China: Keel Laid for 32m ASD Tug YX3178 at Yuexin Shipyard
Recently, Yuexin shipyard held the keel laying ceremony of 32 ASD Tug YX3178. Applying the design of ROBERT ALLAN LTD , YX3178 will measure 32m in length with a moulded breadth of 11.6m, a moulded depth of 5.36m as well as the designed draft of 4.3m.
Being able to carry 12 men, YX3178 can load 205m3 of fuel oil, 37m3 of fresh water and 113m3 of ballast water. The designed bollard pull is 70 T and the astern can reach 60t.
Yuexin Shipbuilding Company Limited, established in the year 2000, is located in the south gate of China. The predecessor of the company was Guangzhou Panyu Tanzhou dockyard which boasted the history of more than 30 years in shipbuilding. Yuexin Shipbuilding covers a total area about 100,000 square meters. It possesses 2 semi-enclosed slipways, 4 slipways with tracks, 2 dry docks with shelter and 3 floating docks. Besides, it also possesses steel plate pretreatment production line, workshops of steel structure fabrication, block fabrication, piping and machinery as well as other equipments including automatic welding, CNC cutting, plate-bending machine, frame-bending machine, plate-shearing machine, shop blasting device, etc.
The company is an enterprise of Class Three National Qualifications, Class A Design Qualification of the shipbuilding business in Guangdong Province. So far, Yuexin has delivered more than 60 vessels since it was founded. The company specializes in building series offshore work vessels from 4000 to 16000 horsepower, including DP2 Support/Maintenance Vessel, Multi-purpose Utility Vessels,Anchor Handling Tug/Supply Vessel,ASD Tug and etc.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, June 3, 2012; Image: yuexinship