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Friday, November 24, 2017

Daewoo Shipbuilding News

Damen Buys shares in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries

(Photo courtesy Damen)

Damen Shipyards Group has entered into a share purchase agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the acquisition of its majority share in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries (DMHI). The Daewoo shipyard in Mangalia, Romania was established in 1997 as a joint venture between Daewoo and 2 Mai Mangalia Shipyard with Daewoo as majority shareholder. With the acquisition of the majority share in the shipyard in Mangalia, Damen takes the next step in strengthening its international shipbuilding and ship repair activities. The Mangalia shipyard is located on the Black Sea coast.

Teekay’s 1st Arctic LNG Carrier Completes Trial

Eduard Toll. Photo: Teekay Corporation

Teekay LNG Partners said its first icebreaker liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier newbuild, Eduard Toll, recently completed gas trials. Eduard Toll is Teekay’s first of six 172,000 cubic meter ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings to be constructed for the Yamal LNG project. The ARC 7 LNG carrier was launched in January this year at the South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard. The vessel has been designed and built to perform year-round navigation through the Arctic and has the icebreaking ability allowing it to proceed through ice up to 2.1 m thick.

DSME Posts Profit for Q3

DSME’s first LNG-FPSO is on display in Okpo Bay. Photo: Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering

South Korean yard giant Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) ended the third quarter of this year with a profit of KRW 45.7 billion (USD 41 million), compared to a net loss of KRW 284 billion posted a year earlier, Yonhap said. The troubled shipbuilder is significantly better off than last year after a rescue package from the South Korean government in the spring. DSME, which has battled a highly publicised liquidity crunch for the past two years,  posted profit for the third straight quarter from July through September…

Daewoo Forms Joint Venture with Nigerian National Petroleum

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd will enter the shipping business by forming a joint venture company with Nigerian National Petroleum Co, Daewoo Shipbuilding said. The joint venture, tentatively named Nigeria Daewoo Shipping Ltd, will have a capital base of 10 mln usd, with Daewoo Shipbuilding owning 51 pct and Nigerian National Petroleum the rest, Daewoo Shipbuilding said. Daewoo Shipbuilding will be in charge of the management and Nigerian National Petroleum will supply crude oil for shipping. Source: Forbes

Arctic LNG Carriers Delivered: RS Class

 Photo: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping

The construction of a series of Arctic LNG carriers under the technical supervision of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is in progress: in November “Boris Vilkitsky” and “Fedor Litke” gas carriers were delivered to the customer and the keel of a new gas carrier was laid. A series of 15 LNG carriers unique in design, is being constructed as part of the implementation of the large-scale RF liquefied natural gas production project Yamal LNG. The construction site is Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard in the Republic of Korea.

Daewoo Shipbuilding Wins 606-bln Deal

According to Asia Pulse Data Source, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., has won a deal valued at 606 billion won (US$647 million) to build a drill ship. The deal calls on Daewoo Shipbuilding to deliver the vessel by July 2011, the company said in a regulatory filing, without identifying the customer. Daewoo Shipbuilding has won more than $22 billion worth of contracts so far this year to build 136 vessels.

Daewoo to Develop Iranian Shipyard

Image: Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) and the Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) have signed an outline agreement to cooperate on developing the shipbuilding Industry in Iran. Under the deal with the Industrial Development and Renovation Organisation of Iran, Daewoo Shipbuilding will work on constructing a shipyard and related facilities in Iran, according to Yonhap News Agency. The parties plan to establish…

Pension Fund Set to Scrap Plan to Bid for Daewoo

AFP reported that 's state pension fund is likely to scrap plans to bid for Daewoo Shipbuilding because of global financial turbulence. The National Pension Service the world's fifth largest, had been in talks with POSCO, GS Group and Hanwha Group to find a partner for the acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding. Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's largest shipyard, is also interested in Daewoo Shipbuilding, the world's third biggest yard. The pension fund, with assets of $187b has posted a negative return so far this year due to the financial turmoil. State-run Korea Development Bank and a government asset-management unit are selling a 50.4 percent stake in Daewoo Shipbuilding, a deal newspapers said will fetch as much as seven trillion won.

