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Huge Vessel For A380  
User currently offlineOsteogenesis From Germany, joined May 2003, 647 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

I found this on the Airbus page:

JINLING SHIPYARD LAUNCHES HUGE VESSEL FOR A380 -- A NEW MILESTONE IN INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION BETWEEN AIRBUS AND CHINA
JULY 30, 2003

Jinling Shipyard, a major Chinese ship manufacturer, today launched a huge roll-on and roll-off vessel for the shipment of Airbus A380 aircraft components. The 5,200-dwt vessel measures 154.15 metres long, 24 metres wide and 21.85 metres deep and features the largest ever watertight stern door (22 meters by 14 meters) on a Roll-On, Roll-Off vessel. It has a cargo deck space 6,720 square meters and holds as much as 1,805 lanes meters.


Airbus will use it for the transportation of A380 aircraft sections from its sites in Broughton U.K., Hamburg, Germany, Puerto Real, Spain, and Saint Nazaire, France to the final assembly line in Toulouse.


The vessel is commissioned by F.R.E.T./ Cetam, a subsidiary of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs of France and Leif Hoegh of Norway, and chartered by Airbus for A380 section transportation.


The Nanjing-based Jinling Shipyard won the shipbuilding contract in March 2002 in Paris, after emerging from competitions with Spanish and Republic of Korea (ROK) shipbuilding companies. It will be delivered in March 2004.


This contract enables the Jinling Shipyard to join the list of Airbus’s industry partners in China, which mainly include AVIC facilities in Shenyang, Xi’an, Chengdu, Guizhou that are manufacturing Airbus parts like wing components, passenger doors and maintenance tools. Since 1985, total value of projects subcontracted by Airbus to Chinese manufacturers has exceeded US $ 500 million, $ 380 million of which have gone to AVIC I companies.


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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5633 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Jinling Shipyard, a major Chinese ship manufacturer, today launched a huge roll-on and roll-off vessel for the shipment of Airbus A380 aircraft components ... Airbus will use it for the transportation of A380 aircraft sections from its sites in Broughton U.K., Hamburg, Germany, Puerto Real, Spain, and Saint Nazaire, France to the final assembly line in Toulouse.

Toulouse is served by oceangoing ships?



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User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

Not directly.

The vessel goes some way up the river, then the load is transferred to roads (which had to be widened &c) for the last bit of the journey.



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User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

There's a bigger photo here:
http://www.airbus.com/MultimediaElements/2039.jpg
(if you like that kind of thing  Big grin )



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