January 4, 1982 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

China To Build Nine Supply Vessels For Singapore Owners

The China Corporation of Shipbuilding Industry has been awarded a contract to build nine anchor handling tugs/offshore supply vessels for a joint venture of two Singapore owners. Timur Carriers and Selco Ltd. The contract will be signed in Hong Kong later this month by representatives of the two owners, and by senior officials of CCSI.

The vessels will be built at Hudong Shipyard, Shanghai, with delivery to commence early in 1983. Five of the vessels will have main engines developing 6,000 hp, and the remainder will be of 4,000 hp. All will be equipped with anchor handling winch, extensive cement carrying capacity, fuel and water tanks, and passenger accommodation. They will be operated under the Singapore flag by an operating joint venture to be set up by Timur and Selco.

Timur Carriers is a subsidiary of the Australian-based TNT Group, through its Bulkships shipping unit. Selco is part of the Singapore public company, Pan Electric Industries Ltd.

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