The digital shipyard: robotics in shipbuilding

 

 

 

 

27 August 2013 Chris Lo

S-Tecnologie


Automated technology and robotic systems are as big a part of modern shipbuilding as many other manufacturing industries. Robots, carrying out welding, blasting, heavy lifting and other tasks, are helping to plug the labour gap at shipyards, while sparing their human colleagues the most dangerous and thankless tasks.


Traditionally, the shipbuilding industry has relied on the labour of a large pool of skilled workers, who faced the prospect of long hours and demanding tasks such as welding, cutting and painting to get large vessels launched. Major shipbuilders have risen to prominence on the backs of these workers, whether in the ageing historic shipyards of Europe or their highly efficient rivals in South Korea, Japan and China.

But

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Pintadas en Naval Gijón para denunciar los incumplimientos con los trabajadores

 

 

 

 

09.01.2015 | 04:12

Pintadas en Naval Gijón para denunciar los incumplimientos con los trabajadores
 

"No a la especulación" y "Hoy avisamos, la próxima entramos" son algunas de las pintadas que, desde ayer, se pueden leer en los muros que rodean el cerrado astillero de Naval Gijón. Las pintadas fueron realizadas por extrabajadores que exigen a las administraciones públicas el cumplimiento de los acuerdos comprometidos en 2009 con los prejubilados y los despedidos. Los trabajadores cargan contra el consejero de Economía y Empleo, Graciano Torre, por su inacción y afean también el silencio del edil de empleo, Fernando Couto, que se comprometió a hacer de mediador con Pymar. A la derecha, tres extrabajadores realizan una de las pintadas.

 

 

 

Will Vietnam sells its best shipbuilder to the Netherlands?

 

 

 

 

VietNamNet Bridge – Experts have warned that Vietnam will fail to develop its shipbuilding industry if it sells Song Cam – the best and only profitable shipbuilder – to Damen company of the Netherlands.

 

 
 

 Dutch group wants to buy 70% stake of Cam River Shipyard

 

 

 The Dutch group, which is now a partner in the Song Cam Shipbuilding joint venture, has officially asked to buy at least 70 percent of the company’s shares, according to the Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (SBIC), previously known as Vinashin, which said it had reported the request to the Prime Minister and Ministry of Transport for consideration.

Choosing Damen as a strategic partner is part of

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S Korean shipbuilders pessimistic about 2015

 

 

 

 

08 January 2015
 
South Korean shipbuilders may only strive to maintain current order backlogs in 2015, said an analyst in a research note. Photo: PA

Instead of aggressive order-taking, South Korean shipbuilders may only strive to maintain current order backlogs in 2015, said an analyst in a research note.

Youngsoo Han of Samsung Securities said, "After reviewing New Year messages from CEOs of Korea's big three shipbuilders - Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), it has become clear that all of them have more conservative industry outlooks than they did in 2014."

Han continued, "Jaeho Ko, CEO of DSME, and Ohgap Kwon, CEO of HHI, both worry about oil price declines and the

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Germany. ThyssenKrupp sells Emder Werft und Dockbetriebe shipyard

 

 

 

Germany. ThyssenKrupp sells Emder Werft und Dockbetriebe shipyard

Friday, 26 December 2014

 

ThyssenKrupp and Seafort Advisors GmbH have entered into an agreement on the sale of the Emder Werft und Dockbetriebe shipyard in Emden. ThyssenKrupp began looking into alternative strategic options for the company at the end of 2013 as part of the Group's strategic way forward. The aim was to find a way of continuing the repair business outside the Group against the background of the decision to focus ThyssenKrupp's shipbuilding operations on surface vessels and submarines. In Seafort Advisors a suitable partner has now been found to position the repair operation successfully on the market on a sustainable basis. The closing of the sale is subject to the necessary licenses and

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