09 April 2014

Hanjin starts building VLCCs, rolls off three more ships

Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction’s shipyard in Subic Bay will start building Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) for the first time.

Navig8 has ordered four 300,000 dwt VLCCs there while another unspecified European owner has committed to build two more.

The 300,000 dwt newbuilding measures 333 m in length, 60 m in breadth with 30 m of height.

The ships will start delivering in the second half of 2016. Hanjin’s Subic yard is now busy through to 2017. Hanjin’s own yard in Busan is too small to handle ships of VLCC size.

New Ships

Meanwhile, three newly built container vessels were rolled off at the Korean shipbuilding facility.

The vessels were ordered by the German shipping company Bernhard Schulte Gmbh and Co. KG last week.

The order for these three 5,400 TEU Container Class Carriers is due to the growing number of German manufacturing orders in February, mostly coming from domestic orders.

Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction–Philippines (HHIC-Phil Inc.) held the unveiling at their state-of-the-art shipyard facility in Subic as the three vessels were christened as M/V Christ Schulte, M/V Clemens Schulte, and M/V Carl Schulte. (Jonas Reyes, Manila Bulletin)