Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Cutting steel

From tiny acorns, mighty oak trees grow - 14th Century English proverb

An auspicious day in April with steel cutting of the next series of vessels, two 88,000 DWT bulk carriers. The vessels are Post-Panamax (38 metre beam) shallow draft for bauxite and coal. The first hull S364 will be delivered in December this year and her sister ship S365about three months later in 2013.

The first keel block will be laid in the Dock in August, the hull floated out with accommodation and main engine fitted in October, sea trials in December. This series are fully double-hulled, for ease of cleaning between cargoes, and carry their full ballast capacity in the double hull. No ballast hold!

The Antipodean Mariner

General Arrangement of the 88,000 DWT Post-Panamax Bulk Carrier
First plate on the plasma cutter

First steel plates cut for the Post-Panamax on the shop floor
The Engine Room double bottom block, which will fulfill
the Keel Laying in August

1 comment:

  1. I was going to insert a sarcastic comment...but I'll say that I love that you're blogging regularly again. :-)
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