Building a world-class shipyard from scratch


From The Hellenic Shipping News:

Oman Drydock set to be integrated ship repair and fabrication services hub
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Oman Drydock Company ship repair yard under construction at the Port of Duqm on the Wusta coast will provide more than just vessel maintenance and repair services. The world class facility, scheduled to come into operation next March will also be fully equipped to deliver a broad array of specialist heavy engineering services covering, among other things, the fabrication of offshore structures and the conversion of mammoth ships into floating storage vessels.
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Shipping Corp to finalise consultants for shipyard soon

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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

ShipConstructor: celebrating a world-class success in Brazil
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The past weeks and months have brought many reasons for celebration to the ShipConstructor global team. One success we wish to celebrate currently is the culmination of a two and a half year effort in Brazil, a success story the shipbuilding world has been paying close attention to Estaleiro Atlantico Sul, the largest shipyard in the southern hemisphere, leads the emergence of Brazilian shipbuilding, rising from the sands of an undeveloped beach area and completing the first in a series of 10 Suez-Max ships.
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

Dutch firm to invest in shipbuilding
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A Netherlands-based ship recycling company has shown interest in setting up environment-friendly shipyards in Bangladesh. Greendock BV Netherlands has already conducted a feasibility study on the potential industry, an industry ministry press release said on Tuesday.
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Comment: And if my read on this is correct, this new yard will build 'em and also break 'em. Since this would provide work in good times and bad, it may be a winning idea.
 
From The Hellenic Shipping News:

Zone for shipbuilders soon
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Bangladesh will establish a special shipbuilding zone to promote the export-oriented shipbuilding sector with the aim of earning $5 billion a year from exports by 2015, said officials. The Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), which is leading the plan, is now in talks with top shipbuilding entrepreneurs in the country, they said.
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

Japan's Ihi To Export Shipbuilding Tech To Emerging Markets
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IHI Corp. has developed a system that automates the key process of bending steel sheets for ships and plans to market it to emerging economies. Developed by shipbuilding subsidiary IHI Marine United Inc., the system handles the entire process, from transporting steel sheets to processing, just by entering data.
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

STX OSV to Double Brazil Shipyard Capacity on Petrobras Oil-Drilling Plans
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STX OSV Holdings Ltd., the biggest maker of oil-rig support vessels, plans to double capacity in Brazil as Petroleo Brasileiro SA works through the world’s largest oil-exploration investment plan. The offshore-vessel maker will begin production at a second yard in Pernambuco, northeast Brazil in 2012 and begin deliveries the following year, Chief Executive Officer Roy Reite said in a Nov. 12 interview.
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