Anchor handlers under construction at South China ShipyardYard News // July 14, 2006
Formerly a state owned shipyard, the Guangdon Xinhui Shipyard in Jianmen, Guangdong China has recently been renamed South China Shipyard (SCS) after being purchased by the Hong Kong based firm South China Shipbuilding Holdings (HK) Ltd (a company well known under the name 'Big Fair' - see www.southchinashipyard.com).
The large well equipped yard is currently building two 42m x 11m anchor handling tugs with twin Cummins QSK60 main engines delivering 2,200hp each at 1,800rpm with Reintjes WAF763 gears with 5.75:1 reduction.
Each vessel will also be fitted with Cummins QSM11-powered 240kW gensets.
The vessel will be fitted with a double-drum electric over hydraulic anchor handling and towing winch with a 65 tonne line pull and a 180 toone brake holding capacity.
Optional provision has been designed in for both bow and stern thrusters.