January 19, 2024 Author: Katarzyna Ansen-Mrowińska

Transport of the structure of the first drydock module weighing over 4,000 tons

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On January 17, at the Szczecin Shipyard “Wulkan”, the structure of the first dry dock module weighing over 4,000 tons was transported. This is an important step in the development of the company’s maritime infrastructure.

The entire operation was planned and implemented by the team of the Szczecin Shipyard “Wulkan”.

The transfer took place from the Odra Nowa assembly yard to the OP-10 yard, and its implementation required the use of as many as 132 axles of self-propelled transport platforms (SPMT) due to the weight of the structure.

The transport of the dock module from the ‘ON’ assembly yard is a milestone in the development of maritime infrastructure that enables the handling of even the largest dimensions, which constitutes a significant progress in the development of maritime technologies.

The specially designed dock structure will be able to accommodate vessels weighing up to 24,000 tons, which makes the Szczecin Shipyard “Wulkan” a leader in the field of maritime infrastructure.

Technical information:

  • Maximum unit weight for docking: 24,000 tons
  • Total length: 235.6 m
  • Support length: 230.88 m
  • External width: 47.30 m
  • Internal width (between towers): 38.0 m
  • Height of the pontoon in the starting position: 5.25 m
  • Height of the pontoon at the tower: 5.10 m
  • Height to safety level: 15.50 m
  • Total height: 19.0 m
  • Maximum draft: 16.0 m
  • Working draft: 4.75 m
  • Docking class: *dK
  • Docking weight with equipment: 11,200 tons

About the Szczecin Shipyard “Wulkan”

Szczecin Shipyard “Wulkan” develops its activities in the production of steel structures for the maritime, offshore and onshore industries for global customers. The strategy of the “Wulkan” Shipyard is strongly related to key assets that are dedicated to complete large ships and steel structures with a unit weight of up to 4,500 tons. As part of this plan, the construction of substations (OSS) for offshore wind farms, as well as other large-scale offshore components for the European and American markets will be developed. Shipbuilding activities will focus on the merchant fleet, as well as offshore wind energy vessels, such as “Walk to Work” vessels.


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