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    New State-Of-The-Art Ship Welcomed Into Service In Scotland

    The 39-thousand-tonne RFA Tidesurge has been added to the Royal Auxiliary fleet.

    https://www.forces.net/news/new-stat...rvice-scotland
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    Built in Korea I believe.
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    South Korea.

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    Busan South Korea is now the worlds largest ship building region.
    Mearsk are having some of the worlds largest container ships being built there.
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    I wonder do we give thanks for the government getting the best price possible or do we feel pity for the abandoned shipyards in the UK .
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy daze john in oz View Post
    Busan South Korea is now the worlds largest ship building region.
    Mearsk are having some of the worlds largest container ships being built there.
    Some time ago Korean yards had so much work they were subbing fabrication to Chinese yards, including for Maersk.
    Most of the big names in Korea are making massive losses (also will be hit for massive back charges for big cock ups on LNG modules and a floater for BP).
    I would forecast that China will overtake Korea, several big onshore LNG liquefaction plant contracts will be built in Chinese yards, as they have demonstrated that they can build to the quality standards required.

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    That may well occur but China now has a habit of out sourcing to other countries where wages are lower.
    Most of the clothing made in China is actually made in Cambodia in Chinese owned factories where wages are lower.

    South Korea has now amalgamated two large ship building companies in an effort to reduce costs.
    How this will effect building of ships is yet to be decided.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy daze john in oz View Post
    That may well occur but China now has a habit of out sourcing to other countries where wages are lower.
    Most of the clothing made in China is actually made in Cambodia in Chinese owned factories where wages are lower.

    South Korea has now amalgamated two large ship building companies in an effort to reduce costs.
    How this will effect building of ships is yet to be decided.
    John, I would certainly believe that, accountants rule everything these days.
    I was working on a big project in China between 04-06. I was in a big queue at Shanghai airport and got chatting with a guy next to me. He worked for Courtaulds and he had been inspecting one of their plants in South China, I expressed my thought at the time "was where will it all end" and he told me then that some companies were closing down in South China and moving to North China because it was cheaper

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