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DSME Labor Union Considering Parting Ways with Korea Metal Workers’ Union

The labor union of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) is considering withdrawing from the Korean Metal Workers’ Federation (KMWF) amid intensifying labor-labor conflicts due to a prolonged strike by unionized workers at subcontractors in Geoje, Tongyeong, and Goseong. The DSME branch of the KMWF said on July 13 that it has received a request from its members to convene a general meeting to discuss a withdrawal from the KMWF and switching to a corporate labor union. The request was backed by about 1,970 members, who accounted for 41 percent ...

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South Korea recaptures No. 1 shipbuilding title in H1

South Korea has captured the No. 1 spot in global shipbuilding orders for the first time in four years on the back of rising demand for high-priced vessels, such as liquefied natural gas carriers and container ships, data showed. The country’s shipbuilders secured a total of 9.79 million compensated gross tons (CGTs) during the January-June period, accounting for 45.5 percent of the orders placed worldwide, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said, citing data from Clarkson Research Services Ltd. By value, the country won orders worth a total of ...

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GTT receives an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries for the tank design of two new LNG Carriers

GTT announces that it has received, in the second quarter of 2022, an order from its partner the Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries for the tank design of two new LNGCs[1], on behalf of a European shipowner. As part of this order, GTT will design the tanks of the vessels, which will offer a cargo capacity of 174,000 m3 each and will be fitted with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system, a technology developed by GTT. Deliveries of the vessels are scheduled for the second quarter of 2025. Source: ...

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Strategic Marine delivers 42m Fast Crew Boat for Centus Marine

Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd (“SMS”) has successfully delivered a 42m Fast Crew Boat (FCB) to repeat client Centus Marine Sdn Bhd. The FCB is a bespoke design and is the fourth vessel delivered to the offshore marine service provider in the last two years. The 42m FCB has been designed to meet the specific requirements of oil majors, its station-keeping and maneuvering capability have been enhanced with a tunnel thruster installed at the bow. Powered by three Cummins KTA50 engines, the FCB completed its sea trials last month achieving ...

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DESMI OptiSave™ installations have reached accumulated savings of 1-million-tonnes CO2

DESMI´s Energy Saving Solution, named OptiSave™, offers simple power management for energy efficiency compliance. When installing a pump, normal procedure is to have it run at full speed; however, with the OptiSave™ system installed, the pump will save fuel via intelligent power management for cooling pumps and fans. According to DESMI’s Key Account Manager of Marine and Offshore John Nielsen: “You should install it regardless of the rules and regulations. At the end of the day, you want to save fuel. And in doing so you ensure a smaller environmental ...

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S. Korea: Shipbuilders Look Toward a Future of Greener Vessels and Robot Ships

Korean shipbuilders are upping their investment into green maritime technology and digitalization in a bid to gain an upper hand in competition with rivals in China and Japan. With harsher environmental regulations set to be in place from 2023, the major shipbuilders — Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industries — are betting that demand for ammonia-powered vessels will soar. Although it is still in its development stage, ammonia is receiving attention as a green fuel to replace fuel oil in the future because it ...

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GTT receives an order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of three new LNG Carriers

GTT announces that it has received, in the second quarter of 2022, an order from its partner the Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of three new LNGCs1, on behalf of an Asian shipowner. As part of this order, GTT will design the tanks of the vessels, which will offer a cargo capacity of 174,000 m3 each and will be fitted with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system, a technology developed by GTT. Deliveries of the vessel are scheduled for the third quarter of 2025 and ...

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DSME employees fight back against strike by subcontracted workers

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s (DMSE) unionized regular employees began to stand with management against a month-long strike by unionized workers belonging to the shipbuilder’s subcontractors, according to industry officials, Sunday. Following a rally held last Friday at the company’s shipyard on Geoje Island in South Gyeongsang Province to urge the subcontracted workers to stop occupying its dock, DSME’s regular employees in Seoul plan to distribute statements in front of the Korean National Police Agency on Monday and Tuesday to ask for measures to solve the problem. The regular employees ...

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Shipping minister attends ‘christening’ of Cypriot-flagged vessel in Japan

Deputy minister for shipping, Vassilis Demetriades attended the christening ceremony of Safe Bulkers’ new cargo ship M/V Climate Respect on Saturday during his visit to Japan together with officials from his ministry. Demetriades said in a post on Twitter that the ship was built “in Japanese #OshibaShipyard in compliance with the highest environmental standards”, adding that he was “proud for this new entry to the Cyprus flag registry”. The minister is in Japan since Monday where he is holding a series of meetings with government officials, representatives of shipowners’ associations ...

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GTT entrusted by the shipyard HJ Shipbuilding & Construction to design the fuel tanks for two new LNG-fueled container vessels

GTT has been chosen, at the end of June, by its partner the Korean shipyard HJ Shipbuilding & Construction (formerly Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction, LTD) to design the cryogenic fuel tanks of two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled container vessels, on behalf on a European ship-owner. These vessels, each capable of carrying 7,700 containers, will be equipped with a LNG fuel tank with a capacity of 6,100m3. Each LNG fuel tank will be fitted with the Mark III membrane containment technology. Deliveries of the vessels are scheduled for ...

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KSOE adds $2.21 bn orders for 10 LNG carriers, achieves 99.4% of annual target

South Korea’s Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co. (KSOE) has added 2.87 trillion won ($2.21 billion) worth orders for 10 LNG carriers from unidentified shippers in Europe and Oceania regions, close to achieve its annual target of $17.44 billion in just the first seven months. The orders are for LNG vessels capable of carrying 174,000 cubic meters of gas, the shipyard said in its disclosures on Thursday. Eight for a European shipper will be constructed at the dockyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, and two for an Oceanian shipper ...

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Completion of MGO-mono-fueled / stratified water injection engine: 6UEC35LSJ diesel engine has been demonstrated its bio-fuel running

Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) has announced that the first set of 6UEC35LSJ diesel engine for MGO-mono-fueled/stratified water injection has been completed. This engine will be delivered to Onomichi Dockyard Co., Ltd. as the main engine of a 17,500dwt costal vessel for MOL Drybulk Ltd. The engine has an advantage of its fuel oil consumption over the conventional same class engine with approximately 5% less by applying the unique stratified water injection system, and can realize to comply with EEDI phase 3 requirements. Using MGO as the mono-fuel, fuel oil supply ...

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Korean Shipbuilders’ Order Intake Totals US$26.5bn in H1 of 2022

Korean shipbuilders’ order intake in the first half of 2022 reached 9.79 million CGT valued worth US$26.5 billion, accounting for 45.5 percent of the global total of 21.53 million CGT. Korea regained the world’s No. 1 position in four years since 2018. The figure represents the highest order intake since the first half of 2011 (10.36 million CGT), excluding last year when ship orders surged due to delayed demand for ships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Korean shipbuilders put up an impressive performance in the high value-added ship sector by ...

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S. Korea returns to top in ship orders by sweeping nearly half of global orders H1

South Korean shipyards grabbed 45.5 percent of global orders during the first half, returning to the top in the order book for the first time in four years. According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Wednesday, Korean shipbuilders won 9.7 million CGT of 21.53 million total CGT global orders, the largest in terms of vessel orders during the first half of the year. Korean names commanded 60 percent of orders in gas tankers and carriers. They also dominated the first four ranks in backlog. China fell to ...

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Damen set to deliver CSD500 for mining operation

Damen is set to deliver a customised Cutter Suction Dredger, type CSD500, next month. The stock vessel is customised at present to meet the specific requirements of the operation. A swift delivery is possible because Damen has most options available in stock. The dredger will be transported to the site, a mining plant in Eastern Africa, just weeks after receiving the order. “As Damen we have been present in this region for over three decades,” Mr Hugo Doorenbos, Area Sales Manager, explains. “We know the specifics of our customers’ operations ...

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