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Shell Orders 11,500-DWT Tanker From Valmet

Profile of the 11,500-dwt tanker ordered from Valmet Shipbuilding by Oy Shell Ab.

Valmet Shipbuilding, Helsinki,

Finland, has received an order for an 11,500-dwt tanker. The new vessel, scheduled for delivery late in 1981, has been ordered by Oy

Shell Ab, the Finnish subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell.

This is the second order for

Finland placed by the Shell Group.

In June, Shell Expro ordered a multiservice vessel worth 350 mil- lion marks for operation in the

North Sea.

The new contract was signed on behalf of Shell by managing di- rector Ahti Lohivesi and by di- rector Kaj Lindstrom, and for the shipyard by managing director

Jaakko Ihamuotila and Shipbuild- ing Group's vice president Rauno lives.

The vessel will be built at Val- met's Helsinki shipyard in Vuo- saari, where Oy Shell Ab's main office is located. Construction work will begin this year, and delivery is scheduled for the end of 1981.

The new ship will have a length overall of 141 meters (about 463 feet), breadth of 21.2 meters (70 feet), a depth of 10.7 meters (35 feet), and a draft of 7.8 meters (26 feet).

Total loading capacity of tanks will be 14,000 cubic meters. The machinery consists of two me- dium-speed engines giving a total output of 7,500 bhp connected via reduction gear to a controllable- pitch propeller. The speed of the new vessel will be 14 knots.

The ship will sail under the

Finnish flag, will be managed by

Oy Henry Nielsen Ab, and will have a Finnish crew.

Construction will be according to class + 100 A-l of Lloyd's Reg- ister of Shipping and will also meet the requirements of the Fin- nish Ice Class I A.

This contract will result in Val- met's first direct delivery to Shell.

However, other vessels built by

Valmet Oy were time-chartered, during construction, to Shell.

Two hundred forty-five vessels of more than 10,000 dwt are cur- rently operated by Shell, making it the largest individual fleet in the world. The Shell fleet carries 12 million tons of oil daily. This equals the annual total consump- tion of oil in Finland.

RECORD RIG TRANSPORTATION — The Dutch semisubmersible heavy-lift vessel Super Servant 1 (see Maritime Reporter August 15, 1979 issue) recently delivered the mat-supported rig JFP 1, with six leg sections, to Kavalla, Greece. The completely self-propelled

Super Servant, owned by Wijsmuller B.V., Holland, was loaded with the 5,720-ton rig at Tsu, Japan. Total time for this loading operation was four hours, including resurfacing. The legs of the rig towered 75 meters (about 246 feet) above the waterline, and the sides of the rig overhung the sides of the ship by 9 meters (about 30 feet) when the Super Servant 1 left Japan for Greece. During the Japan-Suez leg of the trip, an average daily run of approximately 315 miles was achieved, resulting in a transit time of only 26 days. After the pas- sage of the Suez Canal, it took the Super Servant 1 another two days before she arrived at Piraeus, Greece, where the six leg sec- tions were unloaded. The JFP 1 was actually offloaded at a position near Kavalla, 24 hours sailing from Piraeus. & Custom

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