SMC is pleased to report Steel cutting in BSIC Shipyard, Qingdao, China of Hull No. FDD70K-01, 1 x 70.000 long ton Floating Dry dock, ordered by Huntington Ingalls Incorporated, USA.
The dock is designed by HEGER USA, who specialize in design of dry docks, with a lifting capacity 70,000 long ton and consists of 3 sections. The dock has been fitted with 20 high capacity de-watering submerged electric pumps which limits dewatering time to 180 minutes with a 70,000 LT vessel on dock. The time required to flood the dock to maximum submergence is 180 minutes with a 70,000 LT vessel on dock and the time required to transfer a 60,000 LT vessel from shore on to the dock is 120 minutes. Two on-board diesel generators provide the primary source of electric power, with a seperate shore side electric power connections while dry dock at shore and generators are not operating. Major machinery and equipment are in port side wing and a wing wall crane on wing deck. The starboard side wings are removable to allow launching and retrieving the docked vessel.
The Floating Dry Dock is classed by ABS. The delivery has been scheduled to carry out on 15 March 2019 and it will be transported by a heavy lift carrier from China to Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA.