• Home
  • News
  • NIBULON continues building floating crane of Project P-140
  • 2019 August 20 13:54

    NIBULON continues building floating crane of Project P-140

    Presently, the maximum number of shipbuilders is involved in building NIBULON MAX. NIBULON says the employees have several work shifts and conduct construction in all directions simultaneously.

    The construction of the P-140 project vessel, the largest one in NIBULON’s fleet and the shipyard’s pride among all its achievements, demonstrates not only an absolutely new and higher level of the shipyard’s capacities but also skills and experience of the shipbuilders, the real workmen, who build Ukrainian modern fleet.

    Presently, the maximum number of shipbuilders is involved in building NIBULON MAX. The employees have several work shifts and perform construction in all directions simultaneously. The shipbuilders are actively insulating spaces, laying cables, installing all the required outfitting and pipelines, as well as conducting painting works. At the same time, the specialists are producing 30-ton hatch covers for two holds. The parts for their moveable joints are more than 4 tons.

    At the same time, the welders have already welded Liebherr crane barbettes - the foundations of 12 tons each welded to the pillars. The accuracy of the mounting flange flatness when welding a barbette mustn’t exceed 0.39 mm. Consequently, KODA (Kharkiv) specialists provided a constant geometry control with the help of modern equipment.

    “The crane pillar consists of the rings with a metal thickness of 50 mm. In order to weld this 50 mm to obtain the required strength, it is necessary to make 72 welding seams, i.e. a welder must go around the crane’s pillar (diameter - 3.5 m) 72 times. The total weld length of two pillars is about 10 km. About 10 best certified shipbuilders worked in two shifts to make this operation. Ultrasound checks all the welding works for integrity. In case if the smallest defect is found, the welding (72 welding seams) will be conducted from the very beginning. The task is very complicated and responsible”, notes Deputy Director of Production at the shipyard Volodymyr Zhmur.   

    The bore process of joint loops in hatch covers and the bore of hydraulic cylinder eye-bolts require absolute accuracy. As it is a large hull structure, it is impossible to place it at all machines. This makes the process complicated, taking into account that the bore accuracy comprises 0.3 mm. The company’s production engineers had to make a special device in order to conduct things with the highest accuracy, so that the covers might operate correctly. Chornomorskyi Shipbuilding Yard was used to operate these machines earlier. They don’t operate now.

2022 January 22

14:06 Crowley names Marcus Jadotte as Senior VP, Government Relations
13:29 Kongsberg Digital joins the NorthWind project to develop digital twin technology for offshore wind
12:41 New year boost for MYCRANE as four lifting experts join the team
12:07 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and Bombora Wave Power strengthen their collaboration through an investment
11:34 Carnival Cruise Line adding more embarkation enhancements as it commits to current protocols for the foreseeable future
10:54 Indian Register of Shipping strengthens focus on safety of Inland Waterways

2022 January 21

19:15 PortNews’ week updates and insights summary
18:20 More than 600 boxships stay off ports waiting for berth space, Seaexplorer disruption indicator shows
18:07 Green Innovation Fund adopts joint project on “Mass-production and Cost Reduction of Floating Offshore Wind Installation”
17:44 The new Stena Baltica has debuted on Stena Line’s Baltic Sea route from Ventspils to Nynäshamn
17:16 Port of Los Angeles breaks cargo record in 2021
17:06 Finnlines strengthens Germany-Sweden route with a fourth ship
16:36 Maersk opens its logistics center for South Western Europe at port of Barcelona
16:03 Dublin Port sees a small reduction in volumes in 2021
15:24 Kongsberg Digital joins the NorthWind project to develop digital twin technology for offshore wind
14:03 ClassNK issues Approval in Principle for ammonia-fueled Panamax bulk carrier developed by Planning and Design Center for Greener Ships (GSC)
14:02 TGE Marine announces completion of largest LNG Bi-Lobe Type C Tanks
13:23 Samskip adds 150 new sustainable reefer containers to its fleet
13:01 Icebreakers remain busy assisting shipping of the Gulf of Finland eastern part
12:13 Freight volumes increase at the Port of Gothenburg in 2021
12:12 Nippon Paint Marine’s new fastar antifouling earmarked for Cosco Shipping VLCC fleet
11:42 RZD invested heavily in its rolling stock upgrade in 2021
11:31 DP World launches a premium barge service between the Upper Rhine region and Rotterdam World Gateway
11:03 Israel orders three new submarines from thyssenkrupp Marine Systems
10:31 Port of Oakland import volume hit new record in 2021
10:11 Crude oil prices drop on US oil reserves growth
09:32 MABUX: Global bunker prices may slide down on Jan. 21
09:21 Baltic Dry Index as of Jan 20

2022 January 20

18:35 EuroDry announces agreement to acquire a 2014-built Supramax bulker
18:05 Valaris announces floater contract awards
17:43 Alfa Laval experiences increased demand for solutions related to LPG as fuel
17:26 Throughput of Chinese sea and river ports in 2021 climbed by 6.8% YoY
17:15 The U.S. Army gets $22.81 billion in supplemental funding of studies, projects and programs
17:05 Sanmar Shipyards delivers fourth powerful compact tug to SAAM Towage
16:50 Cargo traffic on IWW of Russia in 2021 rose by 1.2% to 110.3 million tonnes
16:35 Uber Boat by Thames Clippers builds the UK’s first hybrid high speed passenger ferries
16:15 American Cruise Lines unveils Project Blue
16:05 TGE Marine announces the completion of the tank building phase for two large LNG cargo tanks
15:31 Hafnia plans to acquire 12 modern LR1 tankers
15:25 Holland Shipyards Group develops new tug EDDY 24-50 E
15:05 ZIM announces new chartering agreement for three 7,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel container vessels
14:40 Exports of LNG and gas condensate from port Sabetta exceeded 19 million tonnes in 2021
14:11 Stena Line and Associated British Ports sign £100M deal for new ferry terminal at the Port of Immingham
13:45 Federal authorities asked to step into situation with coal transportation by Russian Railways
13:19 MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 03, 2022
13:12 Norside buys the platform supply vessel 'Farland' for offshore wind
12:46 New ICS guide helps seafarers navigate the digital bridge
12:08 The Harbour Master’s Division of the Port of Rotterdam Authority makes it through the second corona year unscathed
11:51 Port of Long Beach sets annual record with 9.38 million TEUs
10:46 Global Ports' consolidated marine container throughput increased by 2.8% y-o-y in 2021
10:10 Increase of cargo predicted for the Port of Riga this year
09:33 MABUX: Global bunker prices may turn over downward correction in the end of the day
09:25 Crude oil market sees downward price correction
09:08 Baltic Dry Index as of January 19

2022 January 19

18:20 New SGMF publication provides expansive and highly relevant guidelines on safe bunkering of LNG
18:03 ESL Shipping sells the barge Espa
17:52 High efficiency Wärtsilä power solutions to drive seven new Arctic Shuttle Tankers
17:50 Euroseas announces new charter for its 2,788 TEU, 2004-built vessel
17:33 Freeport of Riga Authority to invest almost EUR 1 million in implementation of port digital technology and IT solution projects this year
17:15 ABS, SDTR and SDARI develop methanol-fueled bulker