Happenings & News

  • SeaTech Shares Insights on Software for Productivity

    Tuesday, 26 September 2017 SeaTech is delighted to be invited to share insights on Intelligent PME Software for Productivity in Design Offices at the International C [...] Read More >
  • KAI EI MARU 15 - 6060T DWT Bunkering Tanker

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017 The 6060 Tonne DWT Self-Propelled Bunkering Tanker designed by SeaTech Solutions for its returning Client has been successfully delivered [...] Read More >
  • Opportunities for the Oil & Gas Sector in Decommissioning of Platforms & Rigs

    Friday, 4 August 2017 SeaTech Solutions is delighted to be featured in an article on Offshore Visie. During the 6th Mobile Offshore Production & Drilling Units [...] Read More >
  • In-Situ Bi-Fuel Conversion of Diesel Engines

    Tuesday, 25 July 2017 SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at the 3rd LNG Marine Fuel Forum & Exhibition, Singapore. With the stricter emission control [...] Read More >
  • Need for Fit for Purpose and Green Dynamic Positioning System

    Tuesday, 25 July 2017 SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at the 7th DP Asia Conference, Workshop & Exhibition 2017, Singapore. A large amount of power [...] Read More >
  • Opportunities for Oil & Gas Sector in Decommissioning of Platforms & Rigs

    Tuesday, 25 July 2017 SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at the 6th Mobile Offshore Production and Drilling Unit Conference and Exhibition 2017, Singapore. [...] Read More >
  • SeaTech Shares Insights on Ship Stability in Rotterdam

    Monday, 22 May 2017 SeaTech is delighted to be invited to share insights on Ship Stability at the Tugnology Conference 2017 held in Rotterdam, from 23 to 24 May 201 [...] Read More >
  • SeaTech Designs World's First Deep Sea Mining Vessel

    Wednesday, 17 May 2017 SeaTech is delighted to be featured on the April 2017 issue of The Motorship. Mr. Dilip Sarangdhar, Technical Director of SeaTech Solutions, [...] Read More >
  • SeaTech Shares Insights on Multipurpose Vessel in Dubai

    Monday, 8 May 2017 SeaTech is delighted to be invited to share insights on Multipurpose Vessels at the Middle East Offshore Support Journal Conference held in Dubai, [...] Read More >
  • SeaTech shares insight on Raising the bar for tug stability

    Tuesday, 6 December 2016 SeaTech is delighted to be invited to share insights on raising the bar for tug stability at the 6th International Maritime Conference on Desi [...] Read More >
  • Fit For Purpose Design Solutions for Deep Sea Mining Vessel

    Tuesday, 1 November 2016 SeaTech is delighted to be invited to share insights on Fit for Purpose Design Solutions for Deep Sea Mining Vessel at the 2nd Annual Asia-Pac [...] Read More >
  • "Fit for Purpose" Design for Deep Sea Mining

    Monday, 26 September 2016 SeaTech is delighted to be invited to share insights on "Fit for Purpose" Design for Deep Sea Mining at the Underwater Mining Conference 2016 [...] Read More >
  • Deep Sea Mining – Environmental Impacts and their Mitigation

    Wednesday, 14 September 2016 With over 70% of the Earth’s surface accounted as water, marine ecosystems are among the largest of the Earth’s aquatic ecosystem and [...] Read More >
  • Case Study: Vessels for pipelaying and construction

    Monday, 22 August 2016 SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at Asian OSJ Subsea Conference 2016, a unique one day event specifically for subsea contractors, v [...] Read More >
  • Ensuring subsea operations are match fit in today's environment

    Monday, 15 August 2016 SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at Asian OSJ Subsea Conference 2016. The conference will gather together subsea contractors, vessel [...] Read More >
  • SeaTech awarded design contract for 6000T DWT Oil Tanker

    Friday, 15 July 2016 SeaTech is delighted to be our repeat customer’s designer of the 6,000 metric tons deadweight Oil Tanker. The 88.9m tanker has a draft of 17.30m [...] Read More >
  • SeaTech joins Singapore Shipping Association

    (Photo Credit: Singapore Shipping Association, 2016) Monday, 27 June 2016 SeaTech is delighted to become a member of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) as [...] Read More >
  • SeaTech shares insights on performance based stability in Germany

    Monday, 13 June 2016 The 6th International Maritime Conference on Design for Safety will be held in Germany this year and SeaTech is pleased to be invited to speak a [...] Read More >
  • 2016 ICMT: Deep Sea Mining – Environmental Impacts and their Mitigation

    Monday, 13 June 2016 SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at 2016 ICMT. In this year's International Conference on Maritime Technology at Harbin, Heilongji [...] Read More >
  • Designing Safer Tugs - Going Beyond Existing Statutory Stability Criteria

    Monday, 20 May 2016 The 24th International Tug, Salvage and OSV Convention and Exhibition will be held in Boston and SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at [...] Read More >
  • SeaTech diversifies into new sectors

    Tuesday, 3 May 2016 (As seen on Straits Times, Business section, on 2nd May 2016, by Sheryl Lee) Singapore, 2nd May 2016 – SeaTech Solutions is using its spare [...] Read More >
  • SeaTech shares insights about designing for efficiency in Dubai

    Tuesday, 26 April 2016 SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at Middle East Offshore Support Journal Conference 2016. In this year's Middle East OSJ Confe [...] Read More >
  • World's First Deep Sea Mineral Mining Vessel was featured on "The Naval Architect"

