The 125 185 tdw iron/sand carrier "Slurry Express" has a length oa of 240.55 m, a beam of 42.00 m, a draft of 17.7 m and is powered by a Hitachi/Sulzer diesel engine type 6 RND 90 developing 17 000 bhp at 122 rpm. The two main factors involved in the design are that the vessel needed to be able to load the raw material from a single point mooring buoy due to the fact that there are no port facilities available in that particular part of New Zealand. The second design factor was that, due to the fact that offshore loading was required, the raw material had to be transported via a pipeline to the loading buoy in a "slurry" form. The discharge operation was based around a grab form so that the cargo needed to be dehydrated during the voyage.

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    Benn Brothers Marine Publications Limited

    Lyon Tower, 125 High Street, Colliers Wood
    London SW19 2JN,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Accession Number: 00184819
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM