Ningbo Xinle wins chemical tanker of Prime Shipping ( Vietnamese tanker )

Prime Shipping Corporation, a Vietnamese tanker operator, turned out to have signed a newbuilding agreement with Ningbo Xinle Shipbuilding for 2+2 26,300dwt chemical tankers.

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With primary construction complete, Damen Song Cam Shipyard is the latest addition to the Damen Shipyards Group. The yard is Damen’s first formal Joint Venture yard in Vietnam and will be the preferred production location for Damen tug and workboats up to 60 metres long.

Damen have designed the facilities at the 42-hectare site to maximise efficiency. Key points include:

  • European HSEQ standards in a Vietnamese environment
  • 120 x 85 metre outfitting hall
  • 500 metres of quayside
  • Initial production capacity of 40 workboats per year
  • Climate controlled paint shop to guarantee Damen quality of paint systems
  • 60-metre long Rolls-Royce ship lift

Construction of the yard is continuing – Damen Song Cam Shipyard will soon increase capacity to produce up to 50 hulls and outfit a further 80 vessels per year.


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  • Hoang Dong Commune, Thuy Nguyen Dist.,
  • Haiphong City
  • Vietnam

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Vietship to be kicked off in Hanoi

PANO – The International Exhibition on Shipbuilding, Marine Technology & Transportation (Vietship) 2016 will take place from February 24th to 26th in Hanoi, announced the Ship Building Industry Corporation at a press conference on February 2nd. Continue reading

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PM approves sale of 70% of Damen Song Cam Shipyard

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung accepted the proposal of the Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (SBIC) to sell 70 per cent of Damen Song Cam Shipyard to the Netherlands’ Damen Shipyards Group. Continue reading

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Boat builders criticise new rule

HA NOI (VNS) — Many shipbuilding companies in southern Kien Giang Province have complained about a new regulation that ended the granting of shipbuilding licences as of last month.

The companies said the regulation would cause huge losses, as they were not informed about the regulation earlier. Continue reading

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Coast Guard receives patrol boats


PANO – Hong Ha Shipbuilding Company under the General Department of Defense Industry on the afternoon of January 22nd held a ceremony to hand over two high-speed TT-400 patrol boats (the 6th and 7th boats) to the Command of the Vietnam Coast Guard.

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Production workshops, shipbuilding yards harm marine environment

The coastal waters have become seriously polluted with oil, zinc waste and domestic water waste, while suspended solids such as Si, NO3, NH4 and PO4 are at worryingly high levels.

The quality of sediment in the coastal areas and the habitats for many aquatic species has declined.

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