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2007

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INTRODUCTION
3
AL GATTARA: Hyundais Q-flex LNG design
4
AL RUWAIS: and Daewoos Q-flex LNG design variant
8
ALAKAI: Austal America ro-pax catamaran ferry for Hawaii service 12
ANNE SIBUM: first Super 1000eco containership
16
ATROTOS: Hyundai Mipos 47,000dwt ice-class product tanker
18
3
BERNHARD SCHULTE: STX delivers 9000m LPG tanker to German owner 22
3
BRITISH EMERALD: Hyundai-built 155,000m DF/DE LNG tanker for BP 25
CALA PANCALDO: Stocznia Szczecinskas 2800TEU containership 28
CAP PALMERSTON: 1800TEU box-ship design from Hyundai Mipo 30
CHEIKH EL MOKRANI: Universals Mediterranean-max LNG carrier 32
CHINA STEEL TEAM: Taiwan-built Newcastle-max bulk carrier
35
COASTAL RENAISSANCE: double-ended ferry for British Columbia routes 37
COSCO ASIA: 10,000TEU container liner from Hyundai
39
COSCO NEW YORK: Hanjin delivers 5089TEU containership to COSCO 42
COTENTIN: Aker freight-ferry design for Brittany Ferries
45
DEO VOLENTE: Conoship-designed 5000dwt heavylift ship
47
DUBAI STAR: 50,000dwt tanker from Korean newcomer for Dubai 49
EILEEN-C: Freire delivers 5000dwt cargo ship to Carisbrooke
52
FAUST: Daewoo completes 8000-unit car carrier
54
FRAM: explorer cruise liner/ferry for the Hurtigruten service
56
GRACEFUL LEADER: 6600-vehicle car carrier from Gdynia
58
HISTRIA GIADA: Romanian-built 40,000dwt product tanker delivery 60
HEGH DELHI: Uljanik-built 7000-unit car carrier
62
IRAN ANZALI: new river/sea cargo ship design from Volgograd yard 64
ITAL MATTINA: 4300TEU containership delivered by Hyundai Mipo 66
LAMENTIN: Turkish-built product/LPG tanker
68
LIBERTAS: double-hull Panamax bulker from STX
71
MAERSK SEMARANG: Daewoo-built 8400TEU container liner
73
MIRZAGA KHALILOV: first Russian eco-class cargo ship
75
MOL CREATION: special steel for new 8110TEU Mitsubishi design 78
NATCHAN RERA: Incat-built high-speed catamaran for Japan
80
NORDSPRING: STX delivers 3500TEU boxship
82
OPDR ANDALUCIA: Chinese built con-ro design for Spanish ferry link 85
ORANGE TRIDENT: new-design Panamax bulker from Sanoyas
88
OVERSEAS HOUSTON: US-built 47,000dwt chemical/products tanker 90
QUEEN VICTORIA: Fincantieri Vista-class cruise liner for Cunard
92
RUILOBA: Barreras-built 1200TEU container design
95
SAPURA 3000: huge crane ship/pipelayer from Sembawang
98
SARACENA: Turkish-built 20,000dwt product/chemical tanker
100
SEVEN OCEANS: rigid pipelay/construction vessel from Merwede 102
SIGAS MARGRETHE: Sasaki-built 5000m LPG carrier
104
SITEAM EXPLORER: Trogirs new 46,000dwt product/chemical
tanker design
107
STAR: Aker-built ferry for Tallink shuttle service
109
STENA DRILLMAX: new-generation drillship with twin derricks
111
STENA POSEIDON: ice-classed Panamax tanker from Brodosplit 114
SUN ARROWS: Kawasaki-built ice-class LNG shuttle tanker
116
TEMBEK: Samsungs version of the Q-flex LNG carrier
118
VASILY DINKOV: Samsung delivers Aker-designed Arctic tanker 121
WAN HAI 601: 6000TEU containership from CSBC
123
YACHT EXPRESS: semisubmersible yacht carrier from Yantai Raffles 125


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SIGNIFICANT SHIPS
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AVING spent more than half my


professional life working in a
shipyard where - despite the company's
undoubted success - it was considered a
dangerous tactic to have an orderbook
covering more than 10 ships and
stretching further than three years ahead,
it is somewhat mind-boggling to find
many of today's larger shipbuilders sitting
on contracts for more than 250
newbuildings! Of course, the construction
of these at a rate of 60 ships a year (with
plans to increase this total to around 80 in
a few years time), as some yards can
achieve, puts the totals into perspective.
The 'good news' emerging from this
situation is: what a large volume of
material might be available for future
issues of Significant Ships! The 'bad news'
is that the standardisation of tonnage
requirements, ship types and sizes which
is already evident, must, inevitably,
further restrict the variety of designs
which an annual review can offer to
readers - despite novelties, such as
compressed natural gas carriers, waiting
in the wings. Even now, containerships of
all sizes, car carriers and cruise liners, for
instance, conform to generally uniform
designs. These are often only relieved by
discovering just how a particular builder
manages to squeeze another box, or car...
or fitness centre, into the dimensional
restrictions that an operator sets for him.
Happily, the end is not yet nigh, as they
say, and 2007 has offered us some items
of new interest. Concern for global
warming is highlighted in this 18th issue
of Significant Ships, by an increase in
demand for LNG carriers, resulting from
greater use of that gas as a replacement
for carbon fuels.
Traditionally, these vessels have been
propelled by steam turbines, with surplus
boil-off gas generated on voyage from the
cargo, at best burnt as fuel in a ship's
boilers, or at worst, vented to the
atmosphere in a non-environmental
manner. Now, marine enginebuilders are
offering diesel-electric propulsion as an
alternative
for
such
ships:
the
breakthrough initially coming as a result
of the evolution of the medium-speed
dual-fuel engine, which allows this cargo
gas to be used as a part-replacement for
heavy oil.
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Another exciting brand-new solution is


adopted in the 45-ship series building in
Korea for the Qatar gas project (the first
eight to be completed will be transporting
LNG to the UK). This involves installing
two-stroke diesel engines burning heavy
oil exclusively, in association with
compressor equipment which will reliquefy surplus gas and return it to the
cargo tanks, with the added advantage that
no cargo is lost in the process and no
pollution occurs.
It is not only 'big' ships which catch the
eye in this 2007 review. The Dutch
Conoship organisation, founded as an
association of builders in northern
Holland, but now including worldwide
consultancy in its activities, has just
proudly announced that it has won a 'Ship
of the Year' award for 2007, with one of
our featured vessels, Deo Volente, a
relatively small, heavylift cargo vessel of
exceptional speed.
Amongst
other
unusual
vessels
appearing this year is a specialist yacht
carrier, and new designs serving the
offshore oil industry, including tankers
planned especially for operations in the
Arctic. Australian involvement in the
high-speed, catamaran ferry market is
noted with two examples of that country's
products. The Japanese owned Natchan
Rera particularly catches the eye - in more
ways than one - by virtue of its external
paint decoration which propels marine
paintwork application far beyond the
wildest dreams of old time 'red-leaders'
wielding brushes on long canes.
As usual, this short introduction is ended
with thanks to everyone who has assisted
with the publication of this edition
of
Significant
Ships.
Particular
acknowledgement is made of the time and
effort of those shipbuilders, owners, and
consultants who have made available the
information on which are reviews are
based, and who have supplied most of the
photographs used. Special thanks are also
due to those photographers who produced
these excellent illustrations.
John Lingwood, MRINA
Sunderland
January 2008

