What is believed to be the most expensive-ever merchant shipbuilding order for a single ship was placed in South Korea this week, beating the previous record-high order in October this year. The deal continued a successful run of gas carrier contracts in South Korea. Chinese yards had a very successful week, with deals including a US$1 billion boxship order, along with gas carriers, car carriers and bulk carriers. India won a 350 million euros wind farm vessel order from Europe. In the naval sector, Spain said close to winning big European supply vessel contract.