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STX France Lorient to build tide turbine barge
STX France, Lorient SAS has announced the signature of a letter of intent with Irish tidal energy company OpenHydro for the design and build of an installation barge to deploy OpenHydro’s 16m Open-Centre tidal turbines. 22 Jun 2010
STX awarded two contracts with Island Offshore
STX Europe has entered into new contracts with Norwegian-based Island Offshore 30 Dec 2009
STX cuts Turku workforce
As a sign of the times, STX Europe’s Turku shipyard in Finland has confirmed that it will cut some 430 jobs. 15 Jan 2010
Finland pondering aid for shipbuilding industry
Finland considering supporting domestic shipbuilding industry 18 Jan 2010
Finland approves the support of Turku shipyard
The Finnish government has approved a 500 million Euro subsidy package to STX's Turku shipyard, as proposed by an economy ministry working group. 03 Feb 2010
STX debuts Vietnam offshore credentials
STX Europe officially launched its shipyard in Vung Tau, Vietnam, on the occasion of the naming of the first vessel to be built there. 03 May 2010
STX to build PSV for Norwegian owner
STX Europe has entered into a new contract with Simon Møkster Rederi for the building of a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) of the PSV 09L CD design scheduled for delivery in Q1 2012. 13 May 2010
Rem Offshore orders PSV quartet
Norway’s Rem Offshore has ordered four large PSV vessels from local shipbuilders. 27 May 2010
Innovative asymmetrical icebreaker for the Gulf of Finland and Baltic Sea
The Finnish companies STX Finland, Aker Arctic Technology, Southeast Trading (SET Group), and the Russian companies OAO Sovcomflot and FSUE Rosmorport have signed a cooperation agreement with the purpose of developing and building a new type of oil spill combat icebreaker for Sovcomflot. 30 May 2010
Solstad orders LNG powered PSV
STX Europe has been awarded a contract with Solstad Rederi AS to build an innovative LNG-powered platform supply vessel (PSV) at a cost of approximately NOK 450 million ($67 million). 08 Jun 2010
P&O’s new ropax ferry launched
The launching of the car-passenger ferry “Spirit of Britain”, built for P&O Ferries by STX Europe’s Rauma shipyard, took place recently. 08 Jun 2010
GNMTC and STX France sign cruiseship contract
GNMTC and STX France have confirmed the signature of a contract for the construction of a new cruise ship. This signature follows the letter of intent signed on 4 June, 2010. 01 Jul 2010
STX Europe wins newbuilding contracts to new shipyard in Brazil
STX Norway Offshore and partner PJMR Empreendimentos has, through its subsidiary Estaileiro Promar, entered into contracts for building of eight LPG carriers at the new shipyard in Brazil. The value of the contract is approximately $536 million. 13 Jul 2010
New president for STX Finland
STX Finland Oy has appointed Juha Heikinheimo as new president. He replaces Martin Landtman. It has been agreed that Mr Landtman steps down with immediate effect. 13 Jul 2010
New MSC flagship confirmed
MSC Cruises and STX France have announced the conclusion of the legal process that finalises the order of a new ‘Fantasia’ class cruise ship (hull number U32), the 12th in the MSC Cruises fleet. 23 Jul 2010
French yard secures much needed work
STX France Lorient and STFMO (Société de Transports Fluvio-Maritimes de l'Ouest), a subsidiary of Sablières de l’Atlantique, have recently signed a contract for the construction of a 2,000 m3 sand dredger. 04 Aug 2010
STX books AHTS order
DOF ASA in Norway has placed a contract with STX Brazil Offshore for the building of two anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels for its Brazilian subsidiary Norskan Offshore. 12 Aug 2010
STX gets order for two more icebreaker tugs
STX Norway Offshore has signed contracts for the building of two icebreaker tugs to JSC Circle Marine Invest in Kazakhstan. 26 Aug 2010
Latest Rolls-Royce UT design to use LNG
Island Offshore in Norway will expand its fleet of Rolls-Royce UT776 PSVs with two more vessels of the same type. However, a major differenceis that the new ships will use LNG for fuel. 27 Aug 2010
Olympic orders LNG PSV from STX
STX Norway Offshore has entered into a new contract with Olympic Shipping for the building of a 5,000 dwt LNG-powered platform supply vessel (PSV) for delivery in the first quarter of 2012. 10 Sep 2010
‘Skandi Aker’ named ship of the year 2010
Aker Solutions’ new deepwater intervention vessel, ‘Skandi Aker’, was recently announced winner of the international ‘Ship of the Year 2010’ award. 10 Sep 2010
‘Rem Gambler’ - a safe bet
When the Fosnavåg-based offshore fleet operator Rem Maritime ordered its first AHTS vessel back in May 2007, the owner, Åge Remøy, took a gamble that the market would need the vessel and named it, appropriately, 'Rem Gambler'. 31 Oct 2010
‘KL Brevikfjord’ delivered
‘K” Line Offshore AS (KOAS) has taken delivery of its first large size PSV, ‘KL Brevikfjord’, constructed at STX Europe’s Brevik yard in Norway. 13 Oct 2010
