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Mjellem & Karlsen, Norway To Build $33 Million, 312-Foot Passenger Ferry

Mjellem & Karlsen, Norway will build a 312-foot passenger ferry for

European Ferries Denmark of Copenhagen.

A 312-foot (95 m) aluminum fast passenger and vehicle ferry based on a new design was recently sold for $33 million by Mjellem & Karlsen of Bergen, Norway to European

Ferries Denmark AS of Copenhagen, as originally reported in Maritime

Reporter I Engineering News, Janu- ary 1994. The large aluminum hull will be manufactured in sections and assembled at Halsnoy Verft, a yard in the Mjellem & Karlsen group. Final outfitting will take place at Mjellem & Karlsen's main shipyard in Bergen.

The 600-passenger, 160-car monohull ferry will be bired on a long-term, bare boat charter by

Driftsselskabet Grenaa Hundested

AS to provide ferry service between the two ports of Grenaa and

Hundested in Denmark, commenc- ing operations in the spring of 1995.

Mjellem & Karlsen expects the ferry to become an alternative to the bridge planned for completion in 1997 for passage between Jylland and Sjaelland in Denmark, and says one of the ferry's advantages is its compatibility with conventional ferry terminals.

The hull design was developed by computer simulation and tank test- ing to ensure optimum performance.

Mjellem & Karlsen said the design's flexibility makes it possible to meet the requirements of individual cus- tomers and trades cost-effectively, and can be developed into a luxuri- ous passenger cruise vessel or an efficient carrier of goods. The de- sign even allows ship length to be altered plus or minus 39 feet (11.9 m). Ship behavior is consistent with

ISO recommendations for avoiding motion sickness and ensuring maxi- mum passenger comfort.

The machinery on the newbuild is arranged in a redundant, dual- compartment configuration, fully automatic, controlled and monitored from the bridge. The ferry will have four diesel-driven waterjets for a maximum speed of about 35 knots in 13-foot waves, and future models may be fitted with gas turbines for a cruise speed of about 40 knots.

Mjellem & Karlsen was founded in 1891 as a small mechanical work- shop and now offers a variety of marine services in three shipyards:

Mjellem & Karlsen Verft AS,

Laksevag Verft AS and Halsnoy

Verft AS. For more information on

Mjellem & Karlsen,

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Racal-Decca ISIS Engine Room Monitoring Systems Chosen

For Aramco Arabian Gulf Support Fleet

Racal-Decca Marine has won a con- tract to supply ISIS 250 engine room monitoring systems for a new series of vessels (four docking tugs and two mooring boats) being built for Saudi

Aramco tanker-handling operations at Ras Tanura in Saudi Arabia.

The four docking tugs will be 134.5 feet (41 m) long and will be used for tanker docking, while the two 107- foot (32.6 m) vessels will be used for heavy weather mooring services. All six vessels are currently under con- struction at the Belgian Shipbuilders'

Corporation yards at Fulton and

Langebrugge with the first vessels scheduled for delivery in the second half of 1994. The ISIS 250 alarm and monitoring systems being supplied by Racal-Decca will employ a distrib- uted system in which Local Scanning

Units are mounted adjacent to the machinery under surveillance. The systems will monitor the main pro- pulsion and auxiliary machinery on all of the vessels and also provide generator controls aboard the larger tugs. System information is presented to the operators through the use of enhanced trending and graphic dis- plays which take advantage of the increased capabilities of the new ISIS 250 Master Series VDU workstations.

The new contract brings the total number of ISIS-equipped vessels in service with Saudi Aramco at Ras

Tanura to 11. For more information on Racal-Decca,

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Bremer Vulkan Christens

New Container Ship appointed executive vice president.

In his new position, Mr. Wagner will be responsible for directing the company's global business initiatives in the areas of monitoring, alarm, control and communications sys- tems. CTC currently supplies spe- cial interface, indication and con- trol instruments to the marine and aerospace industries.

NKK Delivers Second

Double-Hull VLCC

Bremer Vulkan Werft und

Maschinenfabrik GmbH of Bremen recently christened the first of a new series of container carriers for

China. The Zhonghe is the first of a four-vessel series, a series for which

Bremer Vulkan will build three ships and Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft

AG (HDW) of Kiel will build one.

The vessel, built for the China

Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) of Peking, has a 3,764-teu capacity, and is driven by a BV-Sulzer 9RTA 84C diesel developing 34,380 kW at 100 rpm and 90 percent MCR. Driv- ing a fixed-pitch propeller, the 902- foot (275 m) vessel has a 24-knot service speed. For more informa- tion on Bremer Vulkan,

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Wagner Joins Control

Technology As Executive VP

Control Technology Co., Long Is- land City, N.Y., has been joined by

Charles J. Wagner, who has been

NKK Corp. has delivered a sec- ond double-hull VLCC built for

Bergesen d.y. A/S of Norway. The vessel, dubbed theBerge Stavanger, follows theBerge Sigval, which was delivered last March.

The 300,000-dwt supertanker's double hull extends along its side and bottom. The ship, which mea- sures 1,087 feet (331.5 m) long, with a 190-foot (58 m) breadth and a 73- foot (22.34 m) depth, is powered by an NKK-DU Sulzer 7RTA84M main engine, driving the 160,299-gt ves- sel to a 16-knot service speed. For more information on NKK Corp.,

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Tsavliris Acquires Salvage Tug

Reportedly the largest and most powerful salvage tug in the world, the former U.S.S.R. Navy tugFotiy

Krylov was recently purchased by

Tsavliris Salvage International of

Piraeus, Greece. Now called the

Tsavliris Giant, the 40,000-hp tug was built about three years ago for approximately $45 million at

Hollming Oy of Rauma, Finland. It is approximately 328 feet (100 m) long, with a beam of 63.8 feet (19.45 m) and a 23.6 feet (7.2 m) draft. The

Tsavliris Giant reportedly per- formed its first salvage on theEcua- dor, a 22,000 dwt bulk carrier dis- abled in the South China Sea and towed to Singapore. 100 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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