Deals this week: SERKA, Rolls-Royce, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) Durban Pier 2

17 November 2016 (Last Updated November 17th, 2016 18:30)

A joint venture (JV) of SERKA, based in Turkey, and MSF, based in Portugal, has won a second package contract worth OMR107.3m ($281m) from the Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD), Oman.

A joint venture (JV) of SERKA, based in Turkey, and MSF, based in Portugal, has won a second package contract worth OMR107.3m ($281m) from the Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD), Oman.

The contractual scope includes developing infrastructure and buildings at the commercial terminal and operational zone areas of the Port of Duqm (IP2).

The JV will build four terminals on the new commercial pier, which will be equipped with two containers measuring 1,600m-long and 350m-wide and have a capacity of 3.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU).

"The collaboration will help Rolls-Royce to realise its goal of building a commercial remote-controlled vessel by 2020."

A dry bulk terminal and a versatile terminal will also be built with a capacity of five million metric tonnes a year (mt/y) and 800,000mt/y respectively.

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Rolls-Royce have entered a strategic partnership to develop the first generation of remote and autonomous ships that can be deployed for commercial use.

The collaboration will help Rolls-Royce to realise its goal of building a commercial remote-controlled vessel by 2020.

Afai Southern Shipyard (Panyu Guangzhou), China, has awarded a contract to Rolls-Royce to supply power and propulsion systems for Blue Sea Jet, a new fast ferry to be commissioned by Zhuhai High-Speed Passenger Ferry Company.

Two MTU 16V 4000M70 diesel engines and Kamewa S71-4 waterjets will be delivered for the catamaran vessel by September 2017, as part of the contract.

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) Durban Pier 2, a straddle carrier operation in South Africa, has awarded a contract to Kalmar to supply 23 diesel-electric straddle carriers, in addition to a straddle carrier simulator for the purpose of training at the site.

The carriers will be built locally in partnership with Transnet Engineering.