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Korean Shipbuilders Place in Top 10 for June Orders

Korean shipbuilders occupied seven out of the top 10 positions in the world last month in terms of orders. Hyundai Heavy Industries was the world’s largest shipyard in terms of order backlog as of late June with 11.74 million compensated gross tons (CGT), British shipbuilding market researcher Clarkson reported. Samsung Heavy Industries came second with an order backlog of 8.27 million CGTs, followed by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) with 7.41 million CGTs and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., one of two Hyundai Heavy Industries subsidiaries, with 4.11 million CGTs. Created after a merger of two shipyards in Dalian, China’s Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corp. made a huge leap up the list to take fifth place with 2.84 million CGTs, beating Korean rivals Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., the other Hyundai Heavy subsidiary, STX Shipbuilding Co. and Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Another Chinese shipyard, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. ranked 10th with 1.84 CGTs. The combined order backlogs of seven Korean shipyards were 39.15 million CGTs as of late June, accounting for a 34.5 percent share of the global total worth 113.64 million CGTs. (Source: Chosun Ilbo)

Orders at Korea's 3 Big Shipyards to Break $30B

Korea's three major shipbuilders are expected to draw in orders worth $30 billion this year, according to a report on Reports put orders for Hyundai Heavy Industries at $13 billion, Samsung Heavy Industries at $10-11 billion, and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering at $10 billion. Samsung Heavy Industries won the most number of orders as of March with four liquid natural gas tankers, one floating production storage, one offloading vessel

Kawasaki Heavy Industry, Chinese Co. To Set Up Shipyard

As Beijing looks to boost ship exports, Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industry Ltd is likely to join state-run China Ocean Shipping Group to set up a $96.8 million shipyard in east China. The shipyard, a 50-50 joint venture, will design and build vessels of at least 160,000 dwt. There are also reports that South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries Ltd is expected to set up a wholly-owned shipyard in China.

Hyundai, Samsung Clash in Drillship Market

According to a report from the Korean Herald, the competition in the market for drillships is heating up with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. threatening Samsung Heavy Industries Co.’s dominance. Hyundai Heavy has turned its eyes to the market in recent years. The company’s first drillship was delivered late last year and Samsung Heavy has lost its place at the top of the drillship market to Hyundai Heavy.   Source: The Korean Herald

China Shipyard Denies Stories on Vale's VLOC Orders

China Rongsheng Heavy Industries denies a report distributed by Jinji Cankao Bao on its VLOC newbuildings for Vale S.A. China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings Limited offically denies the false report of “Vale declined to receive three VLOCs built by Rongsheng Heavy Industries” distributed by Jinji Cankao Bao. In order to benefit shareholders, ship-owners and ourselves, the Group always takes swift and necessary actions on clarifying unfounded rumors in the market

Hercules of Korean Shipbuilding

Photo courtesy of Samsung Heavy Industries

Samsung Heavy Industries use 'Megablock' techniques to create ever larger blocks & minimize shipbuilding assembly works Samsung Heavy Industries recently achieved a new milestone, successfully carrying a block that weighed as much as 9,283 tons – quivalent to the combined weight of 133,000 adults of average weight, this is the heaviest block ever built in the global shipbuilding industry.
 Building gigantic structures of the size of apartment buildings or bigger

Australian Company Mulls DHI Stake

South Korea's Daewoo Heavy Industries has received a letter of intent from Australia's New Castle Heavy Industry expressing interest in taking a stake in its shipbuilding unit. While exact terms of the potential deal are not yet available, it is believed that DHI would be willing to sell up to a 30 percent stake. The world's second largest shipbuilder is one of 12 debt-laden Daewoo Group firms that creditors hope to reform and sell off

Hyundai Heavy Leads Gains Among Korean Yards

According to a June 21 report from Bloomberg, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., the world’s largest shipbuilder, led advances among shipyards in Seoul trading on expectations that a stronger yuan will help improve their price competitiveness against rivals in China. Hyundai Heavy climbed 4.9%t to close at 236,000 won, the highest price since May 12. Samsung Heavy Industries Co., the world’s biggest maker of drill ships, gained five percent to 24,200 won.

Korean Shipbuilders' Orders Halved

Orders won by major South Korean shipbuilders halved in the first six months of 2012 from a year ago According to a 'Yonhap News Agency' report, the country's three biggest shipbuilders -- Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. and Samsung Heavy Industries Co. -- clinched orders worth a combined US$17.3 billion during the January-June 2012 period, down 50.8 percent from a year earlier.

