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elevators, cranes, ? re pumps, thrusters, Vane Bros. Orders Four New Tugs the series’ lead vessel expected to be de- barge, named 1964, and its 8,000 hp tug, propulsion systems, steering ears, stabi- Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. signed livered in the beginning of 2019. Millville, were christened at the Stur- lizers, trim tabs, hydraulic steering gear, an agreement to design and build four geon Bay, Wisc. shipyard. Wawa, which side accommodation ladders, hydraulic new push tugs for Vane Brothers. Design FBS Delivers Wawa’s First ATB runs a chain of gas stations/convenience assisted doors, hydraulic power jacks and construction on the Subchapter M Wawa Inc. has taken delivery of its stores on the U.S. East Coast and pres- and much more. compliant tugs will begin immediately ? rst owned vessel, a newly built articu- ently sells about two percent of the gaso- in Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s hull fabri- lated tug-barge unit (ATB) constructed line sold in the nation, will use its new cation buildings in Salisbury, Md., with by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding. The ATB to supply its growing network of retail locations in Florida.

MacGregor Acquires Rapp Marine

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed

PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS an agreement to acquire Rapp Marine

Group (RMG) in order to strengthen its offering for the ? shery and research ves- sel segment. The enterprise value of the acquisition was approximately $19 mil- lion.

Wärtsilä Acquires Trident B.V.

Wärtsilä acquired Netherland based

Trident B.V., a specialist in underwater ship maintenance, inspection and repair services. The acquisition is expected to close in January 2018. The enterprise value of the transaction is $20.8 million and an additional $4.2 million earn-out, based on the business performance in the coming years. The turnover of Trident is approximately $10.7 million.

MacGregor Splits Division

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, will re- organize its offshore and merchant shipping operations. Under the plan,

MacGregor’s Smart Ocean Technology division will be divided into two new di- visions: Cargo Handling and Advanced

Offshore Solutions.

Concordia, Damen Partner

Concordia Group and Damen Shipyards

Group signed a joint venture agree- ment to cooperate in the construction and trade of inland waterway vessels.

The joint venture will operate under the name Concordia Damen Shipbuilding.

Concordia has been active in the Dutch inland waterways business since 2001 and also internationally over the past de- cade. Concordia’s corporate identity will remain within the new joint venture.

Metal Shark Bags Contracts

Metal Shark is building a 45-ft. De? ant

Pilot Boat for the Virgin Islands Port Au- thority at its Jeanerette, La. production facility. At its shipyard in nearby Frank- lin, La., Metal Shark is building a 64- foot De? ant Pilot Boat for the Brazos Pi- lots Association of Freeport, Texas. Both vessels will be delivered in 2018. Metal

Shark said its De? ant-class pilot boats can be completely custom con? gured, from the type and location of platforms and rails, to various propulsion types and fendering systems.

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