Cosco Dalian Leads China Ship Repair Business

China's Cosco Dalian is ranked as the leading Chinese repair yard, the yard's facilities including three floating docks (one, at 180,000 dwt capacity - the largest in China) and Panamax size docks, and six berths of approximately 2.000 m in length plus two repair buoys inside its confines. Cosco Dalian is able to accommodate 15 vessels at the same time for drydocking and atloat repairs, with shore cranes reachable, making the yard's normal turnover - some 180 vessels annually.

So far this year the yard has repaired some 164 vessels, including two large 8238 129th Street. Surrey. British Columbia. Canada \H\Y (IA6 [•-mail: sales^kobelt com Website www kobeluoni Sales: 604.590.~313 Fax: 60-1.590.8313 Circle 210 on Reader Service Card projects involving Osprey Shipmanagement's 52,092 dwt semisubmersible heavy lift vessel American Cormorant, (1,998 tons of steel renewal in the ballast tanks) and V Ships' 74,974 dwt self unloading bulk carrier Nelvana (1,400 tons of additional steel in the cargo holds). The vessel is owned by Canada's CSL Group. The yard also carried out additional car deck installation on-board three car carriers from Korea's Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) - the 33,369 grt Hual Troubador, 30,024 grt Hyundai No. 108, and the 31,367 grt Hyundai No. 203.

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