On the 2nd of June the launching of the vessel SCOT TRADER took place in the Netherlands.
This is the second vessel PASSER SIDC has built together with the partner ROYAL BODEWES at the shipyard SPG (SHIPBUILDING PARTNERS GRIONINGEN) located in the northern Netherlands, and the first joint project for the client SCOTLINE Ltd. Although many challenges were faced during the process, project was implemented successfully: this beautiful vessel with building number 754 was lowered into the water last week. Before the launching this ship was named SCOT TRADER.
SCOT TRADER is a 1A ice class general cargo ship with the over-all length of 89,98 meters, width of 15,2 meters, depth of 8,7 meters and deadweight of approximately 4800 tons. Before building SCOT TRADER it was necessary to change the building technology as well as make additional investment to align the slipway and obtain the necessary jacking system. Hull of the ship was built from mega blocks and super structure and took almost 9 months to complete. Using the special jacking system, mega blocks were joined together on the slipway. Extremely accurate measurements were required during the production of the ship in order to make hatches and gantry crane function properly. At the end of July this year NB754 will be tested in the open sea and will be delivered to the customer after that. As far as is known, SCOT TRADER’s main purpose will be transportation of timber from the Baltic states to the United Kingdom, but it can be used to transport other cargos as well.
Currently the shipbuilding market is facing the lack of qualified work force. Although PASSER SIDC is not an exception, by developing HR strategy and motivational system of specialists, the company succeeded not only in retaining existing specialists but also in attracting new ones. Employees are financially encouraged based on their experience, added value and quality of work several times a year. For these and many other reasons shipbuilding specialists choose to work at PASSER SIDC.
Due to detailed attention to quality, safety, health, environments standards and gained experience, PASSER SIDC team foresees several steps forward which allows us to achieve our goals. This led ROYAL BODEWES, one of the largest cargo vessels building companies in Europe, cooperate with our company. We believe that the experience of ROYAL BODEWES and the pursuit for perfection of PASSER SIDC will definitely lead to successful completion of many more projects. We are stronger when we work together.