Shipyard news

If Japan as a country wishes to compete in a particular area, the government does what it can to facilitate the best possible course for its industry partners. When a US company wishes to compete, the government will provide a method to regulate it out of the country.

Samsung Heavy Industries Delivers icebreaker oil tanker to Russia:

The world’s first icebreaker oil tanker “VASILY DINKOV” built by Samsung Heavy Industries
Samsung Heavy Industries announced on April 14 that it delivered one of the two Aframax icebreakers ordered by Sovcomflot, a Russian state-run shipping company, at the end of March. The other one is expected to be delivered soon.
The shipbuilder said it received the payment for the vessel without any problem. The ship was ordered for US$160 million in November 2019. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, major countries imposed economic sanctions on Russia. Russian financial companies were excluded from the SWIFT international payment system, so concerns were raised that Samsung Heavy Industries would face difficulty in receiving the payment for the ship. The shipbuilder said that the payment was made according to the contract. But it has kept under wraps specific issues such as the currency or payment method. The order backlog of the three major Korean shipbuilders landed from Russian clients is currently around US$8.05 billion (about 9.8 trillion won). Samsung Heavy Industries’ order intake of US$5 billion is the largest among the three.
Source: businesskorea

European yard to building ship for Asian owners:

Not something that happen every day.

An impressive sight to see the JSD 6000 heavy lift pipelay vessel in the water. This is the 3rd customised version of the ULSTEIN SOC5000 heavy lift vessel design and developed by Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V… Other customised versions are SEVEN BOREALIS (Subsea 7) and AEGIR (Heerema Marine Contractors). JSD6000 is under construction at ZPMC Shipyard.

The first of the Vard 9-60 designed autonomous survey vessels are afloat and will be delivered soon:

It is a sad story. How can a proud shipbuilding tradition come to this??:

Subic shipyard rehab snags tax perks:

World’s largest Chinese-built container ship undocked in Shanghai:

The world’s largest Chinese-built container ship was undocked last Thursday at Changxing Shipbuilding Base in Shanghai. The container ship is enormous at 399.99 meters long and boasts a 24,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) capacity.

PS> Why the 399.99 m. LOA? What happen at or over 400 m. LOA??