Contracts of this week won by South Korean yards include a series of gas carriers, with one deal worth some US$449 million. A US$150 million contract relates to container ships for Europe. A US$380 million deal for gas carriers was also reported for China. Turkey could win two ferry orders from Europe. A European country is pressing ahead with plans to allow foreign yards to bid to build naval supply vessels in a move to put downward pressure on prices offered by its own shipbuilders.