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Tete Oldendorff to be converted into transloader

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The Tete Oldendorff recently entered Chengxi Shipyard in China to be converted to a transloader. Chengxi Shipyard is located in Jiangyin City on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, and is one of the largest ship repair and new building enterprises under CSSC. During the conversion period, the Tete Oldendorff will be renamed Anna Oldendorff. The conversion is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2017.

The conversion process involves installing generators, 3 side mounted Liebherr MPG cranes on deck together with hoppers, conveyor belts and unloading booms. The superstructure will also be increased to accommodate an additional 16 persons. The conversion will add about 2500 mt of new steel to the vessel.

After conversion to a transloader, Anna Oldendorff is scheduled to replace the E. Oldendorff and join the fleet of Oldendorff Carriers Transshipment.

Oldendorff has lightering and transhipment operations for iron ore in four countries in the Arabian Gulf: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain. The new flexible design of the Anna Oldendorff will make it suitable for any of the Arabian Gulf operations.

Under long-term CoA’s, Oldendorff transports iron ore from Brazil, Canada and Norway in Capesize vessels to an anchorage 22 Nm offshore Abu Dhabi. Any of our 3 transloaders can be used to unload the Capesize vessels offshore with their side-mounted cranes with hoppers, conveyors and boom. Four 13 400 DWT self-propelled, self-unloading barges transport the ore 30 Nm from the offshore anchorage to the steel mill jetty in the Musaffah channel, where it is self-unloaded dust-free into the jetty hoppers.

Oldendorff Transshipment also performs offshore lightering of iron ore for clients in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Oldendorff Carriers has also signed a contract with Chengxi Shipyard to install side mounted cranes on the Trina Oldendorff.

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