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NEWBUILDSPOTLIGHT more news at www.heavyliftpfi.com COSCOL vessel has 700-tonne lift capacity


COSCO Shipping Co, Ltd (COSCOL) will add eight heavy lift newbuildings to its fleet during 2013 and 2014.


28,000 dwt heavy lift vessels, was christened and delivered at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co, Ltd (NACKS). The shipping company, which was only established in 1999, says that the efficient build and delivery of DA AN – the first vessel with a 700-tonne heavy lift crane capacity to join its fleet – marked an enhancement of the variety of ship types in its overall fleet, and will further boost the competitiveness of that fleet. Since its establishment and subsequent listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2002, COSCOL has developed into one of the world’s largest shipping companies and currently owns and operates nearly 100 ships including semi-submersible, heavy lift, multipurpose vessels, pure car carriers, asphalt carriers and log carriers.


A Current fleet


COSCOL’s semi-submersible ships such as Tai An Kou, Kang Sheng Kou, Xiang Yun Kou and Xiang Rui Kou are capable of transporting jack-up rigs, offshore platforms and other super large engineering structures, floating or non-floating. DA AN is the first of four 28,000 dwt heavy lift newbuildings being constructed by NACKS for COSCOL, all due for delivery in 2013. Four further ships with the same particulars will be built at the Shanghai Shipyard for delivery in 2014. All eight vessels have an overall length of 179.5 m,


www.heavyliftpfi.com DA AN: PRINCIPAL PARTICULARS


Length oa: Breadth:


Draught (Summer):


Deck space: Weather Deck:


Tweendeck and low hold: TTL: Cranes:


Deadweight: Main engine: Speed: Holds:


Port of Registry: Classification:


179.5 m 28 m


10.52 m


2,557.8 sq m 10,579.2 sq m 13,137 sq m Three


28,000 dwt


MAN-B&W 6S50ME-B8 - 1 set 15.2 knots (max) Three


Hong Kong Lloyd’s Register, +100A1, Ice class 1D,


strengthened for heavy cargoes, container cargoes on upper deck, ShipRight (ACS(B)), *IWS, LI, +LMC, UMS


t the end of May, DA AN, the first of COSCOL’s eight new


DA AN, the first of COSCOL’s eight new 28,000 dwt heavy lift vessels.


DA AN’s christening and delivery ceremony.


breadth of 28 m, and maximum service speed of 15.2 knots.


The ship’s bridge is positioned on its forecastle, with cranes on one side, which delivers a large hatchway clearance, as well as a continuous flat deck some 149.3m long. DA AN’s cranes offer a tandem lifting capacity up to 700 tonnes, and maximum hatch clearance up to 51.75 m × 23.2 m. COSCOL says that DA AN


features high lifting capacity, diversified loading capabilities, high speed, environmental- friendliness and high standards of safety performance.


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