NEW BUILDING SUPERVISION

OSM Thome offers a full range of services for New Building Supervision. We offer clients the option to utilize our expertise throughout the entire procedure – from the design of the ship to the construction and its delivery to the owner. Alternatively, we provide any à la carte selected service(s) of this process for any type of vessel.

An OSM Thome Site Manager is responsible for working closely with each yard globally, covering all aspects of the construction from start to finish. This allows us to ensure that the new building is delivered as expected in terms of standards and quality. Additionally, an OSM Thome Site Team monitors the yard’s daily tests schedule to guarantee that the equipment used is proven to meet specifications and class requirements.

Our department offers three additional services – the provision of third-party dry docking supervision services, vessel delivery supervision services, and ship repair & maintenance services.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN OUR SERVICES

• Shipyard Evaluation
• Technical Specification Review
• Review of Shipbuilding Contracts
• Plan Review and Approval
• Equipment Review
• On-Site Supervision
• Commissioning and Trials
• Cost Negotiations
• Guarantee Claims

WHY CHOOSE OSM Thome FOR YOUR NEW BUILDING PROJECT?

EXPERIENCE: OSM Thome has an vast experience as we have taken part in the building process of a variety of complex projects regarding vessels of the following types: Shuttle Tankers, Chemical Tankers, LPG & LNG Tankers, Fully Electric/Hybrid Passenger Vessels, Cruise Ships, Expedition Vessels, Container Vessels, RoPax, Car Carriers, Semi Sub Drilling Units, Drill Ships, FPSO, FSO, AHTS, PSV, Luxury Yachts, Dredgers, Robotic Vessels Ammonia enabled, SKDP Class-N Jack-Up’s, Storage Platform, Workboats and more.

COMPETENCE:  We maintain a worldwide network and a sizeable representation of highly experienced maritime professionals in key locations.

OSM Thome IS GLOBAL:  Our Site Manager, Hull Inspectors, Paint Inspectors and Machinery Inspectors will be at any shipyard where you want your New Building to be constructed.

 

SHIPYARD SELECTION: We follow a very strict and detailed procedure in the selection of the right shipyard to handle your project.

ABSOLUTE CONTROL: OSM Thome controls closely the procedure of the creation of your new building, reports weekly and monthly, and you don’t need to worry about anything.

ALWAYS ON: We provide an extremely fast reaction time to any problem during the construction stages, ensuring each client is fully informed on the way, and providing the transparency needed to ensure the new build is a success.

PIONEER: We have our very own production prediction tool which gives early warning signals for owners in case of challenges on the yard side

INNOVATIVE: OSM Thome has expertise in the “Green Alternative Fuels” new generation vessels, which are more economic and environmentally friendly, using fuels such as LNG gas, green ammonia and electricity.

SUMMARY OF THE PROCESS WE
FOLLOW FOR THE BUILDING OF YOUR SHIP

PRE-CONTRACT:
We evaluate the shipyard which you have chosen, and we review the shipbuilding contract (between the shipowner and the shipyard). We review the drawings, equipment makers’ list and technical specifications.

POST CONTRACT:
We appraise the design and drawing of the new building. We supervise the site, we report, we commission, and provide dock and sea trial assistance. Finally, we guarantee claim handling.

THE STRICT SHIPYARD SELECTION PROCESS

The process to choose the right shipyard for your project is a very detailed procedure that follows 28 assessment steps on the following:

Previous projects handled
Quality Management System
Environmental Management System
Occupational Health and Safety Management System
Human Resources Policy
Workforce
Design capabilities and software used
Yard site details
Storage facilities and yard stocks
Fabrication and Workshop Facilities
Erection / Building Berths

Launching information
Quayside berths
Blasting and Painting
Accommodation outfit
Classification societies
Transportation linking
Materials’ Established Supply Chain Cooperation
Planning
Production steel
Production pipes
Production Electrical
Yard’s working procedures
Production painting
Supervisory Staff and Project Team
Sub-contractors per project and how they are divided
Quality control
Supervision facilities

OSM Thome’s NEW BUILDING MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISION SERVICES SCOPE

We distinguish our New Building Services in the three following pillars:

1. WE DESIGN

Design, Engineering, Testing & Analysis

  •  Project management, design & plan approval using modern software tools
  • Concept evaluations, specifications for new buildings & conversions/refits
  • Creation and supervision of model testing
  • Mooring analysis, technical feasibility studies and safety studies
2. WE BUILD

Contract & New Building Supervision

  • Commercial and technical negotiations, preparation of documentation and contract design or review
  • Building Supervision, supervision during dockings and special surveys
  • Follow up on yard and sub-suppliers
3. WE MANAGE

Systems & Mobilization

  • Commissioning
  • Safety Case
  • Acknowledgement of compliance (SUT)
  • Mobilization for operations – work to hand over completed projects to the operational business units in OSM Thome to secure transfer of knowledge

OSM Thome’s NEW BUILDING PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Tankers

In regard to Tanker New Building, we have experience in engineering consultancy, shipyard selection, new building supervision, project management, conversions, as well as commissioning and operations.

