A.S. Trondhjems mek. Verksted included in its modernization program a 200x105 ft hall, provided with an oil-fired hot air heating system for optimum working conditions. This is provided with a building slip capable of accommodating vessels of up to some 3000 dwt occupying one side and on the other is a fabrication area, with all the latest welding equipment, for the assembly of hull sections. These are lifted directly onto the building berth by two 27-t overhead gantry cranes which span both slip and assembly floor. Fitting-out work is carried on concurrently with hull assembly and completed sections are moved into the open, by an adjustable ram on the slipway, to provide space at the top of the slip to allow work on a second vessel to commence. By this system only the minimum of finishing work remains to be carried out once the vessel is floated. Initial preparation of plates and profiles is carried on in a separate shop equipped with an optically-controlled flame cutting machine and a 450-t press. It is believed that Trondhjems was the first yard to introduce network technique and EDP both on the hull and fitting-out side.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Technical Publications Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    London,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1970-5-1

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  • Accession Number: 00015443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1974 12:00AM