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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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Ailsa-Perth: from sunset to sunrise
Avondale Repairs Holland America's Noordam
Bender Shipbuilding And ENSCO Drilling Christen Drilling Barge
Boxship Business Booming
Caridoc A Variety of Drydocking/Repair Services In the Caribbean
Del Gavio Marine Hydraulics, Inc.
Del Gavio: Complete Hydraulics Service On Both Coasts
Drew Ameroid Marine Forms CFC Conversion Alliance With York Marine Systems
frinity Acquires Plotter Yard In Houston
Going Deep
Goltens Expands Capacity W i t h N e w Grinder
Heightened Environmental Pressures, Rising Freight Rates Buoy Ship Repair Industry Announces New Contracts
HHI Starts ' 97 Strong Korean yard wins bulker contract from Norway's Bergesen to start year
Impact of Propulsion Plant Choice On Maintenance
Mackay's World Me Department: Local sendee on a global scale
Petrobras Block Booking For ASRY
PSY Director Warns Against Lifting Alaska Oil Ban
Quality, Diversity Drive Atlantic Marine Holding Co.'s Success
Revenue And Profitability Gains Reported By ASRY
Ship Repair & Conversion '93
Shipbuilding in South Korea… Expansion Continues
Southwest Marine Inc. Expands Into New Market President And CEO
SPD Technologies Rolls With The Changes, Targets Civilian Specialty Market
Transfer Of Ownership Of Florida Yard Results In Expanded Services
Tranter, inc.
Trinity Acquires Gulf Coast Fabrication As 16th Yard In Group
Trinity Signs Contract for Four Tank Barges; Refurbishes Passenger Boat
Vietnam Government Approves Keppel/BaSon Joint Venture Shipyard
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