The hull construction work unit developed by IHI permitted the delivery of a 372,000 dwt 10 months after construction started. The ship was in many respects a prototype design. The work units are basically automatically controlled scaffolding capable of movement in a lateral and/or vertical direction. Four types of work units have been developed. All the units can accommodate heavier components than manually erected scaffolding. The units weigh up to 160 tons. A unit can carry hydraulic jigs, welding equipment for 50 arcs, high pressure gas equipment, lighting equipment and a communication system. The article shows detailed photos of the work platforms.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited

    IPC Business Press Ltd, 33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1P 1AH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1971-10-29

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  • Accession Number: 00034513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Journal of the Israel Shipping Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1974 12:00AM