Subic-based Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction – Philippines (HHIC-Phil Inc.) made wave once more with the successful keel laying for two tankers at the company’s 326-hectare Subic shipyard last December 18, 2017.
Keel laying is the official start of the construction of the two new building projects ordered earlier by Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) from HHIC-Phil Inc.
American Bureau Shipping (ABS) has been commissioned to supervise the entire shipbuilding process. HHIC-Phil president Gwang Suk Chung together with the representatives from EPS and ABS was in attendance for the event.
Each of the tankers measures 249.9 meters in length, 44 meters in width and 21.35 meters in depth. Subic shipyard skilled workforce compliments the highest standard of craftsmanship this type of sophisticated merchant ship requires in terms of pipefitting and painting works. With this, the two tankers are expected to be launched and delivered on the 2nd quarter of 2018 and 4th quarter of 2018, respectively.