Shanhaiguan Shipbuilding to Build Bulker Pair
China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation’s (CSIC) subsidiary Shanhaiguan Shipbuilding Industry (SHG) has entered into a contract for the construction of two 120,000 dwt bulk carriers.
These vessels, to be built for an unnamed European shipowner, will be the largest vessels that SHG has constructed until now, according to CSIC.
The newbuilds will have a length of 258.9 m, breadth of 43 m and height of 20.5 m. Classed by the Lloyd’s Register (LR), they will be built in line with the latest industry standards.
Shanhaiguan Shipbuilding Industry, formerly known as Shanhaiguan Shipyard, was established in 1972, went into operation in 1986, and transformed into an enterprise in 2007. The main business activities of SHG includes: shipbuilding, ship-repair, ship conversion, scrapping, off-shore engineering construction, maintenance, harbor machinery, steel fabrication etc. The annual shipbuilding capacity of the shipyard is about 1,400,000 DWT. So far, SHG has mainly focused on building panamax and mini-cape bulkers.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, September 19, 2013