Damen Delivers Series Of Tugs
Damen Shipyards of Gorinchem, The Netherlands, recently delivered several new vessels to a variety of owners.
Damen delivered four mooring boats to Kuwait Oil Company — the Haqel Dhareef, Haqel Lulu, Haqel Dura and the Haqel Murjan — all of Damen's Stan Tug type 1605. These vessels were specially constructed for operation in the Arabian Gulf area, and are powered by twin Deutz MWM TBD 234 V8 diesels, each developing 325 kW at 2,100 rpm and providing a 10.5-knot speed and 12.7-ton bollard pull. The vessels are 55.9 ft. (17 m) long, with a beam of 18.4 ft. (5.6 m) and a draft of 5.9 ft. (1.8 m) at aft.
For Eastern Construction Co. Ltd. of Taiwan, Damen delivered two vessels recently: the Eastern 101, and the Eastern 501. The first is a Stan Tug type 1605 with twin Caterpillar 3408B TA/B diesel engines which give the vessel a 9.9-knot speed and a 12.2-ton bollard pull. The Eastern 101 is 55.4 ft. (16.9 m) long, 17.4 ft. (5.3 m) wide, and 8.2 ft. (2.5 m) deep. The vessel is a modern twin-screw workboat.
The second, the Eastern 501, is a multifunctional Multi Cat type 1908. The vessel is 61 ft. (18.6 m) long, with a molded breadth of 25.8 ft. (8.06 m) and molded draft of 5.6 ft. (1.7 m) at the vessel's aft. Twin Caterpillar 3408 TA diesels drive the vessel to a speed of 9.5 knots; the vessel's bollard pull ahead is 11.6 tons. The Multi Cat series of vessels are designed for crane handling, transport of deck cargo, pushing, towing, anchor handling, supply of liquids or general cargo, hose handling, pollution control, salvage and diving support.
Damen also delivered the Hajah, a Stan Tug 2207 model, to its owner in Yemen after the vessel completed a successful trial program. Because the vessel type uses a stock hull, it can easily be constructed in five months. The tug will be employed in Hodeidah Ports, Republic of Yemen, for harbor and docking work, berthing/unberthing of tankers and other large vessels, push-pull operations and escorting from or to clear water. The tug can also be used for firefighting, salvage or pollution control duties. Twin Caterpillar 3512B-DI-TA engines each develop 955 kW at 1,600 rpm, driving the vessel to a free sailing speed of 12.5 knots and a bollard pull of 34.8 tons.
For more information on Damen Shipyards, Circle 11 on Reader Service Card HAQEL TUGS EQUIPMENT UST Main engines Deutz MWM Auxiliary engines Deutz MWM Generators Stamford Gearboxes ZF Propellers Lips Nozzles Van der Giessen AC System Marine Air EASTERN SOt EQUIPMENT UST Main engines Caterpillar Auxiliary engine Lister Petter Propellers Lips Nozzles Van der Giessen Navigation/communication equip. ... Radio Holland Steering gear Sperry Exhaust silencers Mercurex Life rafts Viking Life Saving Equipment HAJAH EQUIPMENT LIST Main engines Caterpillar Radar Furuno Echosounder Furuno VHF Radio S.P. Radio SSB Furuno NAVTEX receiver Furuno EPIRB Jotron Propellers Lips Nozzles Van der Giessen Reverse/reduction gears Reintjes Steering gear Sperry Liferafts Viking Life Saving Equipment McDermott Enters Russian Shipbuilding Venture McDermott International Inc.
and JSR Amur Shipbuilding Plant of Russia have formed joint ventures for shipbuilding, marine construction and ship component fabrication to take place at the Amur shipyard in the Khabarovsk region of Russia's Far East. Both companies will reportedly own equal shares of the two ventures. The joint ventures were announced during the Presidential Development Mission to Russia, led by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown. Robert E.Howson, chairman of the board and CEO of McDermott, was among 29 chief executives and presidents on the trip.
One of the ventures to be formed is McAmur Construction Services Co., which will provide fabrication services for marine construction projects offshore Far East Russia, and another venture is McAmur Shipbuilding Co., which will market shipbuilding and ship component fabrication services worldwide. The Amur yard is in the city of Komsomolsk on the Amur River and is reportedly the largest shipyard in Russia's Far East. The plant has been constructing military vessels since the 1940s, including diesel and nuclear powered submarines.
McDermott International Inc. is a worldwide energy services company which, among other things, provides engineering and construction services for industrial and utility facilities onshore and to the oil and gas industries offshore.
McDermott also builds vessels for a variety of other services.
For more information on McDermott, Circle 6 9 on Reader Service Card Carnival Newbuilding Program Tops $3 Billion Carnival Corporation, which already claims to be the biggest cruise company in the world, is scheduled to introduce six more ships over the next three years.
Carnival Corporation's most recent wave of new ship introductions commenced early in 1993 when subsidiary Holland America's $250 million Statendam inaugurated service last January. In November, Carnival Cruise Lines added the $300 million SuperLiner Sensation to its fleet, and Holland America finished up the year when Statendam's 1,266-passenger sistership, the Maasdam, began service in December. This summer Carnival will introduce the $315 million Fascination, followed by Holland America's Ryndam in the fall of 1994. Imagination, another vessel in Carnival's 2,600-passenger series, is slated for completion in 1995. A trio of new contracts signed in 1993 will add still more to the list: Carnival signed a contract for one of the world's largest cruise ships, a 95,000-ton, 3,300-passenger vessel slated for delivery in 1996. Then Carnival ordered the Inspiration, a SuperLiner like the Sensation, for delivery in 1996, and Holland America ordered another, Maasdam-type ship, the Veendam. Deutz MWM And GE Sign Cooperative Agreement Deutz MWM, Germany, a unit of Klocker-Humboldt-Deutz AG (KHD), has signed a cooperative agreement with General Electric Transportation Systems (GETS) of Erie, Pa., for the research, development and production of a new series of diesel engines, the 632-series. Both companies will cooperate in overall design. The agreement involves GETS assembling all the Vengines, including those for Deutz MWM, at a new plant in Grove City, Pa. The new engine series will comprise six-, eight- and nine-cylinder in-line versions as well as 12-, 16- and 18-cylinder V versions, and the diesel version will cover the 1,440 to 6,300 kW range. Noise and exhaust emissions will reportedly be well below all known future U.S. and European statutory levels. Deutz MWM will be making this new 632-series available in diesel and gas versions for marine applications as well as for power generating sets.
Deutz offers a line of engines spanning a power range from 300 to 7,250 kW. In 1993, Deutz MWM achieved total sales of $437.9 million. For more information on Deutz MWM, Circle 12 on Reader Service Card Schichau Seebeckwerft Launches Containership Schichau Seebeckwerft AG of Bremerhaven, Germany, recently launched a modified type BV 1600 containership. The naming ceremony will be performed at the end of June 1994 when the ship is completed. The 536-ft. (163.4 m) ship will be named Contship Singapore and delivered on the same day. It has a molded breadth of 90.2 ft. (27.4 m) and a design draft of 31.8 ft. (9.7 m).
Unlike the original BV 1600 type containership, the Contship Singapore will have a container capacity of 1,684 TEUs, versus 1,599 TEUs in the original design, and 152 FEU plugs will be installed, as opposed to the original design's 70 plugs.
The main engine has been increased by one cylinder, so the BV/ MAN B&W 7 L 60 MC engine will develop a maximum continuous output of 13,125 kW, and its speed is increased from 18.3 to 19.1 knots. For more information on Schichau Seebeckwerft,