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Kvaerner's Warnow Yard Lands $70.1 Million Contract

Anglo-Norwegian engineering group Kvaerner ASA said on Friday that its German shipyard Warnow had won a contract worth 640 million crowns ($70.1 million) to build two container ships for Oskar Wehr. Kvaerner said in a statement that Oskar Wehr, based in Hamburg, had also ordered two similar ships from the yard in August. The two extra vessels, of the Warnov CV 2500 design, would be delivered in the first and second quarters of 2002.


OOIL Orders Two Containerships For $160M

Orient Overseas (International), the shipping giant controlled by Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's family, said two of its subsidiaries have entered into a contract with Samsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd to build two container vessels. The two post-Panamax container vessels, worth a total of $160 million, represent about 20.9 percent of OOIL's net tangible assets, the company said in a published statement. Each can carry 7,400 teu


Hanjin Heavy Receives Containership Orders

Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. received an order to build two container vessels from A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S for $124m. The vessels will each carry 3,100 20-ft. standard containers and will be delivered by the end of September 2009 to A.P. Moeller. Hanjin Heavy exceeded its goal to secure orders amounting to $1.5b with the A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S contract. The dockyard has an order backlog to build about 50 ships valued at about $4.6b. (Source: Bloomberg)


Aker Yards to Build Two More PSVs

Nordcapital Holding in Hamburg, Germany and Aker Yards announced an agreement to build another two Platform Supply Vessels (PSV's) of the type UT 755 LN. The two vessels are scheduled for delivery in December 2008 and March 2009, and will be built at Aker Yards, Aukra in Norway. The value of the contract is approximately $45.7m. Including the new orders Nordcapital will receive eight sister vessels altogether from Aker Yards between October 2007 and March 2009


Global Carriers Awards Contracts to Ningbo Shipyard

Global Carriers Bhd has awarded two shipbuilding contracts worth a combined $21.76m to Ningbo Shipyard Co Ltd. The contracts are for Ningbo Shipyard to build two double-hull product oil tankers for Global Carriers, the company said. The first vessel will be delivered in late 2008 and the second will be delivered about four months after the first, it said. Source: Thomson Financial


Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd Announces 6 New Contracts for US $214.2 Million

SINGAPORE: Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd announced six new shipbuilding contracts for a total of US $214.2 million. The company will build two 82,000 DWT (deadweight tonnage) bulk carriers, two 10,000 DWT bulk carriers and two 4,800 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container ships, to be delivered in 2012 and 2013. During the first quarter of 2011 Yangzijiang has secured a total of 14 shipbuilding contracts adding up to US $512.3 million.


Bender Awarded Containership Contract

Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Inc., of Mobile, Alabama, has become the first U.S. shipyard to win a container ship contract in 10 years. The contract calls for Bender to build two vessels capable of carrying 367 45-ft. containers for California-based Santa Maria Shipping L.L.C. Bender and Santa Maria Shipping will sign the contract at a ceremony and press briefing.


Aker Yards to Build Two More PSVs for Nordcapital

Aker Yards has confirmed an optional agreement with Nordcapital Holding GmbH & Cie. KG in Hamburg, Germany for the building of two Platform Supply Vessels. The Contract value is approximately $47.5m. Delivery is scheduled for summer and autumn 2008. The vessels have the designation UT 755LN.


VT Group Boss May Head AMT

VT Group PLC has confirmed that the boss of its shipbuilding division is in talks about leading the alliance that will build two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy. The shipbuilder and support services provider said it had noted speculation that VT Shipbuilding managing director Peter McIntosh is being considered for the post of chief executive of the Alliance Management Team (AMT) for the Ministry of Defense Future Aircraft Carrier (CVF) project. (Source: AFX)


This Day in Naval History - June 17

From the Navy News Service 1833 - USS Delaware enters drydock at Gosport Navy Yard in , , the first warship to enter a public drydock in the . 1870 - USS Mohican burns Mexican pirate ship Forward. 1898 - Corps established. 1940 - Chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy.


