100,000-dwt Floating Dry Dock Increases HUD's Tsing Yi Capacity

Ships of up to 100,000 dwt can be docked at Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd.'s (HUD) Tsing Yi Yard, following an agreement signed recently for HUD to charter Euroasia Shipyards' floating dock, which has a lifting capacity of 32,800 tons.

The move increases HUD's floating docks to three, including the ship repair company's existing Whampoa and Taikoo docks of 20,000 and 11,500 tons lifting capacity, respectively. The bareboat charter means that Euroasia is leasing only the dock itself; HUD will man the unit with its own labor force.

With a recent major overhaul to bring it into Lloyd's class, the dock has a length over keel blocks of 258.15 meters, and an internal width of 38.55 meters (847 by 126.5 feet), enabling it to accommodate the largest ships normally likely to visit Hong Kong.

"I am delighted to add this large dock to our major new facilities at Tsing Yi," said David Hall, managing director of HUD, "as it will allow us to broaden our activities in the repair of larger ships, consolidate our total facilities at Tsing Yi, and help finalize plans for the future expansion of our new dockyard."

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 33,  Jul 15, 1980

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