Stena Provence: first P-Max for H&W

Tuesday 16 June 2009

June 18 2009
Stena Provence Dry Docking
One of the most advanced concept tankers in the world, Stena Provence, managed by Northern Marine Management in Glasgow, dry docked at Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries this month for her first periodic survey. The work scope included steel modifications, hull maintenance / blasting / painting, propeller polishing, modifications to piping systems, main engine planned maintenance, installation of winch remote control boxes and V Sat installation were completed within 15 days as planned.
The three year old, 65,200 tonnes dead-weight vessel can reach 15.5 knots laden and has a range of 14,000 nautical miles. Stena Provence is one of a series of P-MAX vessels built in Croatia by Concordia Maritime and commercially operated by Stena Bulk AB. The P-MAX class is 30% broader than standard tankers operating on the same draft.
“This broader beam makes it more appealing to charterers in view of the fact that for the same draft restriction 30% more cargo can be carried. Twin engine rooms also increases redundancy and safety which is another plus point,” says Billy McCracken, Marine Sales Manager for Harland and Wolff. “Harland and Wolff has the capacity to take such broad-beamed ships and we were ideally placed to secure this contract.”