Oshima Shipbuilding Plans to Build USD 180 Mln Shipyard in Vietnam
A Japanese based company, Oshima Shipbuilding, is about to start the construction of a $ 180 million shipyard in Vietnamese central coastal province of Khanh Hoa. Oshima Shipbuilding’s new yard will cover an area of 304 ha in Cam Ranh Town.
With the use of latest technologies, the shipyard will be capable of constructing 24 different types of cargo vessels with capacities ranging from 38,000 to 56,000 DWT.
At the moment, the company is cooperating with Nha Trang University upon training local personnel and sending apprentices to Japan.
Oshima Shipbuildingis a company with unique characteristics that is found in a distinguished capability in the field of construction of specialized vessels. Oshima shipyard is committed to challenging everything, exploring new visions and implementing them. The company specializes in building bulk carriers. It has a number of standard designs, featuring bulkers with capacities from 33,00o to 82,000 DWT in the handysize, handymax, and panamax size classes. The company also has a line of specialized coal carriers with capacities from 86,000 to 106,000 DWT. Some of the handymax-sized vessels have optional open and semi-open hatch configurations.
The company provides three hull options: single-hull, double-hull, and its own proprietary “Hy-Con” or hybrid hull configuration. Single hulls are available on the smallest and largest of the vessels. Double hulls are available on the smallest 33,000 DWT and all vessels from 52,000 to 96,000 DWT. The Hy-Con configuration is available on ships in the 52,000 DWT to 82,000 DWT range.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, March 7, 2012; Image: osy