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In line with the government's emphasis to upgrade the skill and technology level of local indus- tries, Far East-Levingston Ship- building Limited (FELS) has taken a significant step forward to enhance its operations.
The company has acquired li- cense from Shipping Research
Services in Norway to operate the AUTOKON software system for ship design and production.
This software will run on a
PRIME computer that was re- cently installed in the shipyard.
The investment of both the soft- ware and hardware system is over two million Singapore dollars. In addition, FELS has ordered a numerically controlled flame cut- ting machine from Messer Greis- heim in Germany to automate its plate cutting processes. This ma- chine will take the numerical out- puts produced by the AUTOKON system.
The AUTOKON software is a computer-aided-design (CAD) and computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) system that performs en- gineering designs, computerized drafting and generates informa- tion to facilitate numerically con- trolled plate cutting. The sys- tem is accessed via graphical ter- minals where the user builds up /U PAA To date, periodic 4,01/1/ cleanings by SCAMP* • Underwater Hull Cleaning
CrilY"} Machines have saved ^ "Mr them almost % managersbiUion doUas can't be wrong. More than 2 million tons of fuel saved by all types of vessels.
Ten years ago, Butterworth
Systems introduced SCAMP
Underwater Hull Cleaning
Machines. With them, high-speed underwater hull cleaning became a major factor in economic ship management.
Since that time over 4500
SCAMP hull cleanings have saved operators an estimated 2 million tons of fuel. At 1981 fuel costs, that comes to almost $500,000,000 saved.
These cleanings have reduced fuel costs and improved performance for virtually every type of ship... tankers, LNG's, bulk carriers, freighters, and naval vessels.
Invest $1... get back $10.
Cleaning costs vary with vessel size, degree of fouling, and operation. On the average, a $10,000 cleaning will generate about $100,000 in fuel savings.
Overall, a 1,000% return on investment is not unusual.
Cleans all types of hull coatings.
SCAMP Underwater Hull
Cleaning machines are proven performers for conventional
TYPICAL NET SAVINGS WITH REGULAR
SCAMP UNDERWATER HULL CLEANINGS
OVER A 24-MONTH DRY-DOCK CYCLE FOR 21, 50, and 250-kDWT TANKERS. (Net savings at 13-knot constant speed)
Fuel Costs (S/Ton) 21 kOWT 50 kOWT 250 kDWT $275 250 225 200 175
S129.000 117,000 105.000 94.000 82,000 $575,000 523.000 471 000 418,000 366,000 $690,000 627,000 564,000 502,000 439 000
Net savings over 24 months represents total fuel savings less cost tor SCAMP underwater hull cleaning and 4 to 16 hour cleaning periods anti-fouling coatings, for reactivation coatings and for newer sophisticated self-polishing coatings. In fact, SCAMP
Hull Cleaning machines have been used successfully when self-polishing coatings have become fouled due to vessel idling.
SCAMP Underwater hull cleaning stations are strategically located on the major trade routes. Cleaning rates will be furnished for each vessel upon receipt of hull specifications. The time required for cleaning ranges from 4 to 16 hours, depending upon the size of the vessel, areas fouled, degree of fouling, etc.
Machines are hoisted in and out of the water by an accompanying workboat which supplies the operating power.
No action is required of the vessel being cleaned. In most cases, this operation can be conducted during the vessel loading or unloading. v SCAMP
Machines are approved for use at oil tanker terminals. Their operation has no lasting impact on harbor or estuary waters.
Only takes one call.
Bookings can be easily arranged to accomodate ships' schedules by contacting
Butterworth Systems, any
Butterworth Systems Sales
Representative or SCAMP underwater hull cleaning station.
For more information write or call.
SYSTEMS INC. 224 Park Avenue, Box 352
Florham Park, N.J. 07932,USA
Telephone: (201) 765-1546
SYSTEMS (UK) LTD. 123 Beddington Lane
Croydon CR9 4NX, England
Hull Cleaning can be ordered through
Butterworth Systems or through the stations listed below.
CRISTOBAL COLON BALBOA
Subseruices. Inc.. CRISTOBAL
Guanito Barbagelata. Genoa
Telex: 270087 GUAN I
Underwater Maintenance Pte. Ltd.
Telex: NEWMOON RS 21514.
Marine Engineering Corp , Tokyo
Telex: 02322439 MACLIN J
Underwater Cleaning & Diuing
Telex: 23339—Rotterdam. Netherlands
CANARY ISLANDS —
TENERIFE LAS PALMAS
Reparaciones y Trabajos
Telex. 92241 RSUBE. Santa Cruz de Tenerife
SUEZ CANAL-PORT SAID
BITTERLAKES PORT SUEZ
Maridiue and Oil Services
Telex. 54497 MOS UN
ARUBA CURACAO BONAIRE
Peters Divers Co. Ltd.
Cable: PDC Curacao PDC Aruba
Telex: 3363 PDCNV NA (for Curacao)
Stanship Aruba (for Aruba)
Societe Maritime de Degazage.
Telex: 190571. LeHavre, France
Seaward Marine Services
TWX: 910 322 1363
San Diego, California
Hydrospace International, Dubai, UAE
Telex: 47455 HYDRO EM
O.J. Roven (left), the representative from
Shipping Research Services, and Loh
Wing Siew, managing director of FELS, signing the agreement to operate the
AUTOKON software system. a product model in the computer data base from which engineer- ing and production information can be generated. The system is completely integrated, so that there is always a consistency of information from the beginning of the design process where a ship's hull form is faired to the actual plate cutting in produc- tion. Its link to the numerically controlled flame cutting allows for the user to program informa- tion directly for the flame cut- ting machine. Twelve engineers and draftsmen have been sent to
Norway for training in comput- ing skills, and the company has applied to the Skills Development
Fund for support.
With the introduction of this new technology, FELS hopes to break away from the traditional reliance on labor-intensiveness, and at the same time achieve better quality results and higher productivity. Man-hours for flame cutting as compared with the present manual methods will be reduced substantially. FELS will be the first shipyard in this re- gion to employ CAD/CAM in pro- duction of oil rigs and ships.
Salesman Of The Year
Award To Walter Kannapel
Walter Kannapel (left), manager, Marine
Marketing, being presented with the "Salesman of the Year Award" by Wil- liam Cole, director of National Marketing.
Walter Kannapel, manager of
National Marine Marketing, Har- ris Corporation RF Communica- tions Division, recently received the award for "Salesman of the
Year" from the Rochester, N.Y.- based company. The award rep- resents the highest percent of sales over quota during fiscal year 1981. Mr. Kannapel is re- sponsible for development of the national marine market and man- agement of the marine manufac- turing organization. ) Copyright 1981, Butterworth Systems Inc. Write 141 on Reader Service Card Maritime Reporter/Engineering News