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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Samsung Heavy Industries News

SHI Inks Orders for 5 Ships at Posidonia

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) apparently found no troubles in Greece this year, as the company reports inking a deal for five ships at Posidonia 2010, meaning its contracting amount has reach $3.3 billion in 2010, more than double the annual contracting amount of the previous year. SHI won orders for five 158,000 t SUEZMAX-class oil tankers during Posidonia 2010. Samsung Heavy Industries focused on attracting shippers and winning contracts at Posidonia 2010, the ship fair that was held starting on June 5, 2010, and participated in by over 1,700 businesses.

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Samsung Heavy Mulls $6 Bln Orders This Year

South Korean major shipbuilder  Samsung Heavy Industries Co  is aiming to clinch orders worth more than US$6 billion this year, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported the company's head as saying. Park Dae-young, president and CEO of the shipbuilder, also said that this year will be a crucial point for his company's survival at a time when local shipbuilders are suffering from an industry-wide slump and economic slowdown. Park said that his company raised this year's target for new orders, compared with US$5.3 billion set for last year.

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GasLog Sets Charter Deal with Centrica, Orders New LNG Vessel

Monaco-based LNG shipper GasLog signed a seven-year charter deal with the UK-based energy company Centrica for a newbuild LNG carrier it has ordered at the South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries. A 180,000 cubic meter LNG carrier (HN 2262) with low pressure two stroke (“LP-2S”) propulsion has been ordered from Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, with expected delivery in the third quarter of 2020. The rate of hire for the Charter is broadly in line with mid-cycle rates.

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Hyundai Merchant Marine Selects 3 Yards to Build Eco-Friendly Mega Containerships

Since HMM sent out a Request for Proposal (RFP) to shipbuilding companies on April 10, HMM has considered all the conditions for newbuilding including delivery date and price of new ships suggested by shipbuilders, and finally selected three shipbuilders to sign a Letter of Intent (LOI) for 20 new vessels. First, HMM chose Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for seven and five 23,000 TEU containerships respectively which are expected to deliver in the second quarter of 2020.

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Cochin Shipyard in Pact with Samsung Heavy Industries

India's state-owned Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korean firm Samsung Heavy Industries for technology partnership in constructing liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrying vessels, reports local media. “Cochin Shipyard has signed an agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries to collaborate on building LNG ships,” a shipping ministry official said. The MoU, which was inked after protracted negotiations will enable the city-based public sector yard to respond to a tender for LNG carrier construction soon-to-be-re-issued by GAIL (India).

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Samsung, Daewoo Merger on the Way?

As the Korea government is pushing for restructuring of the faltering shipbuilding industry, speculation grows over a possible merger between the country’s two major shipbuilders — Samsung Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, reports Korea Herald. South Korea's shipbuilding sector has been facing rough weather. The global economic slowdown is severely impacting the country's so-called big three in the industry: Hyundai Heavy Industries, followed by second-ranked Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industries.

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Korea’s Big 3 Yards in Path of Recovery

South Korea’s shipbuilders are expected to recover this year after suffering from a global industrywide slump, reported The Korea Economic Daily. The report said that Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have already achieved more than a half of their annual targets. SHI clinched deals worth US$4.8 billion coming into this year, which accounts for 74 percent of its annual target of $6.5 billion. It won orders for 13 ships worth US$4.8 billion so far this year, including eight tankers, two LNG carriers, one LNG-FSRU, one FLNG, and one FPU.

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Creditors Putting Pressure on Samsung Heavy

The restructuring issue of Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) will spread to the entire Samsung Group as its main creditor Korea Development Bank(KDB)  and the financial authorities are putting pressure on the group, reports Business Korea. SHI has submitted its self-rescue plan to its main creditor, the state-run KDB, the Korea Herald reports citing a company official as saying on Tuesday. The plan, aimed at restoring the company’s liquidity, reportedly includes up to 1,500 job cuts, selling of KRW 200 billion worth (USD 169 million) of real estate assets and disposing of stakes in Doosan Engine.

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S. Korea's Top Three Shipyards Look Bullish

With a slew of contracts to be signed soon  South Korean shipyards are expected to clinch a decent number of new orders during the second half of the year, Yonhap reported quoting  industry sources. Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and its affiliates have secured a series of fresh contracts, with their new orders reaching US$4.2 billion for 72 ships in the first six months of the year. In the January-June period, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) won $4.8 billion worth of orders to build 13 ships, including two offshore plants.

