Shanghai Waigaoqiao Snaps Up 11,000 TEU Order

first_imgzoom Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS), a shipbuilding subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp, has won an order for six 11,000 TEU containerships from an undisclosed European owner.The deal was landed on April 28th, according to the shipbuilding conglomerate’s announcement.Further details on the value of the order and potential delivery dates have not been disclosed yet.SWS believes that the order marks an important milestone in the company’s efforts to secure a place on the market of construction of large ships of 19800 TEU and 21000 TEU design.Construction of these giants of the seas is nothing new to the shipbuilder as it has already secured orders for ultra large container carriers such as the one placed by French liner giant CMA CGM for three 18,000 TEU boxships in 2013.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

CEB given strict deadline to submit revised expansion plan

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has issued a directive to the Ceylon Electricity Board to submit a revised least cost long term generation expansion plan on or before August 01, 2016.PUCSL has written to the CEB saying that despite letters sent earlier the CEB has yet to submit the plan. The Commission says it has observed that under drought conditions, even with planned plant additions, Sri Lanka is expected to face energy and capacity shortages in the years 2018/2019 and beyond, and the Transmission Licensee’s delay in submission of LCLTGEP 2015-2034 could further aggravate this situation. “This refers to the Commission’s letter under reference PUC/LI/TL/2015/14, dated December 18, 2015, requiring the Transmission Licensee to resubmit the Least Cost Long Term Generation Expansion Plan (LCLTGEP) 2015-2034 with necessary amendments and also the Commission’s letter to Secretary, Ministry of Power and Energy dated March 31, 2016, regarding Power Supply Situation 2022 (attached). The Commission has not received the revised LCLTGEP 2015-2034, to date,” the letter sent to the CEB states. Considering the above circumstances, the Commission decided to issue a directive under Condition 4 of the Transmission and Bulk Supply Licence issued to the Ceylon Electricity Board, to submit the revised LCLTGEP 2015-2034, including solution/s to meet the energy and capacity demand during 2016- 2021 on or before August 01, 2016. (Colombo Gazette) read more