Gemak Gorsel





Conversion of single hull to double hull


9063 DWT, Malta flag oil/chemical tanker M/T TOUR MARGAUX managed by NAVALE FRANCAISE SA of France has been converted to double hull oil/chemical tanker




Design & Practice


Design work for double hull was made by TECNITAS, Greece, the consulting & outsourcing department of Bureau Veritas whereas workshop drawings were prepared by Gemak Shipyard's internal design office.




Work Description


Prefabrication and installation of new longitudinal bulkheads into 20 off side tanks (10 off port and 10 off stbd sides) and 2 off pump rooms (located at both sides) and other additions to existing structure such as supports, web frames, beams etc. including stainless steel outfitting items such as manholes, ladders etc. All stainless steel cargo main and stripping lines, heating coils as well as layout of side pump rooms have been modified as per new tank scheme.

After completion of structural modifications, all 20 off side cargo tanks and newly formed 20 off side ballast tanks have been completely blasted and coated. In addition to conversion works, routine docking and survey repairs were carried out.




All completed in 4,5 months


255 ton new steel fabrication and installation, piping modification and full blasting and coating of 40 tanks were completed within 4,5 months.




Main particulars of the vessel


Class Bureau Veritas
DWT 9063
GT 5499
Length overall 113,63 m
Breadth moulded 17,50 m
Depth moulded 11,20 m