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Companies Spanning The Globe Contract For Kvaerner Ships Equipment's Services

Kvaerner Ships Equipment AB won contracts from a number of different countries around the world for services ranging from bridge equipment to hatch covers.

New Tanker Building In Spain Features Kvaerner's Cargo Handling System Kvaerner Ships Equipment won two new contracts for integrated systems for tankers building in Spain and Japan.

The first of the new E3 tanker design, building at Spain's Astilleros Espanoles for domestic owner F.E. Tapia, will feature a Kvaerner integrated liquid cargo handling system.

The 280,000-dwt tanker is the lead ship in the European E3 tanker project which also involves Italy's Fincantieri, Germany's Bremer Vulkan and HDW and France's Chantiers de I'Atlantique. The Spanish newbuilding, however, is the only vessel contracted so far.

Kvaerner will supply the Astilleros Espanoles newbuilding with a full liquid cargo handling and computerized control system comprising: cargo pumps; crude oil washing pump; automatic vacuum stripping system; Dawson & Downey reciprocating pump; ballast pumps; computerized cargo control system; cargo and ballast pump valves and actuators; engine room pumps; and inert gas system.

The E3 tanker design features a pump room configuration, with three steam turbine-driven cargo pumps, type C62BC, each rated at 5,000- cu.-m/h at 150 m head.

Also included in the Kvaerner supply to this vessel is one steam turbine driven crude oil washing pump, type C32BA, rated at 3,000-cu.- m./h, 150 m head, two electric driven ballast pumps, type CAD 450, rated at 3,000-cu.-m./h, 40 m head, and an inert gas system, with a 22,500-cu.-m./h flue gas plant plus a 500-cu.-m. topping-up generator.

The complete liquid cargo handling system for the E3 tanker will be controlled by a Kvaerner computerized cargo control system. The E3 tanker design utilizes Kvaerner liquid cargo handling technology first developed for a series of North Sea shuttle tankers building at Astilleros Espanoles' Sestao and Puerto Real shipyard for Norway's Knutsen OAS.

To date, Kvaerner has supplied liquid cargo handling systems to eight Knutsen newbuildings.

Liquid Cargo Handling For Japan The 84,000-cu.-m. LPG carrier ordered by Belgium's Exmar from the Kobe yard of Kawasaki Heavy Industries will feature a complete set of liquid cargo handling equipment from Kvaerner comprising: reliquefication plant; cargo heaters/vaporizers; deepwell cargo pumps; and inert gas generator. This is the third Exmar LPGC newbuilding at this yard to feature Kvaerner liquid cargo handling equipment. This is the fifth LPG carrier newbuilding at Kawasaki Heavy Industries to be fitted with a Kvaerner Ships Equipment cargo handling equipment. The other four vessels include Exmar's two LPGCs under construction at the Kobe yard and two Kvaerner Shipping LPGCs, Helga and Hedda, now in service.

IBCSs for Two Swedish Operators Kvaerner Ships Equipment Marine Automation division has secured two contracts for the design and supply of totally integrated bridge control systems for two designs of newbuildings reportedly the world's largest passenger/ freight high speed ferries, and a trio of RoRo forest products carriers, all for Swedish operators. These contracts follow the orders to supply integrated bridge control systems (IBCS) to two 125,000-dwt North Sea shuttle tankers, plus a 16,000-dwt self-unloading bulk carrier.

Kvaerner's contract calls for the supply of IBCSs to the first two Stena HSS craft under construction at Finnyards Ltd. in Rauma, Finland. Kvaerner also holds an option on a further two vessels. Each craft's IBCS will offer complete control of communications and navigation systems in a single, ergonomically-designed unit. Kvaerner has also secured a contract to design and supply the integrated bridge for Swedish operator Gorthon Lines' three 9,200-dwt RoRo forest product carriers building at Astilleros Espanoles shipyard in Seville, Spain. The new Gorthon Lines vessels will undertake a longterm 15-year charter commitment for SCA Transforest involving carriage of paper products. Delivery of the ships is scheduled for August and December 1995, with the third ship following in early 1996. An option also exists for a further three ships.

Each of these 512-ft. (156-m) RoRos will feature a fully-integrated bridge control system from Kvaerner. The Gorthon Lines' contract encompasses steering; maneuvering; navigation; communications (both shipboard and ship-to-shore functions); and engineering of the bridge layout for one-person operation.

Besides the Stena HSS and Gorthon Lines contracts, Kvaerner is also supplying IBCSs to two 125,000-dwt North Sea shuttle tankers building for Norway's Knutsen OAS at Astilleros Espanoles and to a 16,000-dwt self-unloading bulk carrier under construction at Kvaerner Kleven in Norway for Atle Jebsen.

South African Safmarine Seeks Hatch Covers Kvaerner Ships Equipment secured the order to design the hatch covers for a 161,000-dwt bulk carrier, plus an option for a sistership, ordered by South Africa's Safmarine from Hyundai Heavy Industries.

The nine hold bulker will be equipped with side rolling two panel covers which, in the fullyopen position provide openings of 46 ft. by 49 ft.

(14 m by 15 m) for holds numbers one and nine, and 46 ft. by 66 ft. (14 m by 20 m) for the other seven holds. Opening and closing will be by means of individual hydraulic motors which operate an endless chain.

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