South Korea: WESTERN FEDORA Takes on the Seas
WESTERN FEDORA, the second ship in the series of six hand-max bulk carriers (37,000 DWT) ordered by Western Group (ship owner based in Cyprus) sailed out from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, S.Korea.
The vessel is 187 meters long, 28.6 meters wide, 10.4 meters draught, having 49,300 cubic feet in cargo capacity, powered by Hyundai Man B&W 6S46MC.C8 main engines of 7700 KW power at 120 r.p.m. The vessel has five cargo holds and a service speed of 14.3 knots.
Navgathi Marine Design & Constructions Pvt Ltd is providing the new shipbuilding project management for Western group and a nine member professional team is in the site to manage the project.
Pramod, site manager had to say, “This is a special vessel which has completed all pre-installation for ballast water treatment plant. As soon as the ratification takes place the vessel can be upgraded to meet the requirements”.
Westlake SA is an international company specialized in the chartering of commercial vessels. The Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Western Maritime (Cyprus) Limited, a privately held entity and owner of six new Handymax bulk carriers of 37,000 DWT currently being built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea for delivery between April 2012 and May 2013.
Navgathi Marine Design & Constructions Pvt Ltd a Marine Design & Construction firm with offices in India, South Korea and UAE, assist ship owners in various stages new shipbuilding. Navgathi Marine Design & Constructions is experienced in handling prestigious projects like VLOO, VLOC, and Bulk Carriers etc in the Best shipyards in South Korea. Navgathi Marine Design offers Concept Design of Ships, Shipyard Assessment, Contract Specification Analysis, Plan Approval, and Ship building Supervision as a part of the new shipbuilding project management.
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard acknowledged as one of the leading and most versatile Shipbuilders in the sector of the medium sized conventional ships and the specialized vessels. HMD has received recognition for its medium ranged product/chemical tankers and handy panama containerships with optimized superior specifications and unchallenged quality gained by competent design staff and the highly qualitied work force
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, August 16, 2012