COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd (COSCO Dalian), the largest shipyard in COSCO Shipyard Group, has delivered a bulk carrier of 92.500 DWT, “OCEAN EMERALD”, to its Asian buyer. The delivery documents were signed by and between COSCO Dalian and the buyer on March 15th 2012.
The bulk carrier measures 229.1m in LOA (length of all), 37.9m in breadth and 20.7m in depth.
Separately, COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co., (COSCO Zhoushan) has delivered a bulk carrier of 57.000 DWT “PORT CANTON” to its European buyer. The delivery documents were signed by and between COSCO Zhoushan and the buyer on March 19th 2012.
The bulk carrier measures 189.9m in LOA (length of all), 32.2m in breadth.
COSCO (DaLian) Shipyard can undertake more than 200 large-size ocean vessels’ repair and conversion annually and is the main base for ship repair, conversion and off shore marine engineering manufacture in North-East Asia. It has one world’s biggest DWT 300,000 floating dock, one DWT 180,000 dock, one DWT 80,000 dock and nine repair berths including DWT 300,000 wharf and 10,000t slipway. Its land area totaling 1,200,000 m2 is well equipped and serves as an ideal place for the repair and conversion of large bulk carrier, container carrier and VLCC.
COSCO (ZhouShan) Shipyard is close to the international sea route and navigation hub clusters in Asia, and it is a newly built shipyard with one DWT 150,000 dock and four piers in service. Importantly, COSCO (Zhou Shan) Shipyard is building a very large ship repairing, building and conversion base composing of three docks ranging from DWT 80,000 to DWT 300,000 ( dock capacity: nearly DWT 1,110,000), three piers, 4,500m coastline and 2,000,000 m2 land area. Within the next few years, it will have the potential to grow into a mega shipyard and capable of servicing all marine activities, including VLCC repairs and offshore blocks fabrication.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, March 20, 2012; Image: cosco-shipyard