    Thursday, 31 March 016 The world's first deep sea mineral mining vessel was featured on "The Naval Architect", February 2016. The Deep Sea Mining vessel, also kno [...] Read More >
  • SeaTech raising the bar in a time of slack

    Tuesday, 29 March 2016 (As seen on Straits Times, Business section, on 14th March 2016, by Jacqueline Woo) Singapore, 14th March 2016 – SeaTech Solutions Internat [...] Read More >
  • Designing and Equipping Purpose-Built Deep Sea Mining Support Vessels

    Wednesday, 17 February 2016 SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at Informa's Offshore Vessel & Rig Connect Asia - OSV & Subsea Vessels In this Sing [...] Read More >
  • Accommodation Units - The Regulatory Developments and impact on the design and operations

    Wednesday, 17 February 2016 Informa's Offshore Vessel & Rig Connect Asia - Offshore Accommodation & Access will be held in Singapore and SeaTech is delighted  [...] Read More >
  • SeaTech shares insights of designing of deep sea mining vessel in London

    Thursday, 5 November 2015 SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at the offshore & deep sea mining conference during December 2015 in London. The paper, p [...] Read More >
  • M.V. Chebu - 370 Pax Ferry for Papua New Guinea

    Tuesday, 6 October 2015 [caption id="attachment_492" align="aligncenter" width="327"] The smoothness of the ride in calm seas was remarkable. With minimal vibration, i [...] Read More >
  • Launch of 59.6m Work Boat

    Thursday, 3 September 2015 SeaTech congratulates POET shipbuilding and engineering on the launch of a 59.6m Work Boat. The Work Boat measures 59.6m by 13.8m with a dr [...] Read More >
  • SeaTech Wields Engineering Expertise in Marine Design Solutions

    Sunday, 16 August 2015 Leveraging its Singapore base as the gateway to Asia's maritime and offshore industry, SeaTech Solutions International is building up its reputa [...] Read More >
  • SeaTech Designs World’s First Seabed Mining Vessel

    Tuesday, 10 March 2015 Singapore, November 11 2014, SeaTech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd is pleased to announce that it will be performing the basic design for [...] Read More >
  • Latest Trends in OSV designs

    Thursday, 3 July 2014 The demand for new build offshore vessels remains high, and more and more Chinese shipyards see this as a strong ray of light out of the gloomy s [...] Read More >
  • SeaTech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd

    Tuesday, 3 June 2014 Mr. Govinder Singh Chopra, Founder and Director   Providing Engineering Solutions SeaTech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd is a c [...] Read More >

SeaTech Shares Insights on Software for Productivity

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

SeaTech is delighted to be invited to share insights on Intelligent PME Software for Productivity in Design Offices at the International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding (ICCAS 2017) held in Singapore, from 26 to 28 September 2017.

The 4th industrial revolution will alter the way we work. Higher productivity growth has become a basic necessity in all spheres of life and commercial enterprise.

Ship design is a sequential process with numerous iterations to refine and optimize the design. Each document may undergo multiple revisions. The Project Monitoring System must address specific needs of the ship design process and it requires intelligent Project Monitoring & Evaluation (PME) software that automates the manual process and also provides a live dashboard for the management information system.

During the conference, Mr. Umamaheshwar Reddy, Assistant Manager at SeaTech Solutions, introduces a PME software specially customized for use in a design office and estimates the expected improvement in productivity compared to the current systems.

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KAI EI MARU 15 - 6060T DWT Bunkering Tanker

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The 6060 Tonne DWT Self-Propelled Bunkering Tanker designed by SeaTech Solutions for its returning Client has been successfully delivered and the vessel arrived in Singapore on 21 May 2017.

The N.K.K classed Tanker measures 101.75 m by 17.30 m with a draft of 6.00m, and a design speed of 12.5 knots. The vessel includes a 25-men accommodation that is both well-appointed and centrally air-conditioned. Her good manoeuvrability is achieved using its low speed engine driving a fixed pitch propeller.

The Tanker is suitable for transporting and handling of two (2) grade of cargo, and fully compliant with the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT) and the Singapore standards for Port Limits Bunker Tankers.

SeaTech and Our Client are pleased with the performance outcome of the vessel, which is entirely designed to deliver good operational efficiency.

For more information, please contact SeaTech Solutions at marketing@seatechsolutions.com

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Opportunities for the Oil & Gas Sector in Decommissioning of Platforms & Rigs

Friday, 4 August 2017

SeaTech Solutions is delighted to be featured in an article on Offshore Visie.

During the 6th Mobile Offshore Production & Drilling Units Conference (MOPDUC) which was held in Singapore, 17-18 July 2017, SeaTech Solutions and OOS International jointly presented the topic Opportunities for the Oil & Gas Sector in Decommissioning of Platforms & Rigs.

SeaTech is partnering with OOS International to look at decommissioning opportunities in South East Asia.

During the conference, the authors presented the nature of the decommissioning industry, the prospects of decommissioning, challenges ahead and how these present opportunities for the players in the oil and gas industry to offer solutions.

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In-Situ Bi-Fuel Conversion of Diesel Engines

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at the 3rd LNG Marine Fuel Forum & Exhibition, Singapore.

With the stricter emission control standards implemented by the IMO Convention, Ship owners require new systems to comply with the new regulations.

