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Titan Quanzhou Shipyard doubles capacity

Titan Quanzhou Shipyard doubles capacity

Hong Kong: The launch of a second slipway into operation at Titan Quanzhou Shipyard has doubled its annual shipbuilding capacity to 20 vessels of 7,000-9,000 dwt.  The second slipway, which neighbors the first slipway, features the dimensions 275 meters x 48 meters and is equipped with a 160 ton gantry crane. The first slipway (pictured) is 180 meters x 48 meters and is equipped with a 250 ton gantry crane. Each slipway is capable of assembling modules of two vessels at one time. 

The yard is also building a new 21,000sq meter workshop, which will complement the existing 23,000 sq meter hull workshop and is expected to improve production efficiency.

There are further expansion projects at the yard slated for completion by 2010, which will bring docking capacity up to one million dwt, "encompassing ship repair and maintenance of vessels including VLCCs and 120,000teu container ships, as well as o¬ffshore engineering for oil rigs," parent Titan Petrochemicals Group Limited said on its website.  [28/07/08]