New vessels from Changzhou FRP Shipyard at Seawork Asia 2018
Changzhou FRP Shipyard Co. Ltd. based in Jiangsu province China, will exhibit its latest patrol and workboats at Seawork Asia 2018 Commercial Marine and Workboat Exhibition & Forum.
Recent vessels from Changzhou FRP Shipyard include a new high-speed patrol boat, developed specifically for Hong Kong Customs and built in response to changes in maritime law enforcement. The 11m deep V hull exhibits excellent chase and patrol capabilities and achieves speeds in excess of 50kts via a petrol outboard engine. The successful delivery of this new model looks set to open up both the Hong Kong and international workboat markets for the yard.
An 80-ton high-speed Patrol boat, built for the General Administration of Customs by Changzhou FRP Shipyard, is currently the largest and most highly-powered custom-built fibreglass ship in Jiangsu Province. Designed for complex coastal sea conditions, the 30.8 metres overall injection moulded hull is reinforced with both aramid and carbon fibre, has a beam of 7.76 metres and draws 3.32 metres. Hull protection is enhanced with an all-round high-performance fender and an impact-resistant bow boarding/loading platform; the stern boasts a rescue platform. With 8000 litres of fuel onboard, the vessel has a range of 360nm and can achieve over 32kts using high-speed twin-diesel engines. Generating up to 3260kW, the patrol vessel is equipped with advanced communications including HD digital radar and sonar, carries up to 20 people and can self-support for up to 96 hours.
Changzhou FRP Shipyard Co., Ltd. was established in 1970 and was the first professional shipyard to build in fibreglass in China. The yard was transformed into a state-controlled high-tech enterprise following a corporate restructure in January 2014 and now specialises in vacuum-formed resin moulding. The yard employs over 300 people and has built over 15,000 vessels since its inception.