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RasGas LNG Fleet Grows

RasGas has expanded its LNG fleet with the recent launch of two vessels at Daewoo’s shipbuilding yard in South Korea, GulfTimes reports. With the addition of Al Marrouna and Al Areesh, RasGas’ LNG fleet strength will go up to 10. The two ships, owned by Teekay Nakilat Corporation, a consortium between Teekay Shipping and Nakilat, will have a cargo carrying capacity of 151,700m3 each. They will be on a long-term time charter with RasGas. Al Marrouna and Al Areesh will be the largest RasGas ships delivered to date. The ships will ferry LNG to the European and Far Eastern markets. Al Marrouna will be delivered to RasGas on October 31 followed by Al Areesh on January 2. Both ships will be operated by Teekay Shipping. Under the terms of the time charter agreements, RasGas will charter these vessels for a firm period of 20 years to deliver LNG from its existing and future facilities at Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLC) to its growing portfolio of customers around the world. Meanwhile, a formal ceremony was held at the Daewoo Shipyard to name the two vessels. source: Gulf Times


Fire-damaged MSC Flaminia Docks in Romania

MSC Flaminia: Photo courtesy of REEDEREI NSB

After six weeks of waiting at Constanza/Romania, MSC FLAMINIA has put into the port of Constanza; cause of fire still not ascertained. MV MSC Flaminia caught fire on 14 July 2012, claiming three lives (two confirmed dead and one missing) and forcing the crew to abandon ship in the middle of the Atlantic. After the fire had been brought under control, the stricken container ship was towed to Germany and in March 2013, she departed Wilhelmshaven for Mangalia, Romania for repairs.


Daewoo Wins $602m Deal

  Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., has won a deal worth $602mto build eight container ships, Korea Times said. The deal with a European shipping company entails Daewoo Shipbuilding to deliver the vessels by January 2011, the shipbuilder said in a regulatory filing. The shipyard has clinched deals valued at $1.9b to build 15 ships so far this year. Daewoo Shipbuilding aims at winning $17.5b worth of orders this year


Daewoo Wins Deals for Drill Ships

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., has won deals worth $1.46b to build two drill ships. The deal with two American companies calls on Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering to deliver the vessels by September, 2011, the shipbuilder said in a statement. Daewoo Shipbuilding said the deal includes an option to build another drill ship. With the contracts, the shipyard has won deals worth $4.1b to build offshore facilities such as platforms and rigs


Daewoo Employees to Have Role in Selecting New Owner

An association of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. employees plans to team up with a potential buyer of their company, industry sources said Friday.  The group of employees, which owns a 0.46-percent stake in Daewoo Shipbuilding, is expected to have a say in selecting a preferred bidder for the shipyard, as the bidder which teams up with the association wins support from employees. Korea Development Bank (KDB) and a state-run asset management company are seeking to sell


Pension Fund Set to Scrap Plan to Bid for Daewoo

AFP reported that 's state pension fund is likely to scrap plans to bid for Daewoo Shipbuilding because of global financial turbulence. The National Pension Service the world's fifth largest, had been in talks with POSCO, GS Group and Hanwha Group to find a partner for the acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding. Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's largest shipyard, is also interested in Daewoo Shipbuilding, the world's third biggest yard.


Daewoo Split: Painful But Necessary

The splitting of Daewoo Heavy Industries Co., the shipbuilding and machinery unit of South Korea's ailing Daewoo Group, into three firms should boost shareholder value, analysts said. A shareholders meeting earlier in the week approved a plan to split the company into Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., machinery maker Daewoo Heavy Industries and Machinery Ltd., with Daewoo Heavy Industries Co. taking the remaining operations


Daewoo Opens China Plant for Production

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co said it has begun producing blocks at a factory in Yentai, China, Forbes reported. After construction the blocks are transported to a shipbuilding dock, or slipway, where they are then assembled into place. The $100m facility will have initial production capacity for this year of 30,000 tons, which it plans to boost to 220,000 tons by 2010, Daewoo said. It has estimated that production costs at the factory are 30 percent less than at the firm's


Korean Shipbuilders DSME Establish Smart Shipyard

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) use Tablet PC's, smartphones to speed up shipyard communications DSME has now established the fourth generation of cellular wireless standards (4G) in the shipyard with technology belonging to SK Telecom, and by this means DSME adopted its Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless communication technology. In the project, DSME first rebuilt the shipyard’s communication infrastructure and Okpo shipyard’s 3G radio wave reception was


