Hengli Heavy Industries Wins Contract for Six 325,000 DWT WinningMax Ore Carriers

On July 3, Singapore Winning International Group and Hengli Group held a strategic cooperation signing ceremony and for the construction of six 325,000 DWT ore carriers.

It is understood that the new shipbuilding contract was signed at the end of June, the six “WinningMax” ore carriers are the first ship type developed by Winning International Group, which is designed jointly with Shanghai Ship Research and Design Institute (SDARI). The design of this ore carrier is in line with Winning Group’s green development policy, targeting the characteristics of the bauxite seaborne trade and the whole logistics chain from West Africa to China.

With an overall length of 329.99 meters, a beam of 60 meters, a depth of 30.50 meters, a structural draft of 22 meters and a speed of 13.9 knots, the WinningMax ore carrier can meet the requirements of Phase III of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).

Classed by China Classification Society (CCS) and Det Norske Veritas (DNV), the energy consumption of the WinningMax is expected to be reduced by almost 50% in terms of tonne-nautical mileage compared to the Capesize vessels in the Baltic Sea. It is also methanol-fueled and equipped with 12,000 cubic meters of methanol fuel storage tanks, which will make it possible to achieve zero-carbon operation on all voyages in the future by using green methanol.

In September 2023, Beihai Shipbuilding reportedly signed a contract with Winning International for the construction of two WinningMax ore carriers. Together with these six new units signed, Winning Group will build a total of eight WinningMax ore carriers.

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