Dry dock converts boxship to livestock carrier
Drydocks World has been awarded a $60 million order from Saudi Arabian company Hmood Al Ali Al Khalaf Trading and Transportation Est. to convert a 2,300-TEU containership into a livestock carrier.
Using 5,500 tons of steel and incorporating specially prefabricated pens with total area of about 25,000 square meters, the vessel Awassi Express will be equipped to exceed the animal welfare requirements set by the AMSA Australia and other world maritime safety authorities, the company said.
The livestock carrier is designed by Denmark-based firm Corral Line, and to be converted at Drydocks World's Pertama yard in Batam, Indonesia. The vessel will be delivered by the last quarter of 2010, the company said.