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Notes
In the tables which form part of each
ship description, all dimensions, also
deadweight
and
displacement
tonnages, are metric unless otherwise
stated. Machinery powers have been
specified as 'bhp' or 'kW' in accordance
with information received from the
shipbuilder or owner. Emergency
alternators are not normally included in
the number of alternators. When a dash
(-) has been included against an item,
this
generally
denotes
lack
of
information but where it its known that
features have not been included, this is
indicated by 'nil'. The number of sister
ships completed or on order does not
include the ship presented. Some ships
shown as 'on order' may have been
delivered by the time this publication
appears.
Further information on certain vessels
included in Significant Ships of 2007 can be
found in the following editions of The Royal
Institution of Naval Architects' publication
The Naval Architect:

Alakai
Natchan Rera

May 2007
September 2007
Marine Power and
Propulsion supplement,
October 2007
Queen Victoria
February 2008
Seven Oceans
Special supplement
to Offshore Marine Technology
3rd Qtr 2007
Shorter articles, or information amongst
longer articles or features, on the following
ships have also appeared in The Naval
Architect:

Deo Volente
Dubai Star
Orange Trident
Saracena
Stena Drillmax
Tembek
Yacht Express

February
October
June
May
October
October
June

2007
2007
2007
2007
2007
2007
2007

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AL GATTARA: Hyundai's contribution to


the QatarGas 2 project
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd
Shipbuilder:....H
(HHI), Korea
Vessel's name:.....................................Al Gattara
1791
Hull number: ................................................1
9337705
IMO number:..........................................9
Overseas Shipholding Group
Owner/operator: ...O
(OSG), USA
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd,
Designer:.......H
Korea
SSPA, Sweden
Model test establishment used: ..S
Marshall Islands
Flag:...........................................M
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:..............................N
Total number of sister
7
ships still on order: ..........................................7

HIS year, Significant Ships includes three almost


identical vessels which are part of a huge 45-ship
order, placed with three Korean shipyards, by owners
participating in the Qatargas Train 4 project - part of
the overall QatarGas 2 development which will supply
LNG to (amongst other places) the Milford Haven,
UK, gas terminal, now under construction. Delivery of
the series is expected to be completed by 2010 and the
programme includes two sizes of vessel: the Q-flex of
210,000m/216,000m capacity, and the larger Q-max
of 265,000m.
Our three featured vessels are typical of the first eight
deliveries of the Q-flex design, and because of the
similarities, specification details have been spread
between them (see also Al Ruwais and Tembek).
The basic design is common to the entire series and
uses five membrane cargo tanks. This HHI-built
version, however, is one of the four 216,000m capacity
variants, and uses the GTT Mk III containment system
with 270mm thick insulation to satisfy the required low
boil-off rate.
All the vessels mark a key turning point in LNG
tanker propulsion, being powered by twin low-speed
diesel engines, rather than the traditional steam turbine.
Hyundai has opted to use a MAN B&W 6S70ME-C
model from its own extensive Ulsan works, rather than
from Doosan, as utilised in the Daewoo and Samsung
ships. The two units installed each develop 17,340kW,
and drive twin 7600mm diameter FP propellers for a
service speed at 85% MCR of 19.50knots. Five
Hyundai 3360kW diesel alternator sets satisfy electrical
requirements.
Turbine-driven LNG carriers use boil-off gases
generated on voyage as fuel; low-speed diesel-driven

vessels cannot (at present, although the technology


exists), and to deal with these in this series, a reliquefaction plant supplied by a Hamworthy/Atlas
Copco consortium has been installed. Rather than
simply venting excess hydrocarbon vapours to the
atmosphere in an environment-unfriendly way, this
returns LNG to the cargo tanks with no loss of
valuable cargo.
Hamworthy has also supplied gas combustion units
(GCU) to the four OSG-owned vessels from this series
(Saacke has supplied those owned by Pronav). With
turbine-powered vessels, excess boil-off gases can be
dumped in a condenser: with diesel-engined vessels, an
alternative method of disposal is required and GCUs
perform this function, should the re-liquefaction plant
become inoperative.
As with the Samsung contributions to this series
(Tembek), Hyundai has selected Ebara, rather than
Shinko electric, submerged pumps for cargo handling,
fitting two 1400m units at the bottom of each tank. An
emergency pump is also provided for use if both
pumps in any tank should fail. Cargo loading is by
means of shore pumps, following previous coolingdown of the tanks, with vapour generated during the
process returned to the terminal, using the vessel's high
duty compressors.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................315.00m
Length, bp.................................................................303.00m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................50.00m
Depth, moulded
to main deck ..........................................................27.00m
Draught
design ....................................................................12.00m
scantling ................................................................13.00m
Gross.......................................................................136,410gt
Deadweight
design ............................................................100,200dwt
scantling..........................................................106,900dwt
Speed, service, 85% MCR ....................................19.50knots
Cargo capacity ......................................................216,250m
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................8300m
Water ballast ............................................................72,000m
Fuel consumption, main engines only .......116.50tonnes/day
Classification ............................................Det Norske Veritas,
+1A1 Tanker for Liquefied Gas, Ship
Type 2G (-163C, 500kg/m, 0.25bar g) Nauticus
(New-building), PLUS-2, COAT-2, CSA-2, HMON-1,
F-AMC, OPP-F, EO, NAUT-OC,
TMON, Machinery CM, BIS
Percentage of high tensile
steel used in construction .................................approx 15%
Main engines

Design ..............................................................MAN B&W


Model................................................................6S70ME-C
Manufacturer............................Hyundai Heavy Industries
Number ............................................................................2
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output, each engine....................................2 x 17,340kW
Propellers
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer ............Hyundai Heavy Industries
Number ............................................................................2
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed
Diameter ..............................................................7600mm
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................5
Engine make/type .........................Hyundai-MAN/7L32/40
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output/speed...............................5 x 3500kW/720rev/min
Alternator make/type ...................HHI-EES/HSJ7 809-10P
Output/speed...............................5 x 3360kW/720rev/min
Boilers
Number/make ...............................................2 x KangRim
Output ...........................................................2 x 8000kg/h
Cargo tanks
Number ............................................................................5
Grades of cargo .........................................................LNG
Coated tanks..................................................wash primer
Cargo pumps
Number ..............................................10 (2 sets per tank)
Type .................Electric, vertical, centrifugal, submerged
Make.........................................................................Ebara
Capacity .....................................................10 x 1400m/h
Reliquefaction plant
Make .........................................Hamworthy Gas Systems
Type......................2 x 100% reliquefaction of boil-off gas
with 1 x 100% cold box
Cargo/ballast control systems
Make ................................................................Kongsberg
Type ..........................................integrated with the DACS
Complement
Officers...........................................................................19
Crew...............................................................................18
Suez/Repair crew.............................................................6
Bridge control system
Make ................................................................Kongsberg
Type .......................ACC20 (main engine control system)
One man operation ......................................................Yes
Fire detection system ................................Consilium CS3000
Fire extinguishing systems
Cargo area ...........................................Unitor dry powder
Engineroom...............................................Unitor hot foam
Radars
Make ..............................................Kongsberg
Models .........................................1 x X-band: 1 x S-band
Integrated bridge system......................Kongsberg K-Bridge
Incinerator .................................Hyundai-Atlas MAXI 1500SL
Sewage system ............................................Sasakura SD-4A
Contract date .............................................5 November 2004
Launch/float-out date.................................8 December 2006
Delivery date ..............................................6 November 2007

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The two MAN B&W 6S70ME-C main engines are


de-rated and electronically controlled, and have been
manufactured by the Doosan Engine Co Ltd. Each
develops 16,550kW MCR at 87rev/min, and when
running at 85% full power, but without a sea margin
included, they produce a service speed of 20.50knots.
The STX engine division has supplied the five MAN
7L32/40 auxiliaries, which are coupled to 3360kW
Hyundai alternators to satisfy electrical requirements
(including those of the large reliquefaction
compressors), and two 7000kg/h vertical water tube
boilers supply steam.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS

