German Investor Eyes Burgas Shipyards

MarineLink.com
Friday, March 14, 2014

Source: novinite.com

First Investment Bank, the main creditor of the Burgas Shipyards AD, has expressed interest in handing over management of the company to a German investor.

Radoslav Valchev, a representative of the Bulgarian office of the German company, explained Friday in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) that the company had prepared a rehabilitation plan for the factory.

The fate of the Burgas Shipyards AD is to be decided next Wednesday.

Valchev noted that in the case of a decision to hand over the management of the Burgas Shipyards to the German investor, the public tender for the sale of its property would be stopped and the laid-off staff would be reappointed.

Meanwhile, some 150 former employees of the Burgas Shipyards, who were made redundant without receiving salaries for several months, threatened to stage protests in Strasbourg.

In a letter to Burgas District Governor Pavel Marinov, the workers insisted that they be informed whether the Burgas Shipyards would be declared bankrupt or would switch to a rehabilitation plan.

No final decision has been reached on the bankruptcy proceedings for the Burgas Shipyards.

On Thursday, the assets of the company were put up for sale for BGN 47 M.

The assets of the company were subdivided into several lots, so that bidders could apply for them separately. The tenders have been scheduled for mid-April.

Deputy Prime Minister Daniela Bobeva explained Friday in Parliament that the state could not interfere in the matter at present for two reasons, including the tender procedure and the fact that the move would be interpreted as state aid under EU laws.

Bobeva suggested that there were other problems apart from the huge debts of the Burgas Shipyards, including changes to the spatial development plan of Burgas envisaging municipal streets running through the factory's territory.

She claimed that it was one of the reasons why the Burgas Shipyards had failed to find an investor despite the fact that it had attracted investor interest.

Citing an analysis drafted at the request of the government, Bobeva stated that Bulgaria could sell 1000 locally manufactured ships on an annual basis.

Stressing the lack of support for the sector in the past few years, she said that the number of companies in the shipbuilding business had dropped from 45 in 2005 to 26 in 2012.
 

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Dann Marine Repowers With Cummins Tier 3 Engines

Dann Marine Towing, LC., is a fifth generation family owned and operated tugboat company based in Chesapeake City, MD. The model-bow twin-screw tug Sea Coast was

Sulzer Shareholder has 5 pct Dresser-Rand Stake

Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg's Swiss investment firm Renova Group said on Friday it had a 4.99 percent stake in U.S.-based Dresser-Rand, which might become the object of a takeover battle.

MAN-Powered Cargo Vessel Meets Tier III

Classification society awards SCR system emissions certificate. MAN Diesel & Turbo has been awarded a Tier III - compatibility certificate by the DNV- GL classification

Shipbuilding

Ingram Barge Order 20 Tank Barges for 2015

Ingram Barge Company say they will be building 20 tank barges in 2015 to meet growing demand for chemical shipments. While most of the company’s recent tank barges have come through acquisitions,

ClassNK Issues New Rules for Inland Waterway Ships

Leading classification society ClassNK has released new technical rules and guidance for the survey and construction of inland waterway ships. As a result

Steel Cut for Third RCI Quantum-class Cruise Ship

The steel cutting for 'Ovation of the Seas', scheduled to be delivered in the autumn of 2016, took place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, where 'Quantum of the Seas',

Finance

Exxon: U.S. to Allow Wind Down Ops in Russian Arctic

U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil said on Friday the U.S. Treasury Department granted it a license to wind down operations on a drilling well in the Kara Sea in the Russian Arctic.

Sulzer Shareholder has 5 pct Dresser-Rand Stake

Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg's Swiss investment firm Renova Group said on Friday it had a 4.99 percent stake in U.S.-based Dresser-Rand, which might become the object of a takeover battle.

Source: Siemens Offering $6.1 bln for Dresser Rand

Germany's Siemens plans to offer more than $6.1 billion, or $80 per share, for U.S. compressor and turbine maker Dresser-Rand, Germany's Manager Magazin said on Friday.

News

Dann Marine Repowers With Cummins Tier 3 Engines

Dann Marine Towing, LC., is a fifth generation family owned and operated tugboat company based in Chesapeake City, MD. The model-bow twin-screw tug Sea Coast was

Exxon: U.S. to Allow Wind Down Ops in Russian Arctic

U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil said on Friday the U.S. Treasury Department granted it a license to wind down operations on a drilling well in the Kara Sea in the Russian Arctic.

Sulzer Shareholder has 5 pct Dresser-Rand Stake

Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg's Swiss investment firm Renova Group said on Friday it had a 4.99 percent stake in U.S.-based Dresser-Rand, which might become the object of a takeover battle.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1303 sec (8 req/sec)