China: Yuexin Shipbuilding Holds Steel Cutting Ceremony for 77.8m PSV
On 21st, February, 2012, the Steel Cutting ceremony for 77.8m DP2 Platform Supply/Oil Recovery Vessel YX3188 was held at Yuexin’s Sub-Module Factory. The vessel measures 77.8m in length with a molded breath of 17.6m and a molded depth of 7.8m, and the maximum draught is 6.4m. It can carry 60 men, 1100m3, fuel oil, 1100m3 drill water, 600 m3 fresh water, 700m3 mud and 280 m3 dry bulk.
The designed bollard pull reaches 65t and the designed speed reaches 13.5 knots. Built to ABS Class notation, the vessel has the function of platform supply, fire fighting and oil recovery, which can recover up to 740 m3 oil at one time, playing an important role in protecting marine environment.
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. Yuexin Shipbuilding 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 construction of 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, March 5, 2012; Image: yuexinship