VIDEO: Building Maersk Line’s Triple-E Vessels – Part Two

A major milestone was reached on 23 February with the semi-launch of the first Triple-E at the shipyard in Okpo, Korea.

In order to make room for completing the next ships, the drydock was filled with water and the partially completed hull towed into the bay. A bulkhead wall sealed off the end to keep this ‘half ship’ dry during the exercise. Fortunately, everything went as planned, and the ship could return to the dock where the final assembly will take place. The ship is well set to be ready for the delivery deadline of 28 June.

The drydock is sealed off by heavy steel walls with a system of ballast tanks which make it possible to open and close the gate. To fill the dock, the gates are opened and the water rushes in at a rate of 2,500 cubic metres of water per minute. It takes four hours before the dock is sufficiently filled, and the gate can be towed away. In the reverse process, a series of pumps empty the drydock again so work on the ship can continue.

Watch this time-lapse video to see how it works.

Related:

Discovery Channel Documents Build of Maersk Line’s Triple-E Vessels (VIDEO)

Maersk – WorldsLargestShip, May 23, 2013

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Oct 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Green Ship Technology North America

Survival of the fittest in maritime: Make smart investments, ensure you are compliant, future proof your fleet…

read more >

FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show

The ​FCCA ​Conference ​is ​a four-day ​event ​designed ​to ​foster ​a ​better ​understanding ​of ​the ​inner ​workings ​of ​the ​cruise…

read more >

Bulk Liquid Storage Europe 2017

The event will cover current key challenges and issues faced by the industry and provide in depth discussions and analysis of today`s…

read more >

3RD ANNUAL GENERAL AVERAGE SEMINAR

ATTEND THIS SEMINAR TO:
– Get up to speed on the revisions to the York-Antwerp Rules 2016…

read more >