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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

A Stitch In Time... Metal Stitching Technology Helps To Cut Costs, Keeps Vessels Sailing
ABB Turbocharger Repairs VTR..4 Turbine Blades
Agreement Finalized For Purchase And Cleanup Of Seattle Waterfront Property
ASRY Improves Performance In 1993
Avondale Repairs Holland America's Noordam
BethShip Sparrows Point Expands Orderbook
BethShip W i n s $ 3 4 Million Contract
Del Gavio Marine Hydraulics, Inc.
Del Gavio: Complete Hydraulics Service On Both Coasts
FPSO And Cruise Ship Work Dominate Repair Market
FRATELLI ORLANDO . . . . . . Resurgence of shipbuilding in Livorno
frinity Acquires Plotter Yard In Houston
Going Deep
Heightened Environmental Pressures, Rising Freight Rates Buoy Ship Repair Industry Announces New Contracts
Kepphil Shipyard Delivers First Of Two Tankers
Klattenberg Marine Agency Helps Link Shipowners With Spare Parts, Yards
Mackay's World Me Department: Local sendee on a global scale
NASSCO Invests In Technology To Capture Commercial Business
New Towboat Built on Old Hull
Qualify, Quantity Issues Abound
Quality, Diversity Drive Atlantic Marine Holding Co.'s Success
Ship Repair & Conversion '93
SHIP REPAIR & CONVERSION: Review of 1994
Ship Structure Committee Publishes Reports On Fatigue Curves And Underwater Repair Procedures
SIFCO Selective Plating
TBT ban threatens yard business
Tenf jord/Cunningham Marine/Marserv
Transfer Of Ownership Of Florida Yard Results In Expanded Services
Tranter, inc.
Wheeler Becomes U.S. Agent For Romanian Yard
 
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