Present day exhaust gas post-treatment methods are costly and require higher efficiency of overall engine performance. There is a need for systems suitable for smaller vessels with limited space available.

During the conference, SeaTech introduces the In-Situ Bi-Fuel conversion of diesel engines. This innovative modular design philosophy reduces downtime and lowers CAPEX and OPEX.

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Need for Fit for Purpose and Green Dynamic Positioning System

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at the 7th DP Asia Conference, Workshop & Exhibition 2017, Singapore.

A large amount of power is required to maintain the vessel position even in harsh environmental conditions. In the case of DP failure, the vessel should still be capable to maintain position in severe environmental condition.

The actual requirement for position keeping and operating conditions must be realistic. In case of failure the requirement should be only enough to keep operations safe till the failure is remedied
The use of DP system in combination with spread mooring system will provide additional redundancy to ship’s operations.

During the conference, SeaTech Solutions, shared about Fit for Purpose and Green Dynamic Positioning System with the help of a case study. The ‘fit for purpose’ design will optimize the vessel for intended realistic operations at lower CAPEX and OPEX.

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Opportunities for Oil & Gas Sector in Decommissioning of Platforms & Rigs

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at the 6th Mobile Offshore Production and Drilling Unit Conference and Exhibition 2017, Singapore.

A large number of oil and gas assets are coming to the end of their designed life expectancy and need to be decommissioned safely, securely and cost effectively. Regulations require all platforms and offshore infrastructure be removed, wells plugged and responsibly disposed after the leases expire or once they are non-producing.

Wells and rigs need to be decommissioned in such a way to ensure zero risk of post abandonment integrity failures. Safe, efficient and cost effective abandonment can be achieved through a combination of industry practices and experience coupled with innovation and technology.

During the conference, SeaTech Solutions discusses the decommissioning industry, potential opportunities and some proposals in brief.

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SeaTech Shares Insights on Ship Stability in Rotterdam

Monday, 22 May 2017

SeaTech is delighted to be invited to share insights on Ship Stability at the Tugnology Conference 2017 held in Rotterdam, from 23 to 24 May 2017.

There is a general consensus that the present IMO stability criteria are not adequate for Tugs and other workboats. Having established the limitations of present IMO stability criteria, there is an urgent need to raise the bar and develop better guidance for the Tug master and operators.

During the conference, Mr. Govinder Singh Chopra, Director at SeaTech Solutions, introduces a performance based stability approach. With a case study, Mr. Chopra illustrates the limiting operability envelope approach to Tug stability together with practical methods of assessing and monitoring the stability during operations.

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SeaTech Designs World's First Deep Sea Mining Vessel

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

SeaTech is delighted to be featured on the April 2017 issue of The Motorship.

Mr. Dilip Sarangdhar, Technical Director of SeaTech Solutions, shared insights on the design of the World’s First Deep Sea Mining Vessel in an interview with The Motorship.

Despite borrowing technology from landside and offshore operations, the new breed of subsea mining vessels will be “a completely different kind of animal,” says Dilip Sarangdhar of SeaTech Solutions, the design company behind the world’s first Production Support
and Storage Vessel which is nearing completion in China’s Fujian Mawei yard.

Read the full article on PDF file attached.

SeaTech Shares Insights on Multipurpose Vessel in Dubai

Monday, 8 May 2017

SeaTech is delighted to be invited to share insights on Multipurpose Vessels at the Middle East Offshore Support Journal Conference held in Dubai, from 8 to 9 May 2017.

The Offshore demand is unpredictable, volatile, unstable and inconsistent. To meet the ever-changing demands of the offshore market, there is a need for flexible vessel which can adapt to this demand. The vessel must be able to perform multipurpose roles, just like a chameleon – convert or adapt quickly to different roles.

During the conference, Mr. Dilip Sarangdhar, Technical Director at SeaTech Solutions, shared insights on Plug and Play concept of vessel design to shorten mobilization times, reduce Non Productive Time (NPT) and lower total costs for logistics solution.

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SeaTech shares insight on Raising the bar for tug stability

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

SeaTech is delighted to be invited to share insights on raising the bar for tug stability at the 6th International Maritime Conference on Design for Safety held in Hamburg, Germany from 28 to 30 November 2016.

One of the crucial components of safety in the ship design spiral is ship stability. The ship must remain stable when loaded under different conditions under various operations performed by its operator in the various sea conditions.

Traditionally stability under different loading conditions has been evaluated and checked for compliance with the IMO stability criteria. However, especially for workboats which have completely different operating profiles as compared to commercial ships, such stability criteria alone may not be adequate.

For the ship to remain stable, in addition to the loading condition, the other variables such as vessel operations, operators’ competency, and sea condition must also be considered.

During the conference, Mr. Govinder Singh Chopra, Director at SeaTech Solutions, identified the limitations of the present IMO stability criteria, both the first and second generation. With some case studies, Mr. Chopra suggested more meaningful performance based criteria to be included in the design for safety.

Fit For Purpose Design Solutions for Deep Sea Mining Vessel

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

SeaTech is delighted to be invited to share insights on Fit for Purpose Design Solutions for Deep Sea Mining Vessel at the 2nd Annual Asia-Pacific Deep Sea Mining Summit. 

With the growing global population, the demand for raw materials is growing but the resources available on land are gradually diminishing in accessibility, quantity and quality. The seabed is abundant in various mineral resources and the advancing of technologies and increased scarcity of resources have spurred new enthusiasm in the seabed exploitation.

With many kinds of minerals available on the seabed at various locations and water depths, there is no “one size fits all” and different mining methods must be applied and solutions customized for the application and operations, including logistics.

During the conference, Mr. Dilip Sarangdhar, Technical Director at SeaTech Solutions, will discuss the “fit for purpose” design that will optimise the mining vessel for intended operations, which include:

– Understanding the requirements and basis of design for deep sea mining vessels
– Challenges of developing from prototype designs as “one size does not fit all”

Mr. Dilip is also the Lead Designer for the world’s first seabed mining vessel (worth US$750 million owned by Nautilus Minerals) that is under construction and designed by SeaTech Solutions.

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"Fit for Purpose" Design for Deep Sea Mining

Monday, 26 September 2016

SeaTech is delighted to be invited to share insights on “Fit for Purpose” Design for Deep Sea Mining at the Underwater Mining Conference 2016, going to be held in Incheon, Korea.

Deep sea mining is soon to become a reality with the world’s first deep sea mining vessel, designed by SeaTech Solutions, currently under construction and expected to start operations.

With many kinds of minerals available on the seabed at various locations and water depths, there is no “one size fits all” and different mining methods must be applied and solutions customised for the application and operations, including logistics.

During the conference, Mr. Govinder Singh Chopra, Director at SeaTech Solutions, will discuss the “fit for purpose” design that will optimise the mining vessel for intended operations at lower CAPEX and OPEX.

The “fit for purpose” design must allow for flexibility and improvements in a learn-as-we-operate strategy and precautionary approach for deep sea mining to deal with the mysteries and unknown challenges of the oceans.

For more information, please contact marketing@SeaTechSolutions.com

 

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Deep Sea Mining – Environmental Impacts and their Mitigation

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

With over 70% of the Earth’s surface accounted as water, marine ecosystems are among the largest of the Earth’s aquatic ecosystem and we still have a lot to discover and learn about them. Besides being home to the marine ecosystems, the ocean is a common heritage for everyone and also an important source of resources for many industries – oil and gas industry, fishing industry, shipping industry etc.

Oil and gas exploration and exploitation have moved to increasingly deeper waters which has led to the progress of subsea technology. The new industry of deep sea mining may have environmental impacts and technology must be used to mitigate and overcome the potential environmental risks.

SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at India Clean Seas Conference (ICSC) happening from 22 to 24 September 2016 in Goa, India. During the conference, Mr. Dilip Sarangdhar, Technical Director of SeaTech Solutions, will discuss the potential environmental impacts of deep sea mining and suggest design solutions to mitigate them.

For more information, please contact SeaTech Solutions at marketing@seatechsolutions.com

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Case Study: Vessels for pipelaying and construction

Monday, 22 August 2016

SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at Asian OSJ Subsea Conference 2016, a unique one day event specifically for subsea contractors, vessel operators, oil and gas majors, shipyards, equipment suppliers and technology providers working in Asian markets.

During the conference, Mr. Phil Kwon, Naval Architect at SeaTech Solutions, will be sharing a case study on vessels for pipelaying and construction.

The speaking content includes an overview of OCV design trends and technical developments, feedback on technical specifications, insights on developing multi-purpose vessel platforms and how new designs can facilitate access to new frontiers.

The conference will be held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore on 21st September 2016. For more information, please contact SeaTech Solutions at marketing@seatechsolutions.com

 

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Ensuring subsea operations are match fit in today's environment

Monday, 15 August 2016

SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at Asian OSJ Subsea Conference 2016. The conference will gather together subsea contractors, vessel operators, shipyards, equipment suppliers and technology experts to discuss latest innovation, vessel design and solutions that will enable efficient, safe and cost-effective subsea operations.

During the morning panel session of the conference, Mr. Govinder Singh Chopra, Director at SeaTech Solutions, will be sharing insights on ensuring subsea operations are match fit in today’s environment.

It is essential to keep up with innovation relevant to services required while meeting safety and service quality requirements of operations at reduced cost. During the panel session, Mr. Chopra will speak on meeting these needs, as well as suggest ideas to deal with change in contract scope and huge discount demands, strategies on gaining projects, maintaining market position and crew competence while handling profit pressures and how to align plans with expectations of the future.

The conference will be held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore on 21st September 2016. For more information, please contact SeaTech Solutions at marketing@seatechsolutions.com

 

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SeaTech awarded design contract for 6000T DWT Oil Tanker

Friday, 15 July 2016

SeaTech is delighted to be our repeat customer’s designer of the 6,000 metric tons deadweight Oil Tanker. The 88.9m tanker has a draft of 17.30m and is capable of achieving a design speed of 11 knots. The tanker is designed to meet MLC 2006 requirements and is able to accommodate 16 men crew.

The self-propelled bunkering tanker’s good manoeuvrability is achieved by its fixed pitch propeller that is coupled by twin marine non-reversible diesel engines via a gearbox. The tanker has been optimised according to the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). Noise and vibration analysis was conducted to improve the comfort of the crew. To further optimise the performance of the tanker, model test and CFD were performed on the new hull design.

The tanker is designed for transporting and handling of three grades of cargo. It is intended and built to carry oil and perform bunkering operations. The tanker will be delivered on 2+2 basis for up to 8 tankers.

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A CFD model on the pressure distribution on the hull.