AL RUWAIS: DSME LNG


tanker for QatarGas 2 project
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine
Shipbuilder: .......D
Engineering Co Ltd (DSME), Korea
Vessel's name: .....................................Al Ruwais
2245
Hull number: ................................................2
9337951
IMO number:..........................................9
Pronav Schiffahrtskontor
Owner/operator: ...........P
GmbH, Germany
DSME, Korea
Designer:........................................D
SSPA, Sweden
Model test establishment used: ..S
Bahamas
Flag: .....................................................B
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:..............................N
Total number of sister
15
ships still on order: ........................................1
HREE of the world's largest LNG carriers were
delivered, more or less simultaneously in 2007, by
T
Korean builders Daewoo (DSME), Samsung, and

Hyundai as part of a shared order for 45 vessels of two


types, placed by various owners to serve the QatarGas
2 project. Daewoo's Al Ruwais is one of 31 Q-flex
vessels having a cargo capacity of around 210,000m,
with the remainder of the class, designated Q-max,
capable of loading some 265,000m of LNG.
Of particular note is the fact that all these ships are
diesel, rather than steam turbine, propelled; they are the
first large LNG tankers to be powered by MAN, with
the Q-flex version fitted with twin, de-rated 6S70ME-C
main engines, and the larger Q-max type employing
seven-cylinder versions of the same model. All will
purely operate on HFO, but the possibility of
conversion to S70ME-GI type engines of dual fuel

design, is currently being discussed. At present,


however, all cargo boil-off is being reliquefied - believed
to be the first time on large LNG carriers, with one
exception (the Mitsubishi-built LNG Jamal a few years
ago).
Claimed to have the largest capacity of current LNG
tankers using the GTT NO96 containment system, Al
Ruwais is single-decked with a sunken mooring deck aft.
The double skin hull features side and bottom spaces
joined with top and bottom wing tanks, and arranged to
carry water ballast. The structure surrounds five
individual cargo tanks, separated from each other, the
engineroom, and forward deeptank, by cofferdams.
The tanks extend above the upper deck and are
enclosed in a trunk which also includes fore and aft
access passages. Refrigeration plant is located in a
deckhouse built on to the trunk in front of the main
superstructure, and is designed for the carriage of
cargoes at -163C. Cargo handling is accomplished
using 10 Shinko, centrifugal, submerged pumps of
1500m/h duty, fitted with stainless steel shafts, and
casings and impellers of aluminium alloy. A large
onboard re-liquefaction plant is installed: this cools all
boil-off gases and converts them back to liquid for
return to the cargo tanks, enabling the vessel to
transport the cargo without any losses during a voyage.
An innovative hullform has been devised by Daewoo
to suit the twin-screw machinery installation and
improve propulsive efficiency. This features a twin-skeg
configuration aft, with each skeg incorporating a FP
propeller, designed by the shipbuilder and
manufactured by Nakashima. Twin rudders are also
fitted.

Length, oa .................................................................315.00m
Length, bp.................................................................303.00m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................50.00m
Depth, moulded ..........................................................27.00m
Width of double skin
side ..........................................................................3.40m
bottom ......................................................................2.55m
Draught
design ....................................................................12.00m
scantling ................................................................13.60m
Gross .....................................................................137,535gt
Deadweight
design .............................................................100,200dwt
scantling .........................................................121,800dwt
Speed, service, 85% MCR (no sea margin) .........20.50knots
Cargo capacity ......................................................210,000m
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................8000m
diesel oil...................................................................460m
Water ballast ............................................................71,000m
Fuel consumption
main engines ........................................110.10tonnes/day
auxiliaries ................................................38.50tonnes/day
Classification .............Lloyd's Register of Shipping, +100A1,
Liquefied Gas Tanker,
Ship type 2G, Methane in Membrane tanks,
Maximum Vapour Pressure 0.25bar,
Minimum Temperature -163C, ShipRight (SDA, FDA plus, CM), *IWS,
LI, +LMC, UMS, IBS, NAV1,
*IWS with descriptive notes 'ShipRight (PCWBT,
SEA (HSS-4L, VDR), SCM, PMS (CM), ETA
Main engines
Design ..............................................................MAN B&W
Model................................................................6S70ME-C
Manufacturer.................................Doosan Engine Co Ltd
Number ............................................................................2
Type of fuel .................................................................HFO
Output (de-rated)........................2 x 16,550kW/87rev/min
Propellers
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer .........DSME/Nakashima Propeller
Number ............................................................................2
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed
Diameter ..............................................................7600mm
Speed.................................................................85rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................5
Engine make/type ................................STX-MAN/7L32/40
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output/speed...............................5 x 3500kW/720rev/min
Alternator make/type....................Hyundai/HSJ7 807-10P
Output/speed...............................5 x 3360kW/720rev/min
Exhaust-gas scrubbing equipment
Manufacturer...............................................................VKK
Type ................................................................smoke tube
Location .......................................................main engines
Boilers
Number ............................................................................2
Type .....................................................vertical water tube
Make ...........................................................................VKK
Output ...........................................................2 x 7000kg/h
Cargo tanks
Number ............................................................................5
Containment system.........................................GTT NO96
Cargo pumps
Number ..........................................................................10
Type .............................................Centrifugal, submerged
Make........................................................................Shinko
Material ............................stainless steel shaft, aluminium
alloy casing and impeller
Capacity .....................................................10 x 1500m/h
Cargo control system
Make..................................................................Honeywell
Ballast control system
Make ....................................................................Seil-Amri
Complement
Officers...........................................................................19
Crew...............................................................................16
Suez/repair crew..............................................................8
Bridge control system
Make...........................................................................SAM
Type .........................................................Chart Pilot 1100
One man operation ......................................................Yes
Fire detection system
Make ..................................................................Consilium
Type .................................................CS3000 addressable
Fire extinguishing systems
Engineroom.......................Kashiwa high expansion foam
Radars
Number ............................................................................2
Make...........................................................................SAM
Models .....................................................Chart Pilot 1100
Waste compactor...............................Ulsan Marine UBP-30S
Waste shredder/crusher ..................Ulsan Marine UMS-2530
Sewage plant ................................................Evac STO 100C
Contract date .............................................8 November 2004
Launch/float-out date...................................28 October 2006
Delivery date................................................31 October 2007

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ALAKAI: Austal USA-built, Hawaiian


catamaran ferry
Austal Ships Ltd, Australia
Shipbuilder: ...............A
(constructed by Austal USA
at its Mobile, Alabama shipyard)
Vessel's name: ...........................................Alakai
615
Hull number: ..................................................6
9328912
IMO number:..........................................9
Hawaii Superferry, USA
Owner/operator:.............H
Austal Ships Ltd, Australia
Designer:...................A
USA
Flag: .............................................................U
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:..............................N
Total number of sister
1
ships still on order: ..........................................1
LAKAI is the first of two fast catamaran ferries to
A
be delivered by Austal USA, the American
subsidiary of Australian high speed-craft designer,

