$1.5-Million Tanker Contract Signed By Halifax Shipyards

H a l i f a x I n d u s t r i e s Limited, Nova Scotia, has signed its largest ever ship repair contract.

The contract, worth over Canadian $1.5 million, is with Imperial Oil Ltd. for the modernization and repair of the 6,566- deadweight-ton tanker Imperial Quebec.

The vessel, with a length of 114 meters (about 374 feet) and width of 15.9 meters (52 feet), delivers refined oil products from Imperial Oil's refinery at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, to terminals in Atlantic Canada.

The contract, which will be carried out at Halifax Shipyards, begins on September 1 and will take 10 weeks to complete. The contract calls for: The removal of existing cargo pumps and the installation of new cargo pumps as well as cargo, ballast, bilge, steam and exhaust p i p i n g in the midship cargo pumproom. The e x i s t i n g f o ur steam reciprocating pumps will be replaced by two steam turbinedriven centrifugal pumps. A vacuum stripping system will be incorporated on each pump.

The installation of a tank washing/ stripping piping system in the cargo tanks.

The application of external hull coatings.

The application of inorganic zinc coatings in all cargo tanks. The modification and upgrading of crew accommodation and complete modification of the hospital facilities.

General repairs, including the removal and replacement of cargo piping, extensive ducting installation, tailshaft survey, main engine repairs, and repairs to stern bearings, tubes and glands.

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