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Analysis

Vessel Design for Industry Rebirth

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 13:02

Since the 1980’s, Mexico’s shipbuilding industry has been virtually inexistent. However, Pemex’s recent announcement that it will acquire 21 Mexican built vessels for its o†shore operations, has brought about talk of a renaissance of the country’s shipbuilding industry. In addition to the big players in this industry, smaller companies such as Seamac Marine Solutions are eager to be at the forefront of the industry’s rebirth. The company, located in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, specializes in providing maritime solutions for the Mexican and international markets. In the past years, they have been involved in the production of two X-52 meter aluminum o†shore crew vessels that service the Gulf of Mexico’s oil and gas industry and two X-35 meter steel buoy laying vessels. “These modern designs are just in time to assist the local market in its march forward”, commented Colin McDonnell, Director of Seamac Marine Solutions. “We have received a flurry of inquiries about our services and these designs in the wake of a recent announcement made by Pemex.” The availability and timing of these designs has kindled the flame of interest amongst Mexican shipyards whose ambitions are in line with Pemex’s new fleet construction project. According to Seamac Marine’s Director, “we have an ability to provide professional services to shipyards, operators, and vessels of all shapes and sizes and we have experienced maritime professionals and an extensive international supply network with the necessary experience, expertise, and resources to o†er a cost e†ective solution to ensure budgets are maintained and productivity levels are maximized.”

“It is such an exciting time to be in the naval industry here in Mexico, since so much is happening and it all starts with a design, which we can provide,” says Marketing Manager of Seamac Marine Solutions, Nicholas Kinzie.