Hyundai Building First In Series Of Three 250,000-Dwt VLCCs For World Wide Shipping Agency

The gigantic hull structure of the first in a series of three 250,000-dwt VLCCs built for World Wide Shipping Agency Ltd. of Hong Kong is rapidly taking shape at Hyundai Heavy Industries' (HHI) Ulsan shipyard.

Classed by Lloyd's Register of Shipping as + 100A1, "Oil Tanker,'" the vessel will have highly advanced automatic systems which will enable the control and monitoring of all essential functions with regard to the ship's operation, starters and generator power management system, etc.

The new VLCC will have a length of about 1,0561/2 feet, beam of 184 feet, and depth of 97 feet, with a design draft of 65 feet. Powered by a low-speed Hyundai-MAN B&W 6S80MC main engine, she will be sailing at a service speed of 14.80 knots with normal continuous rating of 21,852 bhp.

The vessel is scheduled for delivery in July.

Her two sisters are currently waiting for construction.

HHI recently received large VLCC orders, including World Wide which booked three 250,000-dwt VLCCs in 1986. The yard has 12 VLCCs on its orderbook, most of 250,000-dwt and 254,000-dwt class.

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