China: Tongfang Shipyard Delivers 17.000 DWT Multi-Purpose Vessel Clipper Newhaven

Clipper has taken delivery of the newbuilding Clipper Newhaven. The vessel is the third in a series of four 17,000 dwt multi-purpose vessels ordered from Tongfang Shipyard in China. The delivery of the vessel is in line with Clipper Projects’ strategic goal to renew the fleet.

On the maiden voyage the vessel will load wind mill towers in Korea to be discharged in the US gulf region. Clipper Newhaven is commanded by Captain Igor Kuznetsov and Chief Engineer Oleksiy Isakov.

Tongfang Shipyard Delivers 17.000 DWT Multi-Purpose Vessel Clipper Newhaven

Vessel particulars:

DWT 17,000

Length 144 m

Breadth 22,8 m

Draft 8.8 m

Cranes 2 x 150 t + 1 x 80 t

Tongfang Jiangxin shipbuilding, with a history of over 40 years and profound expertise in shipbuilding, has so far delivered to both domestic and overseas customers, ie Germany, Danmark, Singapore, Malaysia, Burundi and Cambodia over 100 various types of vessel incl. MPV, Container Ship, Tugs, and various kinds of battleship and military Auxiliary ship. Currently, there are 864 staffs in the yard containing 190 senior technical engineers, three production lines separately used for 20,000T vessel, 5000T vessel and GRP vessel with more than 1,000 sets of equipments.

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, November 24, 2011; Image: clipper

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Posted on November 24, 2011