37K BC Project at HMD (NB)

Client: Western Group (Switzerland)

Vessels: Six numbers (2011 – 2013)

Type: Handy size Bulk Carrier

Shipyard: Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, S.Korea

Scope: Project management, Shipbuilding supervision

Summary: A typical handy size bulk carrier with cargo gear, folding type hatch covers.

Project Status: Ongoing (Nov 2011)

Steel cutting of the first vessel 

Launching of the second vessel WESTERN BOHEME

[box]Principal Particulars[/box]

Length overall (LOA) – 187 mLength between PP (LBP) – 178 mBreadth (mld) – 27.8 m

Depth (mld) – 15.6 m

Design draught – 9.8 m

Scantling draught – 10.8 m

Cargo capacity – 49,300 cubic feet

Maine Engine – Hyundai Man B&W 6S46MC-C8

MCR – 7700 KW power at 120 r.p.m.

Service speed – 14.3 knots.

The vessel WESTERN FEDORA sailing out after delivery.


WESTERN AIDA, the first vessel in the series of six vessels sailing out after delivery.

Outbound 2011
Dredger launching