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    Offshore work at Pan-United

    Yard News // August 11, 2000
    On behalf of Charles Tompkins Consultants Ltd Pan-United Singapore is currently lengthening and convert the offshore supply vessel Northern River to a cable-laying vessel.

    The Northern River is to be lengthened with a new 8.45m long midship block. Pan-United Singapore is also installing a new cable deck & two cable tanks (which are being fabricated at Pan-United Indonesia, at Batam, and will be towed to Singapore for installation. The Singapore yard is also installing a new stern extension and a new 'A' frame.

    Work is also underway at Pan-United Singapore on another offshore project. Under contract to a local survey company, Pan-United is upgrading the survey vessel Setouchi Surveyor to Dynamic Positioning (DP) Class 1 status.

    The work on the Setouchi Surveyor includes modifications to the ship's existing hydraulic and the installation of a new machinery space, the insertion of two new engines and the installation of two new thrusters.

    Modifications are also required to the ship's hull structure in order to accommodate the new engines and thrusters, and new port/starboard sponson tanks are being installed.

    Other current repair projects being undertaken at the yard include Geco My, a seismic vessel awarded by Geco Prakla for yearly maintenance repairs; four fishing vessels awarded by TS Marine Pte Ltd for maintenance repairs; and Silver Star, a chemical tanker awarded by Pearl Ships Ltd for dry-docking and general repairs.

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