Recently a keel-laying ceremony for 58.7m AHTS Vessel YX3156 was held in Yuexin shipyard. Applying the design of KHIAM CHUAN MARINE Company, YX3156 measures 58.7m in length with a molded breadth of 14.6m and a molded depth of 5.5m.
Maximum draught is 4.5m. It can carry 42 men, 475 m3 fuel oil, 460 m3 ballast water, 230 m3 fresh water, 255 m3 cement and 187 m3 dry bulk. With 370 m2 area of deck, the designed bollard pull reaches 65t and the designed speed reaches 13.5 knots.
Yuexin Shipbuilding Company Limited, established in the year 2000, located in the south gate of China( Villages of Rivers in Lingnan ). The predecessor of the company was Guangzhou Panyu Tanzhou dockyard which boasted the history of more than 30 years in shipbuilding. Yuexin Shipbuilding covers a total area about 100,000 square meters. It possesses 2 semienclosed slipways,4 slipways with tracks,2 dry docks with shelter and 3 floating docks. Besides, it also possesses steel plate pretreatment production line, workshops of steel structure fabrication, block fabrication, piping and machinery as well as other equipments including automatic welding, CNC cutting, plate-bending machine, frame-bending machine, plate-shearing machine, shop blasting device, etc. Yuexin Shipbuilding is an enterprise of Class Three National Qualifications, Class A Design Qualification of the shipbuilding business in Guangdong Province. So far, Yuexin has delivered more than 60 vessels since it was founded. The company specializes in building series offshore work vessels from 4000 to 16000 horsepower, including DP2 Support/Maintenance Vessel, Multi-purpose Utility Vessels,Anchor Handling Tug/Supply Vessel,ASD Tug and etc.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, December 30, 2011; Image: yuexinship