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.
Hong Kong’s Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has entered into shipbuilding contracts with two COSCO yards for the construction of seven 23,000 TEU mega containerships.
Three of the vessels will be built at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS) and the other four at Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (DACKS). The total price of the seven ships is around $1.1bn and delivery is scheduled for 2024.
The order adds to the company’s order of a total of five 23,000 teu boxships at the two yards in March this year.
OOCL said the new orders are part of the group’s long-term strategic development and growth plan to build and deploy mega-sized vessels that bring optimal fleet structure and capacity as well as the economy of scale to the group.
OOCL was taken over by COSCO in 2018 and planned to grow its fleet by nearly 50% to ensure it crosses the 1m TEU mark. The company’s current fleet hovers at around 700,000 TEU.
On October 27, the naming and delivery ceremony of 23000 TEU dual-fuel containership “CMA CGM Champs Elysees” built by Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd. was held for French shipowner CMA CGM.
It is reported that this behemoth is 399.9 meters in length overall and 61.3 meters in width with a capacity of 23000 TEU. It is the largest dual-fuel boxship in the world, carrying 2200 FEU containers. Besides, it can meet the strictest emission standards with a 20% reduction in carbon emission, an 85% reduction in nitrogen oxide emission and a 99% reduction in sulfur emission and also greatly reduce the environmental pollution over traditional fuel ones.
Russian owner Sovcomflot (SCF) has signed 30-year time charter agreements for three icebreaking LNG carriers with Arctic LNG 2, the operator of the Arctic LNG 2 project.
The vessels have been ordered at South Korea’s DSME, and are scheduled for delivery in 2023.
The vessels will fly the Russian flag and have Russian crews, and have been designed using SCF’s experience of safely operating the world’s first icebreaking LNG carrier, Christophe de Margerie, at the Yamal LNG project.
SCF currently has 15 gas carriers in operation, with a further 19 under construction.
On October 22, 113,000 DWT Aframax crude oil tanker built by COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry (Zhoushan) Co., Ltd. for British shipowner Union Maritime Limited was launched successfully on schedule.
It is 250m in length overall, 44m in width and 21.3m in depth with the scantling draft of 15m at the service speed of 14.3 knots. It is classified into LR. Now, this vessel has entered into the outfitting stage as it was launched smoothly.
From October 15 to 19, three next-generation green bulk carriers were delivered by Nantong Xiangyu Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd. and one more vessel will be delivered at the end of October.
These 63,500 DWT “Dolphin” bulkers are the competitive products of Xiangyu Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering. It is 199.9 meters in length overall, 32.26 meters in width and 18.9 meters in depth with the scantling draft of 13.5 meters at the design speed of 13.5 knots. Besides, it features increased deadweight, Grain and Bale capacity and reduced overall fuel consumption over traditional bulkers, meeting the strictest requirements of Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Phase three. Thus, this type of vessel is safer and high-efficient for shipowners and a more competitive and cost-effective one in the existing shipping market.