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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


Daewoo Q4 Net Rises

According to a report from TradingMarkets.com, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co.(KSE:042660), the world's third-largest shipyard, said its fourth-quarter earnings increased more than five-fold due to construction of more expensive vessels. Net profit reached $210m in the October-December period. (Source: TradingMarkets.com)


Brazil’s Vale SA Gets Biggest Ore Carrier

According to a report from Dow Jones, Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA (VALE, VALE5.BR) said it took delivery of the world's biggest ore carrier, a 400,000 tons capacity vessel built in South Korea by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (042660.SE). The new vessel, named Vale Brasil, is the first of seven ore carriers ordered by Vale from the South Korean shipyard.   (Source: Dow Jones)  


Hyundai Heavy Closes Onsan offshore

Photo: Hyundai Heavy Industries

 Hyundai Heavy Industries  has temporarily shut one of its two factories making offshore oil rigs -  Onsan plant in South Korea - due to downturn in the global oil and gas industry.   The closure Onsan underscores the dire state of the country’s big shipbuilders as


Another Brutal Year for Korean Shipyards?

Image: Samsung Heavy Industries

 2016 could be a brutal year for Korean Shipyards. Yonhap reports that the country's shipbuilders failed to clinch any new orders in January, underscoring the protracted slump in the global shipbuilding segment.   "January is usually an off-season for shipbuilders


GTT, DSME Ink Cooperation Deal

GTT Chairman & CEO Philippe Berterottiѐre Photo World LNG Summit

GTT, the world leader in the design of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) announces the signature of a cooperation agreement with the South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the


GTT, DSME Partner for NO96 Max Development

GTT signs a cooperation agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering aiming at the industrialization of its NO96 Max technology   GTT, a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG)


DSME Ordered to Halt Production After 2nd Fire

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) has received orders from government officials to cease production on five of its ships presently under construction, following a series of deadly shipyard incidents, Yonhap reported.  


STX Offshore in Deep Financial Crisis

Photo: STX Offshore & Shipbuilding

 The South Korean shipyard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding is apparently close to a bankruptcy if not yard soon find new vendors who are willing to pump huge sums into the yard. Otherwise, there is the prospect of a collapse in the first half of the 2016th.  


Korea's Ship Building Orders Dip to 6-Year Low

Image: Hyundai Heavy Industries

 South Korean shipbuilders' new orders in November fell to the lowest level in six years amid woes over their growing losses, Yonhap reports.   Meanwhile, Chinese rivals scooped up a large slice of contracts, according to the data compiled by global researcher Clarkson Research Services


NASSCO Delivers Eco Class Tanker to APT

General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers First ECO Class Tanker for American Petroleum Tankers courtesy NASSCO

  General Dynamics NASSCO, today, delivered the company's first ECO Class tanker, the Lone Star State, to American Petroleum Tankers (APT). The new ECO Class tanker symbolizes the emerging direction of the shipping industry in the U.S


Korean Shipbuilders May Fail to Achieve Targets

Image: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co

 South Korea's big three shipbuilders - Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. and Samsung Heavy Industries Co. -  may miss this year's order targets as a global economic slump and lower oil prices sharply reduce shipbuilding demand, reports Yonhap


Daewoo Shipbuilding to Issue New Shares Worth $353 Mln

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will issue new shares worth 414 billion won ($353.1 million) to improve its financial position.   Daewoo Shipbuilding, the world's largest shipbuilder in orderbook by tonnage


Chinese Shipyard in Fifth Place for First Time

Image: Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding

 According to UK-based Clarkson Research Services, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) had an order backlog in November of just over three million compensated gross tons  (CGTs), an indicator of the level of shipbuilding ouput.  


Korea to Create $1.2bln Shipping Fund

Photo: Hyundai Heavy Industries

 The South Korean government will create a US$1.2 billion ship investment fund to aid the shipping industry which has been struggling due to decreasing global trade.    A report by South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said the fund will help shippers buy and sell vessels with less


Bleeding Continues for Korean Shipbuilders

Photo: Hyundai Heavy Industries

 South Korea's big three shipbuilders are set to post over 8 trillion won (US$6.66 billion) in operating losses in 2015 because the industry has not found a way out of a prolonged slump, reports Yonhap.   According to the industry data


Teekay Building Six LNG Vessels

Courtesy Teekay

  Teekay Corporation's Gas team celebrated the keel laying ceremony of six LNG newbuildings at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea. Five of these carriers are 173,400 cubic meter MEGI (M-type, Electronically Controlled


Daewoo's World's First Icebreaking LNG Carrier for Russia Launched

Photo: Yamal LNG

 Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) launched on Friday the world’s first icebreaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier at its Okpo shipyard in Geoje, South Gyeongsang.   It was the first ship to be launched for Russia’s Yamal project and part of a 15-ship






 
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