First Of Four Parcel Tankers Being Built For Stolt Named At Kleven Floro Yard In Norway

The M/T Stolt Helluland, the first of four 29,999-dwt state-of-theart parcel tankers being built for Stolt Tankers and Terminals (Holdings) S.A., was recently named at the Kleven Floro A/S shipbuilding yard at Floro, Norway. Mrs. Mary Wright, wife of Christopher J.

Wright, president of Stolt-Nielsen, was godmother.

The deliveries of the M/T Stolt Helluland and her sisterships will add significant modern stainless steel capacity to the Stolt Tankers' fleet. Stolt-Nielsen's decision to build these four new tankers in spite of high shipbuilding prices, marks a further step in the company's continuing effort to improve the quality of its bulk liquid distribution services.

The new parcel tankers are built to meet customers' increasingly more stringent requirements in the 1990s and beyond. To provide maximum safety in operation, the ships are built to the highest IMO class, have double bottom throughout to protect cargo and environment against hull penetration, and are fitted with traverse cofferdams to provide additional segregation for adja- cent cargoes. Each ship is equipped with a radar-based automatic level gauge system and optical hi-hi level alarms to protect against cargo overflows.

They also have the Schilling rudder and bowthruster, which together greatly improve maneuverability, and have many other safety features.

In addition, the new parcel tankers are designed to meet the highest cargo quality standards. They have 41 fully independent segregations, 25 of which are built of solid stainless steel. To facilitate tank cleaning, the stainless steel tanks contain minimum internal structural members or obstructions.

The Kleven Floro A/S shipbuilding yards at Floro and Forde, Norway, won these orders in international competition last year. These yards had previously built many chemical tankers during the 1970s and early 1980s, and have extensive experience building complex ships of this type.

Stolt Tankers and Terminals (Holdings) S.A. is an international transportation company specializing in the distribution of bulk liquids, both by land and sea.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 11,  Jan 1991

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