Swedish Yard To Build $70-Million Tanker

A 123,500-dwt shuttle tanker is to be delivered to Elnar Rasmussen, Norway, by Sweden's Uddevallavarvet shipyard under the terms of a NKr 400-million ($70,000,000) contract. The vessel, intended for the buoy-loading of oil f r o m the Norwegian Statfjord field in the North Sea, is scheduled for delivery in the first half of 1983.

The new vessel will have overall length of 264 meters (about 866 feet), a beam of 48 meters (157 feet), and a draft of 14.5 meters (48 feet). Cargo capacity amounts to 147,500 cubic meters.

Of completely new type, the shuttle tanker has very low fuel consumption attained by means of optimum hull form in combination with a twin skeg arrangement and low speed propellers.

High maneuverability is made possible by double rudders, c-p main propellers, one bow thruster, and two thrusters abaft. Two independent main engines, each of 8,970 hp, two rudders, and two propellers will give the vessel high operational dependability.

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