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Japan's KHI to Spin Off Shipbuilding

The Kyodo news service has reported that Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan will spin off its shipbuilding division on Oct. 1 into a new wholly owned subsidiary. The new subsidiary will reportedly be known as Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corp., and will specialize in the manufacture of ships and related equipment, Kawasaki Heavy said in a release. The spinoff is designed to create an efficient corporate structure that will enable the shipbuilding arm to cope with the global shipbuilding industry's oversupply and operate profitably in the long term by giving its managers greater leeway in running it, Kawasaki Heavy said. The new firm will concentrate business resources on high value-added products such as submarines, liquefied natural gas carriers and liquefied petroleum gas carriers, it said. The firm has the Defense Agency among its major customers. The new subsidiary will take over 1,750 of Kawasaki Heavy's 14,067 employees. It will be located in Kobe, the same location as the parent firm.


GE Electric Propulsion Equipment for LNG Carriers

GE Power Conversion receives first order in Japan from Kawasaki Heavy for electric propulsion motor equipment for LNG vessels   GE’s Power Conversion business has received a new order from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. for electric power and propulsion systems for two LNG carriers. The LNG carriers will be built for the purpose of transporting LNG from Louisiana, U.S.A. Their construction is scheduled to be completed from 2017 through 2018.  


Japanese Majors Confirm Merger Talk

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. said that it, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI) and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) have started talks on a possible alliance in the shipbuilding business. "We have just started negotiations so we have not decided any concrete plans yet. We do not know yet what kind of alliance we can make," a Kawasaki spokesman said. It is reported that the firms will seek an initial alliance in orders, design and materials procurement


MAN B&W Diesel and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Sign Order

Kawasaki will build two more MAN B&W Diesel 7S50MC-C two-stroke main engines for Norway. These engines are destined to power two 43,000 dwt chemical tankers built by the Kleven Florø yard for Stolt Nielsen. The engines will be delivered in February and August 2007 respectively. The yard order includes a complete propulsion package from MAN B&W Diesel. This consists of the MAN B&W Diesel 7S50MC-C two-stroke main engines, MAN B&W Diesel VBS1560-ODS controlable pitch propellers


Kawasaki Inaugurates Gulf Of Mexico Service

Kawasaki Heavy Industries has expanded with the addition of a new service center to its worldwide network for marine machinery. Established in the New Orleans area to support Kawasaki's marine propulsion systems, the new operation is end result of an agreement with AmClyde Engineered Products Company - to utilize AmClyde's parts and service center in Covington, La. Kawasaki supplied a set of four propulsion thrusters for Tidewater's ROV support vessel Nautical Tide


Japan Shipbuilding Contracts Soar

Ship export contracts concluded by Japanese shipyards in December surged 148.2 percent from a year earlier to 1,657,340 grt or 29 vessels, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said. Orders consisted of 15 oil tankers, 13 bulk carriers and one freighter, it said. The statistics cover orders received by association members for steel vessels of at least 500 grt. For the whole of calendar 2000, ship export contracts rose to 14,561,340 grt or 301 vessels, up 66


Japanese Shipbuilding Giants Cut Their Losses

Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. and Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (IHI) said on Tuesday they would integrate their loss-making shipbuilding divisions in October 2002. News of the alliance was welcomed by investors, who sent shares in Kawasaki Heavy up five percent to 168 yen while IHI closed at 272 yen, gaining 7.5 percent. The alliance of Japan's second- and third-biggest heavy machinery and ship makers, intended to bring them back to profitability


Mitsui To Post Special Loss of $126M

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. will post a special loss of $126 million in the first half of 1999-2000 due to restructuring costs. At the same time, the company said it would also post a $26 million extraordinary profit in the half year to Sept. 30 on sales of part of its real-estate holdings and security of properties of a former warehouse in Osaka. Company officials said last month that it and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd


ONGC Awards Offshore Order to L&T

Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has awarded a project order with Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) for the NQ re-construction (NQRC) Project in Mumbai High North fields, according to Domain-b. According to the report, this project is the largest brownfield project of its kind awarded in the offshore oil and gas sector in India. The NQ Complex, one of the oldest assets owned by ONGC, has been operational since 1985.


