Norwegian Order For Cargo Carrier To IHI

IHI ( I s h i k a w a j i m a - H a r i ma Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.) recently received an order for a 22,000-dwt Fortune-type multipurpose dry cargo carrier from Paal Wilson & Co., A/S, Hop (Bergen), Norway, through intermediation of Arvid Bergvall Shipbroking A / S & Co., Oslo, Norway.

The contract was signed by Daniel Lunde Jr., director of Paal Wilson & Co., A / S , and Taiji Ubukata, president of IHI, at IHI's head office in Tokyo.

The vessel will be built by IHI's Tokyo Shipbuilding & Crane Works, and is scheduled for delivery at the end of February 1981. To date, IHI has completed and d e l i v e r e d 58 Fortune-type vessels to its customers since the introduction of the Fortune-class vessel in June 1971. The vessel ordered by Paal Wilson & Co. will be the first Fortune flying the Norwegian flag.

P r i n c i p a l particulars of the Fortune are: classification, Det Norske Veritas; gross tonnage, about 14,000; deadweight, about 22,000 tons; length between perpendiculars, 155.448 meters (about 510 feet) ; breadth, 22.860 meters (75 Feet) ; depth, 13.560 meters (44 feet) ; draft, 9.848 meters (32 feet) ; main engine, IHI-S.E.M.T. Pielstick 16 PC2V-type diesel engine developing a maximum output of 8,000 bhp; and speed, 15 knots.

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