Work at Taizhou CATIC Goes Full Speed Ahead
At the beginning of the new year, Chinese shipbuilder Taizhou CATIC had an upsurge in shipbuilding milestones within merely three days, marking a good start with respect to implementation of the annual tasks.
On January 14, the 4th 76,000T bulk carrier (TK0704) built for a German owner was successfully docked-out.
On the following day, January 15, the 3rd 76,000T bulk carrier (TK0703) built for the same owner left the outfitting wharf for a sea trial.
With an overall length (LoA) of 225.00 meters and a beam of 32.26m, the bulk carrier has a 12.20 meter design draft and can reach a speed of 14.25 knots. The vessel is classed by the Germanischer Lloyd classification society, recently merged with Det Norske Veritas.
On January 16, a steel cutting ceremony was held inside the combination workshop of Taizhou CATIC for the 2nd 39,000T Bulk Carrier (TK1002), being built for a domestic owner by Kouan Shipbuilding.
The main particulars of the vessel are:
LOA: 179.90M; Bm: 30.00M; Dm: 14.80M; Design Draft: 10.60M; Main Engine: Wartsila 6RTFLEX48D, Designed Speed: 14.0 Knots; Class: the Lloyd’s Register.
On the same day, the signing and delivery ceremony for the 1st 51,000T bulk carrier (TC0301) built for a domestic owner was held at Taizhou CATIC. General Manager of Taizhou CATIC Mr. Cai Aiguo, representatives of the owner and the financing bank attended the ceremony and signed the delivery documents.
The vessel, classed by China Classification Society (CCS), features 199.95m in the overall length, 32.26m in beam and 10.50 m in design draft.
Press Release, January 28, 2014