On November 20, the ninth 62000 DWT “COSCO Shipping Glory”, the multi-purpose pulp carrier, built by COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry (Dalian) Co., Ltd. was named and delivered.
With a green license plate, it is 201.8 meters in length overall, 32.26 meters in width and 19.3 meters in depth. Selective catalytic reduction(SCR) technology is adopted for main engine and auxiliary engine, which can neutralize nitrogen oxides during fuel consumption and also meet MARPOL (International Convention for the prevention of pollution from ships), the most stringent emission standards.
Fincantieri-controlled shipbuilder Vard has secured a new contract for the design and construction of eight marine robotic vessels for Houston-based subsea and data company Ocean Infinity.
The vessels have a custom design and technology features allowing onshore remote control, light crewed or uncrewed operations, and will facilitate alternative fuels such as green ammonia.
The series of eight vessels, especially developed to serve as multi-role-vessels, will support Ocean Infinity’s operations worldwide from its control centers and expand the company’s newly launched Armada fleet.
Design and engineering are currently ongoing at Vard Design, and development of onboard control systems at Vard Electro in Ålesund, Norway, while the vessels will be built at Vard’s shipyard Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam and are scheduled for delivery in the period from mid-2022 to end-2023.
The 78m vessels will supplement the current Armada fleet of nine 21m and 36m vessels, which are already in production and expected to operational by early 2021.
A broad range of suppliers and contractors in the Norwegian Maritime Cluster are involved in the project and it creates a considerable positive spin-off effect in the region.
On November 19, the naming and delivery ceremony of “Yuan Lan Wan”, the first 109,900 DWT product oil/crude oil tanker which is built by Guangzhou Shipyard International Co., Ltd (GSI) for COSCO SHIPPING Energy Transportation, was held.
It is an Aframax tanker independently designed and developed by GSI. Besides, this giant is 250 meters in length overall, 44 meters in width, 21.5 meters in depth with a design draft of 13.7 meters.
It is also equipped with the first WinG&D6X62 (main engine) in the world, which can sail in different sea areas under Tier II and Tier III regulations. Besides, a propeller energy-saving device can ensure high-speed navigation at lower power and lower oil consumption.
On November 16, the first 1800 TEU containership built by Yangzijiang shipyard Group for Supership Company was safely launched from the slipway of New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
It is classified into NK with 171.95m in length overall, 27.5m in width and 14.5m in depth. Besides, the main engine and auxiliary engine meet Tier II requirements and it adopts an efficient skew rudder, lashing bridge and open-loop scrubber.
On November 11th, the steel-laying ceremony of China Ore Shipping 325, 000 DWT VLOC built by Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. for Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Company Limited was held.
This VLOC is 340 meters in length overall, 62 meters in width and 29.5 meters in depth with 330 meters in LBP. The average service speed is up to 15.1 knots on the basis of structural draft and ballast conditions in sea trials. Besides, it is classified into CCS under the flag of Singapore.
On November 6, self-propelled 3500 m3/h cutter suction dredger “Shang Shi 19” built by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited (ZPMC) for Changjiang Waterway Bureau conducted sea trials from ZPMC Qidong Marine Engineering conducted sea trials.
It is 132.1 meters in length overall, 25.9 meters in width and 7.8 meters in depth with a maximum dredging depth of 28 meters and a minimum dredging depth of 5 meters at a speed of 12 knots. The dredging capacity is not less than 3500 m3/h. Besides, it is a self-propelled cutter suction dredger for breaking up clay, compacted soils, strong weathered rock and moderately weathering rock.
The signing ceremony for the conversion contract of wind turbine installation vessel “Tie Jian Qian 01” was held between COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard and CRCC Harbour & Channel Engineering Bureau Group on November 3.
It is originally a non-self-propelled semi-submersible deck barge with auxiliary propulsion. Besides, it is 78.6m in length, 40m in width and 6m in depth with a design draft of 4.8m and a maximum sinking depth of 25.5m. With two cranes and a working platform as planned, this ship will be converted in a proper way for wind turbine installation at the offshore construction site. After conversion, it will be a semi-submersible vessel capable of lifting wind turbines in offshore navigation areas.
On October 29, the naming and signing ceremony of 63500 DWT bulk carrier “CL ZHUANGHE” built by New Dayang Shipbuilding for China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., LTD was held. It is the thirteenth unit delivered by New Dayang Shipbuilding, but also the first bulk carrier in accordance with HCSR.
This series vessel enjoys a sound reputation and appeal in the international market as one of the highly competitive products of New Dayang Shipbuilding. It is 199.99m in length, 32.26m in width, 18.50m in depth with the design draft of 11.30m at a speed of 14.2 knots. This new-generation vessel complies with the EEDI Phase III requirement and obtains “Green Passport”.
Singapore-headquartered gas trading and transport company Petredec Holdings has entered into shipbuilding contracts with China’s Jiangnan Shipyard for the construction of up to six 93,000 cum LPG carriers with dual fuel LPG propulsion.
The three firm vessels will be delivered in January, March and May 2023 and the optional vessels within the second and third quarter of 2023.
This latest order follows Jiangnan Shipyard delivering four 84,000 cum VLGCs to Petredec earlier this year.
Petredec is currently the second largest VLGC owner in the world with a fleet of 21 VLGCs.
The naming ceremony for the 115,000 DWT crude /product tanker “Maersk Sara” built by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) for Maersk Tankers was held on October 26.
This series of ships is an environmentally-friendly and energy-saving product oil tanker tailored for Maersk Group built by DSIC. Besides, it is a double-bottom and double-hull vessel with 250 meters in length overall, 44 meters in width and 21.9 meters in depth with a structural draft of 15.35 meters. And it is classified into LR under the Singapore flag with a deadweight tonnage of 115,000 tonnes at a design speed of 14.5 knots.