It is full steam ahead at the Jinling shipyard in China. Our site-team have delivered two freight ferries and are working on the following three. Construction will soon start on the sixth and final ferry on the order placed with the shipyard. It can be a little bit difficult to keep track of the progress from the sidelines. Luckily, Jens Peter Baltsersen, Senior Project Manager, has shared some pictures of the four freight ferries in their various stages perfectly illustrating the construction process from steel plates to an almost complete ferry.
Jens Peter says: “Construction is progressing well and follows the schedule very nicely. Earlier this week, Frane Pilic, Site Manager from OSM Ship Management, pressed the button to start the steel plate cutting for our sixth and last freight ferry that is expected to be delivered in Q4 2020. There is still some way to go, but it sure feels special to prepare the construction of the last freight ferry.
We are also seeing quite some improvement regarding two specific issues concerning the protection of equipment and housekeeping on board the ferries under construction, issues that have been focus on from the beginning of the construction phase. The yard has picked up on these important areas which is very positive.”
June 21, 2019