A&P Tyneside Secure Tanker Contracts

Wednesday, May 01, 2002
A&P Tyne has been very successful recently in securing general repair work on a number of Tankers, these include the 16,137 dwt Clipper Skagen (for Solvang ASA, Norway) and 3,261 dwt Lanrick (for George Gibson, Edinburgh) both of which are currently under repair and the 4,630 dwt Cervantes (for Gasnaval, Spain) is expected shortly. The ship yard also has a number of other Tankers stemmed which are all scheduled to dry dock in the near future. The Clipper Skagen arrived for a scheduled dry docking and upgrading and remained at the yard for 14 days, during which she underwent hull shrouded-grit blast preparation and painting work, including the removal and re-application of coatings all in accordance with the latest environmental regulations. The vessel also underwent overhaul and renewal of sea valves and sea water pipe work, installation of new CO2 room, renewal of fresh water generator pipe work, renewal of sea water spray lines, overhaul of deepwell cargo pump flameproof motors, overhaul of main engine ancillary equipment and other numerous repairs. Commenting on his first visit to the yard for repairs, Solvang's Technical Superintendent, Sture Berg, stated that the quality of workmanship had been to a good standard all-round and that the project had been well controlled and the project team very helpful. The Lanrick is currently undergoing repairs and on completion will have been at the yard for 10 days during which time she underwent hull shrouded-grit blast preparation and painting work, overhaul of sea valves, rudder removal and fracture repairs including pre-heating of rudder stock, overhaul of deepwell cargo pump flameproof motors, overhaul of main engine ancillary equipment, overhaul of deck windlass including undercutting, welding and machining shaft and other numerous repairs.

The Cervantes is due to dry dock on 29 April for 10 days. In preparation for the work A&P Tyne has a team of employees visiting the vessel at Antwerp to enable pipe work to be verified to allow pre fabrication work prior to the arrival of the vessel to minimise the vessels time out of service. When at the yard, the vessel will undergo hull blast preparation and painting, installation of CO2 system including modifying existing Halon compartment and extensive pipe work renewals.

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