The Havyard 843 CD designed vessel, Kan Tan 225, has been named and delivered to the major oil corporation of Sinopec in China. This is the first edition of the next generation of medium-sized AHTSs.
Kan Tan 225 is designed by Havyard Group AS, with main offices in Fosnavåg in Sunnmøre, Norway and a branch office in Shanghai. The ship`s owner, Sinopec, is the second largest oil corporation of China and the country`s largest manufacturer and supplier of refined oil products.
The naming ceremony for Kan Tan 225, constructed at the Yuexin Shipyard near Shanghai was held on Monday at the shipyard.
“This is the first vessel of this specific Havyard 843 CD design that has been constructed. It is an AHTS doing more than 17 knots, it is 81 metres in length with a breadth of 19.5 metres,” says Director for International Projects at Havyard Ship Technology AS, Bjørn Bergsnes. Havyard characterizes the vessel as being the next generation of medium sized AHTSs.
!Kan Tan 225 is a complicated prototype of a high standard. The Chinese shipyard therefore uses slightly longer time on constructing this vessel compared to slightly easier types of vessels that they have previously constructed. It is very impressive to see what they now have managed to complete,” says Bergsnes.
Bergsnes and Mao Liling at Havyard`s Shanghai office were both present at the naming ceremony on Monday together with amongst others, the Sinopec represents; President Mr. Zuo Wenqi and General Director for Shipbuilding, Mr. Shu Kaixi.
” We are very pleased with the vessel from Havyard Group”, the Sinopec Management representatives pointed out, adding that they are looking forward to a continued cooperation with the Norwegian group.
FACTS ON HAVYARD 843 CD
Length: 81 m.
Breadth: 19.5 m.
Speed: 17 knots
Deck area: 560 square m.
Crew 34 persons
Dead weight: 3200 tonnes
Havyard, November 28, 2012