MOL, Gulf LPG Transport Start VLGC Pool

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced on Jan. 27, the formation of a very large gas carrier (VLGC) pool called LPG Global Transport, along with Gulf LPG Transport Company W.L.L. of Qatar (Gulf LPG). The pool will begin operations immediately. Gulf LPG Transport Company W.L.L. is a limited liability joint venture company established by Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat) and Qatar Shipping Company. MOL and Gulf LPG have jointly incorporated LPG Global Transport Management Inc


French PM: Aussie Subs to be built in Australia

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday he was committed to building all of a new Australian submarine fleet in Australia, apparently contradicting the French contractor who said last week the deal would create jobs in France. Valls stopped off in Australia while headed to New Zealand


How France Sank Japan's Sub Dream

Ousting of Japan ally PM Abbott opened door to rivals; Tokyo slow to respond to new competitive process. In 2014, a blossoming friendship between Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe looked to have all but sewn up a $40 billion submarine deal


France sinks Japanese, German Sub Bids

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Fleet of 12 submarines to be built in South Australia; decision has political implications at home, abroad. France has beaten Japan and Germany to win a A$50 billion ($40 billion) deal to build a fleet of 12 submarines for Australia, one of the world's most lucrative defence contracts


Submarine Bidders Step up Lobbying for Australia Tender

Japan's advanced attack Soryu submarine carried out drills with Australia's navy on Tuesday as a German company launched a campaign to advertise its expertise - as a race for a A$50 billion contract to build Australia's next submarine fleet neared a climax.  


How Japan Can Lead the Marine Renaissance

Image: GE

Being an island nation, Japan is inevitably dependent on seaborne trade. Over time, this has led to it becoming a strong player in the global maritime market.    Japan’s shipbuilding pedigree has gained the country a foothold in LNG carriers


GE Exhibits Latest Innovations at Sea Japan

L250/V250 Marine Diesel Engine (Image: GE)

At Sea Japan 2016, GE will showcase its latest marine technologies, helping Japanese shipyards and mariners achieve more efficient maritime operations while meeting stringent environmental regulations.    GE’s Marine Solutions business has been a reliable partner of the


MHI's Entity to Oversee Material Handling Equipment, Engine and Turbocharger Businesses

Organizational Structure Courtesy MHI

Today Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) decided in principle to launch a new wholly owned entity to integrally oversee its current businesses in material handling equipment centered on forklift trucks, engines and turbochargers. The new entity will serve as an independent management body to


Enseda Shipbuilding & Surviving the Petrobras Crisis

(Photo: Enseada Shipyard)

Enseada Shipbuilding was established to build deepwater drillships for Petrobras. Seventy percent of the company is owned by a consortium composed of Brazilian companies, Odebrecht (50 percent), OAS (25 percent), UTC (25 percent), with the remaining 30 percent belonging to Japanese shipbuilding


Germany Out of Australian Submarine Tender

Image by US Navy

 As a bid from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) loses ground over technical concerns, the competition for a A$50 billion ($34.55 billion) contract to build Australia’s next submarine fleet is narrowing to a race between Japan and France, reports Reuters.  


“K” Line Group to Implement “K” Line Wind program

Photo: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha

 “K” Line Group (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha)  taking steps to improve our corporate culture and climate through the “K”-no-Kaze” (“K” Line Wind) program.  Additionally, it is prepared a long-term policy for environmental conservation—called


China Fines 8 Global Shippers

Photo: EUKOR Car Carriers

 China is going after container shipping lines for freight rate abuses. The Chinese Ministry of Transport has fined a total of $65 million on price-fixing charges.   The National Development and Reform Commission said in a statement that the imposed fines are equivalent to 4% to 9% of


Thyssenkrupp Bids for Australian Sub Contract

German industrial group Thyssenkrupp has submitted an offer to the Australian government for a contract to build stealth submarines potentially worth tens of billions of euros, the company said on Monday. The contract to build up to 12 submarines, including decades of maintenance


Japan Renews Submarine Bid for Australia

Japan looking to fix faltering Australian submarine bid. Japan is ready to match European rivals and build a fleet of submarines for Canberra entirely at Australian shipyards, a senior Japanese official said on Tuesday, after stumbling in its effort to win the A$50 billion ($34


Australian Leader Swap Weakens Japanese Sub Bid

The ouster of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has further weakened a Japanese bid for one of the world's most lucrative defence contracts, a A$50 billion ($36 billion) programme to build stealth submarines for Australia, sources say.


NYK Charters 2 LNG Carriers for Freeport LNG Project

  Two joint-venture companies that NYK has established with Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc. each concluded a time-charter contract for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier with Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc. In addition, one of the joint-venture companies






 
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