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Mega Ship MOL Tribute Under BSM Management

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has announced that the 20,146 TEU containership, MOL Tribute, came into full management of the Hong Kong Ship Management Center on July 10, 2017. Built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, MOL Tribute is 400 meters in length having a deadweight of 196,877 MT, with her sister ship, MOL Tradition, scheduled to enter Hong Kong management at the end of August. Through these milestones, BSM becomes part of a select group of operators that have the expertise to manage some of the world’s largest containerships.

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Samsung Heavy Back in Black in Q2

Cost reductions paved the way for South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to swung to the black in the second quarter of 2017, though sales income decreased in the period reported Yonhap. SHI reported that it has turned to black in Q2 with 20.6 billion won (US$18.50 million) operating profit from the same period last year. Its revenue fell 15.5 percent on-year to 2.30 trillion won while net profit turned to black at 22.7 billion won. Net profit reached 23 billion won (US$21 million) in the April-June period…

From L to R: Mr. D Y Park, President & Chief Executive Officer of Samsung Heavy Industries; Mrs. Akiyo Moue, Sponsor; Mr. Nozomi Moue, Managing Executive Officer of Shinsei Bank and Guest of Honor; Mr. Andy Tung, Chief Executive Officer of OOCL. Photo: OOCL

OOCL Germany Delivered

OOCL celebrated the christening of Hull H2173, a 21,413 TEU newbuilding constructed at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard on Geoje Island. Named as OOCL Germany, this mega containership is the second of the six 21 thousand TEU class vessels on order at the shipyard and they are an important part to enhancing the competitiveness and efficiency of our modern fleet. As with many of our newbuildings, extra efforts have been made to ensure that they are operationally efficient and meeting the highest environmental standards.

Korean Shipyards Bag $1.5bln Newbuild Order from MSC

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) - two major shipyards in South Korea -  are poised to sign a deal worth $1.5 billion to build container ships for Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), according to the Financial Times. The report said that this deal is the latest signal that the South Korea’s troubled shipbuilding industry is showing signs of recovery, after large losses posted by both companies in recent years because of a lack of orders. MSC is working on an order for up to 11 container vessels, the report said.

Ronald Spithout, Inmarsat Maritime President (Photo: Inmarsat)

Smart Ships: Inmarsat, Samsung Heavy Industries Partner

Satellite communications services provider Inmarsat said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), establishing a relationship to leverage the ‘smart ship’ connectivity offered by Fleet Xpress at the vessel construction stage. The agreement envisages the South Korean yard installing Inmarsat-approved terminal hardware and offering applications to cover remote machinery diagnostics and CCTV services, to leverage the satellite communications platform’s capabilities from the moment the ship is delivered.

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GTT Bags Samsung Heavy Order for FSRU

GTT, leading engineering company in containment systems for the shipping and storage in cryogenic conditions of LNG (liquefied natural gas) announces a new order from South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) regarding a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU). GTT will design the LNG integrated tanks. Its delivery is scheduled in late 2020. This contract is the sixth FSRU order obtained by GTT this year. GTT has already managed the new build of over 40 LNGC and FSRU.

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Samsung Heavy's Profit Down 82%

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) said that net profit for the third quarter of 2017 was down 81.8% year on year to KRW23.4 billion (USD20.44 million), mainly due to deliveries of low-priced vessels and a decrease in orders. According to Yonhap, the operating income  in the July-September period  reached 23.6 billion won, sharply down from an operating income of 84.1 billion won a year earlier. The shipyard's sales dropped 37 percent on-year to 1.75 trillion won over the cited period.

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Ocean Yield Invests in 3 NAT Suezmaxes Newbuilds

Ocean Yield ASA has agreed to acquire three suezmax crude tankers with 10-year bareboat charters to Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT). The net purchase price is USD 43.2 million per vessel after seller's credit. The net purchase price constitutes 77.5% of the gross purchase price, which is equal to the yard contract price. The vessels are scheduled for delivery by the yard, Samsung Heavy Industries, South Korea, in June, August and October 2018. NAT will have options to acquire the vessels after year 5 and 7 in addition to an obligation to repurchase the vessels at the end of year 10.

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Samsung Heavy Bags USD 197 Mln LNG Carrier Order

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.

Maersk Viking. Photo: Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling Axes Dozens of Staff

Maersk Drilling USA is laying off 84 employees who work aboard the Maersk Viking (UDW drillship), located in the Gulf of Mexico, and report directly to the company’s office in Houston, Houston Chronicle reported quoting data sent to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The employees, who received notification of the layoffs on Jan. 12, report to the company's office at 2500 CityWest Boulevard. They will continue to work for the next two months until their employment is terminated, according to the WARN notice.

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Samsung Heavy Industries Bags USD 91.47mln Newbuild Order

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) swept 1 trillion KRW (USD 91.47mln) worth orders, including an order from an Asian owner to build eight 12,000TEU containerships for around 820 billion KRW. The neo-panamax vessels are 334m in length and 48.4m in breadth, to be delievered by May 2021. SHI believes the growth in seaborne trade and environmental regulations would lead to more commercial vessel newbuilding orders. SHI's order total for 2018 reached 1 trillion KRW as of now, including another recent order for a LNGC at around 210 billion KRW, well on the way to the yearly order target.

Johan Sverdrup RP leaving SHI Geoje shipyard. Photo: Samsung Heavy Industries

Samsung Heavy Industries Delivers Johan Sverdrup Offshore Platform

South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)'s Geoje shipyard has completed a riser platform topside for Statoil's giant Johan Sverdrup development offshore Norway. "SHI successfuly completed the North Sea bound offshore platform within the scheduled delivery date in the original contract," said a statement from the company. SHI revealed that one of the two offshore platform topside modules, worth KRW 1.18 trillion together, left its Geoje shipyard. SHI-built Johan Sverdrup topsides are for a 26,000-ton process platform and a 23,000-ton riser platform.

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Samsung Heavy Industries Wins a LNGC Duo for USD 370 mln

Samsung Heavy Industries(SHI) revealed on April 4th that a contract for two 174,000㎥ LNG carriers on BOD approval term. The price is 184 million USD per vessel(around KRW 195 billion). The latest LNGCs would be delivered in July and October 2020. The contract comes with option for two. The LNG carriers would be equipped with Mark-Ⅲ Flex type containment system with re-liquefaction to lower BOG. The vessels are loaded with fuel saving technologies customized for the owner's operational needs.

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SHI Bags a 180K LNGC Investment with an Option

Samsung Heavy Industries(SHI) revealed on March 5, 2018 that one 180K ㎥ LNG carrier newbuilding has been approved by the board of an overseas owner. The contract, is subject to agreement on the shipbuilding contract terms, which are scheduled to be agreed by March 9, 2018. SHI have granted an option for a further shipbuilding contract which remains subject to overseas owner board approval. SHI's 2018 orders so far include 8 containerships, 1 LNG carrier, and 2 tankers totaling 11 vessels worth 1.03 billion USD. The new LNGC contract would extend the order total to 12.

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Nakilat Transfers LNG Umm Slal to in-house Management

Nakilat has assumed full ship management and operations of Q-Max LNG carrier Umm Slal from STASCo (Shell Trading and Shipping Company Ltd.) effective November 23, 2016, as part of the planned transition announced last month. With a cargo carrying capacity of 265,978 cu. m., Umm Slal is wholly-owned by Nakilat and chartered by Qatargas. The vessel built in South Korea by Samsung Heavy Industries was delivered in November 2008 and has been in service ever since. Umm Slal is the third Q-Max vessel that will come under the management of Nakilat Shipping Qatar Ltd.

GTT Grants License to India's CSL

GTT grants a License Agreement to Cochin Shipyard Ltd. GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) announced it has granted a License Agreement to Cochin Shipyard Ltd. (CSL) for the construction of LNG carriers using GTT's membrane containment systems. CSL, the first Indian shipyard to be licensed by GTT, received this license after completing the GTT qualification process including membrane tank mock-up installation. Commodore K Subramaniam, Chairman and Managing Director of CSL, declared…

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Capital Products Acquires M/T Anikitos

Capital Product Partners L.P. has announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the M/T Anikitos, an eco-type MR product tanker (50,082 dwt IMO II/III Chemical Product Tanker built 2016, Samsung Heavy Industries (Ningbo) Co., Ltd.) for a total consideration of $31.5 million from Capital Maritime & Trading Corp.The Partnership funded the acquisition of the M/T Anikitos with the net proceeds received from the sale of the M/T Aristotelis, available cash and the assumption of a term loan under a credit facility with ING Bank NV of approximately $15.6 million.