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Hyundai Delivers 300,000-dwt VLCC To

Vela Intl.

On January 31 Hyundai Heavy Industries

Co., Ltd. (HHI) of Korea delivered the 300,000- dwt VLCC Mirfak Star to Vela International

Marine Ltd., the shipping arm of Saudi ARAMCO.

The vessel is the first in a series of six 300,000- dwt class VLCCs awarded to HHI in 1992 by

Vela, the international tanker subsidiary of the

Saudi Arabian Oil Co. Last December HHI, in its

Ulsan shipyard, held simultaneous naming cer- emonies for Vela's first and second VLCCs.

Abdallah S. Jum'ah, executive vice president of International Operations for Saudi AEAMCO, said in a speech that both VLCCs were of excel- lent quality.

The Mirfak Star features a host of advanced technological features, including a state-of-the- art navigation and automation system. Also, extra thick steel was used to ensure longer life and for the prevention of oil spillage due to hull structure failure. The vessel measures 1,096 feet (332 m) long and 191 feet (58 m) wide. Her 15 cargo tanks are capable of transporting 2.16 million barrels of crude oil.

The second VLCC, the Hamal Star, is due for delivery this month, and the four other ships are all scheduled for delivery by the end of October 1994.

HHI has established a good record in the design and construction of super tankers. Since 1973, Hyundai Shipyard has delivered more than 30 VLCCs, totalling 8.5 million dwt. Pres- ently, HHI has 10 VLCCs on its order backlog, including five from Vela International Marine,

Ltd. The shipyard has completed more than 560 vessels of various types, including 125,000-cu.- m. LNG carriers. , For more information on the shipbuilding capabilities of HHI,

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Steel Cad Wins Ferry Hull Design


The Malmo-based Swedish design company

Steel Cad AB won an order from the Fosen

Mekaniske Verksteder A/S in Norway to design approximately 66 percent of a 31,000-gt ferry hull bound for Greece. This is the first vessel for

Fosen Mekaniske Verksteder designed in

STEERBEAR™ by Kockums Computer Sytems (KCS).

The order includes the steel design, workshop preparation and production information.

This order represents the single biggest order for Steel Cad to date. "This is the final break- through for Steel Cad within the marine sector," says president Jan Rosenquist. With the ex- ception of KCS itself, the HR-Group, consisting of Steel Cad AB and Viking Engineering AB, is the consulting company with reportedly the larg- est STEERBEAR capacity in the world. It is also reportedly the only company whose engineers have worked for more than 25 years with

STEERBEAR from the very beginning. At present, 10 VAX Workstations are used with


The 580-foot (176.8 m) Ro/Ro vessel was or- dered by the Greek company Minoan Lines and will carry 1,500 passengers and 150 cars for sailings between Greece and Italy. Steel Cad has in the past designed the Albatross built by

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