The 500,000 dw/t capacity building basin at Nippon Kokans new Tsu Shipyard is the worlds first dual-entrance type dock. Capable of being opened to the sea at both ends, the dock resembles a miniature canal. The yard has a total employment of 2175, of whom 385 are in administration and design/ the other 1790 are yard personnel. The basic policy in planning the Tsu yard was the construction of facilities for most efficiently building tankers in the 150,000 to 200,000 dw/t range and with sufficient space for tandem construction of 100,000 dw/t bulk and ore carriers, and tankers exceeding 200,000 dw/t. Construction capacity is six tankers of 150,000 dw/t/yr, requiring a fabrication capacity of about 12,000 t/mo. Details are given for-degree of automation, receipt of material, material flow, the hull ship, production lines, transporting blocks, goliath cranes, major features and proposed methods of operations in the dual entrance building dock, the equipment shop, pump stations, and the repair dock.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    30 Church Street
    New York, NY  United States  10007
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 57-60
  • Serial:
    • Marine Engineering/Log
    • Volume: 75 N
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.
    • ISSN: 0732-5460

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015203
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM