Shipyard news

Korean yards set to dominate shipbuilding after merger:
http://www.shippingherald.com/koreas-mega-merger-of-shipyards-set-to-dominate-global-shipbuilding/

New factory long liners being built in Russia for domestic owners:
http://en.portnews.ru/news/271533/

These are designed by Marin Teknikk:

UPDATE:
Sembcorp Marine to shut Tg.Kling Yard 4 years ahead of schedule:


That is their main repair yard for very large vessels, but also involved in outfitting of FPSOs and Semisubs etc.

PS> Not the yard shown on the picture, which is Sembawang yard (Former British Naval Yard)

Keppel O&M has found a way to deliver the newbuilt J/U Cantarell IV to Grupo R, Mexico:


She will be loaded on the HLV Transshelf one of the nearest days for transport to Mexico.

PS> My last assignment before leaving Singapore was to plan and prepare for the loading of Cantarell 1 & 2 on a COSCO HLV. (Not completed due to their financial problems)

UPDATE:
Steel cutting ceremony for a new cable layer for Nexan at the Crist hull building yard in Poland:
https://www.nexans.com/newsroom/news/details/2019/02/Major-milestone-passed-for-Nexans’-cable-laying-vessel-Aurora.html
The outfitting will be at Ulstein yard in Norway.
Note: Design is by Skipsteknisk, not Ulstein Solutions.(No X-Bow)

UPDATE:
The first of three Expedition Cruise ship for Hapag-Lloyd is scheduled to be delivered from Vard Langstein this April.
One novelty these ships will have is a Study Wall:

UPDATE:
Royal Arctic Lines, has returned to Havyard for design of two more vessels for their Greenland coastal trade:
http://www.maritimedenmark.dk/Print.asp?Id=19918

UPDATE:
Ulstein design is now leading the pack for Expedition Cruise ships:
https://www.marinelink.com/news/ulstein-bags-order-vessels-463508

You may as well get used to the X-Bow feature, there will be many more of it to be seen on all types of vessels.

UPDATE:
A new top modern Pelagic Seiner/Trawler has been delivered from Westcon to a Scottish Owner:


Note especially the bridge equipment, with large (55") LED touch screens to display anything and everything in, on, below or around the vessel.

The chairs are also a far cry from the the high wooden “Pilot chair” that was lashed in a corner so nobody should be tempted to sit down during their watch.

Another view from the bridge:

Trawl winch control position:

Big screens:

PS> Don’t know if touch screen is any real use in this case.

PPS> Hope they remember to look out the window once in a while.

UPDATE:
The first of a new type of LNG/LEG Carriers have been named in China:


It is fitted with a new and innovative containment system called LNT A-BOX.
If you, like me, wondered what that means, here is the explanation:
http://www.lngnewtech.com/

Maersk order 10 new feeders in China:


Note that they will be classed by CCS nor LR that is normal for Maersk.

A new ATB has been delivered:


The barge is 403’ (122 m.) Loa built as a tanker for asphalt with a capacity of 80000 bbls. The tug has 4400 Bhp and crew quarters for 10 pers.

Crew quarters for 10 men, but how many crew will Vane actually put on her? 5 or 6 men?

A different kind of shipyard news; traditional boat building in Thailand:

And then 6 of the Ulstein designed Expedition Cruise boats for SunStone has been confirmed:
http://en.portnews.ru/news/276239/
4 to go.

Can British shipbuilding be revived??:
https://www.mpropulsion.com/news/view,merseyside-yard-plots-british-shipbuilding-revival_57656.htm