The paper relates to the investigations and policy-thinking which led to the "Scott Lithgow" Group's decision to enter the field of very large ship construction (250,000 dwt). The various alternatives that were open once the decision has been made, and the practical measures adopted to implement the decision are discussed. Market considerations, competition, development possibilities of existing facilities, and construction methods are dealt with. The technique decided on was to construct the ships in two separate parts and to join them afloat. Production methods, panel line, and computer aided design are dealt with. Future developments are outlined. Order from NSFI as No. 18539.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ship Technology in Transition

  • Authors:
    • Belch, A R
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00307816
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Research Institute of Norway
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM