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Record Tonnage........

Jan 18, 2007

In a brief ten week period from October to December 2006, Cheoy Lee delivered nine large vessels. Never in Cheoy Lee's recent history has the collective tonnage of deliveries been so high in such a short period of time.

The first was Yard No. 4861, a 67 meter (220 feet) anchor handling/supply vessel “Lewek Harrier”, powered by a pair of MAK 8M25, 3,590hp diesel engines. Rolls Royce gearboxes drive Kamewa Ulstein controllable pitched propellers housed in nozzles, while Kamewa Ulstein tunnel bow and stern thrusters, and a retractable HRP bow thruster, enhance the vessels maneuvering capabilities. "Lewek Harrier" is the sister ship of the equally sophisticated "Lewek Heron" delivered five months earlier.

The second was Yard No. 4870, a 48m (158 feet) Anchor Handling Tug "Uni Haul Robin". Propulsion is by a pair of Caterpillar 3516B diesels, each developing 2,375 hp driving Berg controllable pitch propellers. Electrical power comes from three Caterpillar 3406 generators each developing 245 kW. The vessel carries 650 tonnes of fuel and 200 tonnes of fresh water to allow for extended operations.

The third was Yard No. 4877, another of Cheoy Lee's renowned Z-Tech 6000 tugs. The 27.4m (90 feet) 5,000hp powerhouse "Adsteam Marloo", built to Lloyds class, is now operating off Port Kembla in Australia, a rapidly expanding port handling bulk goods such as iron ore, coal and grain. These Z-Tech class tugs are incredibly maneuverable, with a top speed of 12 knots whether traveling ahead  or astern, and with equally consistent bollard pull characteristics, 60 tonnes in both directions.

The fourth was Yard No. 4891, an 88' Sport Motor Yacht for a North American owner. Based on Cheoy Lee's popular 84' Sport Motoryacht, owners are able to customize transom arrangements to suit their watersports needs. The high tech resin infused composite motoryacht offers exceptional strength, coupled with light weight and a legendary hull form. The result is one of the best performing yachts ever produced.

The fifth, sixth and seventh were yard No. 4892, 4893 and 4894, all Z-Tech 6000 tugs for the Panama Canal Authority. After completion, all departed form Cheoy Lee's shipyard in Hong Kong to embark of their 10,000 nautical miles delivery voyage, across the Pacific, via Hawaii to Panama. All Z-Tech tugs are built to Lloyds class for unrestricted service.

The eighth was Yard No. 4880, a powerful 58m (190 feet) Anchor Handling Tug, with the dual function of Supply Vessel. "Hadi 21" was designed in Singapore and built to ABS class with the notation ABS+A1(E) + AMS FIFI 1 Towing and Anchor Handling Services. Two 2575 hp Caterpillar diesels drive Berg controllable pitch propellers. AC power comes from three Caterpillar 320kW generating sets.

The nineth was yard No. 4869, a 45m (148 feet) Anchor Handling Tug, "Lewek Roller", powered by twin Caterpillar 3516B diesels. Departing on December 9th, 2006, the vessel, manned by its own crew, set sail on its relatively short delivery voyage to Singapore.

To see the picture of these vessels from the photo gallery below by clicking on the arrows to navigate.