Two 45-ton cranes installed on NIBULON MAX
NIBULON says its shipbuilders have already installed on NIBULON MAX hatch covers for two holds and two CBG360 cranes with lifting capacity of 45 tons each produced by Liebherr-MCCTEC Rostock GmbH.
The specialists continue constructing the longest self-propelled river-sea crane vessel since Ukraine’s independence. The vessel will fly the Ukrainian flag.
The shipbuilders have mounted the tower and boom of the second crane, which were some of the most important operations during the construction. The specialists have installed hatch covers and completed the coupling. PLETTAC Ltd, NIBULON’s partner, ensured staging of holds.
The specialists have completed large-scale works in the engine room. They are conducting start-up and adjustment operations of the vessel’s power supply system, consisting of four diesel generators, a frequency converter system and a main switchboard.
At the same time, NIBULON’s electrical experts have started assembling the vessel’s nerve center – a control panel with thousands of control cables gathered in a single center to transmit signals to different parts.
The specialists are working also in the joiner’s workshop. In a friendly atmosphere, they are professionally installing the pilot’s room. They will install furniture, decorative components and equipment required for comfortable accommodation in the officers’ cabins and mess room located on the deck.
The shipbuilders are conducting painting operations. They will soon start the final painting, using sky blue and pastel green colours.
The specialists are preparing to weigh the vessel. This is obligatory to confirm the designer’s calculations.
The supplier’s representatives have inspected the vessel’s equipment, namely the Rolls-Royce steerable thrusters (for propulsion and steering) and retractable thrusters (for maneuvering).
The shipbuilders work around the clock as the countdown has started. NIBULON will put the vessel into operation on September 20 during the TRANS EXPO ODESA-MYKOLAIV 2019 international forum at NIBULON’s shipbuilding and repair yard.