Ingenuity That Floats





Conversion of single hull to double hull


4999 DWT, Malta flag oil tanker M/T VEMAOIL VIII belongs to Queensway Navigation Co., Ltd. of Greece has been converted to double hull oil 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 side bulkheads and other additions to existing structure such as supports, web frames, beams etc. including outfitting items such as manholes, ladders etc. New associated foundation structures and the installation of Yokohama fenders.

In addition to conversion works, routine docking and survey repairs were carried out.




All completed in 40 days


135 ton new steel fabrication and installation, piping modification and other works were completed within 40 days.




Main particulars of the vessel


Class NKK
DWT 4999
GT 3760
Length overall 106,10 m
Breadth moulded 16,00 m
Depth moulded 7,90 m