China Supplies Maersk Triple-E Hull Modules

South China Morning Post
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Triple-E Class Container Ship: Image courtesy of Maersk

Hull modules for the huge container ships are being built in Shandong and delivered by barge to South Korea' Daewoo Shipbuiding yard.

Twenty of the ships, which can each carry 18,270 20-foot containers and at 399.25 metres long, are being built for Maersk Line by South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, reports the 'South Chilna Morning Post', which cites Peter Bertelsen, lead hull superintendent at Maersk Maritime Technology, as informing that  a lack of capacity at Daewoo and its South Korea subcontractors meant 40 per cent of the steel used in each ship is fabricated into massive hull sections in China.

These sections are built by DSME Shandong at Yantai in Shandong and brought to Daewoo's shipyard at Okpo by barge, a voyage that takes around seven days.

Source: South China Morning Post


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