Offshore Vessels/Units

We have accomplished a lot working with Offshore Vessels/Units. Our experience in new building supervision as consultants, engineers, or supervisors for these types of vessels includes the following: new building supervisions, site supervisions, conversions, project management, new building designs, design supervisions, studies, engineering support and verifications, preparations for acknowledgement of compliance, commissioning and operations, and more.

Cruise, Passenger, and Yacht Vessels

OSM Thome counts many years of experience in the new building segment as consultants, engineers or supervisors in the construction of several cruise ships, super yachts and passenger vessels. OSM Thome has participated in joint developments, project developments, new building specifications, GA developments, new building supervisions, site supervisions, post-delivery follow-ups, vessel conversions, conversion supervisions, damage repairs, and more.

OSM Thome’s NEW BUILDING PROJECT EXPERIENCE
WITH “GREEN ALTERNATIVE FUELS” SHIPS

With the development of Green alternative fuels OSM Thome is at the vanguard of enhancing technical expertise; sharing with class and equipment makers lessons learned and improvement to recently designed systems and newly created test and Commissioning procedures. We already have experience working with and building environment-friendly vessels, like the following:

Hybrid LNG Gas – Electric Vessel

The basic principle for the design of this vessel is to meet operational and environmental demands with the best and most modern solutions using LNG fuel and battery power for the propulsion with SRtP requirements. The vessel is hybrid gas-electric/battery driven for optimal operation and flexibility in order to reduce fuel consumption, emission, noise, and vibration during transit and maneuvering.

Fully Electric/Hybrid Passenger Vessel

A fully electric/hybrid passenger vessel is a diesel-electric vessel with a larger battery that can be charged from shore in 9 minutes. We observe a significant reduction in emissions and reduction of engine hours as a result of such construction. The electricity cost is low due to the diesel fuel.

Marine Robotic Vessel

A marine robotic vessel is a unique multi-purpose platform with custom design and technology features allowing onshore remote control, and operations with little or no crew at all. It allows the usage of alternative fuels such as green ammonia. It supports an Integrated Automation System and Power Management System that allows for safe remote operations and cyber-secure communication.

NEW BUILDING SUPERVISION TRANSPARENCY AND REPORTING

OSM Thome ensures you are fully informed every step of the way providing the transparency you need to ensure your new build is a success.

  • Weekly Progress Report
  • Monthly Progress Reports
  • Defects Report & Follow Up Report
  • Safety Audits
  • Delivery of Final Documents Drawings
  • Inspection Test Plans
  • Quality Control

Weekly and monthly progress reports are submitted to the owners covering the status of hull construction, surface preparation, surface coating, outfitting works, machinery, piping and electrical installations.

FAQs

What is Newbuilding Supervision?

Newbuilding supervision in the maritime sector refers to the process of overseeing the construction of new ships. This includes activities such as the review of plans and specifications, monitoring of the shipyard’s production process, inspection of the finished ship and its systems, and ensuring that the ship is built to industry standards and the owner’s specifications. The goal of new building supervision is to ensure that the ship is delivered on time, within budget, and to the desired quality standards.

With what type of Green Alternative Fuels the OSM Thome Newbuilding Supervision department has knowledge and can supervise such a project?

OSM Thome possesses experience with LNG, Ammonia-ready, Hydrogen fuel cells, and Methanol.

Our team is provided also continuous training on Green fuels.

What are the Green Alternative Fuels in the maritime industry?

The maritime industry is actively exploring green alternative fuels as a means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving environmental sustainability. Some of the most promising green alternative fuels currently being considered for use in the maritime industry include:

1. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): LNG is a low-emission alternative to traditional heavy fuel oil and diesel. When used as a marine fuel, LNG can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 25%, as well as significantly reducing other air pollutants such as sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides.
2. Methanol: Methanol is a clean-burning liquid fuel that can be produced from renewable sources, such as biomass or captured carbon dioxide. It has a high energy density and can be used in existing ship engines with minor modifications.
3. Hydrogen: Hydrogen is a zero-emission fuel that can be produced from renewable sources, such as wind or solar power. When used in a fuel cell, hydrogen can generate electricity to power a ship’s propulsion system, with only water as a byproduct.
4. Biofuels: Biofuels are made from renewable sources, such as vegetable oils, animal fats, or algae. They can be blended with traditional marine fuels or used as a drop-in replacement for heavy fuel oil.
5. Ammonia: Ammonia is a zero-carbon fuel that can be produced from renewable sources, such as wind or solar power. It has a high energy density and can be used as a direct replacement for heavy fuel oil in ship engines.

Overall, the development and adoption of green alternative fuels in the maritime industry have the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental sustainability, while also providing new opportunities for innovation and growth in the industry.

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