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.

Malaysia’s Sapura Energy has clinched contracts worth a total of MYR1bn ($242m), including its first offshore wind farm deal, for engineering, construction and drilling works across Asia-Pacific.

Chinese shipbuilding giant, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), signed several marine project contracts, totalling in RMB14.3bn ($2.08bn), consisting of newbuilding orders, ship leasing contracts, ship finance agreements and equipment orders.

Maersk Drilling has clinched contracts for its drillship Maersk Valiant with Repsol Exploracion Mexico for work on a two-well project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Boskalis Subsea Services has sealed a clutch of contracts worth in excess of GBP100m ($126m) for subsea jobs in the North Sea over the last six months.

Malaysia’s Nam Cheong has clinched long term chartering contracts worth MYR130m ($32m), including options, for one PSV and two AHTS vessels to service oil majors in Malaysian waters.

With the growing business between the Middle East and China the enforcement of arbitral awards in China was in focus at the latest breakfast seminar by Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC).

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has signed a multi-year subsea services agreement in the Middle East worth a minimum of $40m over three years with an option to extend.

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), through its two subsidiaries, have clinched marine contracts worth a combined value of approximately SGD300m ($219m).

Journalists everywhere know that feeling – if someone tells you “this is not a news conference”, it’s probably worth reaching for your notebook or, at the very least, paying attention. The occasion was the International Salvage Union (ISU) marine journalists’ lunch, held in the Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London.

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