Austal, from its Mobile, Alabama, shipyard, into the


fleet of Hawaii Superferry. This operator plans to use
the vessels (the second will be completed in 2009) on
new services linking the capital Honolulu with the
islands of Maui and Kauai. These are journeys of three
hours' duration, whilst another planned destination,
Big Island, will be reached in four hours.
Built to Austal's Auto Express 107 passenger/vehicle
ferry design, Alakai is believed to be the largest
aluminium vessel ever constructed in the USA - a
distinction which will be lost when the yard delivers the
Austal-designed, 127m long trimaran Littoral Combat
Ship to the US Navy. This is built to a design based on
that of the commercial ferry Benchijigua Express,
featured in Significant Ships of 2005.
The new Hawaiian pair have four decks, with two
allocated for the carriage of cars and trucks, including a
mezzanine deck which is two-thirds hoistable to
facilitate parking for smaller vehicles whilst leaving
maximum space for trucks. Total capacity is 282 cars, or
a combination of 28 x 12m long trucks and 65 cars.
Passengers and vehicles are loaded via stern ramps,
and for passenger comfort, an arrangement of dry
exhaust funnels is provided to direct main engine fumes
away from the ramps and other passenger areas. The
latter are mainly located on the upper deck and include

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amenities for up to 866 passengers of all ages, with bars


and lounges at each end of the space, a food counter,
gift shop, video games room, play area, and rest rooms.
Also provided here are crews' mess, purser's office, and
first aid room, whilst the highest deck level, the bridge
deck, houses the navigating facilities. Lifesaving
equipment serving passengers and crew includes MES
sloping chute-type systems.
The machinery installation is centred upon four MTU
20V 8000M70 main engines, positioned two in each of
the port and starboard hulls, in stepped fashion with
one engine forward of the other. Each develops
8200kW and is linked via a ZF gearbox to a Rolls-Royce
Kamewa 125 S11 steerable and reversible waterjet,
providing manoeuvrability and propulsion at cruising
speeds up to 35knots. The ship's electrical requirements
are satisfied by four Caterpillar C18 diesel-alternator
sets, each having an output of 420kW.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................106.00m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................23.80m
Depth, moulded
to upper deck ........................................................15.10m
to main deck ............................................................9.40m
Draught, maximum........................................................3.65m
Gross............................................................................8127gt
Deadweight .................................................................800dwt
Speed
service at 90% MCR .............................................40knots
cruising..................................................................35knots
Fuel consumption.....................................approx 6700litres/h
at 90% MCR
Classification ...Germanischer Lloyd + 100 A5, HSC-B OC4,
High-speed Passenger/Ro-Ro type, MC, AUT
Percentage of aluminium
used in construction ....................................................100%
Heel control equipment ...........................................Sea State
Roll stabilisation equipment ........................Sea State T-Foils;
interceptors and T-Max steering
Main engines
Design ........................................................................MTU
Model..........................................................20V 8000 M70

Manufacturer ..............................................................MTU
Number ............................................................................4
Type of fuel ................................................................MDO
Output .............................................................4 x 8200kW
Gearboxes
Make ..............................................................................ZF
Model....................................................................53000-2
Number ............................................................................4
Waterjets
Material .......................................................Stainless steel
Designer/manufacturer ...................Rolls-Royce Kamewa
Number/type ....................................4 x 125 S11
Diameter ..............................................................1250mm
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................4
Engine make/type .....................................Caterpillar C18
Type of fuel used ...................................................MDO
Output ....................................................4 x 410kW
Mooring equipment ..................4 x electric winches
Lifesaving equipment
Manufacturer.............................Liferaft Systems Australia
Type...................................................Sloping MES chutes
Vehicles
Number of vehicle decks ................................................2
Total lane length ...............342m truck lanes plus 63 cars
Total cars......................................................................282
Complement ........................................................................37
Passengers........................................................................866
Stern appendages ....................................T-Max interceptors
Bridge control system ......................................Kamewa/MTU
Fire detection system
Make.....................................Keystone Challenger/Tomoe
Type .....................................................................Sprinkler
Radars
Number ............................................................................2
Make...........................Northrop Grumman/Sperry Marine
Models .........................................BridgeMaster E X-band
Integrated bridge system
Make ...................................Marine Link alarm monitoring
Contract date .........................................................June 2004
Launch/float-out date ........................................January 2007
Delivery date ..........................................................June 2007

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ANNE SIBUM: Dutch designed, Germanbuilt 1000TEU feeder design


Schichau Seebeck Shipyard
Shipbuilder:............S
GmbH, Germany
Vessel's name: .................................Anne Sibum
2028
Hull number: ................................................2
9396696
IMO number:..........................................9
Reederei Bernd Sibum GmbH
Owner/operator: ..R
& Co KG, Germany
Vuyk Engineering Groningen BV,
Designer: ........V
The Netherlands
MARIN,
Model test establishment used:.............M
The Netherlands
Cyprus
Flag:..........................................................C
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:..............................N
Total number of sister
5
ships still on order: ..........................................5
30-plus to be built under licence in China)
(3

T is becoming evident that unless the TEU capacity


of the feeder ships which distribute the 10,000TEUplus cargoes, now arriving regularly at the major hubports served by the world's largest container liners, is
increased, there could be major hold-ups in the finely
honed schedules of the international logistic train.
Already the Asian trades are looking to employ
2500TEU ships for feeder tasks; however, port and
waterway characteristics in Europe continue to restrict
ship dimensions, and consequently container loadings
there, to around 1000TEU.
Working in collaboration with Schichau Seebeck,
Bremerhaven, Dutch consultancy Vuyk Engineering has
recently added a new design to its portfolio, aimed at
this particular niche. Marketed as the VC Feeder 1000
(also known as the SSW Super 1000eco) series, it is
claimed to have the highest loaded TEU intake (75%
maximum at 14tonnes) of similar ships. It is also
offered with a range of add-on extras, such as facilities
to fit deck cranes, whilst the design is engineered to
allow lengthening at a later date.
Anne Sibum is configured with poop and longforecastle erections, with the latter incorporating a
whaleback protecting the mooring area, and a
breakwater. The cargo space comprises three boxshaped holds, with the ship's lines enforcing a void
space forward of No 1 hold. The engineroom is
positioned aft of No 3 hold. Deck areas above these
spaces are utilised for container stowage, giving a total
of eight FEU stacks over the ship's length, A narrow,
six tier deckhouse is right aft. A double skin surrounds
the cargo holds which are closed by hinged panel covers
giving free access to the 40ft/45ft container bays below.
Fixed cell guides are fitted in Nos 1 and 3 holds, with
removable units in No 2 hold to allow alternative, or
mixed size containers to be loaded. Reefer plugs for
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with monitoring integrated into a comprehensive


machinery automation system covering all ship's
services. Dangerous cargoes can be carried in all holds
and on deck.
A MaK 9M43 main engine developing 9000kW at
500rev/min is fitted, driving a CP propeller via a JaKe
gearbox to give a service speed (with the shaft alternator
disengaged) of approximately 18.50knots at 85% MCR
and 7.50m draught. The shaft alternator produces
1700kW and together with three diesel-driven sets, each
producing 550kW, satisfies electrical requirements. A
Wrtsil-Lips 800kW bow thruster is fitted aft of a
prominent bulbous bow and highly raked stem.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa.....................................................approx 151.72m
Length, bp ....................................................approx 142.35m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................23.40m
Depth, moulded
to main deck ............................................................9.50m
to upper deck ........................................................11.75m
Draught
design ......................................................................7.60m
scantling ..................................................................8.00m
Gross.........................................................................10,371gt
Deadweight (8.00m draught).................................13,030dwt
Speed, service, 85% MCR ....................................18.50knots
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................1036m
diesel oil...................................................................138m
Water ballast ...............................................................5000m
Fuel consumption, main engine only ................36tonnes/day
Classification ......................Bureau Veritas, 1 + Hull + Mach,
Container Ship, Unrestricted Navigation,
+ AUT-UMS, IWS, Finnish-Swedish Ice Class 1A
('Comfort Class' notation pending)
Heel control equipment .......................Framo 500m/h pump
Main engine
Design ........................................................................MaK
Model ........................................................................9M43
Manufacturer ............................................Caterpillar MaK
Number ............................................................................1
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output .....................................9000kW/500rev/min
Gearbox
Make .......................................JaKe (Jahnel-Kestermann)
Model..........................................................PGV-1060-450
Number ............................................................................1
Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/Manufacturer .................................Wrtsil-Lips
Number ............................................................................1
Pitch................................................................Controllable
Diameter ..............................................................5600mm
Speed ...............................................................................-

