Seebeckwerft To Build Cellular Containership For China Ocean Shipping

Seebeckwerft AG of Bremerhaven, West Germany, has signed a contract for the construction of a fully cellularized containership with the State shipping company of the People's Republic of China, China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO).

The shipyard won this order against strong international competition.

This will be the 16th newbuilding constructed by Seebeckwerft for COSCO in a business relationship that dates back 10 years. The ships have developed from a multipurpose cargo vessel to the highly sophisticated cellular containership.

The latest newbuilding, designated yard No. 1062, is scheduled for delivery in mid-1986. It will be the most modern vessel in the COSCO fleet.

Yard No. 1062 will have an overall length of 653.5 feet, beam of 93 feet, depth to first deck of 50.7 feet, and summer draft of 35 feet. Container capacity will be 1,699 TEUs.

A main propulsion plant consisting of a M.A.N.-B&W diesel engine with an output of 9,977 bhp will be installed, giving the ship a trial speed of 16.35 knots. The vessel will be built to the rules of Germanischer Lloyd class +100 A 4 E (Containership) + MCE AUT.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 9,  Oct 15, 1985

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