China: RSHI Splashes 400.000 DWT Very Large Ore Carrier VALE SOHAR

Oman Shipping Company’s 400,000 DWT Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC), the VALE SOHAR, was floated out of the construction docks and transferred to the final outfitting berth at Rongsheng Heavy Industries shipyard in China.

VALE SOHAR joins VALE LIWA, floated out on March 19th, as the second in a series of four VLOCs currently under construction for Oman Shipping Company at the yard. The vessels will be on long term time charter to Vale from shipments from Brazil to Sohar, Oman.

The Valemax vessels, also known as “very large ore carriers” or VLOCs, have a capacity of 400,000 deadweight tons.

400,000 DWT VLOC is the world’s first ore carrier with the largest tonnage. It is reported that this ship’s total length is 360m, with the width of 65m and depth of 30.4m . This vessel is designed with lower oil consumption and carbide emissions, it is more environmental and energy conserving. Speaking of performance, it is superior to other kinds of ore carriers in the current market, so it is extremely favored by ship-owners.

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, April 9, 2012; Image: omanship

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

Posted on April 9, 2012

In Depth>

Events>

<< Apr 2015 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

INAMARINE 2015

INAMARINE will continue to be the Indonesia’s largest marketplace for maritime industry…

read more >

Ice Class Vessels

Many kinds of Vessel operate near the poles, all of which are exposed to a number of unique demands…

read more >

Subsea Vessels Europe

Subsea Vessels Europe is an expert annual briefing on global subsea vessel opportunities, technical developments and operational best…

read more >

Future Conference: Wind & Maritime

The “Future Conference; Wind & Maritime” from 6 to 7 May 2015 in Rostock offers a compact overview of current challenges, market and…

read more >