ULSTEIN Reports ‘Good Results’ for 2014

Ulstein Verft (Photo: ULSTEIN)

Ulstein Group said it achieved a “good result” for 2014, with an operating turnover of NOK 2.7 billion compared to 2013’s NOK 2.3 billion.   Meanwhile, the group’s operating profit of NOK 184.1 million comes in under the NOK 317


Shanghai Shipyard Won Bid for Two Survey Vessels

A Seismic Survey Vessel. Pic by China Oilfield Services Limited

 Shanghai Shipyard has won bids to build two multipurpose survey vessels for two geological survey institutes. The shipyard is an affiliate of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).   Qingdao Marine Geological Survey Institute and Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey Institute have


More Keppel FELS Jackup Rigs for Mexico

Keppel AmFELS is the premier offshore yard in the Gulf of Mexico

  Keppel FELS Limited , a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), is on track to deliver three KFELS B Class jackup rigs to Mexican company, Grupo R, safely, on time and on budget. A world's first triple rig naming ceremony was held today at Keppel


Kleven to Build 2 Stern Trawlers for DFFU

Image: Kleven

Kleven to build two stern trawlers for German company Deutsche Fischfang-Union (DFFU)   Kleven has signed a contract with DFFU, daughter company of Icelandic seafood company Samherji, for the construction of two stern trawlers of Rolls-Royce’ NVC 374 WP design


Paddle Wheel Riverboat for Sale

Photo courtesy of SBMA

A 260-foot fully operational paddle wheel riverboat, recently used as a large casino, is available for sale by negotiation.   Asset management company Stuart B. Millner & Associates (SBMA) said it is currently accepting offers for the vessel before making plans to sell it through an


Crowley to Boost US Mainland-Puerto Rico Trade

Photo: Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group will add a 400 FEU capacity, flat deck barge to its South Atlantic Puerto Rico service in the first quarter, increasing the rotation between Jacksonville, Fla., and San Juan to four sailings each week


Vane Brothers Orders Two Tugs from Chesapeake

Sister ship to Hull 123 and 124 (Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Shipbuilding)

Chesapeake Shipbuilding has signed a contract with Vane Brothers to build two new tugs, marking the 13th and 14th tugs that Chesapeake will have built for Vane Brothers in the last several years. The two new tugs will fit into Chesapeake’s existing order book


Sweden-Poland Maritime Link Improved

The EU's TEN-T Program will co-fund with over €2 million the development of the sea ports of Trelleborg (Sweden) and Świnoujście (Poland), to increase their competitiveness and sustainability, as well as improve the maritime link between both countries.  


Daewoo to Build LNG carrier for Mitsui O.S.K

Image: South Koreas Daewoo Shipbuilding

 The Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will invest up to 50 billion yen ($412 million) to build two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, reports Nikkei.  Construction of the ships will be contracted to South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME)


Yangzijiang Diversifies into LNG Vessel Buildiing

Courtesy Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Limited

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Limited “Yangzijiang” or “the Group”  one of PRC’s leading and most enterprising shipbuilder listed on the SGX Main Board, is pleased to announce that the Group has secured new shipbuilding orders from JHW Engineering &


Richard Branson's Virgin Group Accused of Pirating

Image: Richard Branson Facebook Page

 British billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Cruises has sailed into early choppy waters as a former CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line accused of pirating business plans and ideas for building "ultra ships."    Former Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Colin Veitch has filed suit


Sempra Energy Plans Port Arthur LNG project

Image: Cameron LNG (Sempra LNG)

 Sempra Energy’s subsidiary, Port Arthur LNG, has requested that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) initiate the pre-filing review for the company’s proposed liquefaction and export facility in Port Arthur, Texas.  


Keppel FELS Delivers 11th Jackup to Mexico

Photo courtesy of Keppel FELS

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has delivered a KFELS B Class jackup rig to Mexican national oil company, Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), safely, on time and on budget.  


Hanjin Heavy wins CMA CGM trio of 20,600 teu orders

Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction’s Subic shipyard. Photo: Hanjin Heavy

 South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries confirmed newbuild orders Monday for three ultra-large container ships from CMA CGM.   Plans for the 20,600 TEU ships were first revealed by CMA CGM last month, but the details of the order had not yet been finalized.  


The German Shipbuilding Rebound

Tamsen Shipyard, Rostock: Minehunting vessels  “Herten” and “Homburg” at Tamsen Shipyard.

German shipbuilding has made a significant turnaround. The country’s shipbuilding industry has seen increases in the number of employees, orders and deliveries compared to 2013, according to the German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association (VSM).






 
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