New Syncrolift installed for New Song Thu
Thu, 26 September 2013
The largest capacity Syncrolift shiplift to be built in Vietnam is now officially open for service.
The Syncrolift has been installed as a key element of a major new shipbuilding and ship repair development at New Song Thu shipyard.
Rolls-Royce designed and supplied the Syncrolift, which acts like a large elevator that raises and lowers vessels in and out of the water for drydocking ashore. It has a docking platform 98m long with a width of 20m, and a maximum net lifting capacity of more than 4,500 tonnes. This is the eighth to be installed in Vietnam.
The new shiplift is the third Syncrolift installation within Vietnam’s Danang area. The first was built in 1968 and is still operating efficiently. The second was installed in 2004 by the same shipyard. The hoists from their existing system were reinstalled in the new and larger Syncrolift, demonstrating the flexibility offered by the modular system. This third Syncrolift will be a key tool in expanding the number of vessels that can be worked on at any one time at the yard, serving both military and commercial customers.