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Industry Sectors:Offshore


Rio de Janeiro: Petrobras has ordered 23 offshore support vessels to be built in Brazilian yards in the fourth round of its fleet renewal plan.
Singapore: Singapore's Keppel Corporation has formed a new subsidiary to explore for seabed minerals found several kilometres beneath the ocean's surface.
Singapore: Ezra's spin-off Triyards will spend AUD6.75m ($7m) to purchase a logistics and supply base within the shipbuilding and marine-related belt of Western Australia.
Singapore: First quarter net profit at Keppel Corporation was $331m in 2013, 56% down on the $751m earned in the same period in 2012.
Singapore: An Ezion joint venture has won a $148.6m contract to provide a service rig over a seven-year period to support a national oil major in Central America.
Hamburg: German state bank KfW is considering making finance available for shipbuilding, despite continuing liabilities in its shipping portfolio, Reuters reports.
Houston: Seadrill has signed a contract with LLOG Bluewater Holdings for ultra-deepwater newbuilding drillship West Neptune.
Paris: Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group (LDA) today announced the launch of a 50-50 jv with geoscience company CGG, named GeofieLD Ship Management Services.
Singapore: Keppel FELS (Keppel) has bagged a $226m order for a jack-up rig from Falcon Energy Group.
St. Petersburg: Net profit at Russian state owned OAO Sovcomflot (SCF) fell 38.2% to $33.2m in 2012 from $53.7m in 2011.