Three Quays Sign Agreement For Ultramar Newbuildings

U.K.-based Three Quays Marine Services has recently signed an agreement with Ultramar for technical support and inspection during construction of three 148,500-dwt (Suezmax) tankers.

Three Quays has been involved with Ultramar's newbuilding project since inception, providing assistance during the design study, preparation of bidding specifications, assessing responses from shipyards and eventual contract negotiations leading to signing of the three contracts with Samsung Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries in August of this year.

The vessel design includes a double hull and double bottom in the cargo area, ice strengthening and a shallow draft. The first two vessels are due for delivery in the second half of 1992, with the third one during the following spring.

The sister ships will have an overall length of about 899 feet and breadth of 156.8 feet. Main propulsion will be by one MAN B&W type 6S70MC slow-speed diesel with a maximum continuous rating of 20,940 bhp. Service speed is 14.3 knots.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 47,  Dec 1990

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