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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

ABB Turbocharger Repairs VTR..4 Turbine Blades
ABB Turbocharger: Renewed Focus On Quality, Customer Service
Agreement Finalized For Purchase And Cleanup Of Seattle Waterfront Property
Alaskan Oil Issue Lingers
Astilleros Espanoles To Convert Tanker To FPSO
Bender Shipbuilding And ENSCO Drilling Christen Drilling Barge
BethShip Sparrows Point Expands Orderbook
Companies In Southern Region Of U.S. Adjust Product, Market Focus To Remain Competitive
Consolidation Of Resources
Del Gavio: Complete Hydraulics Service On Both Coasts
DUBAI: Tops For Tankers
Dutch Builders Enjoy Influx Of International Orders
FRATELLI ORLANDO . . . . . . Resurgence of shipbuilding in Livorno
Impact of Propulsion Plant Choice On Maintenance
Lisnave Reports Upbeat Quarter; Discusses Future Plans
MAN B&W—Hamburg service center
McDermott Completes First Year In Mexice
NASSCO Invests In Technology To Capture Commercial Business
New Towboat Built on Old Hull
Norshipco Completes Work On Double-Hull Tanker Stena Concertina Acquire Air & Water Technologies Unit
Practical Guide to the Year 2000 Problem
Renovation Of Inland Service Tug Completed
Ship Repair & Conversion '94
Southwest Marine Inc. Expands Into New Market President And CEO
SPD Technologies Rolls With The Changes, Targets Civilian Specialty Market
TBT ban threatens yard business
The Need To Rationalize Navy ship Maintenance Capacitu
Tracor Signs Agreement To Sell Division To SIMCO
Transfer Of Ownership Of Florida Yard Results In Expanded Services
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