Magdy Sharkawy has been named as acting chief executive of shipyard ASRY as current head Andy Shaw moves into an advisory role.

Keppel FELS and Keppel Shipyard have clinched contracts worth approximately SGD130m ($95.7m) for a newbuild LNG-ready dredger and the modification of a FPSO vessel.

Taiwan’s state-owned shipbuilder CSBC Corp has completed an installation of a scrubber into a 13,000-teu containership owned by Hong Kong’s Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).

Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry (CSHI) and Wartsila have penned a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the production and growth of the exhaust has cleaning market in China.

Wuhan Marine Machinery Plant, a subsidiary of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), has signed contract with PowerChina Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited to construct a 55-metres deep water self-jack up exploration platform.

While Cosco Shipping’s massive investment plan for the port of Piraeus is not yet ancient history it is certainly under threat of becoming part of Greece’s modern history.

Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding is to co-operate with two of the world’s leading classification societies DNV GL and Bureau Veritas (BV) to jointly develop LNG market.

A steel-cutting ceremony was held at Damen Yichang Shipyard, China, for the first in a planned series of short-sea LNG Bunker vessels to be built for Eesti Gaas of Estonia.

Singapore’s Keppel Corporation has clinched a $425m order from Norway’s Awilco Drilling to construct a mid-water semi-submersible harsh environment drilling rig.

Singapore shipyard group Sembcorp Marine (Sembmarine) is set to cease operation its Tanjong Kling Shipyard at year end, formerly Jurong Shipyard, as it consolidates business at its Tuas Boulevard mega-yard.

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