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Model Test on hull for various speed to ensure that the hull design meets the design speed of 11 knots

SeaTech joins Singapore Shipping Association

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(Photo Credit: Singapore Shipping Association, 2016)

Monday, 27 June 2016

SeaTech is delighted to become a member of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) as part of a collective voice representing the interests of the Singapore shipping industry at the local, regional and international level.

The Association was established in 1985 with the objective to protect and promote the interests of its members and enhance the competitiveness of Singapore as an international maritime centre.

Some activities of the Association includes examining how the shipping industry can be further developed in Singapore, undertaking “competence building” activities for the shipping industry in Singapore and the region, and co-operating with ASEAN, Asian and other foreign shipping bodies to promote mutually beneficial interests.

“At SeaTech, we are committed to driving key initiatives of interest to the Singapore shipping industry and we are excited to participate in future SSA forums, feedback and dialogue sessions that engage key regulatory agencies and international maritime organizations,” said Mr. Prabjot Singh Chopra, Manager of Technical and Business Development at SeaTech. “Every voice plays a part in creating a better tomorrow”

SeaTech looks forward to enhancing the Singapore shipping industry together with SSA through making an impact on the development of regulatory and operational issues.

SeaTech shares insights on performance based stability in Germany

Monday, 13 June 2016

The 6th International Maritime Conference on Design for Safety will be held in Germany this year and SeaTech is pleased to be invited to speak at the conference.

Mr. Govinder Singh Chopra, Director of SeaTech Solutions, will be sharing about performance based stability.

One of the crucial components of safety in the ship design spiral is ship stability. The ship must remain stable when loaded under different conditions under various operations performed by its operator in the various sea conditions.

During the conference, Mr. Chopra will identify the limitations of the present IMO stability criteria, both the first and second generation, and with some case studies, suggest more meaningful performance based criteria to be included in the design for safety.

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2016 ICMT: Deep Sea Mining – Environmental Impacts and their Mitigation

Monday, 13 June 2016

SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at 2016 ICMT.

In this year’s International Conference on Maritime Technology at Harbin, Heilongjiang, P. R. China, Mr. Govinder Singh Chopra, Director of SeaTech Solutions, will be sharing about Environmental Impacts and their Mitigation in Deep Sea Mining.

Environmental sustainability developments are getting increasing attention and the negative impacts of marine activities on the environment could be minimised through the application of maritime technology.

During the conference, Mr. Chopra will be addressing the potential impacts of seabed mining on the environment and how technology can be applied to the the seabed mining vessel design to mitigate these impacts.

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Designing Safer Tugs - Going Beyond Existing Statutory Stability Criteria

Monday, 20 May 2016

The 24th International Tug, Salvage and OSV Convention and Exhibition will be held in Boston and SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at the convention.

During ITS, Mr. Govinder Singh Chopra, Director of SeaTech Solutions, shared about designing safer tugs – going beyond existing statutory stability criteria.

The recent number of tugs capsizing raises the question as to whether the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) criteria for stability is adequate. Its applicability to tugs and offshore workboats such as PSVs, diving support vessels and anchor-handling tugs, however, appears to be limited. These operations are completely different from commercial vessels and these boats have to withstand much harsher operating environments. The stability criteria must cater to actual operations and consider the dynamics and motions of these boats in the seaway.

Speaking content includes analysis of the limitations of present criteria, need for modification and the direction for further research to develop a stability criteria better suited to tugs and similar workboats.

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SeaTech diversifies into new sectors

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

(As seen on Straits Times, Business section, on 2nd May 2016, by Sheryl Lee)

Singapore, 2nd May 2016 – SeaTech Solutions is using its spare capacity to develop new designs as it branches out into the liquefied natural gas, renewable energy and seabed mining sectors.

“With the availability of land minerals fast diminishing, seabed mining is probably going to be the next gold rush,” Mr Govinder Singh Chopra, director at SeaTech Solutions noted.

The firm is designing the world’s first seabed mining vessel for Dubai-based marine solutions company Marine Assets Corporation. The vessel is under construction in China, with delivery expected in 2018.

SeaTech is working with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star)¹ to develop technology that can recover energy from waste heat in diesel engines to improve fuel efficiency.

See original article on Straits Times Business – Marine firms diversify to stay afloat in downturn

¹ The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore’s lead public sector agency that spearheads economic oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technology. (https://www.a-star.edu.sg/About-A-STAR.aspx)

For more information, please contact SeaTech Solutions at marketing@seatechsolutions.com

SeaTech shares insights about designing for efficiency in Dubai

OSJ Middle East

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at Middle East Offshore Support Journal Conference 2016.

In this year’s Middle East OSJ Conference, Mr. Dilip Sarangdhar, Technical Director of SeaTech, will speak about designing for efficiency and safety. Topic includes:
– Efficiency and safety on the same page,
– Too much to maintain,
– Market specific designs,
– Minimalistic approach for “efficiency”

For more information, please contact SeaTech Solutions at marketing@seatechsolutions.com

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World's First Deep Sea Mineral Mining Vessel was featured on "The Naval Architect"

Thursday, 31 March 016

The world’s first deep sea mineral mining vessel was featured on “The Naval Architect”, February 2016.

The Deep Sea Mining vessel, also known as the Production Support and Storage Vessel (PSSV) will allow commercial exploitation of deep sea mineral deposits with an innovative design and it is armed with first of its kind mining system in the world.

To minimise any environmental damage, the Dewatering Plant (DWP) of the vessel allows separation of the ore from the seawater, with the ore being deposited to the storage holds while the seawater is returned to the sea depth from which it was first taken.

