Sinopacific and Van Oord Sign Deal

By MarEx 2014-09-23 19:11:00

Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group (Sinopacific) has recently signed a contract with Van Oord for the construction of one E169 Fall-pipe Rock Installation vessel. The vessel will be built at Sinopacific’s Zhejiang Shipyard [pictured] and is expected to be delivered in 2016.

This order marks Sinopacific’s significant step of entering into the field of specialized offshore vessels. As an international enterprise driven by strategy and technology, Sinopacific has always been committed to providing value-added integrated solutions for shipbuilding. Leveraging growth through its key competitive advantages such as technology, innovation and project management, Sinopacific’s range of proprietary vessels have received wide recognition from the market and met with high levels of customer satisfaction.

Thanks to its constant reliance on technology-driven strategy, Sinopacific is able to stand out from the many excellent shipbuilders and win the first E169 building order in the world. The leading designed vessels that Sinopacific has kept launching in recent years highlight this very strategy. 

Mr. Simon Liang, chairman and CEO of Sinopacific, stressed that, “It’s our honor to cooperate with Van Oord. This cooperation also demonstrates the trust we have won from international ship owners of specialized offshore vessels. With 10 years of consistent effort on innovation and project management, Sinopacific and its Zhejiang Shipyard are able to provide world-class products and services. To date, we have successfully delivered nearly 400 vessels. Moreover, the diversified product range brings different professional solutions to our customers. We are looking forward to strengthening our in-depth strategic cooperation with partners in the future, so as to offer valuable products and services as well as a brand experience to the global offshore oil and gas sector.”

Headquartered in Rotterdam, the Dutch company, Van Oord, is committed to providing innovative solutions and enjoys a high reputation especially in dredging, marine engineering and marine energy (oil, natural gas and wind energy) projects. Its main businesses include port and waterway engineering, environmental engineering, land reclamation, rock blasting, seawall protection and water conservancy. Van Oord is also one of the four largest dredging companies in the world.

Customized according to the requirements of Van Oord, E169 Rock Installation vessel not only sets high standards in terms of personnel safety and environment protection in maritime operations, but also avoids manual handling of equipment with a highly mechanized configuration and logistics and maintenance philosophy has been included in the design. Moreover, E169 also complies with the COMF NOISE 1 and COMF VIB 1 classification.

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