H&W Decision To Come Soon

Thursday, August 24, 2000
Norwegian offshore group Fred Olsen Energy said it aimed to resolve next week the fate of its Northern Irish Harland shipyard, famed for building the ill-fated Titanic. It said in a statement that its board of directors had met on Thursday to address the "present difficult situation at Harland and Wolff" and that "alternatives were being considered with a view to agree on a way forward during next week". It said the yard's future was at risk due to a refusal by American rig owner, Global Marine, to pay a final delivery installment of $34.09 million on completion of the Glomar Jack Ryan deepwater drillship.

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