On September 30, 2019, in Jiangsu, China, an official keel laying ceremony was held for two new ships by ASTON
Today, on September 30, 2019, in Jiangsu, China, an official keel laying ceremony was held for two new ships by ASTON.
ASTON goes on with its productive cooperation with Chinese shipyard JIANGSU DAJIN HEAVY INDUSTRY for construction of state-of-art “river-sea” bulk carries with 8,000 MT deadweight capacity, which is maximum allowed size in Don ports. “Keel laying” is an official ceremony where the main event was laying of two storm board which is traditionally deemed as official commencement of construction. The boards are kind of historical document stating time and place of the ship construction start, as well as its constructors.
First blocks with weight at least of 1.5% from overall steel hull weight and no less than 50 MT of steel block were laid on the building slip, and the slip assembly was initiated as well.
Each vessel is 140.9m long and 16.8m wide.
Scheduled supply dates according to contracts dated by April 30 and May 30, 2020.