AFO Shipyards Appoints Representative For U.S. And Canada

Walter Thorsen, Inc. recently announced its appointment as exclusive United States and Canadian representative for Atelier Francais de L'Ouest (AFO) group of French ship repair yards at Donges, Saint Nazaire, Brest, Le Havre, Rouen, Dieppe and Dunkerque.

AFO has a total of 19 drydocks, the largest of which is a new graving dock at Brest measuring 1,378 feet long by 262 feet wide and capable of handling vessels up to 550,000 tons. Their other large drydocks are: Saint Nazaire, 1,147 feet by 164 feet; Brest 1,108 feet by 180 feet; Le Havre, 1,016 feet by 123 feet; and Dunkerque, 1,016 feet by 164 feet.

Their Saint Nazaire, Brest and t ^ P R E S S U R E V A C U UM R E L I E F V A L V E S Le Havre yards have tank cleaning stations capable of discharging as high as 20,000 tons of slops in 18 hours, including the issuance of gas free certificates.

E x t e n s i v e additions will be made at Le Havre with a new 170,000-deadweight-ton floating drydock 983 feet long by 180 feet wide to be operational by the end of 1981, and at their Dunkerque yard modern machine shops will be erected within a 14-acre area adjacent to their graving dock mentioned above.

For further details on AFO, write W. Thorsen, Dept. MR 80, Walter Thorsen, Inc., One World Trade Center, Suite 4543, New York, N.Y. 10048.

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