Romanian shipbuilding boasts 1bn dollar record
Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries of Mangalia, Romania, revealed today that they have signed contracts worth over 1.05 billions dollars with three of the most important ship owners in the world in the first quarter of 2007.
The first contract was signed on January 23rd, with the German company Hamburg Süd for 6 units of 6,300 TEU.
These container ships will be the biggest ever built in Black Sea area.
The next contract was signed on 29th of March 2007 with the Greek Owner Anangel Maritime Services Inc. for 4 bulk carriers of 180,000 dwt., again these will be the biggest of their type ever built in the Black Sea Area.
Then just two weeks later on the 18th of April another contract was signed with another Greek company, Tsakos Shipping & Trading S.A, one of the best-known names in the shipbuilding world. DMHI will build 2 bulk carriers of 180,000 dwt for them.
The company says the year 2007 will be a turning point in DMHI's development and also for the Romanian shipbuilding industry by first of all achieving 1.05 billion dollars worth of contracts in just four months, which is a first for the Romanian shipbuilding industry in such a short space of time and, says DMHI, allowing the company to proclaim that the most important owners in the world are working with Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries.