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  1. BIG DOUBLE HULL CRUDE CARRIER JOINS NORWAY'S FLEET OF TANKERS

    Norway's Bergesen dy AS has taken delivery of a vessel billed as the world's largest double hull crude oil carrier. Built by NKK Corp. at its Tsu Works in Tokyo, the Berge Sigval tanker is rated at 306,430 dwt. Its service speed of about 16 knots places it among the world's fastest tankers. NKK said the Berge Sigval is only the third double hull very large crude carrier in the world. It is the first of two such VLCCs ordered from NKK by Bergesen. The second double hull tanker is under construction for October delivery. NKK also said Berge Sigval's double hull structure, designed to help prevent oil spills, represents advance compliance with an anticipated change in the International Maritime Organization's Marine Ocean Pollution Control (Marpol) Convention to be applied to all tankers taken under contract starting July 6. Berge Sigval features include: Separated oil and seawater tanks with piping systems to ensure maximum protection against ocean pollution. The double hull surrounds the oil tanks with enough breadth and depth for safety. Ballast tanks with tar-epoxy coatings and glass fiber reinforced plastic ballast piping inside the tanks for corrosion prevention and cargo and residual oil pipes of highly corrosion resistant cast iron containing chromium. Ladders and inspection corridors to allow precise inside tank inspections. An oil offloading system improved with automatic stripping and a special bell mouth. A generator, auxiliary main engine, and offloading equipment that can be monitored and remotely controlled from cathode ray tube displays and keyboards in the engine control and cargo control rooms. Energy conservation equipment including an ecoturbo power generation system for in-house electricity supplies during voyages. Emergency towing equipment, expected to be required by the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port. Berge Sigval is the fifth vessel built by NKK for Bergesen. The previous four were LPG/ammonia carriers, the last of which was delivered last November. Copyright 1993 Oil & Gas Journal. All Rights Reserved.

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    Mon, 5 Apr 1993

  2. PDVSA unit signs crude carrier maintenance MOU with Argentine shipyard

    Petróleos de Venezuela's subsidiary PDV Marina has inked a memorandum of understanding with Argentine shipyard Astilleros Río Santiago for the repairs to oil tankers in PDVSA's fleet.

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    Mon, 2 Aug 2004

  3. ConocoPhillips VLCC leaves Orkneys for Chile

    A very large crude carrier (VLCC), after spending 3 months as a floating storage unit, sailed from the Scapa Flow in Scotland's Orkney Islands bound for Chile with a load of North Sea Ekofisk crude.

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    Thu, 4 Jun 2009

  4. China seeks oil security through fleet expansion

    China’s push for energy security has prompted a program for building 70 additional very large crude carrier (VLCC) tankers.

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    Mon, 8 Dec 2008

  1. First supertanker loaded from BTC pipeline

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    Wed, 21 Feb 2007

  2. THREE DOUBLE HULL CRUDE TANKERS JOIN WORLD FLEET

    The worldwide fleet of double hull tankers continues to grow. Early this month Chevron Corp. christened a 132,000 dwt crude carrier , Neste ON, took delivery of a 95,000 dwt shuttle tanker, and the first double hull supertanker built in Japan has been completed and delivered. Chevron christened the ...

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    Tue, 9 Feb 1993

  3. INDUSTRY BRIEFS

    MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD. this month unveiled the world's first very large crude carrier fitted with fuel saving contrarotating propellers. The propellers, developed by Mitsubishi, are mounted on concentric shafts and turn in opposite directions. The aft propeller absorbs swirl flow energy ...

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    Mon, 23 Nov 1992

  4. MOBIL UNIT COMMISSIONS DOUBLE HULL VLCC

    Mobil Corp.'s Eagle, a double hull, very large crude carrier (VLCC), has been commissioned at Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.'s Oppama shipyard in Japan. Mobil said the 280,000 dwt vessel, built for Mobil Shipping & Transportation Co., is the first double hull vessel of her class owned by an oil ...

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    Mon, 6 Sep 1993

  5. INDUSTRY BRIEFS

    Mobil Corp. commissioned its second double hull very large crude carrier at Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.'s Oppama, Japan, shipyard. The 280,000 dwt Raven, 317 m long and 58 m wide, can carry 2.2 million bbl of oil. About 225 employees of 14 Norwegian drilling and other service/supply contractors ...

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    Mon, 10 Jun 1996

  6. Kansas refinery starts up coke gasification unit

    Anne K. Rhodes Refining/Petrochemical Editor Double-hull VLCC joins fleet The double-hull, very large crude carrier (VLCC) Raven undergwent sea trials in advance of its delivery in June to Mobil Shipping & Transportation Co. The 280,000 dwt supertanker was built by Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.'s ...

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    Mon, 5 Aug 1996

  7. Cidade de Marica FPSO arrives in Brazil for module integration

    Petroleo Brasilierio SA (Petrobras) reported that the Cidade de Marica floating production, storage, and offloading vessel is berthed at Brasa shipyard in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil for module lifting and integration following a 19,678-km trek from China.

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    Mon, 27 Jul 2015

  8. Cidade de Marica FPSO arrives in Brazil for module integration

    Petroleo Brasilierio SA (Petrobras) reported that the Cidade de Marica floating production, storage, and offloading vessel is berthed at Brasa shipyard in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil for module lifting and integration following a 19,678-km trek from China.

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    Mon, 13 Jul 2015

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