"Wulkan" Shipyard. Transport of the first dock module for "Gryfia" - MarinePoland.com
"Wulkan" Shipyard. Transport of the first dock module for "Gryfia"
Date of publication: 22.01.2024

On January 17, at the "Wulkan" shipyard in Szczecin, the first module of the dock built for the "Gryfia" Maritime Repair Shipyard was carried out.

The transport of the first module of the new dock for "Gryfia" shipyard was planned and carried out entirely by the team of the "Wulkan" shipyard. The operation was unique due to the dimensions of the structure. The dock module itself weighed over 4,000 tons. As many as 132 axles of self-propelled transport platforms (SPMT) were needed to move it from the Odra Nowa assembly yard to the OP-10 yard. A fragment of the dock under construction was transported to the Carrier 17 pontoon, then sailed to the Drzetowski Quay.

"Wulkan" states that "the transport of the dock module is a milestone in the development of maritime infrastructure, enabling the handling of even the largest sizes and constituting significant progress in the development of maritime technologies."

The dock being built for "Gryfia" will be able to accommodate vessels weighing up to 24,000 tons. Once it is put into operation, it will be "Wulkan's" showcase in the shipbuilding industry. It will measure 235.6 meters. It will consist of three elements that will be merged on water.

Dock technical data:
Maximum unit weight for docking: 24,000 tons
Total length: 235.6 m
Support length: 230.88 m
External width: 47.30 m
Internal width (between towers): 38.0 m
Height of the pontoon in the starting position: 5.25 m
Height of the pontoon at the tower: 5.10 m
Height to safety level: 15.50 m
Total height: 19.0 m
Maximum draft: 16.0 m
Working draft: 4.75 m
Docking class: *dK
Docking weight with equipment: 11,200 tons

The "Wulkan" Shipyard specializes in the production of steel structures for the maritime, offshore and onshore industries for customers from all over the world. Its key assets are dedicated to complete large ships and structures with a unit weight of up to 4,500 tons. The shipyard also wants to have a stronger presence on the offshore market in the coming years and plans to build offshore substations for wind farms, as well as other large-scale offshore components for the European and American markets. In terms of vessels, the shipyard plans to focus on the merchant fleet, as well as offshore wind energy vessels, such as "Walk to Work" vessels. The company's order portfolio currently includes, among others: an order for the hull of a patrol unit for the German Federal Customs Office, cruise ship blocks for Meyer Werft and steel structures for the offshore industry built for Dajin Offshore.

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