STX Group’s shipbuilding arm, STX Offshore and Shipbuilding, has secured orders worth almost $200m.

The company will build six bulk carriers for two European shipping firms.

STX Offshore’s European operation, STX Europe, has secured a separate order for a platform supply vessel.

Last month the company won contracts worth $250m to deliver four ships.

According to STX, the company will build one bulk carrier each for a Greek and Singaporean company, while two large special purpose ships will be delivered to an Asian company.