Page 49: of Maritime Reporter Magazine (March 1992)

Read this page in Pdf, Flash or Html5 edition of March 1992 Maritime Reporter Magazine

Keppel Shipyard

Completes $30 Million

Conversion Of Tanker

Keppel Shipyard, a major operating divi- sion of Keppel Corporation Limited, has suc- cessfully converted Skua Venture (formerly

TT Lympia), a 135,103-dwt turbine tanker into a floating production storage offloading facility (FPSO).

Worth about $30 million, the conversion was awarded to Keppel Shipyard by BHP

Petroleum (BHP) of Australia, against com- petition from local and overseas yards.

A significant operation in the conversion of

Skua Venture was the installation of a 260- ton rigid arm for the mooring system at the forecastle deck of the vessel. More than 120 tons of underdeck steel reinforcement were fabricated and installed in the bow area to support the rig arm.

Another major conversion project com- pleted by Keppel this year includes the

Sovietskaya Rossiya, a former whaling vessel converted into one of the world's largest fish factory ships.


Acquires Conver-Osr GmbH

MacGregor-Navire, the marine division of the Kone Corporation has acquired Conver-

Osr GmbH, one of the marine industry's fore- most designers and suppliers of cargo secur- ing systems. The German company is based in Bremen.

Conver-Osr's 'know-how' in cargo lashing systems and also their technical, consulting and engineering skills can only enhance and strengthen the group's total capacity, giving the international marine industry the benefit of an accumulation of experience and technol- ogy.

Robert Bock, the founder of Conver-Osr will act as consultant and will be chairman of the advisory board. Their goals for the future include the development of lashing technol- ogy to the benefit of the shipowner, utilizing the highly skilled team of naval architects and technicians already existing within the company.

For more information about MacGregor-


Circle 87 on Reader Service Card

Tracor Receives $28.9 Million Contract

Tracor Applied Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of Tracor, Inc., was recently awarded a five- year contract with a total potential value of $28.9 million by the Naval Regional Con- tracting Center, Philadelphia, Pa., to provide technical and engineering services in support of the U.S. Navy electronic communication systems for the Naval Electronic Systems

Engineering Activity (NESEA), St. Inigoes,

Md. These systems include shipboard radio communications, mobile and airborne com- munications systems, and the fixed shore terminations of these systems.

Tracor has supported fleet communication systems at NESEA since 1975.

March, 1992

Circle 215 on Reader Service Card


METAL FABRICATION AND MACHINING 6720 124th Avenue, Fennville, Ml 49408

Phone 1-800-962-5000 FAX 616-543-4637

Circle 227 on Reader Service Card

K.' > $§jlfp§? v' i§p?S-; - IS - • •-•. • •.


MARINE SERVICE • Preventive maintenance and repair of diesel en- gines, boilers, burners and all technical installations on a ship. • Reconditions of parts. • Worldwide spare parts supply service. • Service and maintenance contracts. • Designers and manufac- turers of KB burners,

Vesta incinerators, Aal- borg boilers and Aalborg thermal oil heaters. Ma- chining. • 26 service stations around the world.

P.O. Box 661, DK-9100 Aalborg, Denmark

Tel. +45 98 16 33 33, 24-hour tel. +45 30 98 97 77

Fax: +45 98 16 30 22, Tlx 69705 albor dk


Your Best Choice for Increased



Other nozzles have to be made from built-up sections or rolled plates welded together. Welds that can crack, erode, leak and fail. Our nozzles come standard with interior skins smoothly flared to your specifications from one piece of steel for smoother flow and longer life. Harrington has over 50 years of experience, craftsmanship and manufacturing technology to provide you with not only nozzles, but thrusters, barges, shafts, or even complete work boats. In addition, we can offer you a complete line of custom fabrications and assemblies for all your needs. Call 1 -800-962-5000 or send for free literature.

Thrust and Fuel


Maritime Reporter

First published in 1881 Maritime Reporter is the world's largest audited circulation publication serving the global maritime industry.