Main-engine driven alternator


Number ............................................................................1
Make...........................................................................AEM
Output/speed...................................1700kW/1800rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................3
Engine make/type ...........................................Caterpillar/Type of fuel used..............................................MDO/DMA
Output, each set..............................3 x - kW/1800rev/min
Alternator make/type ........................................................Output/speed, each set...............3 x 550kW/1800rev/min
Boiler
Number ............................................................................1
Type .............................Mission TM OC Model 1400/1400
Make .....................................................................Aalborg
Output .................................................................1400kg/h
Hatch covers
Manufacturer ...........................................................Macor
Type.....................................hydraulic end-hinged panels
Containers
Lengths................................................20ft; 30ft; 40ft; 45ft
Heights...................................................8ft; 8ft 6in; 9ft 6in
TEU capacity .............................................................1036
on deck ..................................................................714
in holds ...................................................................322
homogeneously loaded to 14tonnes .............740 plus
Reefer plugs ................................................................257
Ballast control system
Make ......................................................................Pleuger
Type.............................................................EHS Bus-loop
Complement
Officers.............................................................................6
Crew...............................................................................10
Spare................................................................................2
Suez/repair crew..............................................................4
Bow thruster
Make .............................................................Wrtsil-Lips
Number ............................................................................1
Output .....................................................................800kW
Bridge control system
Make........................................................SAM Electronics
One man operation .......................................................No
Fire detection systems...............................................Deckma
Fire extinguishing systems
Cargo holds/Engineroom ..........................Minimax CO2
Radars
Number/type ................................1 x X-band; 1 x S-band
Make........................................................SAM Electronics
Model .........................................................................1109
Integrated bridge system
Make........................................................SAM Electronics
Model ................................................................MCS 2200
Incinerator...........................................................Atlas 200WS
Contract date .........................................................................Keel laying ...............................................15 November 2006
Launch/float-out date ...........................................7 July 2007
Delivery date .................................................24 August 2007

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ATROTOS: Hyundai Mipo's 47,000dwt


product/chemical tanker
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co Ltd,
Shipbuilder: .....H
(HMD) Korea
Vessel's name:..........................................Atrotos
0412
Hull number: ................................................0
9328285
IMO number:..........................................9
Barclay Shipping Ltd, Greece
Owner/operator: ..B
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co Ltd,
Designer: .........H
Korea
Liberia
Flag: ..........................................................L
Total number of sister
7
ships already completed:................................7
Total number of sister
ships still on order: ...........................................--

TROTOS is one of some 66 vessels completed by


HMD during 2007, drawn from a varied portfolio
of standard designs which is proving sufficiently
popular to keep the shipyard busy for at least another
four years. Although tankers ranging in size from
13,000dwt to 75,000dwt appear in that list, current
production has been centred on this mid-sized version,
loading 39,900dwt at design draught, and 47,500dwt on
a scantling draught, and on a smaller 36,000dwt design,
evidencing the continued world demand for this type
of vessel.
The design is laid out with a single, flush deck and a
forecastle erection. The engineroom is right aft, above
which a five tier deckhouse is arranged, providing crew
accommodation surmounted by a wheelhouse. A
bulbous bow is incorporated in the fore end lines, and
at the stern an open water sternframe below a transom
stern, supports a CP propeller. The hull is double
skinned and strengthened to ice class 1A requirements.
Within this the cargo space is divided into six pairs of
cargo tanks and one pair of slop tanks, by transverse
and centerline troughed bulkheads, arranged on stools.
The double hull space provides six pairs of water ballast
side tanks joined to a centrally-divided double bottom.
Two heavy fuel oil bunker tanks are formed between
the cargo space and engineroom, and in line with
modern tanker design, the structural arrangement of
the cargo space ensures a plane internal tank surface. A
fore and aft gangway links the forecastle with the first
tier of the main deckhouse.
The intention is to trade Atrotos carrying cargoes in
the petroleum products, IMO Type II chemicals, caustic
soda of specific gravity 1.5, and crude oil categories, for
which 14 Framo, hydraulically-driven, submerged
pumps manufactured from SUS316L stainless steel
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of 600m/h and two operate at 300m/h. Cargo


loading and discharge manifolds are positioned on the
upper deck at midships, with a centreline-mounted,
hydraulic hose handling crane supplied by Dong Nam,
available to work both sides of the vessel.
The main engine is a MAN B&W 7S50MC-C Mk 8
main engine which develops 11,620kW MCR at
127rev/min, and drives a CP propeller designed and
manufactured by Wrtsil's Norwegian subsidiary.
Operating at 67% MCR and allowing a 15% sea margin,
service speed is about 14.50knots. Electrical supply is
obtained from two 900kW and one 740kW alternators,
driven by 960kW and 800kW MAN diesel engines: both
electrical and mechanical parts of the sets being
manufactured by Hyundai. A 20tonnes/h vertical
cylindrical watertube boiler, and a 2tonnes/h composite
boiler satisfy steam requirements.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................183.88m
Length, bp.................................................................174.00m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................32.20m
Depth, moulded ..........................................................18.00m
Width of double skin
side ..........................................................................2.00m
bottom ......................................................................2.15m
Draught
design ....................................................................11.00m
scantling ................................................................12.50m
Gross.........................................................................27,916gt
Displacement ....................................................57,473tonnes
Deadweight
design ...............................................................39,900dwt
scantling............................................................47,500dwt
Speed, service, 67% MCR, 15% sea margin .......14.50knots
Capacity, liquid volume............................................51,600m
Bunkers
heavy oil ...............................................................1700m
diesel oil...................................................................220m
Water ballast ............................................................21,000m
Fuel consumption, main engine only.............31.3tonnes/day
Classification ..........Det Norske Veritas, +1A1, Tanker for Oil
Products ESP, Tanker for Chemicals ESP,
Ship Type 2, E0, VCS-2, ICE 1A,
TMON, Nauticus (Newbuilding on
basis of 25 year fatigue life)
Percentage of high tensile steel
used in construction..........................................approx 40%
Main engine
Design ..............................................................MAN B&W

Model ......................................................7S50MC-C Mk 8
Manufacturer.....................................................................Number..................................................................................1
Type of fuel used...........................................HFO & MDO
Output/speed..................................11,620kW/127rev/min
Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/Manufacturer .........................Wrtsil (Norway)
Number ............................................................................1
Pitch................................................................Controllable
Diameter ..............................................................6050mm
Speed...............................................................127rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ....................................................................3 sets
Engine make/type ..................2 x Hyundai-MAN 6H21/32
1 x Hyundai-MAN 5H21/32
Output/speed.................................2 x 960kW/720rev/min
1 x 800kW/720rev/min
Type of fuel used (each set) .........................HFO & MDO
Alternator/type.................2 x Hyundai/HFC6-508-14K-EH
1 x Hyundai/HFC6-506K-EH
Output/speed.................................2 x 900kW/720rev/min
1 x 740kW/720rev/min
Boilers
Number/type......................1 x water tube; 1 x composite
Make ...................................................................KangRim
Output .................................1 x 20tonnes/h;1 x 2tonnes/h
Cargo tanks
Number ..........................12 x cargo tanks; 2 x slop tanks
Grades of cargo carried .................................IMO Type II
Cargo pumps
Number ..........................................................................14
Type ................................................Submerged hydraulic
Make ........................................................................Framo
Stainless steel.....................................................SUS316L
Capacity ..................................12 x 600m/h; 2 x 300m/h
Cargo control system ............................................Praxis CRT
Ballast control system ...................................................Framo
Fire detection system ....................................Saracom T1016
Fire extinguishing systems
Engineroom ...............................York Novenco water mist
Radars
Number ............................................................................2
Make .......................................................................Furuno
Models ...........................................1 x S-band, FR-2837S
1 x X-band, FAR-2827
Contract date..............................................16 February 2004
Launch/float-out date......................................20 March 2007
Delivery date ........................................................8 May 2007

