The recent trend towards nationalising troubled yards has taken a new twist as a Singapore-government company has made a takeover offer for the troubled rig building group Keppel. A restructuring of Keppel’s giant rig construction yards is expected. A large LNG carrier order is expected in South Korea. Naval orders reported this week include a design order for an assault ship of aircraft carrier size being placed for the South Korean navy. The yard building China’s aircraft carriers is being greatly expanded, leading to speculation it will build more carriers than the three previously ordered. Spain was set to win an order for wind farm construction vessels.