DOF AHTS to be built in Brazil
STX Norway Offshore has through its subsidiary STX Brazil Offshore entered into a new contract for the building of one Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel for Norskan Offshore in Brazil, a subsidiary of DOF ASA. 03 Oct 2010
New ‘green’ cruise ferry may be fuelled by LNG
STX Finland and Viking Line have signed a preliminary agreement for the construction of an environmentally-friendly, new-generation cruise ferry to be operated by Viking Line between Stockholm and Turku. 25 Oct 2010
STX delivers world’s largest cruiseship
The world’s largest cruise ship, the ‘Allure of the Seas’, was delivered by STX’s Turku shipyard to the American shipowners Royal Caribbean International. 03 Nov 2010
STX OSV to double Brazil output
The Ålesund, Norway-based STX OSV Holdings Ltd., one of the major designers and shipbuilders of offshore support vessels, plans to double its shipbuilding capacity in Brazil. 15 Dec 2010
Farstad places building contracts for PSVs
Farstad Shipping ASA in Ålesund, Norway has, through its wholly owned subsidiaries in Singapore, Scotland and Norway reached an agreement with STX OSV to build four platform supply vessels (PSV). 02 Dec 2010
‘Rem Gambler’ - a safe bet
When the Fosnavåg-based offshore fleet operator Rem Maritime ordered its first anchor handling tug supply vessel back in May 2007, the owner, Åge Remøy, took a gamble that the market would need the vessel and named it, appropriately, Rem Gambler. 01 Feb 2011
STX OSV secures contract for PSV
STX OSV Holdings Limited recently secured a new contract for the design and construction of a platform supply vessel of PSV 09 design for an undisclosed international customer. 15 Dec 2010
STX and Viking finalise cruise ferry contract
STX Finland and Viking Line ABP have signed the final agreement for the construction of an environmentally friendly cruise ferry for Viking Line. 29 Dec 2010
First of P&O ferry pair delivered from STX Finland
Vehicle/passenger ferry newbuilding ‘Spirit of Britain’ has been handed over by STX Europe’s Rauma shipyard. The ship is scheduled to enter service with P&O Ferries between Dover and Calais at the end of January. 05 Jan 2011
STX delivers ‘Spirit of Britain’
Today, the car-passenger ferry ‘Spirit of Britain’ was delivered by STX Europe’s Rauma shipyard to P&O ferries. Her sister ship, the ‘Spirit of France’, will be delivered from Rauma shipyard in September 2011. 05 Jan 2011
STX France receives German cruise ship order
STX France has received an order from Hapag Lloyd Cruises, a third-party proprietary company outside the German travel group TUI Group, to build a luxury cruise ship, the ‘Europa 2’, for delivery in 2013. 16 Jan 2011
New Dover Strait ferry makes big impact
Last month the new ropax ferry ‘Spirit of Britain’ went into service on the P&O Ferries’ English Channel service and more than doubled the freight-carrying capacity of the vessel it replaced. 01 Mar 2011
KOAS takes delivery of offshore vessels
‘K’ Line Offshore AS (KOAS), a subsidiary of Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ('K' Line), recently took delivery of two new offshore support vessels. 20 Jan 2011
Keel laid for Antarctic research vessel
The keel was recently laid for the Antarctic research and supply vessel ordered by the South African department of environmental affairs at STX Finland’s Rauma shipyard. 31 Jan 2011
STX OSV wins own design PSV order
STX OSV Holdings Limited (STX OSV), has secured a contract for the design and construction of a platform supply vessel (PSV), based on its PSV 09 design, for an undisclosed international customer. 16 Feb 2011
Namibia orders fisheries research vessel
STX Finland Oy and Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources of the Republic of Namibia recently signed a contract for the construction of a fisheries research vessel at a cost of approximately EUR 35 million. 16 Feb 2011
Second ferry newbuild launched at Rauma
The launch of the second ro-pax ferry, ‘Spirit of France’, which STX Rauma is building for P&O Ferries, took place on 17 February 2011. She is a sister ship to ‘Spirit of Britain’, which was handed over in January 2011. 17 Feb 2011
Two more PSVs ordered from STX OSV
STX OSV Holdings has announced new contracts for the design and construction of two platform supply vessels. 31 Mar 2011
Managing director appointed at Arctech Helsinki yard
Esko Mustamäki has been appointed as the managing director of Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, which is a joint venture established in December 2010 between STX Finland and United Shipbuilding Corporation. 04 Apr 2011
Double ended ferry order for STX Finland
STX Finland and Finferries have signed a contract for the construction of a 65m environmentally-friendly double ended ro-pax ferry for the Turku Archipelago. It will be built at the STX Rauma yard. 08 Apr 2011
STX Finland strengthens its management
