Shipbuilder and repairer Besiktas Shipyard of Turkey announced the sale of a pilot boat, already under construction at the yard to Sea Eagles Shipping of Hamriyah Port at Seatrade Middle East Maritime today.

Finland’s Deltamarin has bagged a contract to carry out basic engineering work for a FPSO at Jurong Shipyard in Singapore.

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) hopes to finalise a deal on a $400m joint venture yard with Mexican oil Pemex by the first quarter of 2015.

Triyards Holdings ended its financial year 2014 with lower earnings and expects the next 12 months to be more competitive and challenging due to the rise of new players in Asia, especially from China.

Cosco Zhoushan Shipyard has landed a deal to modify the bulbous bows of nine containerships, bringing its modification orderbook to 18 containerships.

Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiaries have secured two offshore energy related contracts valued at a combined SGD222m ($174.3m).

Sevan Drilling and Cosco (Qidong) Offshore have reached an agreement to defer the delivery date of a newbuilding drilling rig for 12 months.

Triyards is planning to acquire Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine for A$23.3m ($20.3m).

Sarawak-based OSV player TAS Offshore has MYR500m ($153.4m) of built-to-stock vessels, mostly OSVs being built and an orderbook of MYR330m, remaining confident that new demand for OSVs with higher technical specifications for deep sea operation will contribute positively to its earnings in fiscal 2015, local reports said.

Sembcorp Marine’s wholly-owned Jurong Shipyard has clinched a $696m contract to convert a shuttle tanker into a FPSO vessel for OOGTK Libra GmbH & Co KG, a joint venture between Brazil’s Odebrecht Oil & Gas and Teekay Offshore.

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