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Newsflash: newbuilding China

Newsflash: newbuilding China


On Monday 5 January, 2015 a steel cutting ceremony was held at Yangfan Group Co., Ltd, Zhejiang East Coast Shipyard, China, commencing the construction of first two 2200 TEU specialized reefer container vessels (Shipyard hull numbers: JT03 and JT04).

Mr. Vincent Peeters (Seatrade Groningen Technical Director) was given the honour of pressing the start button for the cutting of the first steel plate. The ceremony was also attended by the site team, Classification Society (Lloyd's Register), Shipyard Representatives and Broker.

Principal particulars of the 2200 TEU specialized reefer container vessels are as follows:

  • Length over all: abt. 185.0 m
  • Length between perpendiculars: 176.0 m
  • Breadth (moulded): 30.0 m
  • Depth to main deck (moulded): 16.5 m
  • Draft design (moulded): 9.0 m
  • Draft scantling (moulded): 10.0 m

The vessels keel laying ceremonies are scheduled for 19th July 2015 and 18 August 2015 respectively and delivery around Q1 2016.

The newbuilding and project department will keep you informed about the progress with regular updates.