On March 26, Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, and China Shipbuilding Trading Co., Ltd. and Seaspan Corporation signed a contract for the construction of three 15500TEU container ships in the form of a cloud contract.
This is another breakthrough project recently harvested by Hudong Zhonghua. The addition of a world-class partner to Hudong Zhonghua’s “Circle of Friends” has further consolidated its “leading” position in the field of container ship construction in China.
Seaspan Corporation is the world’s largest independent container shipowner. It currently has 132 container ships with a total capacity of 1.143 million containers. This 15500TEU container ship project has a total of 6 vessels, 3 vessels each being built by Hudong Zhonghua and Jiangnan Shipbuilding under China Shipbuilding Corporation. This is the first time that Hudong Zhonghua has cooperated with Seaspan.
With its outstanding construction performance and strong construction strength, like other world-class customers, the shipowner has also given Hudong Zhonghua the responsibility of building the first ship, which reflects Hudong Zhonghua’s role in large containers. The core competitiveness of the shipping field has been continuously improved.
This type of ship is 366 meters long, 51 meters wide, 30.2 meters deep, and has a service speed of 22.0 knots. It is built in accordance with Tier 111 specifications and is equipped with a hybrid desulfurization tower device. Hudong Zhonghua has completely independent intellectual property rights, adopts the world’s latest green environmental protection, high efficiency, energy-saving, safety and other technical designs, optimized linear, large-diameter propellers and energy-saving ducts so that the performance indicators of the ship have reached the international advanced level.
Hudong-Zhonghua has repeatedly received orders for container ships, demonstrating its strong independent design capabilities. The excellent design performance finally impressed the shipowner and transformed this trust into an order. Hudong Zhonghua, as the core shipbuilding enterprise of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, is also the leading shipyard in my country to build a full range of container ships.
Up to now, it has delivered more than 50 large container ships with more than 8,000 boxes, including 3 world’s first 23,000 LNG double Fuel-powered container ship. On the basis of summing up experience, Hudong Zhonghua will concentrate its strengths and make 100% efforts to further optimize design, improve technology, strengthen management, strict quality and safety standards, uphold the corporate spirit of “striving for excellence, innovation and transcendence”.
This type of ship has been built as a benchmark ship, which is a good start for the long-term cooperation between the two parties in the field of container ships, laying a foundation of trust for broadening the field of product cooperation, and injecting new impetus into the establishment of a closer cooperative relationship between the two parties.