Vietnam Shipyard Officially Opened

Friday, January 06, 2006
According to reports, the first phase of the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin)’s $1.9 million shipyard was formally opened Thursday in the central Phu Yen province, the Nguoi Lao Dong reported. The six-hectare plant, located in Tuy Hoa city’s Phu Lam ward, has, however, already begun building eight 200 ton tugboats, a $3.8 million dredger and four 600 hp fishing vessels. The whole facility, to cost some $6.9 million, will be capable of building ships of 1,000 to 3,000 tons once completed. It is expected to build vessels of 5,000 tons or more from 2008.

Shipbuilding

Abu Dhabi Ship Building Commissions First Floating Dock

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NAT Names 2 New Tankers in South Korea

wo new tankers, Nordic Star and Nordic Space, were named August 24 for owner Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT).   NAT founder and chairman Herbjørn Hansson was present at the naming ceremony,

Japanese Yards Mull Shipbuilding Alliance

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LNG

BV Classes First LNG-fuel Oil/Chemical Tanker

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SK Shipping Selects 5X72DF for LNG Carriers

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NASSCO Christens LNG-ready Tanker Constitution

On Saturday, August 27, shipbuilders at General Dynamics NASSCO celebrated the christening and launch of the Constitution, the sixth ship in a series of eight eco-friendly

 
 
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