China: Ouhua Shipbuilding Starts Sea Trials of Bulk Carrier NB605

Ouhua Shipbuilding Starts Sea Trials of Bulk Carrier NB605

Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co recently commenced sea trials of 37.293 DWT Handysize bulk carrier NB605, the second vessel built for ALL SEAS (a Greek ship owner).

With all constructors’ efforts, the vessel only took one and half months from the launching to the sea trials, becoming the one with the shorter quay building cycle among a number of vessels. On April 10th, due to the joint cooperation and preparation of all relevant departments of the shipyard, this 37.293 DWT bulk carrier was successfully launched.

On the 4th of May 2012 the MV Prosperous Seas, the first 37,293 dwt Handysize Vessel for the Greek ship owner, entered ALL SEAS’ fleet after having been delivered from the shipyard Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co.

Vessel Particulars:

LOA/LBP: 189.9 / 182.96 m

BREADTH: 28.3 m


CARGO CAPACITY: 48,902 m3 Grain


GEAR: 4 x 30mt

Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co, established Oct. 2004, is the leading shipbuilding enterprise in Zhejiang province. The company occupies 1,400,000 ㎡ with more than 2000 m of coast lines, it has two drydocks of 100,000 ton capacity and one drydock with 30,000 ton capacity which make the company being with more than 1,000,000 dwt production capacity per year. So far, the company has developed high value added and high technology vessels and provided 1200 TEU, 1000 TEU, 1500 TEU, 1700 TEU, 4800 TEU, 5300 TEU, MPV 3000 DWT, MPV 31000 dwt, heavy lift 16800 dwt, bulk carrier 37000 dwt and 82000 dwt. 5300 TEU is the vessel with most container space in Zhejiang Shipbuilding Circle.

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, June 7, 2012; Image: ouhuashipbuilding