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Two new 50, 000 dwt Product Tankers with GL Class

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Gheorghe Bosinceanu (left), owner of Santierul Naval Constanta, and Erik van der Noordaa, GL’s CEO, at the signing ceremony.

Hamburg, Germany,   September 2012 – Santierul Naval Constanta SA (SNC) will build two new 50, 000 dwt product tankers to be classed by Germanischer Lloyd (GL). The letter of intent was signed during the SMM trade show in Hamburg. The two Chemical Tankers Type 2 / Oil Tankers will be built according to the Common Structural Rules and SNC’s latest fuel efficient “Dream 50” design. Steel-cutting is scheduled for early 2013.

The new “Dream 50” design by SNC has been optimized for shallow draft, without compromising the mild steel content and scantlings. The hull forms were optimized in order to achieve maximum cargo intake while avoiding an unnecessary depth increase, resulting in a tank capacity of more than 56, 000 m3. The hull forms of the “Dream 50” design have been assessed by the Hamburg Ship Model Basin GmbH (HSVA), where basin tests and manoeuvrability tests were carried out to verify compliance with IMO resolutions. The use of MAN’s ultra-long-stroke main engine MAN 6G50ME-B9.2 at reduced revolutions per minute and of the Kappel high efficiency propeller is also expected to generate further improvements in fuel economy.

Jointly, Santierul Naval Constanta SA and GL have successfully completed more than 20 tanker projects.

About Santierul Naval Constanta SA

Located in the Black Sea area, Santierul Naval Constanta SA is one of the largest newbuilding and ship repair & conversions yards in Europe and the world’s third ranked shipbuilder for medium range product and chemical tankers, having successfully delivered over 20 vessels to date from the 41, 000 DWT series. The shipyard has been operating since 1892. Following privatization in 2002, a comprehensive upgrading of production facilities and also installation of advanced new production equipment has been implemented. Benefiting from two floating docks and two dry docks ranging in capacity  from 15, 000 dwt to 200, 000 dwt, SNC Shipyard provides a wide variety of dry-dock, repair and conversion services, being the only shipyard that offers both Suezmax and Capesize vessels docking in the region.

This year the SNC celebrates 120 years of tradition and experience maintaining a high level of quality and productivity to the final benefit of the customers www.snc.ro

About Germanischer Lloyd

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) offers classification services of plan approval, inspection and certification of materials and components as well as technical assessments of ships in service. Its “Maritime Solutions” unit supports customers around the world through software solutions, management systems certification and training as well as consulting and engineering services. GL’s experts serve as advisors to governments, the IMO, flag and port states. The group is committed to a smarter, safer and greener future of shipping.  www.gl-group.com

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