Daewoo wins $430m Contract to Build Drill Ship

Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine & Engineering Co., won a $430m order to build an offshore drill ship. The deal from Odfjell Invest Ltd. calls for Daewoo Shipbuilding to deliver the semi-submersible ship by June, 2010, the company said. Daewoo Shipbuilding said that the deal includes an option to build another drill ship. The company won a total of $4.3 billion worth of orders in 2006 to build offshore facilities such as platforms and rigs. For the year, Daewoo Shipbuilding expects more than $3 billion in orders to build such facilities. So far this year, Daewoo Shipbuilding has won $1.65 billion worth of orders to build ships and offshore facilities, about 15 percent of this year's target of $11 billion. Source: Yonhap

Doosan Drops out of Daewoo Bid

Doosan Group pulled out of the bidding for Daewoo Shipbuilding, while steel firm POSCO said it was seeking partners to make a bid. POSCO, the world's No.4 steelmaker and a strong candidate for the Daewoo deal, wants to partner with a financial firm and 's National Pension Service (NPS) to bid for Daewoo Shipbuilding, reports said. The developments reflect expectations that a hefty premium for Daewoo Shipbuilding could double the value of a deal to $7.8-$9.6m and that tight credit market conditions are squeezing potential buyers. Source:  Reuters

Daewoo Wins $800m in Contracts

According to reports, Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine & Engineering Co., won $800min orders from several European companies to build three bulk carriers and one offshore drill ship. The deals require Daewoo Shipbuilding to deliver the vessels by June 2010, the company said. It did not identify the companies that made the orders. Daewoo Shipbuilding said it has received shipbuilding orders valued at $8.36 billion so far this year, achieving more than 80 per cent of this year's target of $11 billion. Source: Business in Asia Today

Daewoo Shipbuilding Wins $500m Deal

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. said it has won a $500m order to build five container ships for a German shipping company. The deal calls for Daewoo Shipbuilding to deliver the ships, which can hold 4,700 20-foot standard containers, to Hamburg Sud, one of the largest ship lines, by 2010, the company said. The vessels will be built at Daewoo Shipping's yard in Romania, it said. (Yonhap)

Daewoo Wins $504m Contract to Build Drill Ship

According to the Asia Pulse, the Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine & Engineering Co., said it had won a 504m order to build an offshore drill ship. The deal, from a U.S. company, calls for Daewoo Shipbuilding to deliver the semi-submersible ship by February 2010. The South Korean company won a total of $4.3b worth of orders in 2006 to build offshore facilities such as platforms and rigs. For 2007, Daewoo Shipbuilding expects more than $3b in orders to build such facilities. Source: Business in Asia

Daewoo Shipbuilding Wins Orders Worth $280m

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering said its shipyard in Romania has secured $280m worth of new orders to build four container ships for two German clients. Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries will build two Panamax carriers for Gebab Holding and another two for Conti Holding by October 2009 under the deals, its Seoul-based parent company said. The latest contracts would boost business performance in the Romanian shipyard in Mangalia, acquired by Daewoo Shipbuilding in 1997 and turned around into profitability in 2000, the parent firm said. Source: Forbes

Daewoo Wins $766m Tanker Deal

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., said that it has won a deal worth $766m to build five oil tankers. The deal from Oman Shipping Co. calls on Daewoo Shipbuilding to deliver the vessels by April, 2012, the shipbuilder said in a regulatory filing. Daewoo Shipbuilding has received $1.27 billion in orders this year, and expects orders to fall 19 percent this year. (Source: Yonhap)

Daewoo Gets $155M Order For Tankers

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. has won a $155 million order to build five oil tankers for Stelmar Shipping. Daewoo Shipbuilding will construct five crude oil tankers, which carry 69,000 tons of crude oil each. The ships will be delivered to the Greek company by the end of 2004, according Daewoo Shipbuilding.

