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DSME close to sealing Iranian jack-ups

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has revealed it is close to sealing an order from Iran for jack-up rigs. The Korean yard will shortly announce the final details for five jack-ups from Iran’s state run national oil firm, worth a total of $1.14bn. DSME fought off competition for the prized order from many other yards, including compatriot Samsung Heavy Industries.

Iranian shipping companies are also expected to announce a slew of orders at Korean yards soon.

 

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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