(as Aker Yards)
(as STX Europe)
|Key people||In-Sung Lee (Chairman of the board, Su-jou Kim (President & CEO)|
|Revenue||NOK 31,496 million (2008)|
|Operating income||(NOK 561million) (2008)|
|Profit||NOK 40 million (2008)|
STX Europe AS, formerly Aker Yards ASA, a subsidiary of the South Korean industrial chaebol STX Corporation, is the largest shipbuilding group in Europe and the fourth largest in the world. With headquarters in Oslo, Norway, STX Europe operates 15 shipyards in Brazil, Finland, France, Norway, Romania and Vietnam. The company has three business areas: Cruise & Ferries, Offshore & Specialized Vessels and Other Operations.
Background: before 2006
The evolution of STX Europe originates with the founding of couple of prominent shipbuilding groups in Europe. One was the Norway based Aker Yards, created in 2004 by combining the shipbuilding activities of Aker and Kværner. Other being , France based Alstom shipbuilding group, with shipyards in Saint-Nazaire (former Chantiers de l'Atlantique) and in Lorient.
Transition to STX Europe, and expansion: 2006 - till date
On 4 January 2006, Aker Yards and Alstom announced their intention to join forces in shipbuilding and create together one of the world leaders in this industry, focused on high-value-added ships, including world-class cruise ships. The merger gave Aker Yards a majority shareholding over Alstom's shipbuilding activities; which included Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard - the builder of the iconic cruise liner - the RMS Queen Mary 2.
Aker ASA, the majority shareholder of Aker Yards; reduced its ownership share from 50.4% to 40.1% in January 2007. Aker divested its total shareholding in March 2007, and in October 2007, STX Business Group secured a 39.2% stake of Aker yards. Later, STX took a controlling stake, and renamed the group to STX Europe on 3 November 2008 to reflect the new ownership structure.
In January 2009, STX business group acquired the remaining shares in STX Europe and became the company's sole shareholder. In February 2009, it was decided to delist STX Europe from Oslo Stock Exchange where it was previously listed under the ticker STXEUR.
Cruise & Ferries
Offshore & Specialized Vessels
The Offshore & Specialized Vessels business area mainly produces its ships in Norway, Vietnam, and Brazil while hulls are often constructed in Romania. The shipyard in Vietnam opened in 2008 and is constructed primarily to serve the Asian market. Ships made by this division include field support vessels such as platform supply vessels "PSV" and Anchor Handling Supply Vessels "AHTS", subsea support vessels, arctic vessels, fishing vessels, naval craft, research vessels and coast guard vessels. The business area had revenues of NOK 10,427 million in 2008.
Other operations includes the yard in Florø, Norway, which specializes in the production of advanced chemical tankers with stainless steel tanks and juice carriers. Also, Other Operations consists of units for design, development and sales of LNG and arctic technologies, and other solutions as cabins. STX Finland Cabins has delivered more than 100 000 modular cabins to passenger vessels, offshore industry, hotels and also other modules for trains. The business area had revenues of NOK 1,360 million in 2008.
List of shipyards
Cruise + Ferry
- STX France Cruise SA (located at St. Nazaire and Lorient)
- STX Finland Cruise Oy (located at Rauma and Turku)
- STX Norway Florø AS (located in Florø)
OSV (OffShore & Specialized Vessels)
- STX Norway Offshore AS (located at Ålesund, Aukra, Brevik, Langsten (Langsten Slip-Batbyggeri AS), Brattvåg, Florø and Søviknes) is being bought by Fincantieri
STX Europe has two shipyards in Romania, Braila and Tulcea. The steel hulls for most of STX Europe's new building projects (Offshore & Specialized Vessels) are being built by Braila and Tulcea in Romania. STX Europe's yard in Braila is situated 170 kilometres up the River Danube. Portfolios consist of hull production, delivery of complete merchant vessels together with repair and conversion work. The yard has a 1300m long outfitting quay, facilities for simultaneous mounting or repairing of 12 vessels and equipped with multiple 50t portal cranes. The mounting platform and launching berth have capacity for vessels up to 135 x 23 m and a maximum launching and lifting weight of 2500t respectively 2200t.
STX Europe's yard in Tulcea is located at nautical mile 39.5 on the right bank of the Danube, upstream of Tulcea, and it is one of the youngest Romanian firms in the field. In Tulcea STX Europe offers services in shipbuilding, conversions and repairs. It has a large covered hall where four ships can be built simultaneously.
