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Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:ZVEZDA 131020Added:Jun 03, 2020
Captured:June 03, 2020IMO:9842188Hits:1,279
Location:Mokpo, Mogpo, Korea (South)
Photo Category: Ships under Construction
Where's the front? She's leaving her cradle at Hyundai Samho shipyard, and being towed to Zvezda shipyard near Vladivostok, in Russian Far East, where she will be completed.
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lappino on Jun 04, 2020 15:36 (29 days ago)
The original plan was exactly like you said, Tuomas; the next hull would go to Zvezda shorter still. Of course, the only way to verify that would be to see her "in the flesh". So, soon... :)


Tuomas Romu on Jun 04, 2020 08:25 (29 days ago)
The second vessel of the series appears to be one cargo tank shorter than the lead ship. I guess with the next one the split will be aft of the manifold cranes...
lappino on Jun 04, 2020 07:50 (29 days ago)
Yes, Pieter, I know that. My first assignment in my current company years ago had to do with hulls built in Slovakia, and then moved to Netherlands for completion. To deal with low bridge height on the Danube, their superstructures, already of a very low height, were shipped in their cargo holds, and only installed once at the "final yard".
Also, a colleague of mine showed me the photo from 2008, of a Stolt tanker completed in Norway, where her middle/cargo part was added after her fore and aft parts were shipped from (Russia?), temporarily connected together as one ridiculously looking stunted vessel...

As for counting the output, I believe the Dutch value added was significant; here on this photo we can see that her most expensive and complicated part was already constructed in South Korea, but that will not prevent the media from the world's biggest country to claim "flawless victory" of their own, with South Korea barely mentioned.


rd77 on Jun 04, 2020 07:46 (29 days ago)
Indeed Pieter, I used to make those statistics :-)
However, the Dutch were always pretty open the provenance of the hulls, while the Russians are blowing their trumpet, pretending these ships are entirely Russian. Here is a press release on the previous ship in this series:
pieter melissen on Jun 04, 2020 07:29 (29 days ago)
Vlad, literally hundreds of foreign built hulls have been completed by Dutch shipyards. It was so much cheaper to have them towed to Holland for final outfitting. Statistically they were counted as Dutch output...
lappino on Jun 04, 2020 00:25 (1 month ago)
Thank you for your comments, Ralph and Brett.

This reminds me of the tanker "Rystraum", that was completed at 3. MAJ in Rijeka in 2012, after her hull was built by De Poli in Italy. I guess both of the shipyards claimed the "authorship"... :)


Brett Bachmann on Jun 03, 2020 18:32 (1 month ago)
Always such amazing pics @Vlad, THANK YOU !
rd77 on Jun 03, 2020 15:31 (1 month ago)
Another proudly Russian-made ship! ;-)
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