Vancouver Shipyards aka SeaSpan specialty is building barges, flat bottom barges, rounded up to the meet the deck to haul sawdust and gravel. No sharp pointy thing on either end like on a row boat, or a BC Ferry.
In the Vancouver Sun this morning, via an article from a sibling newspaper, the Ottawa Citizen, they depict the activities at the North Vancouver Seaspan operation run by the Washington Group at the foot of Pemberton ....
Era of Steam power is BACK
|Washington Group's Seaspan shipbuilding techniques: 1940s era|
Is Kinder Morgan or Enbridge looking for manufacturers of barge like shaped Piping instead of circular..... they should check out SeaSpan The Washington Group
1) a coal fired steam driven punch
2) an oil fired rotating cam
3) LNG fueled hydraulic ram
Worksafe BC isn't in the picture, yet, so it must be a photo-op for the Conservative Party of Canada and the BC Liberal Party of British Columbia. The worker doesn't have ear muff protection gear on. Foam ear plugs are not permitted. No Hearing protection is NOT PERMITTED!!!!
How about using a machine like this, eliminates two employees, but who cares when there's a fixed price budget of $36,000,000,000?
3D CNC Plate Bending Machine for Shipbuilding
Because of its low productivity, poor working conditions, high labor intensity and the product quality that cannot be guaranteed and more, the processing of outside plating becomes the bottleneck for shipbuilding
The use of a WOOD template should be setting off alarm bells for the Auditor General, more so for the voters in the Federal election on October 19th!
Delivery 2016 yeah .... right ..... Election year late 2015
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Canmar Drilling Ltd. Robert Lemeur
The icebreaker "Robert Lemeur" is a prototype vessel incorporating several design features to reduce ice resistance that had never been tested in full scale.Norway based Vard owns STX Marine which has a satellite Office in Kitsilano
In addition to the reamers and spoon shaped bow are hull lubricating systems, a low-pressure air bubbler system, a high speed heeling system and ice deflecting propeller guards. The LeMeur is an Arctic Class III supply vessel with bulk tank storage capacity for cement and barite as well as ample deck cargo space.
Vard has secured the design and construct contract to build Canada's Diefenbaker Icebreaker....
|Construction of BC Barge and Tug Fleet|