The "ORE ZHANJIANG", a 400,000-ton load ore carrier manufactured by Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (BSIC), was delivered to its buyers on April 30.
The carrier is the last vessel under a contract for the manufacturing of eight same load ore carriers signed between BSIC and China Merchants Group and ICBC Leasing.
It is 361.9 meters' long, 65 meters' wide and 30.4 meters' high, with a load capacity of 400,000 tons.
ORE ZHANJIANG was specially manufactured for Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale) in Brazil.
To meet the need of Vale under the current marketing environment, the structure of transportation capacity was improved and costs were lowered.
The ship's functions and performances in terms of security, environmental protection, energy conservation and economy are improved compared to the previous generation.
For example, fuel consumption of the new ship is 18 percent lower and the carrier can be restructured to be powered by liquefied natural gas.
Construction of the eight new ore carriers will optimize structure of China's transportation capacity, promote maritime connectivity and cooperation and play a key role in advancing the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative and China's strategy of becoming an ocean power.
The eight carriers' short building period and high-quality earned praise from the buyers and related parties, and contribute to the company's development in the global market.
BSIC is a subsidiary company of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC).
ORE ZHANJIANG, the last of a contract for the manufacturing of eight same load ore carriers signed between BSIC and China Merchants Group and ICBC Leasing, is delivered to its buyers on April 30. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
(Executive editor: Li Shuling)