South Korean Yards Eyed for $3.8 Bln LNG Shipbuilding Deal

A little-known investment company said it intends to order up to 20 liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, probably from South Korean shipbuilders. The contracts would be worth as much as $3.8 billion, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.   CBI Energy and Chemical, which is controlled by Australian and Canadian investors and has offices in Hong Kong, also said in a statement to Reuters that it would be seeking to buy floating LNG production and import facilities


Korea Rolls Out Indigenous Combat Operation System for Subs

File Photo: Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering

 Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has succeeded in producing the nation’s first integrated combat system, which serves as the brain of attack submarines.   The integrated combat system detects, tracks and identify targets and help accurately evaluate tactical and


DSME to Spin off IT Biz Unit

Photo: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME)

 Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) plans to spin off its IT business unit next year in an effort to streamline its business structure, reports Yonhap.   The unit, provisionally named DSME Information System, will be started on Jan. 1, the company said


Hyundai Near Deal With Iran for 10 Ships

Photo: Hyundai Heavy Industries Co

 Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. (HHI), a major shipyard in South Korea, looks set to clinch a deal with Iran to supply 10 ships, says a report in Yonhap.   The contract, valued at USD650 million, will see Hyundai supply the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, (IRISL) with four 14


Japan to Overtake Korea in Global Shipbuilding

Photo: DSME

 Japanese shipyards are on the verge of overtaking Korean shipyards in remaining order backlogs and market share, reports Business Korea.   South Korean and Japanese shipbuilders recorded a backlog of 20.46 million CGT and 20.06 million CGT early this month, respectively


DSME Denounces McKinsey Report

Pic courtesy: VisitKorea

 The report by Global consulting company McKinsey & Company that Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is least likely to survive among the big three shipbuilding companies has brought about strong opposition from DSME.   


Maersk Names Fourth Jack-up at DSME

Photo by Maersk

 Maersk Drilling’s fourth XL Enhanced ultra-harsh environment jack-up was named on 14 October at a ceremony held at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea.   "Maersk Drilling’s fourth XL Enhanced ultra-harsh environment jackup was


Korea to Inject $2.64 bln into DSME

Photo: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

 South Korea's state-run banks are expected to raise more than 3 trillion won (US$2.64 billion) to prevent Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) from being delisted, reports Korea Herald.   Korea Development Bank and the Export-Import Bank of Korea are planning to raise


Korea's Top 3 Shipbuilders' Shaky Performance

File Photo: Samsung Heavy Industries

 The value of contracts signed by Korea's big-three shipbuilders— Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, and Samsung Heavy Industries — fell far behind the amount they projected for this year, reports The Korea Herald.  


DSME Taps GTT to Equip Maran’s New LNG Carriers

GTT said it has received an order from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to equip two new LNG carriers scheduled for delivery in 2019.   The vessels will be built at DSME's shipyard in Geoje, Korea, on behalf of Maran Gas Maritime, a Greek management company


Korea Mulls New Ship Financing Company

Photo: Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd

 Reuters report quoting South Korea government sources that the country is planning  to establish a state-backed ship financing company with an initial capital of 1 trillion won ($871.73 million) to help improve the financial health of Korean shipping companies.   


DSME Creditors Mull Equity Swap

Image: Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering

 Creditors of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) are set to announce a debt-for-equity swap and other measures, worth 3 trillion won (US$2.62 billion), reports Yonhap.   Korea Development Bank (KDB), a main creditor of DSME


Euronav in full control of VLCC V.K. Eddie

V.K.Eddie Photo Euronav

 Euronav NV announced today that it has agreed to purchase the 50% of the joint venture it does not own in the VLCC V.K. Eddie (2005 – 305,261 dwt).  Euronav will buy the vessel from the joint venture company at a price of USD 39 million and will receive back 50% of the proceeds


Korea's Labor Unions Asked to Cooperate In Daewoo Revamp

Photo: Korea Marine Equipment

 Creditors of embattled Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. have demanded that the shipbuilder's labor union accept the company's large-scale restructuring scheme in return for helping the shipyard stay afloat, says Yonhap.  


S.Korea State Banks to Inject $2.4 Bln into Daewoo Shipbuilding

Struggling Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd's will receive an injection of 2.8 trillion won ($2.4 billion) from two state-run creditor banks to save it from being delisted, one of the lenders said.   Daewoo's main creditor, Korea Development Bank (KDB)


FORAN Expands User Base in Korea

Hansung Ship Eng. Power station (Photo: FORAN)

These are difficult times for the shipbuilding industry, in particular that of Korea, which faces its worst-ever order drought. Big, medium-sized and small shipbuilders are undergoing deep restructuring as a consequence of the workload downturn






 
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