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BERNHARD SCHULTE:
9100m LPG tanker
delivered by STX Busan
STX Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Shipbuilder:..................S
(Busan yard), Korea
Vessel's name:.........................Bernhard Schulte
B-5018
Hull number:.............................................B
IMO number:.......................................................-Bernhard Schulte
Owner/operator:.......................B
(Cyprus) Ltd, Cyprus
STX Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Korea
Designer:..........S
Maritime &
Model test establishment used: .........M
Ocean Engineering Research Institute
(Moeri), Korea
Singapore
Flag: ....................................................S
Total number of sister
1
ships already completed: .................................1
Total number of sister
2
ships still on order: ...........................................2
Illustration shows sister ship Christoph Schulte.

TX Shipbuilding was formed by the longestablished Ssangyong engineering group at the turn
of the century, in order to rescue the ailing Daedong
shipbuilding company, inheriting the small Busan
shipyard, and the new, Jinhae 'greenfield' complex in
the process. Busan was closed soon afterwards and the
site leased for shiprepair work but, with the recent
boom in newbuilding, the company has re-activated the
premises and entered into a programme of high-value
tanker construction using its two building berths. Since
taking over the Daedong company, STX has delivered
217 vessels (including Clipper Karina from Busan,
presented in Significant Ships of 2006) and currently, with
254 orders on its books, lays claim to being the world's
fifth largest shipbuilder. In addition, STX now has
extensive shipowning interests and is opening a new
shipyard at Dalian, China, at the same time announcing
that it has become the largest shareholder in Aker
Yards!
Bernhard Schulte is one of four similar LPG/ethylene
tankers building at Busan, three of which will join the
fleets of Cypriot/Singaporean associates of the
German-based Bernhard Schulte group. The design has
been developed primarily for the carriage of fully
refrigerated liquefied gases of maximum density
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lowest temperature of -104C, with ethylene, LPG,


ammonia, and VCM named amongst the more usual
cargoes.
The hull, configured with a single deck and poop and
forecastle erections, features wide side tanks
incorporating large bottom wings, designated for water
ballast, and a hold space into which the two cylindrical
cargo tanks are snugly fitted. Both tanks extend above
the upper deck and are enclosed in a trunk, on top of
which, smaller cylindrical tanks are installed.
Cargo is handled through manifolds on each side of
the vessel, amidships, and the refrigeration machinery is
housed in a deckhouse built across the trunk deck, in
front of the superstructure. The two main tanks are
each fitted with a Hamworthy electric, deepwell pump
of 450m/h capacity, sufficient to discharge a full cargo
in approximately 10hours. Ballast is handled by two
150m/h pumps, controlled by a Damcos, hydraulically
actuated system. The wheelhouse is equipped with a
console incorporating navigation, control, and alarm
systems, and cargo loading is monitored to ensure the
ship's condition is maintained within strength and
stability limits.
The Ssangyong company which formed STX, had
held licences for constructing MAN B&W diesel
engines for some time, and these were passed to a new
STX Engine Co when the Daedong assets were
acquired, and this is the company that has supplied the
8S35MC type main engine fitted to Bernhard Schulte.
Developing 5920kW MCR at 173rev/min, it is directly
coupled to a FP propeller, designed by STX, to give a
service speed at 90% full power of 16knots, and a speed
on trials of 17.19knots. Three STX-MAN powered
Hyundai alternators (the MAN group has now dropped
the 'B&W' name for four-stroke models) each produce
740kW of electrical power, and an oil fired boiler
supplies steam requirements. A KTE 450kW bow
thruster is also installed.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................120.40m
Length, bp.................................................................112.40m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................19.80m
Depth, moulded.........................................................11.20m
Width of side tanks ......................................................2.65m

Draught
design ....................................................................7.65m
scantling .................................................................8.80m
Gross ..........................................................................9110gt
Displacement ...................................................15,320tonnes
Deadweight
design.................................................................7904dwt
scantling ..........................................................10,309dwt
Speed, service, 90% MCR........................................16knots
Cargo capacity..........................................................9109m
Bunkers
heavy oil ..............................................................1021m
diesel oil .................................................................152m
Water ballast .............................................................3214m
Fuel consumption .......................................22.65tonnes/day
Classification...................................Det Norske Veritas +A1,
Tanker for Liquefied Gas, Ship
Type 2G, (-104C, 972kg/m, 5.5bar), E0,
TMON, BIS, PLUS-2, BWM-E(3), VCS-2
Percentage of high tensile
steel used in construction ............................................10%
Main engine
Design .............................................................MAN B&W
Model..................................................................8S35MC
Manufacturer .....................................STX Engine Co Ltd
Number ..........................................................................1
Type of fuel used ......................................................HFO
Output...............................................5920kW/173rev/min
Propeller
Material.....................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer ...................................STX Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Manufacturer......................................................Haeyang
Number ..........................................................................1
Pitch ................................................................................Diameter .............................................................4400mm
Speed .............................................................173rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ..........................................................................3
Engine type ..............................................................MAN
Manufacturer .....................................STX Engine Co Ltd
Type of fuel used ......................................................HFO
Output/speed................................3 x 793kW/720rev/min
Alternator make...................................................Hyundai
Output/speed..............................3 x 740kW/1200rev/min
Boiler
Number ..........................................................................1
Type ...................................................Oil fired composite
Make ....................................................................Aalborg
Output ......................................................1200/1000kg/h
Mooring equipment
Number ..........................................................................4
Make/type............................................Hatlapa/Hydraulic
Cargo tanks
Number ..........................................................................2
Product range....................Ethylene/LPG/Ammonia/VCM
Cargo pumps
Number.......................................................2 (1 per tank)
Type ......................................................Electric deepwell
Make ..............................................................Hamworthy
Material .......................................AISI 304 stainless steel
Capacity ........................................................2 x 450m/h
Cargo control system.............................................Flamming
Ballast control system ..............................................Damcos
Complement
Officers .........................................................................10
Crew ...............................................................................8
Suez/repair crew ............................................................4
Bow thruster
Make ..........................................................................KTE
Number ..........................................................................1
Output ...................................................................450kW
Bridge control system
Make .................................................................Nabtesco
Type.....................................................................M800-III
One man bridge ..........................................................No
Fire detection system.............................................Consilium
Fire extinguishing
Engineroom..........................................................NK/CO2
Radars
Number ..........................................................................2
Make ..........................................................................JRC
Models.......................................JMA-9932-SA/9922-9XA
Integrated bridge system .................................................No
Incinerator.....................................Hyundai Maxi T50 SL WS
Contract date...........................................9 September 2005
Launch/float-out date ..................................3 February 2007
Delivery date .....................................................10 July 2007

