Ship designs made in Turkey


Turkey’s Cicek Shipyard is presenting two new ship designs at the SMM 2008. With its new plans for small coastal tankers and for handysize bulk carriers, the company underlines the force for innovation in Turkey’s expanding shipbuilding industry.

The increasing importance of Turkey as a shipbuilding country is shown clearly at the SMM 2008. Some 30 exhibitors from the country are presenting their new developments in Hamburg, including the ambitious Cicek Shipyard, which has its shipbuilding and ship repair facilities located in Tuzla bay near İstanbul.
The shipbuilding company’s latest developments include a 3,150 dwt coastal tanker. The first of four of these IMOII chemical tankers is now being built and will be delivered soon. The small tankers can be built in various variants, for example for transport of refined products or as bunker ship for fuel supplies.

The tankers are classified by Bureau Veritas and have the ice class IB. They can be used for worldwide transport of oil products, chemicals plus vegetable oils and animal fats. This is because the differing marine line coatings enable the vessels to take a wide range of cargoes. Good manoeuvrability is provided by a dual pod propulsion system and a side thruster.
A second SMM highlight is a new handsize bulk carrier, which Cicek hopes will generate great interest in the market.The new desing for 25,000 dwt bulkers will be provided with 35 tonne cranes, which will not only be able to handle steel. They can also be fitted with large grabs for the rapid loading and unloading of loose bulk cargoes.
Background for this new developments is the current structure of the global fleet in the handy size sector. The hing average age of the bulkers, the rising environmental and safety demands, the requirement for faster cargo handling and stricter rules on hold cleaning leads Cicek to believe that older ships will find it increasing difficult in future to find profitable employment. The new bulker desing is the answer to this development.

Cicek Shipyard presents ıt new ship designs in the fair Hall B4, Stand 540.

Cicek Shipyard
Cicek Shipyard was established in 1977 by Turkish shipbuilding engineer Celal Cicek. The company today employs around 450 personnel and a further 800 jobs are supported among subcontractors. On its 40,000 square metre site in Tuzla, a drydock and two berths are available for newbuilding. The main focus is on construction of bulk carriers and container ships plus chemical tankers. Only in July did the yard launch a 1,300 TEU container ship. The yard is currently building ships including a 58,000 dwt Supramax bulker, the largest of its type to be built in Turkey.