Greek ship management company, Samos Steamship Company, has awarded a contract to Nakilat-Keppel Offshore Marine (N-KOM), a joint venture (JV) between Nakilat and Keppel Offshore & Marine, for fleet repair.

N-KOM shipyard will provide repair services to Samos Steamship’s fleet of vessels as part of the contract.

Based in Qatar, Nakilat is a gas shipper operating four large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers and 63 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels, whereas Keppel Offshore & Marine is a Singaporean offshore rig constructor and ship repairer.

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has signed a contract with BW Group to construct two very large crude carriers (VLCCs) of 318,000t each, and measuring 336m-long and 60m-wide.

“The proposed vessel will be more than 340m-long and 45m-wide, and scheduled to be delivered in 2020.”

Work under the contract, which is valued at $179.2m, will be performed at DSME’s Okpo Shipyard facility in Geoje, South Korea.

Based in Singapore, BW Group owns oil and gas vessels, whereas DSME is a South Korean shipbuilding and engineering company.

A large-scale tripartite contract for the design of a mega passenger vessel for Star Cruises has been signed between Finnish company Deltamarin,  Elomatic, and German shipyard MV Werften.

The proposed vessel will be more than 340m-long and 45m-wide, and scheduled to be delivered in 2020.

The contractual scope includes providing engineering for the ship’s basic and detailed design, while Deltamarin and Elomatic will also provide technical site services to MV Werften during the vessel’s construction.

The vessel is expected to be the biggest passenger ship ever built in Germany, when completed.

BMT Group’s subsidiary BMT Nigel Gee will design two catamaran RoPax ferries for Rederij Doeksen as part of a contract awarded by the latter.

The contractor will be involved right from the conceptual stage through to production design of the 70m aluminium-hull vessels, which are expected to enter service in April 2018.

Exterior and interior styling for the vessels will be provided by Vripack, while the construction will be performed by Strategic Marine, a subsidiary of Triyard Holdings.

The LNG-fuelled vessels will be the first to be fitted with new MTU 4000 series gas engine and will emit 30% less carbon dioxide when both the main engines and generators run on LNG.

Based in the Netherlands, Rederij Doeksen is a passenger and freight services operator.