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Ship Construction

Postby Madzng » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:16 pm

I was lucky enough to spend a couple weeks in a Korean shipyard, waiting for sea trials. Normally you are not allowed to take pictures, but no one seemed bothered when I walked around with my camera out.

They say "a picture speaks a thousand words." I hope these will help a few people better understand ship construction and the various parts of the hull structure a little better.

The sections are built wherever they can find the space, and then moved closer to the construction dock as they get bigger. - The large sections are moved around the yard on trucks which look straight out of the Thunderbirds series.

Once a section is built it is lifted down into the dock, and slowly the ship takes shape.

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Engine room section
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Containership sections construction
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Containership transverse section
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Re: Ship Construction

Postby Madzng » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:20 pm

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Tanker transverse section
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Tanker or bulker transverse bow section
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Machinery space transverse section
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Re: Ship Construction

Postby Madzng » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:23 pm

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Stern tube insertion
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Accommodation block ready for installation
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Accomodation block on the move
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Re: Ship Construction

Postby Madzng » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:37 pm

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Sections being constructed
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Heavy lift transporter
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Propulsion unit installation
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Re: Ship Construction

Postby JK » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:53 am

Great shots!! Thank you for taking the time to post them.

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Re: Ship Construction

Postby The Dieselduck » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:33 pm

JK stole the words right out of my mouth. Indeed thanks for sharing.
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Re: Ship Construction

Postby mrc82 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:20 am

While I was looking for some photos in my laptop I also found some photos taken while ships were under construction. Some of them were taken by me, some were taken by my colleagues. The photos with the reconversion and the chemical products tanker are taken in a shipyard in Europe and the rest of the photos in a shipyard from SE Asia.
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175.000 dwt bulk carrier
Portcontainer.JPG
New ships under construction
Upper deck bulk carrier.JPG
Reconversion of an crude oil tanker into an bulk carrier
Chemical products tanker.JPG
Chemical products/oil tanker under construction, around 6 weeks before launching
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Cargo tanks section of an chemical products/oil tanker
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Re: Ship Construction

Postby mrc82 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:29 am

Part 2 of the photos
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Bulkcarrier superstructure.jpg
Lifting of bulk carrier superstructure
Crude oil tanker forecastle.jpg
Crude oil tanker forecastle section lifting operation
Forecastle.jpg
Bulk carrier forecastle section lifting operation
Bulkcarrier crude oil tanker2.JPG
Bulk carrier and crude oil tanker
Bulkcarrier crude oil tanker.JPG
175000 dwt bulk carrier, 175000 dwt crude oil tanker
Bulkcarrier 2.jpg
Side shell of an bulk carrier, 175 000 dwt

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Re: Ship Construction

Postby JK » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:59 am

These are great photos. Thanks for posting!

When I look at the 2 ships in the dock together, the yard must have very strong project managers and planning. Coordinating work between 2 hulls concurrently is difficult.

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Re: Ship Construction

Postby mrc82 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:12 am

That shipyard has 2 dry docks, one 300 m long , 100 m wide and 14 m deep, and another one 500 m long, 150 m wide and 18 m deep. The people which I have been working they knew their job but some part of management, :( :( :( made you cry. So enough talking and let`s put some more photos.
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Starboard side provision crane
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Bunker station
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Pilot ladder and air driven motor
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The local control unit for operating the hatchcovers
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Hydraulic power unit for hatch covers and the portable pump inside the central roof on upper deck
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Hidraulic power unit for winches on the left and on the right the ICCP control unit and forward the starboard side chain lock
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Portside chainlock
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View of upper deck from forecastle deck
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Forecastle arrangement of windlasses and mooring winches
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A view from upper deck of new building ship

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Re: Ship Construction

Postby mrc82 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:23 am

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Search and rescue boat
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Lifeboat
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Mooring winches arrangement on mooring deck
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Other ships in dry dock, of course under construction
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The bridge
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The wheel
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View of the shipyard from the monkey deck
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Mess room
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Ballast control room

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Re: Ship Construction

Postby mrc82 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:39 am

And now the Engine Room
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The engine room
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Boiler
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Hydraulic power unit for aft mooring winches, located inside the steering gear room
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The steering gear unit
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Emergency fire pump
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And of course the Main Engine
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Characteristics of the M/E
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Diesel generators
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Purifiers room
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Characteristics of D/G

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Re: Ship Construction

Postby mrc82 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:46 am

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Bilge separator
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Engine room pumps
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Sea chest strainer
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Local control post for M/E
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Engine control room
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Boiler

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Re: Ship Construction

Postby JK » Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:35 am

just looking at the ladders makes my fat lit'l knees ache!

If you are going to post more pictures, can you please start a new topic to make it easier for people with older computers to load the page.
Thanks!

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Re: Ship Construction

Postby JollyJack » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:43 pm

They have elevators in big ships JK, not required in small vessels like the John A or the Louis :)
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