Carrington Slipways Building Cement Carrier

Rapid progress is being made with the 4,000-ton bulk cement carrier being built by Carrington Slipways at its shipyard on Old Punt Road, Tomago, New South Wales, Australia, 2322, for Bulkships Container Limited.

Special cement-handling equipment, supplied by Cladius Peters of Hamburg, is designed to receive bulk cement from a shore installation at Devonport, Tasmania, and discharge to shore in either Sydney or Melbourne.

Loading is at the rate of 500 tons per hour and discharge at 400 tons per hour.

Work on the vessel, which will be launched in September, is proceeding well on schedule.

Only 163 working days since contract signing for design and building, the hull is complete, engine installed and the stern unit fitted on. The deckhouses are almost complete and the bow is due for erection shortly.

Much of the credit for this rapid progress is due to the efforts of M.J. Doherty & Co. of Sydney, who have prepared the design and produced working drawings in conjunction with Carrington Slipways.

The vessel is built to Det norske Veritas + IAI-E.O.

General dimensions are: length overall, 312 feet; molded breadth, 46 feet, and depth, 23 feet. The cement carrier has a gross tonnage of 2,600, a deadweight tonnage of 4,000, and a speed of 14 knots.

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