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Hanjin Heavy unveils largest Philippine-built tanker

Hanjin Heavy unveils largest Philippine-built tanker

Manila: Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries Corp.-Philippines unveiled last Friday the first and biggest crude oil tanker built in the country during a naming ceremony at its compound at the Redondo Peninsula here.

The 114,000-deadweight ton tanker was named M/T Leyla K by its Turkish owner, the Kaptanoglu Shipping Line, said Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairman Feliciano Salonga.

Leyla K has a length of 241.3 meters and breadth of 44 meters. The first steel for the tanker was cut in November 2008, while its keel was laid in May 2009. The ship was launched last October.

Salonga witnessed the naming ceremony along with SBMA administrator Armand Arreza and

As of end-2009, Salonga said Hanjin had produced eight container and bulk vessels.

By 2012, Hanjin is due to deliver 36 more vessels to customers worldwide.

Hanjin started constructing its Subic shipyard in February 2006 and delivered its first product in July 2008 - the 4,300-TEU container ship "Argolikos," which was delivered to the Greek shipping company Dioryx.  [13/01/10]