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BRITISH EMERALD: LNG tanker with


dual-fuel/diesel-electric propulsion
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd,
Shipbuilder:...H
(HHI), Korea
Vessel's name: ............................British Emerald
1777
Hull number: ................................................1
9333591
IMO number:..........................................9
BP Shipping Ltd, UK
Owner:................................B
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd,
Designer:.......H
Korea
SSPA, Sweden
Model test establishment used: ..S
Flag: ...................................................IIsle of Man
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:..............................N
Total number of sister
5
ships still on order: ..........................................5
RITISH Emerald's reign as the largest LNG carrier
in the world, at 155,000m , was short-lived (as can
B
be seen by other entrants in this year's Significant Ships);
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nevertheless, this lead vessel of BP's new Gem class is


of special interest because of its 'green' credentials, and
for introducing - for this owner - an innovative
propulsion system (the first dual-fuel/diesel LNG
tanker was Gaz de France Energy, presented in our 2004
review). The use of dual-fuel marine engines is not
new, but its combination here in a diesel-electric
configuration (DFDE) brings a new dimension into the
selection of gas-ship machinery, previously dominated
by the steam turbine.
The machinery installation here is centred on four
Wrtsil type 50DF main engines: two 12-cylinder veetype units and two with nine cylinders in line, of
11,400kW and 8550kW output, which are connected,
respectively, to Converteam alternators producing
11,000kW/8250kW. These are, perhaps uniquely, each
positioned directly above the propulsion motors in the
two enginerooms included for redundancy purposes,
and supply the ship's main electrical requirements, as
well as powering two 14,860kW propulsion motors,
connected via a Renk twin-input/single-output
reduction gearbox to a five-bladed propeller producing
a service speed of 20knots.
The main engines can operate on conventional diesel
fuel or, on a loaded voyage, on boil-off gas from the
cargo which is heated up and delivered as fuel gas by
low duty compressors. Comparison between DFDE
and similar steam-propelled gas carriers is understood
to show that the latter, burning oil and gas, produced
530tonnes of CO2 and 7tonnes SOx daily, whilst the
DFDE vessel, burning only gas, emitted just 386tonnes
of CO2.
British Emerald has a flat, single-deck, with sunken
mooring deck aft, and a double-skin hull containing
four membrane-type cargo tanks separated by
cofferdams, and constructed in accordance with the
GTT Mk III containment system for carrying cargoes
at cryogenic temperatures of -163C. Tank insulation is
270mm thick to satisfy a low boil-off rate of 0.15% by
volume of total cargo per day. The tanks extend above
the upper deck and are enclosed in a trunk which
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provides access passages fore and aft.


A shore manifold is arranged P&S between tanks 2
and 3 and a compressor room is situated on the
starboard side of the trunk. Cargo is loaded by shore
pumps, with unloading handled by having two Ebara
1800m/h electric, submerged pumps in each tank.
Other features included in the specification are the
new technology of 'cold ironing' facilities to allow the
vessel to accept shore power whilst in port, and the
application of external paint colours proven to reduce
solar energy absorption, resulting in less natural heating
of cargo and consequently minimising production of
boil-off gases.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................280.00m
Length, bp.................................................................275.00m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................44.20m
Depth, moulded
to main deck ..........................................................26.00m
to trunk deck..........................................................33.09m
Width of double skin
side ..........................................................................2.76m
bottom ......................................................................3.20m
Draught
design ....................................................................11.47m
scantling ................................................................12.20m
Gross.......................................................................102,000gt
Deadweight
design ...............................................................76,600dwt
scantling............................................................84,300dwt
Speed, service, MCR with 15% sea margin ..........20knots
Cargo capacity, liquid volume ...............................155,000m
Bunkers
heavy oil .........................................................................nil
diesel oil.................................................................6600m
Water ballast ............................................................59,000m
Fuel consumption (diesel oil equivalent) .....143.3tonnes/day
Classification ..............Lloyd's Register of Shipping, +100A1
Liquefied Gas Tanker, Ship Type 2G,
SG 0.5, 0.25bar g, -163C, *IWS ShipRight(SDA),
L1, EP, +LMC, UMS, ICC, NAV
Percentage of high tensile
steel used in construction ...................................approx 2%
Dual fuel diesel electric (DFDE) power system
Main engines
Design .............................................................Wrtsil
Number/models ...................2 x 12V50DF/2 x 9L50DF
Manufacturer ...................................................Wrtsil
Type of fuel used ..............................Boil-off gas/MDO
Output, each engine ..........2 x 11,400kW/2 x 8550kW
Alternators
Number.......................................................................4
Make .........................................................Converteam
Output, each unit ...............2 x 11,000kW/2 x 8250kW
Propulsion motors
Number.......................................................................2
Make .........................................................Converteam
Output, each unit ...................................2 x 14,860kW

Frequency converters
Number/type.........................................2/synchronous
Make .........................................................Converteam
Gearbox
Make ..........................................................................Renk
Number ............................................................................1
Model.....................NDSH-4000 (twin input/single output)
Output speed.....720 rev/min (input)/90.6rev/min (output)
Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/Manufacturer.........................................Hyundai
Number ............................................................................1
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed
Diameter ..............................................................8600mm
Speed..............................................................90.6rev/min
Boiler
Number ............................................................................1
Make .......................................KangRim Heavy Industries
Output ..............................................................15,000kg/h
Cargo tanks
Number ............................................................................4
Grades of cargo carried ............................................LNG
Cargo pumps
Number ............................................................................8
Type ...............................Vertical, submerged, centrifugal
Make.........................................................................Ebara
Material .......................................................Stainless steel
Capacity .......................................................8 x 1800m/h
Ballast/cargo control systems
Make...............................................................Converteam
Type ...................................Integrated automation system
Complement
Officers...........................................................................22
Crew...............................................................................11
Suez/repair crew..............................................................6
Bow thruster
Number ............................................................................1
Make ....................................Brunvoll
Output......................................2000kW
Bridge control system
Make .......................................................................Furuno
One man operation ......................................................Yes
Fire detection system
Make/type ...........................................Consilium CS 3000
Fire extinguishing systems
Cargo area ...........................................Unitor/dry powder
Engineroom ...............................Unitor/high-pressure CO2
Radars
Number/make ...................................................2 x Furuno
Models.....................................FAR-2837SW/ FAR-2827W
Incinerator
Make/type ..............................Hyundai/MAXI 150SL-1 WS
Sewage plant
Make/type ..................................Jonghap/BIO AEROB-25
Contract date ..........................................................April 2004
Launch/float-out date...............................................July 2006
Delivery date.........................................................5 July 2007

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CALA PANCALDO: Szczecinska-built


multi-purpose cargo ship
Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa Sp
Shipbuilder: ......S
z.o.o., Poland
Vessel's name: .............................Cala Pancaldo
B178-III/1
Hull number:.........................................B
9301988
IMO number:..........................................9
Costa Container Lines SpA,
Owner/operator:......C
Italy
Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa
Designer:................S
Sp z.o.o., Poland
MARIN,
Model test establishment used: ..............M
The Netherlands
Flag: ..............................................................IItaly
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:..............................N
Total number of sister
7
ships still on order: ..........................................7