The PSSV is currently under construction and will be delivered by the end of 2017.

SeaTech’s technical director, Mr. Dilip Sarangdhar, is proud to be in charge of the preliminary and basic design for the PSSV.

For more information, please contact SeaTech Solutions at marketing@seatechsolutions.com

 

SeaTech raising the bar in a time of slack

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

(As seen on Straits Times, Business section, on 14th March 2016, by Jacqueline Woo)

Singapore, 14th March 2016 – SeaTech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd is betting its money on developing new, cutting-edge product designs for its customers. SeaTech is collaborating with Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star)¹ to develop an energy-saving device that uses waste heat for diesel engines in ships.

“The efficiency of traditional diesel engines typically doesn’t cross 50 percent,” says Mr Dilip Sarangdhar, SeaTech’s technical director.

“When an engine runs, more than half the energy is lost as heat. But we’re aiming to recover part of that energy and use it to power ship systems for more efficient use of fuel.”

The combination of a slowing economy, over-supply of crude oil and a price war between oil-producing countries has proved to be toxic for oil prices and the industry.

By developing this specialised energy-saving device amid the downturn in the industry, SeaTech will have an edge over competitors as companies vie neck-and-neck for a share of the rapidly softening market.

“The industry is going through a critical phase, but we’re taking advantage of the slack to develop innovative designs and solutions. We’re trying to raise the bar,” says SeaTech’s director, Mr Govinder Chopra.

Not only that, SeaTech also sees this as an opportunity to recruit better skilled and qualified employees to be ready for the upturn of the industry instead of retrenchment like other competitors.

See original article on http://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/raising-the-bar-in-a-time-of-slack

¹ The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore’s lead public sector agency that spearheads economic oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technology. (https://www.a-star.edu.sg/About-A-STAR.aspx)

For more information, please contact SeaTech Solutions at marketing@seatechsolutions.com

Raising the bar in a time of slack

Designing and Equipping Purpose-Built Deep Sea Mining Support Vessels

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at Informa’s Offshore Vessel & Rig Connect Asia – OSV & Subsea Vessels

In this Singapore edition of Informa’s flagship 2016 series, Mr. Govinder Singh Chopra, Director and Founder of SeaTech, will speak about the opportunities in the deep sea mining and the technical specifications required for offshore mining operations.

SeaTech is able to offer a 20% discount for delegate fees. For more information, please kindly email to marketing@seatechsolutions.com

For more information, please contact SeaTech Solutions at marketing@seatechsolutions.com

 

Informa 2016 - OSV

 

Informa - Offshore Vessel Rig Connect

 

Accommodation Units - The Regulatory Developments and impact on the design and operations

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Informa’s Offshore Vessel & Rig Connect Asia – Offshore Accommodation & Access will be held in Singapore and SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at the event.

In this Singapore edition of Informa’s flagship series 2016, Mr. Govinder Singh Chopra, Director of SeaTech Solutions, will discuss on the regulatory developments and impacts on the design and operation of offshore accommodation units.

SeaTech is able to offer a 20% discount for delegate fees. For more information, please kindly email to marketing@seatechsolutions.com

For more information, please contact SeaTech Solutions at marketing@seatechsolutions.com

Informa-2016-Offshore-Accommodation-and-AccessInforma - Offshore Vessel Rig Connect

 

 

SeaTech shares insights of designing of deep sea mining vessel in London

Thursday, 5 November 2015

SeaTech is delighted to be invited to speak at the offshore & deep sea mining conference during December 2015 in London.

The paper, presented by Mr. Govinder Singh Chopra, Director and Founder of SeaTech, will discuss on issues of the adequacy of equipment for deep sea mining and the technical overview required for offshore mining operations.

For more information, please contact SeaTech Solutions at marketing@seatechsolutions.com

Offshore & Deep Sea Mining

 

M.V. Chebu - 370 Pax Ferry for Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Chebu

The smoothness of the ride in calm seas was remarkable. With minimal vibration, it felt almost like it was cruising on dry land. Close your eyes and it’s like you are driving down a good asphalt highway on land.

MV Chebu is a 370 passenger purpose-built ferry designed by SeaTech Solutions for the carriage of people in the coastal waters of Papua New Guinea.

Since the start of commercial operations in November 2014, the management, crew and passengers have noted that good navigational design and performance of MV Chebu. Operationally, its fuel performance and efficiency has allowed economical operations for commercial carriage of domestic passengers in reasonable comfort.

The introduction of MV Chebu in PNG waters immediately set a new standard in domestic passenger carriage, providing a level of comfort previously unseen in PNG waters. Additionally, its cruising speed of 11 knots is superior to the 8 knots provided by existing vessels. The comfort and time savings MV Chebu can offer to passengers makes it the preferred carrier. Our customers are delighted with leapfrog in passenger comfort as it is way above what they have previously experienced. And the economy of operations means the superior performance comes at no extra cost to the passenger.

Deck crew from the ship captain and down have stated that the ship handling is very good. Relieving Captain Philip Jambavi has the following to say of MV Chebu: “It’s got good cruising speed and handling characteristics. When we experience swells, we turn it on the bow or starboard, and the ship goes well. Many passengers are very happy to travel on this ship.”