STX Europe :
- Adventure of the Seas, in 2001 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- Allure of the Seas, in 2010 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- Carnival Legend, in 2002 for Carnival Cruise Lines
- Carnival Miracle, in 2004 for Carnival Cruise Lines
- Carnival Pride, in 2001 for Carnival Cruise Lines
- Carnival Spirit, in 2001 for Carnival Cruise Lines
- Coral Princess, in 2001 for Princess Cruises
- Costa Atlantica, in 2000 for Costa Cruises
- Costa Mediterranea, in 2003 for Costa Cruises
- Explorer of the Seas, in 2000 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- Freedom of the Seas, in 2006 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- Independence of the Seas, in 2008 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- Island Princess, in 2003 for Princess Cruises
- Liberty of the Seas, in 2007 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- Majesty of the Seas, in 1992 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- Mariner of the Seas, in 2003 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- Monarch of the Seas, in 1991 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- MSC Divina, in 2012 for MSC Cruises
- MSC Fantasia, in 2008 for MSC Cruises
- MSC Lirica, in 2003 for MSC Cruises
- MSC Magnifica, in 2010 for MSC Cruises
- MSC Musica, in 2006 for MSC Cruises
- MSC Opera, 2004 for MSC Cruises
- MSC Orchestra, in 2007 for MSC Cruises
- MSC Poesia, in 2008 for MSC Cruises
- MSC Preziosa, in 2013 for MSC Cruises
- MSC Splendida, in 2009 for MSC Cruises
- Navigator of the Seas, in 2002 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- Oasis of the Seas, in 2009 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- Queen Mary 2, in 2003 for Cunard Line
- R One, in 1998 for Renaissance Cruises (since 2004 Insignia (Oceania Cruises))
- R Two, in 1998 for Renaissance Cruises (since 2003 Regatta (Oceania Cruises))
- R Three, in 1999 for Renaissance Cruises (since 2002 Pacific Princess (Princess Cruises))
- R Four, in 1999 for Renaissance Cruises (since 2002 Ocean Princess (Princess Cruises))
- R Five, in 1998 for Renaissance Cruises (since 2005 Nautica (Oceania Cruises))
- R Six, in 2000 for Renaissance Cruises (since 2007 Azamara Journey (Azamara Club Cruises))
- R Seven, in 2000 for Renaissance Cruises (since 2007 Azamara Quest (Azamara Club Cruises))
- R Eight, in 2001 for Renaissance Cruises (since 2007 Royal Princess (Princess Cruises))
- Rhapsody of the Seas, in 1999 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- Vision of the Seas, in 1998 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- Voyager of the Seas, in 1999 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- Armorique, in 2009 for Brittany Ferries
- Aurora af Helsingborg, in 1992 for Scandlines
- Baltic Princess, in 2006 for Tallink
- Birka Paradise, in 2004 for Birka Line
- Color Fantasy, in 2004 for Color Line
- Color Magic, in 2007 for Color Line
- Celebrity Constellation, in 2002 for Celebrity Cruises
- Aeolos Express I, (HSC) in 2000 for NEL Lines (since 2007 Aeolos Kenteris I)
- Aeolos Express II, (HSC) in 2001 for NEL Lines (since 2007 Aeolos Kenteris II)
- Aeolos Kenteris, (HSC) in 2001 for NEL Lines
- Cotentin, in 2007 for Brittany Ferries
- Crystal Serenity, in 2003 for Crystal Cruises
- Destination Gotland, in 1999 for Destination Gotland
- Dreamward, in 1992 for Norwegian Cruise Line
- Dryna, in 2005 for Fjord1
- European Stars, in 2002 for Festival Cruises (since 2005 MSC Sinfonia (MSC Cruises))
- European Vision, in 2001 for Festival Cruises (since 2004 MSC Armonia (MSC Cruises))
- Galaxy, in 2006 for Tallink
- Glutra, in 2000 for MRF
- Hamlet, in 1997 for Scandlines
- Hamnavoe, in 2002 for NorthLink Ferries
- Haroy, in 2006
- Hjaltland, in 2001 for NorthLink
- Hrossey, in 2001 for NorthLink
- Île de Groix, in 2008 for the Morbihan département
- Impératrice Eugénie, in 1865
- Celebrity Infinity, in 2001 for Celebrity Cruises
- Julsund, in 2004 for Fjord1
- Kalliste, in 1993 for Compagnie méridionale de navigation
- Le Levant, in 1999 for Compagnie du Ponant
- Celebrity Millennium, in 2000 for Celebrity Cruises
- Mistral, in 1999 for Festival Cruises (since 2005 Grand Mistral (Iberocruceros))
- Napoléon Bonaparte, in 1996 for SNCM
- Nils Dacke, in 1994 for TT-Lines
- Nordic Empress, in 1990 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
- Paul Gauguin, in 1997 for Radisson Seven Seas Cruises
- Polonia, in 1995 for Unity Lines
- Radisson Diamond (SWATH) in 2000 for Radisson Seven Seas Cruises (since 2005 Asia Star)
- Romantika, in 2002, for Tallink
- SeaFrance Rodin, in 2001 for SeaFrance
- SeaFrance Berlioz, in 2005 for SeaFrance
- Spirit of Britain, in 2010 for P&O Ferries
- Spirit of France, in 2011 for P&O Ferries
- Star, in 2007 for Tallink
- Stena Explorer, (HSC) in 1996 for Stena Line
- Celebrity Summit, in 2001 for Celebrity Cruises
- Superspeed 1, in 2008 for Color Line
- Superspeed 2, in 2008 for Color Line
- Tidedronningen, in 2009 for Tide Sjo AS
- Tidekongen, in 2009 for Tide Sjo AS
- Tideprinsen, in 2009 for Tide Sjo AS
- Tycho Brahe, in 1991 for DSB Rederi
- Ulysses, in 2001 for Irish Ferries
- Victoria 1, in 2004 for Tallink
- Viking Surkov, in 1984 (since 2008 Viking Helgi for Viking River Cruises)
- Viking XPRS, in 2008 for Viking Line
- Windward, in 1993 for Norwegian Cruise Line
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- "Aker Yards and Alstom Marine plan to join forces". Retrieved 26 July 2012.
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- "Aker Yards to be renamed STX Europe". Reuters. 3 September 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- "Cabins Business". OskeNet Maritime. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
- "Modular Cabins". STX Europe. Retrieved 2010-12-08.