building dock

building dock

[′bil·diŋ ‚däk]
(civil engineering)
A type of graving dock or basin, usually built of concrete, in which ships are constructed and then floated out through a caisson gate after flooding the dock.
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The 3,600-passenger, 141,000-ton ship will remain in the building dock until float out next summer.
Vikrant was moved out of the building dock to be positioned in the refitting dock where the next phase of outfitting will be completed.
More than 500 DCNS personnel and guests watched as the third of the 12 FREMM multimission frigates on DCNS's orderbook was floated out of the building dock at the Group's Lorient facility.
Meyer Werft workers lifted the first of 73 blocks that will comprise the ship into the building dock, marking the start of assembly.
The first of the new ships is on schedule to be floated out of its building dock in early May.
The 46,000 dwt vessel was floated off of its blocks and was transferred by tug from the Building Dock to the Outfitting Dock, where it will remain for the next few weeks as it undergoes continuous testing and commissioning in preparation for its upcoming sea trials.
Tenders are invited for Arresting of leaks at the bottom of intermediate (LAMDA) gate in Building Dock in Yard
Karine then cut a cord to allow water to begin flowing into the ship's building dock.
The news came as the world's largest car ferry arrived in the yard's main building dock for repairs and maintenance work.
Tenders are invited for Painting Works To Building Dock Concrete Columns And Adjoining Small Buildings In Yard.
A 680-ton block was lowered by crane into the yard's building dock, marking the official beginning of construction.
Following ancient ship-building tradition, commemorative, good-luck coins representing the Phillies and the APSI workers were placed upon a keel block which supports the vessel during construction in the building dock before the first section of the ship was lowered into place.

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