Building a world-class shipyard from scratch

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From The Manila Times:

First Subic-made ship to leave for Greece
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SUBIC BAY Freeport: The first-ever ship made in Subic is set to undergo sea trial on May 27 before it leaves Subic port for Greece next month.

Hanjin and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) officials over the weekend said Hanjin workers have finished outfitting the vessel the five-day sea trial.
More at http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2008/may/11/yehey/prov/20080511pro3.html
 
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From The Manila Times:

Shipyard bags fiscal incentives
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Colorado Shipyard Corporation of Cebu has secured tax incentives and other perks from the Board of Investments for its plan to upgrade its ship-repair facility to a shipbuilding operation.

In its application, the Uy-controlled company said it would spend P1.04 billion for the upgrade of its facility in Consolacion, Cebu.
For the rest, see http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2008/may/14/yehey/business/20080514bus7.html
 
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From PhilStar.com:

First ship made in Subic passes sea trial
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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — M/V Argolikos, the first ship to be built in this freeport, not only passed its recent test for seaworthiness, but also performed “well beyond expectations.”￾

Pyeong Jon Yu, an executive of South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries Corp.-Philippines, said the $60-million container carrier successfully passed the required sea trial prior to its delivery this month.
For the rest, see http://www.philstar.com/index.php?Nation&p=49&type=2&sec=28&aid=20080603124
 
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From BYM:

Brazil. Eisa to develope $218m shipyard close to port of Itaqui
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Brazilian shipyard Eisa has signed a memorandum of understanding with the state government of Maranhão to develop a R$350m ($218.1m) facility close to the port of Itaqui.

Under the agreement, Eisa, which belongs to the Synergy Group, will complete the development within 38 months.

With an area of 60 ha, it will be the second largest yard in Brazil, and will build suezmax vessels up to 185,000 dwt.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=28998
 
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From The Inquirer.net:

Arroyo launches first ship off Subic Hanjin shipyard
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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Philippines -- Three days after she went to Romblon to join prayers for the hundreds dead and missing from the ill-fated MV Princess of the Stars, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo went here to be the “godmother”￾ of the container vessel MV Argolikos, the first ship that the Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Philippines Inc. built in its shipyard on Subic Bay.
More at
http://business.inquirer.net/money/breakingnews/view/20080704-146529/Arroyo-launches-first-ship-off-Subic-Hanjin-shipyard
 
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From Livemint.com:

Proposed shipyard in Bengal to offer jobs, homes to the displaced
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Kolkata: Just 30km from Nandigram, where violent local protests over a proposed industrial hub grabbed national attention recently, the Bengal Shipyard Ltd plans to compensate displaced residents with homes and jobs to gain control over 500 acres of land, and would thus not likely to face resistance, said a district official.
More at http://www.livemint.com/2008/07/07003041/Proposed-shipyard-in-Bengal-to.html
 
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From Dong-A Ilbo:

Consortium to Build a Repairing Shipyard
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Korea`s shipping agencies are set to establish a shipyard that specializes in repairing ships with high added-value after forming a consortium. It is the first time that shipping agencies are joining to build a repairing shipyard.

According to the industry, Korea’s seven middle-sized shipping agencies formed a consortium to create the tentatively named "Busan New Port Repairing Shipyard Corporation,"
Full story at http://english.donga.com/srv/service.php3?biid=2008071258888
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

Record crude to boost India shipbuilding industry
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Indian shipbuilding firms are expanding capacities to exploit the offshore oil exploration segment as record oil prices create huge potential for deep-sea drilling, pushing demand for rigs and service platforms. With most of the oil production in the next five years likely to come from offshore oilfields, exploration firms are scouting for oil-drilling rigs like shallow-water jack ups and deep water semi-submersibles, which are in tight supply.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12720&Itemid=79
 
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From MindaNews:

New shipyard opens in GenSan
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GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 September) — A modern shipyard built at the cost of P100 million and expected to cater to drydocking requirements of tuna fishing fleet operators here was inaugurated this week.
The Signal Marine Shipyard, owned by a consortium of big purse seine operators based in General Santos, can accommodate the largest fishing vessels of tuna producers here.
More at http://www.mindanews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5111&Itemid=54
 
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From Steel Guru:

Philippine ship yard potential curbed by SBQ plate availability
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Mr Elmer C Hernandez trade & industry undersecretary of Philippine said that global shipbuilders are seriously considering of expanding their operations in the country but are faced with problem of availability of supply of steel plates because the country’s lone producer Global Steel Philippines Inc could not meet with their required specifications.
Full story at http://www.steelguru.com/news/index/2008/09/29/NjQ3MjM%3D/Philippine_ship_yard_potential_curbed_by_SBQ_plate_availability.html
 
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From The Tide OnLine:

SMENA makes case for shipyard in Rivers
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The society of Marine Engineers and Naval Architects (SMENA) has advocated the building of a modern shipyard in Rivers State.

SMENA made the call recently at its first two-day national conference in Port Harcourt.
More at http://www.thetidenews.com/article.aspx?qrDate=10/14/2008&qrTitle=SMENA%20makes%20case%20for%20shipyard%20in%20Rivers&qrColumn=NIGER%20DELTA

Comment: Now if only they can find somebody brave enough to make the investment, given the shaky state of the financial markets.