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TAIWAN – Research Vessel Ready for Launch

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The Taiwan Ocean Research Institute (TORI) is preparing the launch of the new 2.700 ton – ORV, Multi purpose Oceanographic Research Vessel, “RESEARCH V”. The vessel that is being constructed in the shipyard Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Group in Kaohsiung will be launch in June, and will be completed by 2012. Jong Shyn is responsible for the delivery of the complete research vessel to TORI and the Taiwanese science community. TORI is one of the National Applied Reseach Laboratories (NARL) in Taiwan. Deck equipment and oceanographic winches has being supplied by Spanish companies. IBERCISA is leading the project for the supply of the scientific winches, working together with Industrias FERRI that has supply two A-frames and Arm-Telescopic-Frame. Due the experience that’s this two companies have on other oceanographic Vessels as Sarmiento de Gamboa, Miguel Oliver…. The coordination of the teams, companies and equipment designs departments was very important for the supply package. The Oceanographic winches designed and manufactured by IBERCISA include one Deep Sea Winch for 8.500 m fiber Technora cable that works in constant tension with a traction unit. The traction unit was designed to work with individual driven sheaves that are controlled by 8 motors. They are controlled automatically changing the sheaves speed according to the enlargement produced during the cable loading. This fiber cable will work with the aft A-frame supply by FERRI


Great Ships of 2001 -- Esperanza del Mar

As of September, 2001, the Spanish fishing and merchant fleet can count on a truly exceptional seagoing salvage and medical care facility: the ship Esperanza del Mar, built by the Gijón yard of the Izar Group, for the Marine Welfare Institute, a division of the Spanish Labor Ministry. There is no other ship in the world of this tonnage and characteristics built specifically for salvage and medical care at sea. This project is due principally to the initiative of the Marine Welfare






 
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