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Daewoo demands USD 179 million from Songa Offshore

South Korean shipyard Daewoo is seeking USD 179 million in damages from Songa Offshore, for costs arising out of delayed construction of a drilling rig. Songa rejects the claims.

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Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has filed a claim for compensation totaling USD 201 million against Norwegian-Cypriot drilling contractor Songa Offshore, according to a statement from Songa.

DSME's claims for compensation stem from costs arising from delays in the shipyard's construction of a category D-rig ordered by Songa, the first in a series of four. According to DSME, errors in the rig drawings caused the delay, leading to extra work and budget transgressions.

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