classification society Bureau Veritas is classing the 37,000 dwt asphalt
carrier Asphalt Splendor, recently
delivered to US-based Sargeant Marine. The vessel was built at Avic Dingheng,
China and is one of a series of two designed by Chinese design institute SDARI
in co-operation with Sargeant.
hot asphalt can be carried liquid at temperatures up to 170 deg C in sixteen
independent tanks with a total capacity of 35,666 cu m.
Donche-Gay, Executive Vice-President and Head of the Marine & Offshore
Division, Bureau Veritas, says, “The high cargo temperatures in asphalt
carriers place special demands on structure, construction quality and
equipment. Bureau Veritas is a world leader in this sector and currently
classes a large number of these ships. The Asphalt Splendor will be a state of
the art vessel, with excellent environmental and operational performance. We
welcome this project, which builds on our strong relationship with Sargeant
Sargeant, President, Sargeant Marine, says, “It is imperative to stay ahead of
the game, thinking innovatively when it comes to economics, as well as
operations. We are looking forward to the second of these new vessels, also BV
classed, which give us a distinct advantage in the marketplace, as there is
truly nothing like this out there.”
overall: 179.90 m
Breadth: 30.60 m
Depth 16.80 m
arrangement/systems: 16 independent tanks with a total cargo capacity of 35.666
cargo pumps 500 cu m/h each
plant: 1 x Wartsila 5RT-flex 6.400 kW at 99 rpm
a picture of the Asphalt Splendor e
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