Gotaverken Plans To Build 37,000-DWT Icebreaking Bulker

Advanced plans for the construction of a 37,000-dwt bulk cargo ship, with an unparalleled capacity to operate in Arctic waters, have been made by the Gotaverken Arendal Shipyard in Goteborg, West Sweden. The yard recently presented its latest study on the vessel at a recent international symposium, entitled "Ice Problems," in Lulea, n o r t h e rn Sweden.

The vessel, which would be the first built to Class 10, the highest Canadian ice class, will be capable of operating in Arctic waters throughout the year, and its spe- Keppel Shipyard Ltd., Singapore Sembawang Shipyard Ltd., Singapore Western Eagle (Pte.) Ltd., Singapore cially reinforced hull — designed with the help of computers—can theoretically w i t h s t a n d impact with 3-meter-thick ice (about 10 feet). Propulsion will be provided by two steam turbine engines, each generating 20.6 mw (28,000 hp).

The ship will have an overall length of 154.4 meters (about 507 feet), a beam of 32.23 meters (106 feet), and a draft of 12.19 meters (40 feet). It will carry one mobile crane—stored in a heated garage when not in use—and one helicopter. Chiefly intended f o r ore transports from the Arctic, the vessel will also be able to carry the wide range of equipment and other materials needed for the exploitation of the Arctic's resources.

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