Complicated RO/RO Conversions Completed By Danyard A /S

The Danish firm of Danyard A/S, shipbuilders and repairers, recently redelivered to the Mercandia Rederierne the second of two Ro/Ro ships adapted to the requirements of the Danish State Railways' service across the Great Belt. The two vessels, renamed Lodbrog and Kraka and bare-boat chartered from Mercandia Rederierne by Danish State Railways (DSB), were extensively converted by Danyard A/S to meet the exacting specifications prepared by the charterers.

In carrying out the modifications, the original main engine, a MaK 12M453AK rated at 3,600 kw (4,900 bhp) continuous, was retained but supplemented by twin Aquamaster azimuthing thrusters. An additional Brunvoll bow thruster was also fitted forward of the existing Jastram unit. Electric power is provided by three Caterpillar 3516 diesels each driving 1,800-kva Caterpillar generators, and additional Furuno color radars were fitted, with scanners at bow and stern.

Main dimensions of the vessels remain unchanged. For free literature giving full details on the facilities and capabilities of Danyard A/S,

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