GMMOS Group rebrands as Stanford Marine
Dubai, July 10, 2011
UAE-based GMMOS Group has rebranded to Stanford Marine Group (SMG) in order to better reflect its focus on chartering, operation, building, and maintenance of offshore supply vessels (OSVs).
The group has two main divisions focused on the marine sector: Stanford Marine (OSV chartering) and Grandweld (shipbuilding and repair).
Stanford Marine has recently taken delivery of several new OSVs, such as the three ultra-modern 58-metre DP1 platform supply vessels (PSVs) Condor, Osprey and Caracara - which are already chartered – and will be welcoming in its fleet further four new vessels this year, amongst which will be two 87-metre diesel electric DP2 PSVs with methanol carrying capacity.
With a fleet utilization level in excess of 90 per cent for its current 35-vessels strong fleet, Stanford Marine remains in the forefront of marine operators in the GCC and Southeast Asia, a statement said.
Grandweld recently secured three additional large ship-building contracts, raising its order-book backlog to a record $250 million.
This includes two 55-ton bollard pull tugs for Abu Dhabi Ports Company, two 57-metre work maintenance vessels for the Al Mojil Group (Saudi Arabia) and six 54-metre hybrid seismic support vessels (+2 option) for Bourbon.
Grandweld is the first one throughout the region to build hybrid vessels, and Bourbon the first one to use such vessels, the statement said.
The hybrid propulsion system has the flexibility to switch between diesel-mechanical, diesel-electric and hybrid propulsion mode, based on several operational scenarios, resulting in reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. – TradeArabia News Service
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