Our ship engineers have worked on many different passenger and cargo vessels, with most of them having some 20 years of seagoing experience. And they have found working on the SeaTech designed vessel a good operating experience. This has done wonders for the staff retention and morale as working conditions and comfort are to international standards.

Like our passengers and crew, we are pleased with the performance outcome of the vessel, which is entirely due to the design to deliver passenger comfort at good operational efficiency.

For more information, please contact SeaTech Solutions at marketing@seatechsolutions.com

 


This review is reproduced with the permission of M/s Chebu Shipping Co.

Launch of 59.6m Work Boat

Thursday, 3 September 2015

SeaTech congratulates POET shipbuilding and engineering on the launch of a 59.6m Work Boat. The Work Boat measures 59.6m by 13.8m with a draft of 3.6m, and a design speed of 10 knots. The vessel includes a 50-men accommodation that is both well-appointed and centrally air-conditioned. The vessel’s good manoeuvrability is achieved using its twin propellers, twin rudders and transverse bow thrusters. Twin manoeuvring consoles are fitted in the wheelhouse, both forward and aft, which are designed to ensure an excellent all-round view for all operations requiring unobstructed views of the Windlass, Rescue Zone, Fabrication Area, Construction Equipment Area and Aft Deck.

For more information, please contact SeaTech Solutions at marketing@seatechsolutions.com

SeaTech Wields Engineering Expertise in Marine Design Solutions

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Leveraging its Singapore base as the gateway to Asia’s maritime and offshore industry, SeaTech Solutions International is building up its reputation as Southeast Asia’s largest and leading ship design house.

“Ship design comprises only a small fraction of the overall vessel cost, but about 70 per cent of the total cost is finalised during the design phase,” says director Govinder Chopra. “Clients turn to globally recognised designers, and SeaTech rises to the occasion.”

The company considers its large pool of experienced and skilful engineers from diverse disciplines as its competitive advantage. Its comprehensive services include designing solutions based on the clients’ operational requirements, performing high-end engineering analysis and quality checks, and providing technical consultancy services for offshore and marine-related activities.

With close to 300 niche speciality designs sailing the seas globally, SeaTech constantly engages with ship owners, shipyards and offshore companies worldwide. The company has satellite offices in India, Malaysia, Thailand and China. It also foresees opportunities in Indonesia, where it plans to build an office and seek local partners that share its vision.

Adding to its accolades, SeaTech was selected to provide the basic design for the world’s first seabed mining vessel owned by a Dubai-based offshore firm – an unprecedented feat within the industry. The vessel – to be constructed in China – is slated for delivery in 2017. The equipped offshore construction vessel will measure 227 metres by 40 metres with an installed power of 32 MW.

With China’s bustling shipbuilding sector, SeaTech sees enormous potential in the region. The company seeks to expand its competency in offshore structures such as liftboats and jack-up rigs; in floating production, offshore and storage units; and in liquefied natural gas bunkering.

“Our aim is to become a sea of technology. We are geared towards that direction, fuelled by our thrust for innovation, client-centred approach, and drive for excellence,” Chopra says.

For more information, please contact SeaTech Solutions at marketing@seatechsolutions.com

This article was first published in the South China Morning Post.

 

SeaTech Designs World’s First Seabed Mining Vessel

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Singapore, November 11 2014, SeaTech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd is pleased to announce that it will be performing the basic design for the World’s First Seabed Mining Vessel for Marine Assets Corporation (MAC) and Nautilus Minerals Inc. for use at the Solwara 1 Project.

Nautilus Minerals, a Toronto based company (TSX:NUS, OTCQX: NUSMF) is the leader in the industry to open the first seabed mine. Nautilus plans to mine copper and gold from the Solwara 1 project with a chartered vessel from MAC to act as the floating base for its operations in the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea.

MAC, a Dubai based marine solutions company which specialises in the delivery of new build support vessels for the offshore industry, will own and provide the marine management of the vessel. The vessel will be chartered to Nautilus for a minimum period of five years with options to either extend the charter or purchase the vessel at the end of the five year period.

Under the terms of the arrangement, MAC will enter into a contract with Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd., based in Fujian province in south-eastern China, to construct the vessel.

SeaTech Solutions, a Singapore based marine designs specialist is selected to perform the basic design for the vessel.

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Computer rendition of the Bareboat of Nautilus’ Offshore Construction Vessel

The 227 metres by 40 metres vessel is a 30MW diesel-electric driven, completely outfitted and equipped Offshore Construction Vessel (OCV) for worldwide use. It will be Tier III compliant and able to work in and transport through ECA areas.

The vessel will be an ABS DPS – 2 EHS – F dynamically positioned vessel. The vessel will be fitted out with two main cranes – 200T AHC subsea crane and 100T ship-to-ship crane.

The vessel will be equipped for seafloor resource production, onboard ore storage and other related duties. In this capacity, the vessel will be stationed over the allocated area and support Seafloor Production Equipment (SPE), such as specialised seafloor production tools (SPT’s): riser and lifting system (RALS) comprising a subsea pump, riser system and associated handling systems.

The vessel will have ore storage holds arranged amidships and will be equipped with a completely enclosed cargo handling system which will transfer the ore directly to any hold and from the holds to incoming handy size bulk carriers for export.

Meeting American Bureau of Shipping’s (ABS) Comfort Class notation, the vessel is able to accommodate 180 people. The bridge deck of the vessel will be arranged to suit the ABS class notation of offshore vessels and suitable for unrestricted operation.

