LNG Carriers, Drillship Orders Increase in Korea Yard
Shipbuilding orders trend upward at Samsung Heavy Industries
Easing of the Eurozone sovereign debt problems, increased issue of drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico and growing demand for drillships in Latin America and West Africa have combined to give Samsung Heavy Industries the best order growth visibility among the “Big Three” – Hyundai Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.
Already, Samsung Heavy Industries (010140.KS) has achieved 38 percent of its annual order guidance or $3.8 billion, winning the orders from Inpex (I8U.F)’s central processing facilities and two drillships.
Orders for LNG carriers and drillships are on an upswing; so far this year Samsung Heavy Industries has achieved 38 percent of its annual order guidance or $3.8 billion, winning the orders of Inpex’s central processing facilities (CPF) and two drillships. SHI has seven drillship options, the most popular shipbuilding category of 2012