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Read this page in Pdf, Flash or Html5 edition of March 2013 Maritime Reporter Magazine 43for vessel conversion was 4,400 tonnes and was compliant with the highest qual-ity standards in the maritime industry. ? Pre-commissioning and as- sistance to Þ nal commissioning: - Final commissioning of the newly-installed HVAC system was completed by the yard and sub-contractors. In addition the yard has provided support to the cli-ent for other commissioning work such as the cool-down of cryogenic piping, boiler ß ash-up, performance trial run of power generators, harbour acceptance test of aft thruster and leak test of the natural gas piping.All of this work was completed con-suming 9.57 million man hours with only three LTIs. It is expected that a total of 9.59 million man hours will be con-sumed by the time of project completion. The second project involves two 120,000 dwt tankers, the Eagle Texas and the Eagle Louisiana, owned by Singapore?s AET Shipmanagement and being converted by DDW-D to become Modular Capture Vessels (MCVs) for use in emergency oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. Both vessels were newbuildings from Japan?s Tsuneishi Shipyard. Following the Deepwater Horizon disaster, it was decided by Marine Well Containment Co (MWCC), which is a collaboration of some 10 oil majors, that this con-cept would be available in times of such emergencies. The MCV would be able, in cases such as the Deepwater Horizon, to capture the oil from the seabed area thus preventing the kind of environmen-tal disaster seen two years ago.Some of the modules for this concept will be placed on-board in Dubai with more awaiting the ships? arrival in the Gulf of Mexico. Both tankers will oper- ate as normal lightening vessels in the Gulf of Mexico with the modules being made available to load on-board immedi-ately when an oil spill disaster is appar- ent. These are the Þ rst ships to be used in this type of concept, and DDW-D are expecting that more will follow, not just for the Gulf of Mexico, but for others ar- eas worldwide. DDW-D has carried out some 27 conversion projects over recent FAST. SAFE. RELIABLE . Vessel & Rig Repair A Lorton Marine Company Serving the Galveston-Houston area, Malin International Ship Repair & Drydock is a full service topside repair facility ready to handle your scheduled or emergency repairs. rRigs, Drillships, OSVs rGOM Oshore Repair/Riding Crews rFull service machine shop r7000 SF fabrication shop MR #3 (42-49).indd 43MR #3 (42-49).indd 433/1/2013 10:17:45 AM3/1/2013 10:17:45 AM

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