Sunday, February 24, 2008

Vietnam starts building biggest oil tanker ever

Dung Quat starts building largest tonne oil tanker
Dung Quat Shipbuilding Company began the building of a 105,000 tonne oil tanker in Binh Dong commune, Binh Son district, central Quang Ngai province, on February 22.
This is the first of three oil tankers that will be built by Dung Quat shipbuilder under a contract with PetroVietnam Transportation Company (PV Trans).
It is also the largest oil tanker in Vietnam and the second over 100,000 tonne oil tanker built by the company.
The 243.8 m long and 42 m wide ship, which was designed by RoK KOMAC company, will be equipped with a 13,560 KW engine.
The ship will be built in 21 months and will be handed over to PV Trans in November 2009. (VNA)