20 October 2014

4 Filipino-made vessels unveiled

Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction-Philippines (HHIC-Phil.) unveiled this week four 5,400-twenty footer container vessels built inside the company’s shipbuilding facility in Redondo Peninsula.

The container ships, constructed under the supervision of the leading classification society DNV-GL, were orders of Oaktree Capital Management, a Korean shipbuilding giant.

HHIC-Phil. President Jin Kyu Ahn, Oaktree’s Managing Director Hermann Dambach and Senior Vice President Tom Jaggers witnessed the naming ceremony for the new vessels – christened M/V “Wide Foxtrot”; M/V “Wide Golf”; M/V “Wide Hotel,” and M/V “Wide India” weights 51,872 tons with overall length of 255 meters, breadth of 37.30 meters, 22 meters depth with service speed of 21.5 knots.

Ship owner Oaktree is a leading global alternative investment management firm with particular expertise in credit strategies. The company, whose headquarters is located in Los Angeles, USA, has a strong global presence.

President Ahn said the event signified Hanjin Subic shipyard’s continued quest for excellence in its core business by focusing on innovation to building highly sophisticated yet cost-effective and environment-friendly vessels for the ever evolving international shipbuilding market.

As of October this year, HHIC-Phil., Inc. had successfully built and exported a total 71 vessels of different sizes earning the distinction of being a consistent top exporter in the freeport; also making the country 5th shipbuilding nation in the world next to China, Korea, Japan and Brazil, and HHIC-Phil placing 11th in the list of almost 100 shipbuilders in the world. (Jonas Reyes, Manila Bulletin)

FILIPINO CLASS — The ‘M/V Wide Golf,’ one of the four 5,400-twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) class container vessels built by Hanjin Heavy Industries Corp.-Philippines, weighs 51,872 tons, with an overall length of 255 meters, a breadth of 37.30 meters, a depth of 22 meters, and a service speed of 21.5 knots.