Shipbuilding News


Ezra merges EMAS into EOC

Jul 11, 2014

Ezra Holdings has revealed plans to consolidate its offshore support services division, EMAS Marine, into its associated company, Olso Børs-listed EOC Limited. Once complete, the enlarged EOC Group would be one of the largest offshore support operators in Asia Pacific by asset value…

Vroon orders 2 more PSVs

Jul 11, 2014

COSCO (Guang Dong) Shipyard Co. is going to build a further two platform supply vessels of the ULSTEIN PX121 design for Vroon Offshore Services, the Netherlands. Ulstein has entered into an agreement with COSCO on delivering ship design…

Damen secures 4xPSV orders

Jul 09, 2014

Atlantic Towing (USA) has selected newly-designed, ice-strengthened PSV 5000 vessels from Damen Shipyards Group to meet its 10-year offshore support contract with ExxonMobil Canada Properties and Hibernia Management and Development Company (HMDC)…

Nam Cheong secures AWB contract

Jun 23, 2014

Nam Cheong Ltd a global offshore marine company and Malaysia’s largest Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) builder announced today that it has sold two accommodation work barges (AWB) worth approximately US$84 million. The barges were sold to Perdana Petroleum Berhad…

Joint venture agreement to boost Russian shipbuilding

Jun 18, 2014

Russian based Rosneft announced a joint venture agreement regarding implementation of vessel, drilling rig, and marine equipment construction and design projects that was signed at the 21st World Petroleum Congress on 16 June. The joint venture was entered by Rosneft…

Crimean firm takes NorYards stake

May 29, 2014

Norwegian offshore services and shipbuilding firm Bergen Group and Calexco have finalized a deal which sees Bergen Group sell its majority interest in NorYards to Calexco.   NorYards is now 70% owned by Calexco, and 30 % by Bergen Group…

Kleven wins IMR order

May 26, 2014

Norwegian shipyard Kleven has signed a contract with Olympic Shipping for the building of an IMR vessel of MT 6021 MKII design. The contract value is around NOK450 million, and the vessel will be delivered from Kleven Verft in June 2015.  The…

Island Offshore orders Vard OSV

May 23, 2014

Norway's Vard Holdings Ltd. has secured a new contract with Island Offshore to build an offshore support vessel based on a Rolls-Royce design. The contract value is more than NOK1 billion (US$167.7 million). Delivery is scheduled from Vard Brevik in Norway in 2Q 2016…

ABB inks $20m offshore vessel contracts

May 20, 2014

Power and automoation group ABB has won contracts worth more than US$20 million to supply electrical power and propulsion systems for two next-generation offshore vessels.  The first vessel, of ULSTEIN SX165 design (pictured), is being…

Sakhalin Energy orders new vessel

Apr 22, 2014

Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (Sakhalin Energy) and Sovcomflot Shelf (SCF Shelf) on behalf of Sovcomflot Group have signed a contract for construction and long-term operation of a multifunctional icebreaking supply vessel for the Sakhalin-2 offshore platforms…

COSCO wins multi-vessel orders

Apr 22, 2014

COSCO subsidiary companies have picked up contracts to build four emergency response rescue field support vessels (ERRVs) and two platform supply vessels (PSVs).  COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co. won the four- ERRV contract, from an Asian company…

Swire launches latest AHTS

Apr 21, 2014

Shipowner and operator, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (SPO) has launched its new D-Class vessel, Pacific Dragon (pictured).  The launch and naming ceremony was held at ST Marine shipyard and marked the completion of the eight-vessel D-Class series of 240T bollard pull…

Chouest signs Brazil port deal

Apr 21, 2014

Brazilian port infrastructure firm Prumo has signed a rental agreement with US vessel builder and operator Edison Chouest. Under the agreement, Edison Chouest will build an offshore logistics support base and ship repair yard for its vessels at Açu Port…

Noble bullish, despite slowdown

Apr 18, 2014

A slowdown in 2014 drilling will be short-lived, according to Noble Corporation, which posted growing margins thanks to its expanding fleet, with another four units due for delivery by the end of 2014.  Noble’s chairman, president and CEO…

Maersk Valiant sails for GOM

Apr 16, 2014

Maersk Drilling’s second drillship, Maersk Valiant, has started its voyage to the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) today after being delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries' (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea. Maersk Valiant (pictured) will…

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