Lindenau Installs Firefighting System On Offshore Supply Boat

—Literature Available The Paul Lindenau shipyard in Kiel, West Germany, recently installed a modern highcapacity firefighting system aboard the offshore supply vessel Kaubturm, owned by VIG Offshore of Bremen, in the record time of only 12 days. The boat left the shipyard two days earlier than agreed upon the contract, after extensive tests to the system.

The short time span and early completion date was made possible because the Lindenau yard was able to copy and prefabricate many mounted parts, especially piping, from a sister vessel, the Huntetor. This was done in close cooperation with the shipping inspectors and the Elsflether shipyard.

The fire-extinguishing system consists of two pumping units driven by Deutz BA16M816 diesel engines, each with an output of 1,190 bhp at 1,650 rpm. A monitor is installed at the stern for each of the pumping units. Water flow rate per monitor is 25,000 liters per minute, with a pressure at the monitor entrance of 13 bar. Height of the water stream is 230 feet at a distance of 230 feet from each monitor. The monitors, which are operated from the navigating bridge via electrohydraulic remote control, are able to swivel plus or minus 170 degrees horizontally and vertically from minus 45 to plus 85 degrees.

The vessel also was fitted with a complete self-protection approved by Germanischer Lloyd. The shipyard also installed an additional fire pump in the fire-extinguishing unit room.

The entire system was developed jointly by VIG Offshore and Preussag AG Minimax.

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