Anchor Handling Tug From South China

Thursday, July 13, 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. The yard is currently building two 42x11-m anchor handling tugs with twin Cummins QSK60 main engines delivering 2200 hp each at 1800 RPM with Reintjes WAF763 gears with 5.75:1 reduction. Each vessel will also be fitted with Cummins QSM11-powered 240 kW gen sets. The vessel will be fitted with a double-drum electric over hydraulic anchor handling and towing winch with a 65 MT line pull and a 180MT brake holding capacity. Optional provision has been designed in for both bow and stern thrusters.
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