Glas Dowr

Glas Dowr

Postby Whickham » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:18 pm

FPSO GLAS DOWR coming down the Tyne from A&P. Can't remember the detail of why she was in the river, so hopefully someone will help out. At first I thought all the photos were mine but then I noticed a date of 09/08/2000 written on the back of two of them. This proves they were not my photos and I suspect (know) that they will have come to me from Hebburn.

Glas2.jpg
Photo by Kevin Bair

Glas1.jpg
Photo by Kevin Bair

Glas3.jpg

Built as: NISSOS HERACLIA
Yard: Namura, Imari
Year: 1996
IMO: 9116620
Names: 1997 GLAS DOWR
End:
Fate: Still in service
Data courtesy of Miramar

See also: viewtopic.php?f=43&t=18817&p=41011#p41011
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Re: Glas Dowr

Postby Whickham » Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:20 pm

I found the Miramar info quite surprising. New tanker 1 year old has engine removed and is converted into an FPSO.
Was the original tanker damaged? So looked her up on the web. Nice bit of history here that pulls it all together.

http://www.bluewater.com/fleet-operatio ... glas-dowr/

and incidentally GLAS DOWR means Blue Water apparently (in Welsh or Gaelic?)

Wonder what happened to the engine?
Ship's engine for sale, one careful owner still in warranty period. Offers ......
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Re: FPSO Glas Dowr

Postby dustydog1 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:56 pm

Whickham wrote:I found the Miramar info quite surprising. New tanker 1 year old has engine removed and is converted into an FPSO.
Was the original tanker damaged? So looked her up on the web. Nice bit of history here that pulls it all together.
Wonder what happened to the engine?
Ship's engine for sale, one careful owner still in warranty period. Offers ......



FPSO Floating Production Storage and offload facility.

So it is easier to convert an oil tanker which has most of what you want. The F,S & O parts anyway.

Laid up on the Tyne, by McNulties yard to see out the AH contract period and look for/await a new contract.
This was eventually in SA.
Cheap ready made tanker hull for conversion, about the right size and condition required for the original AH contact.

Wonder what happened to the engine?
Ship's engine for sale, one careful owner still in warranty period. Offers


Exhaust valves, cylinder heads, pistons, Turbo chargers removed and sold during conversion in HW. So basically Yes the easy to remove bits were sold off.

Up to AP (Cammel Laird) for dry dock and LRS class hull survey, and minor repairs ready for new contract.

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Re: Glas Dowr

Postby teesships » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:30 pm

Tyne - 12 October 2000:
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Re: Glas Dowr

Postby Whickham » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:50 am

Undated photo of GLAS DOWR alongside at McNulty's Quay.

Glas Dowr-3.jpg
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Re: Glas Dowr

Postby Dennis Maccoy » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:34 pm

At McNulty's in the spring sunshine on 30 April 2000.
Glas Dowr, 30 April 2000_1.jpg
Regards, Dennis.
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