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Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea Dockyard at Motukea Island, Port Moresby is conveniently
situated to service vessels on the Australian and Southeast Asian Shipping trade
routes whilst offering all year deep water access.
Ship repair and associated services. International Wharf, berthage, up to 5000T lifting
capacity by wedge cart, Maintenance bays for 7 vessels depending on length,
emergency dockings, in-house logistical support by air and sea, on site security
personnel, crew accommodation and messing are just some of the services available
at our 77 hectare facility.
Our qualified national and expatriate staffs provides professional service and quality
workmanship,ensuring fast turnaround within budget. Welders qualified AS2980/
ASME-9, NDT Technicians Class 3, certified marine engineering services including
new builds and heavy fabrication. Work Hours: 24 hours a day, six days a week.
Motukea Island, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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DFDS, the Danish shipping company
and one of the world’s largest ferry
operators, recently signed a contract
for the construction of two identical
Scheduled for delivery in 2012, the
ships’ design is tailored towards operation
on DFDS’ commercial network, but will
also meet parameters laid down by the
Danish-German ARK military project for
the deployment of military material.
Each Ro-Ro will be powered by two
MAN B&W 8S40ME-B9 type main engines.
The vessels will employ a twin-screw
propeller system using the new Alpha Mk.
5 designs, type VBS1350FF-ODS.
The FF-type propeller features a full
feathering pitch position and employs the
Alphatronic 2000 as propulsion control
system. The propulsion package also uses
shaft-line tunnel gears for PTO-drive.
The propulsion plant is designed
for operation in various modes, such as
cruising, manoeuvring and economy for
military convoy sailing, with an
electrical system that can handle fixed
and floating frequencies.
DFDS orders Ro-Ro pair
for 2012 delivery
Maersk Line orders “world’s biggest” container ships at DSME
Maersk Line has signed a contract for ten
of the world’s largest container vessels,
with an option to buy another 20.
The vessels will have a capacity of
18,000TEU and will be delivered from
Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine
Engineering (DSME) from 2013 to 2015.
The new vessels will be known as the
“Triple-E”-class, and will measure in at
400 metres long, 59 metres wide and 73
metres tall. According to Maersk Line, the
Triple-E will be the largest vessel of any
type known to be in operation. They will
be twin screw.
At a cost of US$190 million per vessel,
Maersk Line is buying the ships to
position itself to profit from the five to
eight percent growth in trade from Asia to
Europe that the company expects.
The Triple-E class was designed to emit
50 percent less CO2 than the industry
average for vessels operating on the
The Triple-E is designed for a top speed
of 23 knots, compared to 25 knots for the
company’s previous group of high-capacity
container ships. That difference in
maximum speed lowers the power output
needed from the engine by 19 percent,
which allows for slower revolutions in its
engines and thus greater fuel economy.
The Triple-E also has two slow-
running, ultra-long stroke engines and
two large propellers, which the company
believes will result in further energy
savings of four percent compared to a one
engine/one propeller design.
Boosting the efficiency of the vessel
further is a waste-heat recovery system
situated in the engine room that captures
and reuses heat and pressure from the
engine’s exhaust that would normally
escape as wasted energy. Reusing this
waste heat increases the power to the
engine by nine percent, reducing fuel
consumption by nine percent.
The “Triple-E” class design
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