Hydranautics Shiplift Commissioned At Hyundai

A shiplift system designed and constructed by Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems, Goleta, Calif., was recently commissioned at the Hyundai Heavy Industries Maritime Engineering Department's facility at Ulsan, Korea.

The system's platform is approximately 66 by 400 feet and has a capacity of 4,100 metric tons. Its maximum load density is 43 metric tons per meter. Hydranautics has provided a multi-speed system which will permit faster platform movement when under lower load conditions, and have incorporated field-proven chain jacks for lifting and lowering the platform, according to John Johnson, director, shipyard systems, Hydranautics. The new shiplift was designed to operate in conjunction with the existing Hydranautics ship transfer system already installed at the Hyundai yard. Capabilities now exist for ship movement in any direction at yard level and for both side-loading or end-loading on and off the platform.

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