Busy Week for Sinopacific Shipbuilding
The order intake at Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group is topnotch judging by the latest figures, i.e., nine offshore newbuilds.
Sinopacific has recently signed a contract with Singaporean company Vallianz Holdings Limited for the construction of four SPA60 vessels, and with Shenzhen Huawei Offshore Shipping Transport Co., Ltd. for the construction of five offshore vessels.
The vessels will be built at Sinopacific’s Zhejiang Shipyard, with SPA60 vessels expected to be delivered from the end of 2014 to the beginning of 2015; and three AHTSs SPA85L and two PSV SPP35ML design offshore vessels expected to be delivered from February 2016 until the end of the year.
SPA60 is an anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel with 60mt bollard pull, 64m in length overall, 16.00m in breadth mould, 6.00m in depth mould, 5.00m in max draft.
Being available for shallow draft operation, SPA60 reaches 13kn in service speed and can accommodate 28 persons.
Fully functional and balanced, the vessel is designed to be highly practical and robust in operation.
With a pull of 85mt, overall length of 70.81m, breadth of 16.00m, deadweight of 2,800mt, maximum service speed of 13kn and accommodation for 48 persons, SPA85L design has been constructed on the basis of the SPA80 design.
The main dimensions of SPA85L have been optimized with regard to the complex conditions of the South China Sea, and the moulded depth and freeboard have been increased compared with conventional AHTS.
In the SPA85L design, particular focus has been given to the “Supply” function of the vessel whereby the deck area has been enlarged
The tailor-made SPP35ML vessel is 81.75m long, 17.20m wide, 7.80m in depth mould and has deadweight of 4,000mt.
The deck area covers 809m2 and the vessel offers a maximum service speed of 14kn and accommodation for 41 persons.
The vessel fully meets the damaged stability requirements of International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) and Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships (SPS Code) and its safety indicators are very high.
Press Release, August 1, 2014