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Monday, September 26, 2016

Two VLCCs Delivered to Gener8 Maritime

Gener8 Maritime, Inc., a U.S.-based provider of international seaborne crude oil transportation services, announced that it took delivery of two very large crude carriers (VLCC).   The Gener8 Perseus was delivered September 9, 2016 from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., and the Gener8 Oceanus on September 12, 2016 from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Upon delivery, both tankers entered Navig8 Group's VL8 Pool.   The two new tankers represent vessels 14 and 15 of 21 "ECO" VLCCs ordered for the Gener8 Maritime fleet. The shipper has on order four more VLCCs anticipated for delivery in 2016 and two for 2017.

HHIG to Post Record Sales

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group (HHIG), which consists of Hyundai Heavy Industries, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries expects to surpass its yearly sales target up 24 percent from a year earlier. As of the end of October, HHIG secured $28.8 billion worth of contracts from shipbuilding to plant businesses _ $16.2 billion by Hyundai Heavy Industries, $5.8 billion by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and $6.8 billion by Hyundai Samho. Hyundai Heavy Industries’ net profit in the third quarter rose 106 percent from a year ago to 434.7 billion won. Industry analysts say worries over excessive supply, the rapid growth of Chinese shipbuilders and soaring oil prices still remain as risk factors impeding the expansionary plans of South Korean shipbuilders…

Hyundai Heavy Industries to Build 'Connected Smart Ships'

Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries is collaborating with technology service provider Accenture to design a ‘connected smart ship’ that aims to enable ship owners to better manage their fleets and achieve potential operational savings through the application of digital technologies. Using a network of sensors that will be built into new vessels, ship owners will be able to capture a range of ship voyage information including location, weather and ocean current data, as well as on-board equipment and cargo status data. By applying real-time analytics to new and historical fleet data and using data visualization technology to present the insights…

Hyundai Heavy Wins Russian Bid for 12-Ship Contract

Photo: Hyundai Heavy Industries Co

South Korea’s troubled shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. announced that it has been selected as the preferred bidder for a 12-oil tanker contract worth $660 million of Russia’s Sovcomflot, reports Korea Herald. Russia’s largest state-owned shipping company Sovcomflot last month chose the South Korean shipbuilder as preferred bidder to build 12 oil tankers which will be used to carry crude oil produced in Russia to overseas. Sovocomflot will charter the fleet to Shell. Sovcomflot is a state-owned shipping company that specializes in petroleum and LNG shipping.

Offshore Shipbuilding Demand Prompts HHI Design Expansion

Hyundai Heavy Industries plans to establish a new ship design subsidiary early next year by expanding its Mipo Engineering Co, reports Yonhap News Agency. Hyundai Heavy Industries plans to establish a new ship design subsidiary early next year by expanding its Mipo Engineering Co, reports Yonhap. Growing demands for high-end ships such as drill ships and offshore plants prodded Hyundai Heavy to set up the new company, the shipbuilder informed Yonhap. Mipo Engineering will be incorporated into Hyundai E&T, which will be financed by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Hyundai Heavy plans to increase the number of ship designers to 1,600 by 2018 from the current 350, and the number of employees in the ship inspection sector to about 400.

Japanese Shipbuilding Alliance Threatens Korea

Photo: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

According to the Nikkei, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI)  has entered negotiations with Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., each first, third, and fourth, respectively, in terms of shipbuilding tonnage, to form an alliance in the area of commercial ships. The plan of the alliance is to pool their resources in efforts to compete more effectively with their Chinese and Korean rivals, reports Korea Herald. If successful…

Hyundai Heavy Industries Says Profit Up

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. last week posted a more-than-fivefold increase in second-quarter net profit amid higher ship prices and lower steel costs. Hyundai Heavy reported net profit of $200m in the three months ended June 30. Hyundai Heavy received $5.01 billion worth of new shipbuilding and offshore structure orders in the January-June period. Its backlog orders totaled 236 vessels valued at $19.8 billion at the end of June, which will occupy its dockyards for next three years, the Houston Chronicle reported. (Source: Houston Chronicle)

Hyundai Heavy, Baoshan Sign MoU

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. disclosed that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. to import wide and heavy plates for shipbuilding. Hyundai Heavy Industries plans to import 180,000 tons of steel plates from Baosteel yearly. Both declined to disclose the price of the deal to keep trade secret. Hyundai Heavy Industries said that the price was lower than that offered by Japanese steelmarkers and a South Korean report said that South Korea would gradually enlarge imports of China- made steel plates for shipbuilding. South Korean shipbuilders mainly bought wide and heavy plates from Japan besides the local supply. But the two sides have had different opinions on pricing since the second half of 2005.