Korean Shipyard Wins LNG Carrier Contracts

LNG Carrier: Photo credit Wiki CCL Wolfgang Meinhart

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) & its affiliated shipyard obtain orders totalling US$1.05 billion to build five liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. One of the LNG carriers of 155,000-cubic-metre capacity and worth US$210 million is for Brunei Gas, reports the Oman Daily Observer. HHI's affiliated shipyard, Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, also won a contract for four 174,000-cubic-metre LNG carriers valued at $840 million from Greece’s Maran Gas

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.  

MacGregor to Supply Cargo Access Systems for Mega RoRo Ships

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been contracted by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries to deliver RoRo access equipment packages for a series of two post-Panamax RoRo carriers. The vessels are under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) for the Luxembourg-based operator CLdN

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

Seajacks Scylla Delivered

Seajacks Scylla (Photo: Seajacks Scylla)

Seajacks Scylla, touted as the world's largest and most advanced wind farm installation and offshore construction vessel, has been delivered by the Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard in Geoje, Republic of Korea.   Based on the Gusto MSC NG14000X design, the ABS-classed Seajacks Scylla

Keel Laid for Lead Ship of Arctic Tanker Series

Photo: RS Class

A keel laying ceremony was held Monday at Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. for the first of six ships in the project 42К Arctic Shuttle Tanker series.   The six tankers in the series will be named after the famous Russian explorers of the Arctic

Creditors to Pump $3.7B into Ailing DSME

Image: DSME

 Creditors of South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. will pour 4.2 trillion won about (US$3.68 billion) into the ailing shipyard to help it get back on track, the main creditor bank said, according to South Korea's (Yonhap) News Agency.  

Dry Bulk in Dimlight

Pic: China COSCO Bulk Shipping (Group) Co

 Worse is still to come for many bulk carriers, warns a report in the Economist that claims that the dry-bulk cargo shipping has hit the bottom.   Between the start of the financial crisis and January this year Baltic Dry Index - a measure of bulk freight rates—had fallen by 95%

First LPG Carrier Order for MHI Shipbuilding

LPG carrier (Image: MHI)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), announced it has received an order from Astomos Energy Corporation for a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier.   

Dorian LPG Acquires 'Commander'

Courtesy Dorian LPG

  Dorian LPG Ltd.  a leading owner and operator of modern Very Large Gas Carriers ("VLGCs"), reported today that it has taken delivery of the ECO VLGC Commander from Hyundai Heavy Industries. The Commander is Dorian LPG's 15th newbuilding delivery

PFLNG2 Keel Laid at Korea’s SHI Yard

Petronas has laid keel for its second floating liquefaction plant, Petronas Floating LNG2 (PFLNG2), in Geoje Island, South Korea.   Petronas, together with JGC Group and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), the consortium leading the engineering, procurement, construction

Naming Ceremony of LNG JUROJIN

LNG Carrier Courtesy MOL

  Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today took part in a naming ceremony for the newbuilding liquefied natural gas carrier LNG JUROJIN, which is co-owned by MOL and Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. at the Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Two More Secondhand Bulkers for Seanergy

Dry bulk shipper Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. has taken delivery of two secondhand Capesize dry bulk vessels, renamed M/V Gloriuship and M/V Squireship, to be employed in the spot market.   The 171,314 dwt Gloriuship was built in 2004 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, and the 170

Bestobell Secures High Pressure Valve Orders

Photo: Bestobell Marine

Bestobell Marine has secured two orders to supply its new range of high pressure globe and check valves to be used in high pressure fuel gas systems on board ships.   The valves will be used within the pump and vapouriser skids for six LNG carriers that are being built at DSME shipyard and

NYK and Astomos Conclude Time-charter Contract for 12th VLGC

NYK gas carrier. Pic by NYK Line

 Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK)  concluded a time-charter contract for a new VLGC (very large gas carrier) with Astomos Energy Corporation, the world's pre-eminent liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) company.    The new VLGC will be built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding Co

Saudi Aramco, HHI Ink Yard Build & Operate Deal

The signing ceremony was presided by Amin H. Nasser, President and CEO of Saudi Aramco; Ki-sun Chung, Senior Vice President of HHI Corporate Planning, Courtesy Aramco

  Saudi Aramco, the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals company, and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group signed a general memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly collaborate on business development opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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