The Finnish maritime industry— long respectedfor its maritime innovations— continues to deliver next-generation technology KMY LNG Tank Production Quality- Certified Kvaerner Masa-Yards' LNG Tank Production Unit, based at the Turku New Shipyard, was recently awarded a Quality Assurance Certificate for Hull Construction (Parts 1 and 2). It joined a select group of shipyards that have received this accolade, and is the only LNG tank production facility to have done so. The facility was developed to build 131-ft. (40-m) diameter, high-specification Kvaerner Moss type aluminum alloy spheres, able to carry 33,750 cu. m. of LNG at -163 degrees Celsius. Four 135,000 cu. m. LNG carriers for Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. are currently under construction in Turku.
This summer, KMY's Helsinki yard delivered the M/S Imagination, the fifth superliner ordered from the yard by Carnival Corp. Delivered in early June, the 70,367-gt, 2,600- passenger vessel features 1,020 cabins, all of which were prefabricated and delivered by Kvaerner Masa-Yards' Piikkio Works.
The vessel embodies a wide range of Finnish technology, as well as the country's strong ties to the passenger vessel market. The Imagination features a diesel-electric AC-AC power plant consisting of six diesel generators and two cycloconverter-controlled electrical propulsion motors, mmm The vessel's power package I includes: main engines - | Wartsila-Sulzer; propulsion motors - ABB Marine; propellers- KaMeWa. The total power output is 42,240 kW (57,430 hp).
More recently, KMY was tapped to build a $75 million Floating Storage Unit (FSU) for Norsk Hydro, for use in the Njord field.
"Green" RoRos Under Build At Finnyards Combi-carriers Robin Hood andNils Dacke, ordered by TTLine from Finnyards, feature numerous technical advances designed to make the vessels more economical and environmentally friendly — for instance, an innovative cargo handling system for three cargo decks, and a diesel-electric propulsion system. (For more detailed information on these vessel, see "European Update" on page 20 of this issue.) SAJ Introduces New Measuring Systems A new series of measuring systems was introduced by SAJ instru- ments — SAJ-Draft a Trim/List— reportedly the only draft system on the market that measures ship's draft by only one bot torn penetration. The unique sensors made by SAJ all have high sensitivity, infinite resolution and reliability. All vital units are intelligent and microprocessorcontrolled for high reliability. The system includes real dynamic trim and heeling sensors, for measuring the dynamic trim and heeling both at sea and in port. The SAJ-Draft & Trim/List system is designed to improve a ship's bunker economy and safety.
The system is also designed for maximum flexibility to meet an owner's needs, available as: SAJTrim; SAJ-Trim/List; SAJ-Draft/ Trim; or SAJ-Draft & Trim/List. Aquamaster Strengthened by Alliance Aquamaster-Rauma, a manufacturer of azimuthing thrusters, azimuthing thrusters with contrarotating propellers (CRP) and deck machinery, recently joined forces with KaMeWa in a competitive joint venture in the global propulsion market. The cooperation is expected to strengthen both participants in several ways. The major benefit will be a technological information exchange. Future access to, and collaboration with, KaMe Wa's research lab will strengthen Aquamaster- Rauma's ability to further develop vessel concepts such as the Safety Tanker and the Escort Tug, both of which have already been successfully launched. Also, the companies' sales and servic Evac Outfits Polish, Greek Ships Two large passenger ferries for Polish and Greek owners — built at Norwegian west coast shipyards—feature sanitation systems designed and supplied by Evac Marine. The Aretousa is a 1,500-passenger RoRo for Greece's Minon Lines, and will feature 183EvacAniarabulkheadmounted toilets and 45 Aniara deck mounted units, plus three ejectors in the collecting units. The other newbuilding is dubbedPoZoma, built at Langsten Slip & Batbyggery for carrying 1,000 passengers between Swinoujescie, Poland, and Ystad, Sweden. This vessel features 262 Evac 90 Aniara bulkhead mounted toilets and 28 Evac 90 Aniara deck mounted units.
Deltamarin & Disney Deltamarin has spent years working on safer types of vessels, exemplified by the RoRo passenger ship concept developed for TT-Line. The company, which extols the virtues of diesel-electric power, recently applied that propulsion mode to a design for a tanker. The company is also part of the high-profile Disney cruise ship order, as Disney commissioned Deltamarin to design a new cruiser concept which embodies the entertainment company's world view.