Vinashin to Build 8 Carriers for Norway

A Höegh Autoliners’s ship

The Viet Nam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin) will build 8 auto carriers for the Höegh Autoliners of Norway, according to their US$536 million contract, signed yesterday.

The carriers, which can carry 6,900 cars, will be installed with cutting-edge devices, living up the latest international maritime conventions.

The longest carrier will be nearly 200 meters in length, 32 meters in height and sail at a speed of 20.5 sea miles per hour.

Finland-basde Delta Marin will be responsible for designing the vessels and the building will be checked and assessed by Norway-based DNV Register.

The first carrier is scheduled for its completion in December, 2009 and the others 6 months later. 

Source VNA – Translated by Hoang Uy

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