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Bahri Dry Bulk Secures Newbuild Finance

New vessels being built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard will be used to cater to the growing demand for the import of essential grains into Saudi Arabia. Photo: Bahri Dry Bulk

Bahri Dry Bulk, a business unit of global transportation and logistics leader Bahri, has announced that it has secured a Sharia-compliant funding of SAR 360 million (USD 96mln) from Bank Albilad, one of the fast-growing banks in Saudi Arabia. The fund is to finance the purchase of four new bulk carriers as part of an agreement signed by the company‎ in 2017 with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), a member of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group, the world’s largest shipbuilding company based in South Korea.

TMS Cardiff Gas Places Order at HHI

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TMS Cardiff Gas said it signed a contract with South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the construction of one 174,000 cubic meter liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, with an option for a second vessel.   The newbuild is scheduled for delivery in 2020, when she will enter into a seven year time charter contract with TOTAL Gas & Power Chartering, Limited.   This order is the first in the company’s X Carrier Series, which expands the TMS Cardiff Gas fleet of managed vessels to 10 (six LNG carriers and four VLGCs).

New CEO, Co-CEO to Lead MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Vestas Wind Systems (Vestas) have appointed Philippe Kavafyan to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Lars Bondo Krogsgaard to Co-Chief Executive Officer (Co-CEO) of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. The appointments will take effect on 1 April, 2018, and are made in accordance with the joint venture agreement's principle of changing its leadership every four years. Under the leadership of out-going CEO Jens Tommerup and Co-CEO Tetsushi Mizuno, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has established itself as a leading player in offshore…

HHI Group to List Oilbank

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IPO seen improving group's financial soundness, transparency; Group sees shipbuilding recovery starting 2019. South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Group plans to list its refining arm Hyundai Oilbank in an IPO in 2018 and raise about $1.2 billion via a share issue by shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries, in a move to bolster its finances. Hyundai Heavy Industries, the flagship company of South Korea's ninth-largest conglomerate, said on Tuesday that Hyundai Robotics, the group's holding company…

Samsung Heavy Bags USD 197 Mln LNG Carrier Order

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South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has bagged a KRW 210 billion (USD 195 million) deal, for construction of an liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier. A report in Business Korea said that SHI will ink the contract with a foreign shipping company by the end of the year, Samsung Heavy Industries officials said. The name of the company, however, remained undisclosed. SHI reportedly said it is a “foreign company”. The ship will have capacity of transporting 180,000 cubic meters of LNG and she will be probably delivered in 2020, according to local media.

Hyundai Heavy Sets 2018 Sales Target $7.5 billion

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South Korea's leading shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) aims to achieve 7.98 trillion won ($7.5 billion) in sales this year as its president warned of an unprecedented crisis due to declining order backlogs, reports Yonhap. Hyundai Heavy has not won any offshore plant orders for the past two years. The company's 2018 sales target represents a 60 percent decline from a decade ago. The shipyard said it is expected to post an estimated 10.03 trillion won in sales for 2017. The sales target is based on a parent base.

Seacor Announces JV with Cosco Shipping Affiliates

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Offshore services vessel operator SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. said it has formed a jointly owned company with affiliates of the world’s largest ship owner, COSCO Shipping Group. The Marshall Islands company, SEACOSCO Offshore LLC, entered into contracts for the purchase of eight Rolls-Royce designed new construction platform supply vessels (PSV) from COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Guangdong) Co., Ltd. Six of the PSVs are of UT 771WP design (4,400 tons deadweight), and two are of UT 771CD design (3,800 tons deadweight).

South Korean Shipyards Aim More Orders

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South Korean shipyards have sharply raised their order targets for next year on expectations that the shipbuilding sector will improve, Yonhap reported. The country's three major shipyards - Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME),  and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) - are looking at improving business conditions  on the back of a recovery in the global economy and stable oil prices. The report quoted industry sources saying that HHI is targeting US$13.2 billion worth of new orders next year, up 76 percent from this year's $7.5 billion.

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…

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.

China Arbitration Court Orders Korea's STX to Pay Debt

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Troubled South Korea shipbuilder STX Heavy Industries Co. issued a guarantee on a loan defaulted on by its Chinese heavy machinery manufacturer, STX Dalian Heavy Industries Co., from China's Bank of Communications and has been ordered to repay the loan, reports Yonhap. Unlisted STX Dalian Heavy Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of STX Heavy Industries and has been ordered to repay the 60.9 billion won (US$56.8 million) loan by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission after the Chinese unit failed to service the principle and interest.

