Damen Yichang to build wider range of vesselsYard News // March 18, 2015
Damen Yichang Shipyard in China, a joint venture between Damen Shipyards Group and Sinotrans CSC, is rolling out a larger portfolio of vessels to a wider market audience.
“Over the years we have achieved a good reputation for delivery time, reliability and quality,” said Hans Voorneveld, Executive Director at Damen Shipyards Group.
"In the past, the Yichang yard has excelled in the construction of cargo vessels up to 15,000dwt. Whilst it will continue to build such vessels, from now on, there will be an additional focus on other, high-tech vessel types.
“We’re looking at dredgers, pontoons and barges, LNG/LPG tankers and offshore support vessels, such as platform suppliers,” explained Mr Voorneveld.
The yard is already building a number of specialised pontoons, whilst plans for dredgers are now being finalised. Finalisation of plans for LPG tanker construction is expected imminently.
Current capacity at the yard is sufficient for Damen to simultaneously construct 10 pontoons along with two dredgers, LNG/LPG tankers or offshore support vessels.