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SHIP REPAIR & CONVERSION: Review of 1994

Blohm + Voss performed one of the more innovative jobs of the year, winning an order to convert three Sea- Land ships.

The contract entailed shortening each containership by three midship sections from 950 ft. (289.5 m) to 856 ft. (261 m) — and giving each a new bow structure to improve streamlining. The Hamburg Shipbuilding Research Institute (HSVA) was involved in the hydrodynamic calculations and in the planning of the experimental work. The two and a half year old Stena Concertina was in Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp.'s (Norshipco) Titan drydock for blasting and coating; tailshaft and rudder clearance inspections; valve, pump and generator repairs; and other planned maintenance and inspections. The vessel is a technologically advanced double-hull oil tanker from Mitsui O.S.K. Lines.

The Overseas Ohio had a head-on collision with an iceberg off of Alaska. The ship was carrying salt water as ballast at the time of the accident. Part of the $1 million repair work included replacement of the rudder bearings, for which Orkot was chosen.

Before & After: The transport vessel Super Se vant 1 (pictured above) underwent a conversh at Rotterdam's YVCBoln es Dockyard^ becomii the D.P. Fall Pipe stonedumping vessel Tidewc Rollingstone.




Ship Repair History

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Astilleros Espanoles To Convert Tanker To FPSO
AWSC 1993 Annual Report
BoatLIFE Offers Deck Protection Experience, Products To Cruise Ship Industry
Companies In Southern Region Of U.S. Adjust Product, Market Focus To Remain Competitive
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Heightened Environmental Pressures, Rising Freight Rates Buoy Ship Repair Industry Announces New Contracts
Keppel Joint Venture Results In Australia Yard Opening
Kepphil Shipyard Delivers First Of Two Tankers
Klattenberg Marine Agency Helps Link Shipowners With Spare Parts, Yards
Lisnave Reports Upbeat Quarter; Discusses Future Plans
Mackay's World Me Department: Local sendee on a global scale
NASSCO Invests In Technology To Capture Commercial Business
Norshipco Completes Work On Double-Hull Tanker Stena Concertina Acquire Air & Water Technologies Unit
Norshipco Repairs Navy Swath Ahead Of Schedule
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Promotions For Newport News' Top Executives
QE2 Refit Completed In Southampton
Revenue And Profitability Gains Reported By ASRY
Shell Commits To Yard In Repair Arrangement
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Transfer Of Ownership Of Florida Yard Results In Expanded Services
 
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