Saudi Aramco Shipyard Joint Venture Appoints CEO

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Saudi Aramco and its partners have appointed Fathi K. Al-Saleem as chief executive of a joint venture to build a shipyard on the kingdom’s east coast, part of the Saudi Arabian government’s drive to diversify the economy beyond oil. The state-owned oil giant said in a statement on Friday that International Maritime Industries (IMI) had been officially launched in partnership with National Shipping Co of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), engineering firm Lamprell Plc, and South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.

LNG Carriers, Drillship Orders Increase in Korea Yard

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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 has achieved 38 percent of its annual order guidance or $3.8 billion, winning the orders from Inpex’s central processing facilities and two drillships.

Report: S. Korea lags China, Japan in Shipyards

According to reports, South Korea fell behind China and Japan in the number of shipyards ranking in the world's top 50 in terms of order backlogs as of the end of May, although seven South Korean companies were No 1 through No 7, a London-based market research firm said. Fifteen Japanese shipyards and the same number of Chinese companies were included in the world's top 50 list, while only nine South Korean shipyards made it, Clarkson Plc. said. South Korea boasts the world's top seven shipyards - Hyundai Heavy Industries Co, Samsung Heavy Industries Co, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co, Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., STX Shipbuilding Co and Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co.

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…

Koreans Consider Marine Propulsion Consolidation

Korea Heavy Industries and Construction Corp. said Daewoo Heavy Industries has expressed willingness to join it in a planned ship engine joint venture. A spokesman for the government-run machinery manufacturer said executives from Daewoo, Korea Heavy and Samsung Heavy Industries were due to meet to discuss Daewoo's proposal to join the venture.

Report: Korean Shipbuilders Dominate Global Orders

Reports indicate that South Korea's shipbuilders ranked No. 1 through No. 7 worldwide in terms of order backlogs for the first time ever as of the end of February, a London-based market researcher said Monday. Seven domestic shipyards' order backlogs accounted for 35 percent of the global industry's total of 107.34 million compensated gross tons (CGT), Clarkson Plc. said. Hyundai Heavy Industries ranked No. 1 worldwide with an order backlog of 10.82 million CGT, it said. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industries Co. were the second and third largest with order backlogs of 7.82 million CGT and 7.44 million CGT, it said. Industry leader Hyundai Heavy's two subsidiaries _ Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co.

Korean Shipyards Dominate

Korean shipyards dominate the global shipbuilding market in terms of backlog orders. According to the London-based market researcher Clarkson, Hyundai Heavy Industries received 12.3 Million CGT or compensated gross tons' worth of orders as of the end of August, followed by Samsung Heavy Industries, and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering. Together with Hyundai's subsidiary, MIPO Dockyard and Samho, Korean shipyards have taken the top five places as the world's leading vessel makers. China's Dalian Shipbuilding Heavy Industry came in sixth with 2.9 million CGTs of orders. Source: Arirang News

Orders at Korea's 3 Big Shipyards to Break $30B

Korea's three major shipbuilders are expected to draw in orders worth $30 billion this year, according to a report on http://english.chosun.com. Reports put orders for Hyundai Heavy Industries at $13 billion, Samsung Heavy Industries at $10-11 billion, and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering at $10 billion. 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.

Japanese Shipyard Expected To Integrate

Three Japanese shipbuilders are expected by the end of the week to sign an agreement to integrate their operations, Reuters reported. According to the report, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., (IHI) and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co Ltd. are set to integrate operations in the general commercial vessel market. The combined annual revenue of the their ship businesses in fiscal 1999 totaled 308.5 billion yen, surpassing the 268.9 billion yen earned by leading Japanese shipbuilder, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

Korean Shipyards Rank 1-7th in Order Backlogs

South Korean shipyards ranked No. 1 through No. 7 in terms of order backlogs as of the end of April, the Korea Times recently reported. Hyundai Heavy Industries, retained its spot with an order backlog of 11.44 million compensated gross tons (CGT). Samsung Heavy Industries overtook its rival Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. with an order backlog of 8.34 million CGTs. Daewoo Shipbuilding was the third-largest shipyard with an order backlog of 7.63 million CGTs. Hyundai Heavy Industries' subsidiaries Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries were the fourth and the fifth largest shipyards with order backlogs of 4.24 million CGTs and 2.99 million CGTs, respectively.

Hercules of Korean Shipbuilding

Photo courtesy of Samsung Heavy Industries

Samsung Heavy Industries recently achieved a new milestone, successfully carrying a block that weighed as much as 9,283 tons – quivalent to the combined weight of 133,000 adults of average weight, this is the heaviest block ever built in the global shipbuilding industry. Building gigantic structures of the size of apartment buildings or bigger, and putting them together with top-level precision require advanced technology and facility. Super-size cranes to lift them are also a must.

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.

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