STX Finland is reorganising its management group with the appointment of Jyrki Heinimaa as executive vice president and CFO and Timo Suistio as executive vice president and COO, also shipyard director of the STX Rauma Shipyard. 04 May 2011
STX Finland signs maintenance contract for pipelay ship
STX Finland and Saipem have signed a contract for major overhaul and maintenance of the semisubmersible pipelay vessel ‘Castoro Sei’. The work on the ship, providing employment for as many as about 1,000 people, will be completed by STX’s Turku shipyard. 06 Jun 2011
Russian icebreakers begin build
Production has begun at STX Europe’s Vyborg shipyard of two multi-purpose icebreaking service vessels, ordered from Arctech Helsinki Shipyard by Sovcomflot in December 2010. Both are scheduled for April 2013 delivery. 06 Jul 2011
South African Polar vessel is launched
The Polar supply and research vessel ordered by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs has been named S.A. Agulhas II and launched at STX Finland’s Rauma shipyard. 21 Jul 2011
STX begins build of multipurpose ship
STX Finland’s Turku shipyard has started production of an innovative and versatile multi-purpose deck cargo vessel (NB 1379) ordered by Finnish company Oy Gaiamare Ab. 11 Aug 2011
Production starts on new research ship
STX Finland says that its Rauma shipyard has now begun production of an innovative fisheries research vessel ordered by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources of the Republic of Namibia. 25 Aug 2011
Baltic operator to use biofuel in new project cargo carrier
Finnish-based industrial products and general cargo transport group Meriaura added a new dimension to its Baltic and North Sea fleet in 2008 when it commissioned the 4,700dwt multipurpose open deck carrier Aura, targeted at regional heavy-load opportunities. 29 Oct 2011
Well intervention rigs for Finnish yard
STX Finland and Eide Marine Semi, a subsidiary of Eide Marine Services, have signed a contract for the outfitting, completion and delivery of two well intervention vessels with a total contract value over €300 million. 09 Sep 2011
Troms orders another PSV from STX OSV
STX OSV has announced the award of a new contract for the design and construction of one PSV, of 81m length and 3,800dwt capacity, to the company’s PSV08 design, for Troms Offshore Supply. 09 Oct 2011
Multipurpose cargo ship launched at Turku
STX Finland’s Turku shipyard has launched the multipurpose deck cargo vessel which it has been building for Finnish company Gaiamare, for the transport of heavy deck cargo such as offshore wind farm structures. 01 Mar 2012
STX OSV secures subsea ship contract
STX OSV Holdings has announced that it has secured a contract for the design and construction of a large, advanced offshore subsea construction vessel (OSCV) for Ocean Installer and Solstad Offshore. 14 Jun 2012
Troms and STX sign letter of intent for design and build of large PSV
STX OSV Holdings says that it has entered into a Letter of Intent with Troms Offshore for the design and construction of a platform supply vessel, to STX’s PSV07 design, which Troms will charter to Statoil. 14 Jun 2012
Farstad orders PSVs from STX OSV
STX OSV has announced new contracts for the design and construction of two platform supply vessels for Farstad Shipping. The total value of the contracts amounts to around NOK 700 million. 20 Jun 2012
New deep water dredger
Societe de Transports de Fluvio Maritime de l'Ouest in France has taken delivery of a new trailing suction dredger with advanced features. This 84m long dredger was built by STX Lorient which specialises in building one-off vessels of unique design, writes Dag Pike. 18 Sep 2012
Fincantieri to acquire STX OSV
Fincantieri says that it is set to double in size, following the signature of an agreement with STX OSV under which the Italian shipbuilding group will acquire a majority shareholding in STX Europe subsidiary STX OSV. 21 Dec 2012
Fincantieri completes STX OSV acquisition
Italian shipbuilder, Fincantieri, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Fincantieri Oil & Gas, reports that it has completed its acquisition of a 50.75% stake in offshore support vessel specialist STX OSV. 25 Jan 2013
Three new offshore construction contracts for STX OSV
STX OSV, the Singapore-based offshore and specialised vessel shipbuilder in which Fincantieri recently gained a majority shareholding, has announced no fewer than three separate contracts to build offshore subsea construction vessels for Norwegian-based owners. 15 Feb 2013
STX sale goes through; company renamed Vard
STX OSV Holdings of Singapore has announced that the sale of the STX OSV rroup of companies to the Italian Fincantieri group has been finally agreed, and STX OSV will adopt the new brand name Vard. 05 Mar 2013
Farstad orders two more AHTSs
Farstad Shipping has, through its wholly owned subsidiary Farstad Supply, reached an agreement with STX OSV to build two anchor handling offshore service vessels (AHTS) of the type UT 731 CD. 22 Jun 2011