The multi-purpose freighter "John Bakke" and her sister ship "Marie Bakke" have recently been delivered to Knut Knutsen OAS, Haugesund, from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kobe. These 22,555 tdw freighters, with a maximum speed of 20.7 knots, are planned to run between Australia, South-east Asia, Japan and the U.S. West Coast. At one and the same time the "John Bakke" can transport cargoes such as containers, heavy machinery, lumber and miscellaneous goods, bulk cargo, and liquid and frozen cargoes. To achieve this, the vessel has a variety of specialised holds, including oil cargo tanks, cellular holds, and holds for both frozen and general cargoes. The "John Bakke" has outstanding loading and unloading capabilities and does not therefore require the use of any device on land. Five hydraulic deck cranes manufactured by Hagglunds licensee in Japan, JSW, Kashima, have been installed on the "John Bakke." These comprise two twin cranes, each with a S.W.L. of 25 tonnes, one twin crane with a S.W.L. of 16 tonnes and one single crane with a S.W.L. of 16 tonnes. All cranes are equipped for operation with Hagglunds automatic container spreader. One unit for 20 ft containers and one unit for 40 ft containers have been supplied. As a true multi-purpose cargoliner the vessel can also handle heavy cargo with her own gear. For this purpose the two 25-tonne cranes are fitted with Hagglunds system for team operation, computer-controlled TEAM CRANES, providing a maximum lifting capacity of 100 tonnes. With this system one driver only can operate all four cranes involved in a lifting operation. In addition to the obvious saving in weight, the computer-controlled TEAM CRANES system offers the following advantages: Higher utilisation of installed equipment; Reduced maintenance; Shorter time for preparation (rigging).

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    Allmanna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget

    S-72183 Vasteras,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Pagination: p. 51
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  • Accession Number: 00302096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1979 12:00AM