COSCO yard to build ice-class cargo vessels for Dutch firm

 

 

 

COSCO yard to build ice-class cargo vessels for Dutch firm

 
COSCO Dalian Shipyard Co will build the two module carriers for the Dutch company
COSCO Dalian Shipyard Co will build the two module carriers for the Dutch company

COSCO Dalian Shipyard in China will build two module carriers with ice class notation for BigRoll Shipping

Netherlands based ship operator, BigRoll Shipping, has announced that it has contracted COSCO Dalian Shipyard Co., LTD to build two MC Class module carriers for the transportation of ultra large and heavy modular cargoes.

 

BigRoll Shipping said in a statement that it is looking forward to a close cooperation with COSCO Dalian in the detailed design and the construction of the vessels.

 

According to BigRoll, the MC Class is designed with a focus on reliability of operations, short loading and discharging time, high service speed and low accelerations.

 

The vessel will also have Finnish Swedish 1A ice class notation, making them suited to travel to remote areas such as the Arctic.

 

The MC class is also said to be DP (dynamic positioning) 2 prepared, making it suitable for direct offshore supply. The maximum deadweight of the vessel class is 21,000 mt.

 

“The market’s response to BigRoll Shipping and BigRoll’s MC Class design has been very positive and we are pleased we can now announce that the vessels will be available mid-2015,” said Arne Hubregtse of BigRoll Shipping.

The vessels are scheduled for delivery in May 2015 and August 2015. The contract has an option for two additional vessels.

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