLGC segment.
SeaQuest has again been selected by US / Greece based interests to implement approval and supervision work of a further three very large gas carriers (VLGCs) new building project, which was contracted alongside South Korean shipbuilder DSME.
SeaQuest will soon be operating again in China with the signing of two contracts for plan approval and supervision and supervision control of four and three Capesize bulk carriers respectively.
SeaQuest has been awarded plan approval and construction supervision contracts for ten 84,000m³ very large gas carriers (VLGCs) with a US / Greece-based shipping group.
During 2013, SeaQuest site teams were involved in the supervision of twelve new building projects, the majority in South Korea, delivering a total of 15 vessels with orders for further vessels ongoing for deliveries this year and 2015.
SeaQuest has recently been awarded a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) for the Oversight and Surveillance of the build of four Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) tankers.