DSIC delivers 1st ECO mega boxship


China's first eco-friendly 9,200 teu large containership built by CSIC-affiliated Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC) turned out to have been successfully delivered to CMA CGM of France on June 25.

According to Eworldship, China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd (CIMC) signed a related EPC contract and nine further vessels are slated for delivery in order. Contract value is said to reach total $820m.

The project is CIMC Group's first involvement in vessel charter business and the eco-newbuilding boasts very large scale built based on China's first in-house research and development.

CIMC Financial Leasing is the shipowner providing financing to CMA CGM while CIMC Shanghai Offshore takes in charge of design service in this project.

CSIC and New Times Shipbuilding are the builders of the eco-friendly and economical next-generation containerships and, as an EPC contractor, CIMC provides solutions across all procedures from design to construction.

The ultra large containership series comprise 10 units and the first unit has been delivered upon the contract issued 18 months ago. Till 2016, all units are scheduled for delivery with a charter period tentatively fixed as 12 years.

The ultra large containership is environmentally friendly boxship whose intellectual property right is 100% owned by China. It has reduced energy consumption by 10% on average while EEDI has been declined by more than 30% than recent standard, complying with 2025 standards. Also, the boxship is equipped with LNG fuel tank, allowed to be converted into hybrid engine later.

Source from : asiasis