South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries announced that new order for shipbuilding in H1 has increased over twice as much as the same period last year, to $8.52bn.
Hyundai won $1.26bn orders of four containerships, one oil-tanker, two LNG carriers, one LPG carrier, one special ship and naval vessel, etc, just in June.
As of the end of June, Shipbuilding has already reached over 10% of order target.
In the first half of 2011, the Korean shipbuilder recorded total 40 ships of new orders, including nine drillships, four containerships, three oil-tanker, three LNG carriers, one special ship, one naval vessel, one pure car carrier, etc.
Its orderbook as of the end of June counts at 191 vessels, decreased 4% to $24bn from the previous month.
In case of Offshore & Engineering division, order intake has increased by 21% to $3.23bn from the first half 2010, however, winning orders has been slowing down since April.
Published : July 25, 2011