For more information, please contact SeaTech Solutions at marketing@seatechsolutions.com

Latest Trends in OSV designs

Thursday, 3 July 2014

The demand for new build offshore vessels remains high, and more and more Chinese shipyards see this as a strong ray of light out of the gloomy shipbuilding market.

“Survival of the fittest” will see only the most efficient and innovative ships riding this storm. The new designs must be far more efficient, more green, more comfortable for crew and more innovative. All the new OSV designs from SeaTech Solutions are developed on this basis.

SeaTech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd, South East Asia’s Largest and Leading Ship Design house constantly engages with ship owners and operators to first understand the vessels functions, operations and purpose, and develop fit for purpose customized designs. Equipped with multidisciplinary aspects of vessel design, SeaTech Solutions gives our clients the flexibility to decide on the concept of their vessels, tailor fit to the operations with higher efficiency.

“A unique point we take pride in is our capability to perform complex and advanced analyses at the design stage to optimize and to confirm the energy efficiency, crew comfort and other performance”, says Mr. Govinder Singh Chopra, Managing Director of SeaTech Solutions. Some advanced analyses conducted by SeaTech Solutions include Vibration Analysis, CFD Hull Form Optimization and Fatigue Analysis, accessing the stress levels a vessel can handle. “Through these analysis and updated database, we will not only have a builder friendly design, but also a user friendly design and environmental friendly ship”, Mr. Chopra explains.

With its head office in Singapore and Satellite offices centers in India, Malaysia, Thailand and China, SeaTech Solutions offers a wide spectrum of services such as: Ship & Offshore Design, Production Drawing Packages, Conversions, Project Management, Feed Engineering Services and other engineering services. SeaTech is committed to prompt delivery of quality services to client’s satisfaction, at reasonable costs.

For more information, please contact SeaTech Solutions at marketing@seatechsolutions.com

SeaTech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Mr. Govinder Singh Chopra, Founder and Director

 

Providing Engineering Solutions

SeaTech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd is a consultancy firm that specializes in providing complete designs for ships and offshore structures. This includes the designs for floaters, ships and offshore structures, all made possible due to the wealth of expertise and experience that SeaTech Solutions has under their belt. The company also does FSO/FPSO conversion work and provides consultancy services on the technical, operations and engineering aspects of the marine and offshore industry.

Mr. Govinder Singh Chopra, the director and founder of the company, explained that SeaTech Solutions has a large pool of experienced engineers from a varied breadth of disciplines, including Naval Architecture, Hydrodynamics, Structures, Machinery, Piping, Electrical and Marine Engineering.

Furthermore, their presence across the region – in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, and India – allows them to be close to their clients and think globally, yet act locally. SeaTech Solutions currently serve ship owners and shipyards all over the world.

The main challenge that the company faces in their growth prospects is the lack of good quality manpower – a common hurdle that many companies in the marine and offshore industry have to overcome. For SeaTech Solutions, the lack of manpower translates to a lack of expertise, as universities and higher education institutes in Singapore did not provide a degree in Naval Architecture until very recently. As such, Mr. Chopra had to even source his engineers from overseas, such as from Europe, India, China and the Philippines.

The work SeaTech Solutions accomplishes has also helped them form close relationships with several prestigious educational institutions. Mr. Chopra adds that they work closely with several local polytechnics, as well as the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom.

SeaTech Solutions is currently the largest consultancy company in the region, with over a hundred engineers on their payroll. These engineers are distributed across SeaTech Solutions’ offices across the region – Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, and India. This gives them enhanced capabilities and expertise, allowing them to serve their clients better, especially when combined with the large breadth of knowledge SeaTech Solutions’ engineers has.

Additionally, their production friendly designs are customized fit -for-purpose, rapidly and cost-effectively delivered from the diversified and large number of proven designs in their knowledge databank. The company’s approach of using customized designs for each client allows them to provide designs and functionality more efficiently, adapted to each different client’s requirements, needs and demands.

This task is aided by the highly advanced software SeaTech Solutions utilizes in the course of their work, allowing them to quantify complex technical data while formulating vessel designs, allowing them to conceptualize and realise parameters such as a ship’s size, speed, power output and structural strength. While much of the software is industry standard, Mr. Chopra mentions that the company develops specialized software solutions to enhance their design processes. This investment in computer programs and IT suites is a consistent process meant to enhance upon the core areas of their business, and is complemented by their investment into recruitment, training and development of personnel.

 

Company History

SeaTech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd was founded in 2000, by Mr. Chopra. Prior to this, Mr. Chopra was the Managing Director for a similar marine construction firm in Singapore. Mr. Chopra moved on from company due to some differences with the partners and started fresh with SeaTech Solutions.

This proved to be a good move, as Mr. Chopra has an excellent reputation within the industry, well-known for his technical expertise, and organizational skills. SeaTech Solutions rapidly expanded throughout the region, becoming the powerhouse it is today. They have grown to 55 personnel working out of their Singapore office, from the 8 people when they started out 14 years ago.

 

The Road Ahead

SeaTech Solutions has plans to grow and expand more into the offshore industry, which has a lot of potential, as well as a higher need for engineering. With higher risks within the offshore industry, Mr. Chopra wants to capitalize on the clients who are more willing to value quality engineering services.

For SeaTech Solutions, the path is obvious. They will wield their engineering expertise in order to build a larger presence in the region, expand their offshore markets, and continue to provide increasingly adaptable and flexible customized solutions to their clients.

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