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China CAMC Engineering inks for expansion of Thilawa shipyard

Beijing-based China CAMC Engineering announced the signing of a USD 211 million contract to expand the Thilawa Shipyard in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, Monday. CAMCE will build a dry dock with capacity 40,000 tons and supporting facilities over the next six years.

USCG: Determinations for keel laid date

The US Coast Guard shared work instruction concerning determinations for a Vessel’s Keel Laid Date, providing guidelines for Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMIs) to determine what may be accepted for the purpose of establishing a vessel’s keel laid date.

Canada amends invitation for third shipyard after complaint

The Government of Canada announced it has made amendments to the invitation to qualify (ITQ) for a third National Shipbuilding Strategy shipyard, correcting an inconsistency in the vessel dimensions that shipyards’ must be capable of building and launching.

S. Korean shipyards not to achieve annual targets

South Korea’s top three shipyards, Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, Samsung Heavy Industries Co. and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., have received an overall US$12.1 billion won worth of orders, during the first eight months of 2019. This marks a 21.3% reduction from the previous year.

Building starts for AIDA’s next LNG cruise ship

With the steel cutting ceremony at Meyer Werft, work has started on the next cruise ship for AIDA Cruises. Like the AIDAnova that was delivered at the end of 2018, this ship will be equipped with an environmentally friendly LNG propulsion system.

EU project for ship design and production completed

SHIPLYS (Ship life cycle software solutions) is a three-year project that began in September 2016. The project is in response to needs of SME naval architects, shipbuilders and ship-owners, who need to improve their capability to reduce the time and costs of design and production.

‘Norwegian Encore’ to leave the dock within August

Norwegian shipbuilder Meyer Werft announced the imminent launch of Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, expected in the morning hours of 17 August 2019.  Once Norwegian Encore has left the dock, it will berth at the shipyard’s out-fitting pier to be fitted with its funnel cladding.

Harland and Wolff shipyard to go into administration

Ireland’s historic shipyard Harland and Wolff, which is known for building Titanic, is about to go into bankruptcy, ending a shipbuilding tradition of centuries in Belfast. The Irish shipbuilder, which dates back to 1861, filed for insolvency at the High Court in Belfast.


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