Keppel to Build US$180 Million KFELS B Class Jackup

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has secured an order for a KFELS B Class jackup rig worth about US$180 million from Jasper Investments Limited (Jasper), with an option for another similar unit. The rig is slated for delivery in 2H 2012. If exercised, the option for the additional rig will bring the total contract value…

Ports of Stockholm Expandes

The Swedish Environmental Court has today been informed that a cargo port have been approved to be built onNorvikudden in Nynäshamn. It means that Ports of Stockholm is allowed to proceed with it´s plans of building the port that will be designed to meet the rapidly growing Stockholm region’s future supply chain.

Ulstein X-BOW® Five Years – Overwhelming Response From Users

Ulstein Group has sold nearly 70 offshore ship designs since the company started to develop Ulstein designs in 1999. Over 40 of these designs are for X-BOW® vessels, a new hull design that was launched five years ago. 15 X-BOW® vessels are already at work, and the feedback from crew is overwhelming.

STX Finland OY Signs Agreement with Viking Line

STX Finland Oy and Viking Line ABP have signed an agreement for the construction of an environmentally friendly, new generation cruise ferry for Viking Line. The agreement includes an option for a sister ship. The contract price is about 240 million euros. The ship will be built at Turku shipyard and will be delivered to Viking Line at the beginning of 2013.

New Shipbuilding Whitepaper Shows How Industry Can Beat the Recession

AVEVA (LSE:AVV) one of the world’s leading providers of engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, today announced the release of AVEVA Integrated Shipbuilding, the latest in its series of industry whitepapers. This whitepaper explores how shipyards can optimise the design, procurement and production process through improved information management, shortening schedules, increasing productivity and driving down costs.

Daihastu Ships First Tier II Compliant Engine

DAIHATSU DIESEL MFG. CO., LTD has been working on developments of engines complying with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tier-II standards, which will be applicable to the ships built in January 2011 and thereafter. We shipped the first lot of 6DK-20e, which is our first commercialized product (720rpm × 670kW), on June 23, before January 2011.

Alfa Laval Acquires Aalborg Industries

Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has signed an agreement to acquire Aalborg Industries Holding A/S for a total cash consideration of SEK 5.0 billion, on an enterprise value basis, from Altor 2003 Fund, LD Equity and the Company’s management.

105 Injured When RCCL Ship Rolled

Royal Caribbean now says 105 passengers were injured when its Brilliance of the Seas rolled in rough seas near Alexandria, Egypt earlier this week. That’s substantially more than the 30 injuries previously reported by the cruise line.