As Greece prepares to assume the rotating six-month European Union presidency on 1 January 2014, an unlikely issue is becoming a focus point for the country and Europe as a whole. Developments in the energy sector are always watched with interest but if sea transportation is not involved, the energy sector is one few would associate with Greece.

Viking Offshore & Marine (Viking O&M) has entered into the offshore rig building and charter market by signing a newbuilding deal at a Chinese yard, and plans to build up a fleet of offshore support vessels (OSVs) in future.

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