Norwegian Car Carriers AS (NOCC) has entered into contracts with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea for the construction of two flexible 6 500 car capacity Pure Car Truck Carriers (PCTC) with options for further two vessels. The PCTCs are scheduled for delivery in 4th quarter 2016 and 1st quarter 2017.
NOCC’s strategy is to grow its business as a tonnage provider serving the global car carrier operators.
The specification for the 6 500 car capacity PCTC is based on the Hyundai built NOCC Oceanic with improvements and upgrades. The vessels are designed for carrying high and heavy cargo with a heavy capacity ramp (150 Tons) and twelve decks of which four are hoistable. Some decks will be specially prepared for carrying vehicles with new energy solutions including pressurized hydrogen and natural gas in their tanks that will be requiring safety zones on board. The newbuildings will be built to DNV GL class.
Source: Norwegian Car Carriers AS (NOCC)