HHI Orders Refrigeration, Cold Stores for FPSO

Photo courtesy of ALMACO

Goliat, the first cylindrical floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel on the Norwegian Continental Shelf built for Eni Norge and partner Statoil at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), will feature ALMACO’s cold stores and refrigeration machinery. Hyundai Heavy Industries awarded the contract to ALMACO Group in July of 2011, and ALMACO finalized the commissioning work at the end of 2014. ALMACO said its scope of supply includes the supply and installation of cold stores and refrigeration machinery, as well as commissioning and spare parts.

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.

Korean Shipyard Names Five New Containerships

Container ships, sunrise: Photo courtesy of HHI

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), which claims to be the world’s biggest shipbuilder says that it set a new daily naming ceremony record by naming 5 containerships (ordered from Enesel) on a single day. In a simultaneous naming ceremony attended by Mr. Andonis Lemos; Mr Filippos Lemos; Mr. Kim Oi-hyun, President & CEO of Hyundai Heavy Industries; and other 130 participants at HHI’s yard in Ulsan, South Korea, the sponsors including Mrs. Irini N. Lemos, mother of the Lemos brothers and four other ladies, named three 10,500TEU containerships and two 13,800TEU containerships for the Greek owner.

Ship Values Rise

As the world has been beset by a wave of bad financial news -- from the looming financial crisis and credit crunch to the rapidly escalating cost of industrial materials, particularly steel -- Clarkson via its weekly Clarkson Index delivered some good news for a change, as the index, which is a measure of prices for all types of vessels, rose for the first time in more than three months. According to a Bloomberg report, this has buoyed the stock prices for some of the world's largest shipbuilders, including Hyundai Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.  Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co.,

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. The contract included an option exercisable by the owner for two additional same-class LNG carriers.

Saudi Aramco Extends Bidding for Marine Terminal Work

State oil giant Saudi Aramco has extended bidding for dredging and reclamation work at its marine terminal in Ras al-Khair by almost one month, industry sources told Reuters on Wednesday. The extension, pushing out the submission date to Sept. 29 from Aug. 31, was given after potential bidders asked for more time to prepare offers, the sources said. However, some bidders are expected to ask Aramco for several more weeks after the company requested this week additional content be included in submissions, one of the sources added on condition of anonymity. The project is the first phase of a huge ship repair and shipbuilding complex in the east of the country seen as key in the kingdom's economic transformation plan.

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  

Orders at Korean Shipbuilders to Break $30b

Korea's three major shipbuilders are expected to draw in orders worth $30b this year, Arirang News reported. Industry reports put orders for Hyundai Heavy Industries at $13b, Samsung Heavy Industries at $10-11b, and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering at $10b. 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, and nine oil tankers. Daewoo Shipbuilding and Hyundai Heavy Industries is also reportedly looking ahead to a stellar year and expected to secure their targets set for 2007 when foreign firms begin placing orders for various projects later on in the year. Source: Arirang News

Euro Crisis May Hit Korea's Shipbuilders

In particular, the nation’s shipbuilding companies’ exports to the European Union are equivalent to 19.7 percent of their total production, according to a report of the Hyundai Research Institute, says 'The Korean Herald'. Exports account for about 85 percent of the total sales for the shipbuilding sector. Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipbuilder, saw its shipbuilding orders remain unchanged at $1.5 billion (1.7 trillion won) between January and April, having plunged by 70 percent over the same period last year. In addition, major shipbuilders, including Hyundai Heavy Industries, are suffering from declining profitability as they strive to win production orders at lower bidding prices.

Hyundai Heavy, CNH Industrial in Mini Excavator Alliance

Photo: Hyundai Heavy Industries

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder and a leading construction equipment manufacturer, announced today it enters into an exclusive strategic alliance agreement with CNH Industrial, one of the world's largest capital goods companies, for the mini excavator business. Under the 10-year-long-agreement with a renewal option for three years, CNH Industrial will market 4 mini excavator models that will be supplied as complete products by HHI through OEM production, and 10 other mini excavator models in the form of complete knock down kits through License production.

Hyundai Heavy Aiming For KSE Listing

South Korea's leading shipbuilding firm Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. reportedly aims to list its shares on the Korea Stock Exchange in several months.

Hyundai Heavy Plans IPO In August

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. reportedly decided on an initial public offering in August to list its shares on the Korea Stock Exchange.

Hyundai Heavy Plans IPO In August

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. reportedly decided on an initial public offering in August to list its shares on the Korea Stock Exchange.

Hyundai Heavy Plans IPO In August

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. reportedly decided on an initial public offering in August to list its shares on the Korea Stock Exchange.

Overseas Shipholding Orders Four Tankers

Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. reportedly ordered four Aframax tankers from South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries.

 

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