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First TTS shipset delivered to COSCO/Shanghai Shipyard

Norway’s TTS supply first of four shipsets of TTS deck equipment to COSCO/Shanghai Shipyard in a deal signed in 2015. 

Norwegian headquartered handling solutions and access systems specialist TTS Group has delivered the first of four shipset of TTS deck equipment to COSCO / Shanghai Shipyard.

The orders of various TTS deck equipment for four 28,000 DWT Multipurpose Heavy Lift Vessels was placed by Shanghai Shipyard Co Ltd, part of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), In April 2015. 

The vessels are part of the ongoing fleet extension program of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO). COSCO already operates eight identically constructed vessels (Da Type 3) with a maximum lifting capacity of 700t in tandem operation – the largest cranes in the fleet are all made by TTS NMF – the deck cranes and heavy cargo cranes arm of the TTS Group. Each ship is equipped with two heavy lift cranes of proven TTS NMF type DK II with SWL 350t and one TTS NMF type DK II SWL 100t lifting capacity. 

This latest crane contract was executed through the new Joint Venture TTS SCM Marine and Offshore Machinery Co Ltd (TTS SCM), established by TTS NMF GmbH and South China Marine Machinery (SCM) in 2015. SCM is part of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). 

The new vessels are equipped with heavy lift hatch covers of trans-folding and pontoon type from TTS HUA Hai Ships Equipment Co Ltd. Finally, the TTS deck equipment is completed by two combined windlass / automatic mooring winches and two automatic mooring winches. Both electrically driven winch systems are outfitted with a self-aligned foundation and prepared for remote operation.