Golden Ocean Group Limited (“Golden Ocean” or the “Company”) is pleased to advise that the Company has entered into an agreement to sell the panamax vessel “Golden Shadow” with delivery in December 2010. The Company has also fixed out three of its ice class Panamax newbuildings on long term time charter contracts to industrial counterparties. Golden Ocean has in addition fixed out the Panamax vessel “Golden Heiwa” for two years.
The ABS-classed fleet has broken through the 170m gross tons threshold. The latest statistics show the fleet as standing at 11,055 vessels aggregating 170.29m gt representing an increase of more than 9m gt to date in 2010.
PrimeServ Las Palmas held its official opening at the beginning of October 2010 in front of a large audience from the Canary Islands, the Spanish mainland, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s power-plant and marine sectors, and which included colleagues from around Europe.
Scana Industrier ASA has through its subsidiary Scana Volda AS entered into a contract with STX Norway Offshore for delivery of remote controlled propulsion system for an anchor handling vessel (STX AH11) which will be built in Brazil. Delivery is scheduled for January 2013.
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COSCO Shipping has signed up for a total of eight heavy lift newbuilds in the past week.
GDF SUEZ is to further consolidate its position in Chile through the construction of an on-shore LNG storage tank in the North of Chile. The tank is part of the GNL Mejillones terminal, which GDF SUEZ jointly owns with Codelco, the world’s main copper producer.
(MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the adoption of the low-friction ship bottom paint named “LF-Sea” developed by Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Kobe City, Hyogo; President: Nobuhiro Sasaki) on a new building PCTC(Pure Car and Truck Carrier.
Jurong Shipyard, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, has achieved a key milestone with the construction success of SeaDragon I, the largest ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig to be completed in Singapore.
Wärtsilä’s Sustainability Report has won first prize in the Corporate Responsibility Reporting 2010 competition in which corporations’ responsibility reporting in 2009 was assessed.