Daewoo Shipbuilding Gets Offshore Plant Order-2

Daewoo Shipbuilding received an offshore plant order, with the contract awarded on a turnkey basis, meaning Daewoo will not only build, but also operate the platform. With the new order, Daewoo Shipbuilding's offshore facility orders secured this year have reached $3.72b, exceeding its 2006 target of $3b. Its total new orders in 2006 amount to $9.26b so far. (Source: Easy Bourse Communiqués de presse)

Daewoo Wins $602m Deal

  Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., has won a deal worth $602mto build eight container ships, Korea Times said. The deal with a European shipping company entails Daewoo Shipbuilding to deliver the vessels by January 2011, the shipbuilder said in a regulatory filing. The shipyard has clinched deals valued at $1.9b to build 15 ships so far this year. Daewoo Shipbuilding aims at winning $17.5b worth of orders this year.

Daewoo Stake Sale Held Up On Price

South Korea's plan to sell a stake in Daewoo Shipbuilding to an Australian firm has stalled and other options to lure foreign capital are being considered, officials at Daewoo and its creditors said. Differences over how to value Daewoo's share price and how well qualified the Australian company is to hold a stake in a shipbuilding firm have helped stall the deal, they said. Newcastle, a company formed by Australia-based investors, expressed interest in Daewoo Shipbuilding early in 2000. Officials at Korea Development Bank (KDB), the main creditor of Daewoo Shipbuilding, said the bank's last official contact with Newcastle was in August. "The price the Australian company has in mind appears to be based on the concept that Daewoo Shipbuilding is a bankrupt company," said I.R.

Daewoo Shipbuilding Wins Orders Worth $600m

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., has won three orders worth a combined $600m to build six ships for three companies in Russia, Africa and Europe. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering will construct two crude oil carriers for Sovcomflot Group, Russia's largest shipping company, two tankers for a company in Liberia and two car carriers for Leif Hoegh & Co., a Norwegian shipper. The ships will be delivered to the companies by January 2011. Source: Business in Asia Today

Hyundai, 2 Affiliates Go for Daewoo

Hyundai Heavy Industries said it will make an independent bid together with its two affiliates for a controlling stake in Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), according to Korea Times. The remarks come after SK Energy said it is considering joining a consortium led by POSCO. Industry experts say SK Energy will join the POSCO-led consortium and plans to invest less than about $90m, a token amount for the size of Daewoo Shipbuilding. Hyundai Heavy submitted a letter of intent to bid for DSME a week ago. Other bidders include POSCO, Hanwha and GS Group. Reports indicate that Daewoo Shipbuilding may go up to 10 trillion won in its total price with the four companies courting it.

Daewoo Wins Deals for Drill Ships

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., has won deals worth $1.46b to build two drill ships. The deal with two American companies calls on Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering to deliver the vessels by September, 2011, the shipbuilder said in a statement. Daewoo Shipbuilding said the deal includes an option to build another drill ship. With the contracts, the shipyard has won deals worth $4.1b to build offshore facilities such as platforms and rigs. For the year, the shipyard expects more than $6b in orders to build such facilities. So far this year, Daewoo Shipbuilding has won $10.9b worth of orders to build ships and offshore facilities, about 62 percent of this year's target of $17.5b.

S. Korea Daewoo Shipbuilding Cancels Order

Reports indicate that South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (042660.SE) said Monday that it has canceled an order, received in October, for two vessels worth KRW409.1 billion. Daewoo Shipbuilding decided to terminate the contract as the buyer failed to make a payment by the due date, the South Korean shipbuilder said in a filing to the Financial Supervisory Service. In October, Daewoo Shipbuilding said that it received an order from Singapore's Frigstad Offshore Drilling Ltd. to build two semi-submersible drilling vessels for delivery by June 2009. Officials at the Singaporean company could not be immediately contacted for comment.

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