Offshore
Dof cancels two more
DOF Subsea has cancelled two more newbuildings in India. It says hulls 123 and 124 at Tebma Shipyard were cancelled Wednesday. In a statement, Dof says installments paid on the VS 470 MKIIs are secured with bank guarantees. This is the secon...
2009-08-20 07:58:57
Transpetro bid for 8 LPG carriers
Transpetro is inviting 19 shipbuilders, including nine foreign companies, to bid on a contract for eight LPG carrier newbuildings. The vessels include four 7,300-cbm gas ships originally slated to be built at southern Brazil's Itajai shipyard. ...
2009-08-20 07:41:42
Eidesvik pair pushed back
Norway’s Eidesvik Offshore has delayed the delivery of two newbuildings by a total of 18 months. The Oslo-listed owner says the two seismic vessels on order at Ulstein Verft were pushed back at the request of charterer CGGVeritas. The first o...
2009-08-19 07:19:27
PetroChina-ExxonMobil ink LNG pact
ExxonMobil will ship 60% of its liquefied natural gas from the proposed Gorgon project to China, after signing an agreement with state-run PetroChina. PetroChina will buy 2.3m tons per annum of LNG from the A$50bn ($40bn) Gorgon plant in Western ...
2009-08-19 07:06:52
Jaya to delay and cancel orders
Cash-strapped Singapore offshore vessel builder and operator Jaya Holdings says it is in the process of delaying and cancelling newbuilding orders. Jaya, which builds offshore vessels on a speculative basis, selling on them close to delivery to maxim...
2009-08-18 07:11:48
Malaysian wins OSV and tug orders
Malaysian shipbuilder Coastal Contracts Bhd has secured orders for two offshore support vessels and a tug in a deal worth $19.7m. “The predominantly weak and volatile global market conditions are not deterring Coastal Group from securing new con...
2009-08-14 16:10:00
CCCC signs two offshore platforms
The Fourth Harbor Engineering Company of CCCC (China Communications Construction Company) has signed a contract with a domestic shipowner for the construction of two 12,000-bp offshore platforms for some 200m yuan ($29m) on August 5th. Guangzhou Hang...
2009-08-14 09:07:19
Petronet LNG to buy LNG carriers
Petronet LNG, an Indian LNG importer/seller, announced on August 10th that it has signed a contract with international oil major ExxonMobil to purchase LNG. The deal calls for Petronet to buy 1.5 million tons of LNG per year over 20 years that is...
2009-08-14 07:39:27
Aker Solutions’ orderbook swells
Norwegian offshore engineering and construction company Aker Solutions bucked the trend of falling oilfield demand by increasing its orderbook almost 20% to NKr62bn ($10.3bn). The Oslo-listed engineering group gained NKr20bn of contracts in the secon...
2009-08-14 07:32:33
Samsung builds 10 LNG-FPSOs for Shell
On July 29th, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) announced that Royal Dutch Shell PLC had selected SHI, along with its French consortium partner Technip, as prime contractors for the construction and long-term supply of LNG-FPSOs. A basic contract was si...
2009-08-13 14:30:52
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