Top Stories of the Week (Dec 23 – Dec 28, 2013)
Nordic Yards has begun the construction of a steel deckhouse for Russian icebreaker LK-25, the future “Viktor Tschernomyrdin”.
Cosco Guangdong Shipyard in China held, on Dec 22nd, a launching ceremony for Vroon’s next livestock carrier, the Girolando Express.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government has awarded Damen Shipyards a contract for a second state-of-the-art, 80 m Ice Class ferry, just a few weeks after placing an order for its first vessel, which will serve the Fogo Island-Change Islands.
Epic Gas Ltd. announced today that, following the company’s recent order of two 11,000cbm vessels from Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation in Japan, it has added two more similar-sized newbuilds to its expanding fleet.
Rainbow Heavy Industries (RHI) has won a contract to build two, plus an option for two more, platform supply vessels (PSVs) of the Ulstein PX121 design for the Norwegian shipowner Golden Engergy Offshore (GEO).