Spanish Shipyard Installs Azimuth Prop Work Pitstop

Press Release
Sunday, January 27, 2013
'Seven Oceans' in the Pit: Photo credit Subsea 7

New pits at Astander dry dock in northern Spain enable removal or overhaul of aximuthal propellers

Astander's UK agents, Simplex-Turbulo announce the installation of two significantly sized pits, which provide a much more economic and straightforward alternative to the usual double docking bed and give Astander a significant advantage over other shipyards who are not able to dock vessels with deep drafts or who have thrusters which need to be removed.

The forward pit, sitting longitudinally along the centre line, has dimensions of length 15m, breadth 10.5m, and depth 1.5m, the aft pit lies athwart ships with dimensions 21m x 7m x1.5m.  The new pits allow for distances of 3 – 4.5m between the hull bottom and the bottom of the pit.

The first vessel to use the facility was the CGG Symphony whose thrusters were removed for overhaul.

The new pits are already proving popular with many other ship owners and managers looking for dry docking facilities for deep-drafted vessels in southern Europe.

Currently in the dock and utilising the new facilities is the vessel Seven Oceans, owned by Subsea7.




Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Seadrill Hopes to See Market Turn in 2017

Offshore rig driller Seadrill is facing another two years in the doldrums but hopes the international rig market could turn around in 2017.   Rig rates have more

Singapore Delegation Visits ACE Winches

ACE Winches hosted a delegation from SPRING Singapore to its Towie Barclay Works facility for a visit to share an overview of its products and services, including

Ukraine Sees Smaller Maize Exports to China

Ukrainian maize exports to China under a $1.5 billion loan-for-grains deal could be significantly below an expected 2 million tonnes this year, as Beijing appears to want less of the commodity,

Marine Propulsion

Yanmar to Display New Common-rail Diesels at METS

Yanmar Marine International (YMI) will show its new range of common-rail fuel injected marine diesel engines rated for leisure marine and workboat applications at METS 2015,

Mercury Marine, FPT Partner for Diesel Engine Launch

Mercury Marine informs it has signed a supply agreement with FPT Industrial to make the FPT 6.7L mechanically fuel injected NEF engines available for sale in global markets.

Sea Truck's DP3 Construction Ship Passes Sea Trials

Sea Trucks has completed sea trials of the DP3 offshore construction vessel Jascon 18 in Singapore. Jascon 18 features a 1,800-metric-ton crane, 1,800 sq m deck and a 750-metric-ton pipelay system.

Ship Repair & Conversion

ECDIS Ordered for 20 Indonesia Surveillance Vessels

Transas ECDIS has been selected for installation on board 20 surveillance vessels under operation of the Directorate General of Marine Resources and Fisheries Surveillance,

Towering Damen Marine Components Hits 150‏

Damen Marine Components (DMC), the oldest company in Damen Shipyards Group, celebrates its 150th anniversary today. DMC has grown from a very small shipyard established in Gorinchem in 1865,

MARAD Backs Emissions Reduction Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced it will provide more than $1 million to support the development of two new emission-reducing maritime solutions.

Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3500 sec (3 req/sec)