M.A.N.-GHH To Build Floating Drydock For Polish Shipyard

The recent order received by M.A.N.-GHH of Oberhausen, West Germany, for a 33,000-ton floating dock to be built for Gdanska Stocznia Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, is a continuation of a long and and successful collaboration.

The very first floating dock supplied by GHH was completed for a Gdansk customer in 1877. The Dock is still in service today, though it has been moved to Howaldtswerke- Deutsche Werft AG in West Germany.

Contract price of the new dock is about $20 million. It will have an overall length of 800.5 feet, length over keel blocks of 771 feet, inside width 148.3 feet, and depth to upper deck of 59 feet. Water depth over keel blocks with the dock immersed will by 31.8 feet When launched in October this year at GHH's Blexen dockyard on the lower Weser River, the dock will be delivered to the Polish trading company Navimor.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 7,  Feb 1986 Pennsylvania

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