Gulf Navigation Rapid Profit Growth
The Dubai based Gulf Navigation Holding (GulfNav) achieved remarkable growth in 2017 and witnessed many outstanding achievements in line with the steady growth of UAE economy. GulfNav announced 33% growth in net profits by the end of the first half of 2017, compared with the same period of 2016. This announcement comes concurrently with the new phase the company is launching to strengthen its position and competitiveness globally.
Buchan Alpha Arrives in Shetland for Decommissioning
The Buchan Alpha oil production vessel has arrived safely in Lerwick, Shetland for disposal. A semi-submersible moored floating production vessel, weighing 12,000 tonnes, Buchan Alpha was built in 1973 as a drilling rig and converted for production purposes in Stornoway between 1978-80. The vessel commenced production in 1981 from the Buchan field, located in blocks 21/1A and 20/5A, and has subsequently also produced the nearby Hannay field.
DP World Forms JV with Egypt’s Suez Canal
DP World, has formed a joint venture (JV) company with Egypt’s General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone. The new venture will see the global terminal operator assist in developing projects in the SCZone, the main trade route between Europe and Asia, serving more than 8% of annual global trade. The new venture will develop projects in the Suez Canal Zone, one of the most promising trade zones given the calibre of its logistics facilities and its strategic location.
Egypt to Cut Down on LNG Imports
Egypt is planning to import 80 cargoes of liquefied natural gas during the 2017-18 financial year that began in July, down from the 118 cargoes imported last year. Reuters reported that Egypt has been trying to speed up the development of recent gas discoveries with a view to halting imports by 2019. The report quoted Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla saying that the country was planning to import…
Qatargas Delivers First Q-Max Cargo to Thailand
Qatargas delivered the first Q-Max cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) under the long-term Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) between Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited - 3 (Qatargas 3) and PTT Public Company Limited to the Kingdom of Thailand’s Map Ta Phut LNG receiving terminal. The cargo arrived on board the Q-Max LNG vessel, Bu Samra, on 5th August. This is the first Q-Max vessel to arrive at Map Ta Phut terminal since the startup of the terminal in 2011…
Adani Ports Net Dips 14% in Q1
India's Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), India’s largest port developer and the logistics arm of $12 billion Adani Group, saw a 13.65% fall in net profit at INR 710.25 crore (USD 111 million) for the first quarter ended June on account of higher tax. According to PTI report, APSEZ's consolidated revenue from operations for the quarter under review shot up 50 per cent to Rs 2,745 crore from Rs 1,827 crore in the like period year ago.
Bumi Armada Bags Additional Contract from Lukoil
Bumi Armada Bhd’s wholly-owned unit, Bumi Armada Caspian LLC, has signed a supplementary agreement worth RM576 million (USD 134 million) with Lukoil-Nizhnevolzhskneft LLC (Lukoil) for an additional engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) scope of work in Russia. Back in December 2013, Bumi Armada had bagged a 10-year, US$262 million contract from Russia’s Lukoil-Nizhnevolzhskneft Ltd.