HE Szczecinska shipyard has a long-held


reputation for the development of innovative cargo
ship designs, and this new B178-III series, of which
Cala Pancaldo is the prototype, continues this tradition.
The layout offers five cargo holds within a double-skin
hull, each of which is fitted with cell guides suitable for
20ft/40ft containers, with arrangements allowing
45ft/49ft containers to be carried on deck.
Hatch covers are of MacGregor lift-away design using
Polypad bearing pads and Omega seals, with covers
over holds 1 and 2 fitted with water spray systems to
facilitate the carriage of dangerous cargoes. A feature of
the ship's arrangement is an excessive freeboard, whilst
a novel inclusion is the fitting of 'stoppers' to the cell
guides in Nos 2 to 5 holds. These are positioned 5.25m
above the tanktop to provide a space under the stacks
of 40ft containers where break-bulk cargo can be
loaded.
No 1 hold is accessed through a long forecastle, the
forward part of which is protected by a
shelter/breakwater. This hold is arranged to carry
dangerous cargo of classes 1.1 to 1.6, with classes 1.4s;
2.1-2.3; 3; 4.1-4.2; 5.1; 6.1; 8, and 9 allowed in holds 2,
3, and 4. The B178-III series also has provision for
carrying a large complement of refrigerated boxes, with
260 electrical connections available on deck and 172
throughout all holds except No 1.
Total container capacity is 2785TEU (2168TEU,
when loaded to IMO's standard 14tonnes), and these
can be handled by an outfit of 2 x 45tonne and 1 x
50tonne swl MacGregor slimline cranes. The midships
and foremost of these units are positioned on the
centreline, with that arranged in front of the deckhouse
offset to port to assist visibility; it is also built on a
higher pedestal.
To further improve visibility over the container stacks,
the height of the superstructure is raised by insertion of
a void space between levels 7 and the wheelhouse. A
tweendeck is arranged above the side tanks P&S,
forming access and pipe/cable ducts and expanding
into a full deck aft, housing storerooms and Suez crew
accommodation. An interesting feature is the inclusion
of two large brackets at the aft end of the
superstructure, sloping from level 6 to level 1, and
designed to limit vibration in the tall, short erection.
The engineroom is located forward of the deckhouse,
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contains a main engine of Cegielski-MAN B&W


7K80MC-C design, rated at 26,270kW when running at
104rev/min. Operating at 90% MCR, this gives a
service speed of 22.40knots. Electrical requirements are
served by four diesel-driven alternators: two producing
1250kVA and two 1500kVA. The Simplex Mariner type
rudder is operated by an Ulstein-Frydenb steering gear
with a high turning angle of 70deg, however, this
capability is only available at manoeuvring speeds:
above 6knots it is automatically locked out. A 1200kW
bow thruster is also fitted. To facilitate cargo handling,
anti-heel tanks are positioned between holds 3 and 4.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................207.30m
Length, bp.................................................................191.10m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................32.24m
Depth, moulded to main deck ....................................18.70m
Width of double skin
side ..........................................................................1.97m
bottom ......................................................................1.73m
Draught
design ....................................................................10.50m
scantling ................................................................12.15m
Gross.........................................................................33,000gt
Deadweight
design ...............................................................27,984dwt
scantling ...........................................................37,212dwt
Service speed, 90% MCR .....................................22.40knots
Cargo capacity
bale .....................................................................55,177m3
grain ....................................................................60,276m3
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................3820m3
diesel oil...................................................................287m3
Water ballast.............................................................13,878m3
Water ballast carried in loaded
(container) condition ..........................................4545tonnes
Fuel consumption
main engine only .........................................99tonnes/day
auxiliaries ..................................................19.5tonnes/day
Classification .........................Registro Italiano Navale (RINa)
C * Container Ship, IWS,
SYS-NEQ-1, STAR HULL NB, AUT-MS,
MON-SHAFT, CLEAN AIR
Percentage of high-tensile
steel used in construction .................................approx 40%
Heel control equipment (during cargo handling)........Hoppe
Main engine
Design ..............................................................MAN B&W
Model ...............................................................7K80MC-C
Manufacturer ...................................................H Cegielski
Number ............................................................................1
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output .............................................26,270kW/104rev/min
Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/Manufacturer......................MARIN/ABB Poland
Number ............................................................................1
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed
Diameter ..............................................................7420mm
Speed...............................................................104rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................4

Engine make/type ...............................2 x MAN/5L28/32H


2 x MAN/6L28/32H
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output/speed...........................................2 x 1050kW; 2 x
1260kW/720rev/min
Alternator make/type ................DFME/2 x GDB-1410S/04
DFME/2 x GDB-1410M/04
Output .....................................2 x 1250kVA; 2 x 1500kVA
Boiler
Number ............................................................................1
Type........................vertical composite smoke/water tube
Make .....................................................................Aalborg
Output .................................................3200kg/h/2700kg/h
Cargo cranes
Number ............................................................................3
Make................................................................MacGregor
Type.........................................slim type/electro-hydraulic
Performance ...............2 x 45tonnes swl; 1 x 50tonne swl
Mooring equipment
Number .................................2 x mooring winch/windlass
4 x mooring winch
Make .....................................................................Towimor
Type........................................................................electric
Lifesaving equipment
Number....................1 x freefall lifeboat; 1 x rescue boat;
2 x 35-person/1 x 6-person liferafts
Hatch covers
Designer/Manufacturer....................................MacGregor
Type.....................................................Lift-away pontoons
Containers
Lengths................................................20ft, 40ft, 45ft, 49ft
Heights...............................................................9.5ft, 8.5ft
Cell guides ............................................................in holds
Total TEU capacity.....................................................2785
on deck ................................................................1258
in holds .................................................................1527
homogeneously loaded to 14tonnes ...................2168
reefer plugs ............................................................332
Complement
Officers...........................................................................10
Crew...............................................................................12
Suez crew ........................................................................6
Bow thruster
Make...............................................................ABB Poland
Number ............................................................................1
Output ...................................................................1200kW
Bridge control system
Make ..................................................................Meramont
Type ......................................................................UCN 41
One man operation ......................................................Yes
Fire detection system
Make ..................................................................Consilium
Type .....................................................................CS 4000
Fire extinguishing equipment
Cargo holds.....................................Novenco water spray
Unitor CO2
Engineroom.......................................................Unitor CO2
Waste disposal systems
Incinerator..............................................Teamtec G3500C
Sewage plant .........................................Hamworthy ST3S
Contract date...............................................22 October 2004
Launch/float-out date......................................22 March 2007
Delivery date ......................................................26 July 2007

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CAP PALMERSTON: HMD-built 1800TEU


containership design
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co Ltd
Shipbuilder: ......H
(HMD), Korea
Vessel's name: ...........................Cap Palmerston
4002
Hull number: ................................................4
9344643
IMO number:..........................................9
Reederei Claus-Peter ffen,
Owner/operator: .....R
Germany
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co Ltd,
Designer: .........H
Korea
Liberia
Flag: .........................................................L
Total number of sister
4
ships already completed:................................4
Total number of sister
7
ships still on order: ..........................................7
NE third of HMD's annual output has recently
been given over to containership construction,
O
with four standard designs dominating the orderbook,

offering capacities of 4300TEU, 3500TEU, 2800TEU,


and that featured in this review, 1800TEU. This
particular series, developed, like so many of similar size
building worldwide for the German-led, liner charter
market, carries its own cargo gear. However, in an
interesting move, and in response to another owner
requiring quick delivery of eight 2000TEU capacity
vessels, HMD has upgraded this 1800TEU series to
satisfy this larger intake, by removing the cranes in
order to make more stowage space available.
The design is laid out with a single deck and
forecastle, bulbous bow, transom stern, and open water
sternframe, with rudder suspended from the horn and a
FP propeller. An eight tier superstructure containing the
crew accommodation and wheelhouse is arranged aft of
an open deck space over the engineroom, which offers
additional container stowage. The double skin hull
contains five cargo holds closed by eight sets of liftaway pontoon hatch covers. Side spaces surrounding
the holds are separated from the centrally divided
double bottom tanks, and are available for water ballast
purposes.
A maximum of six tiers and nine rows of containers
can be loaded in the holds: three tiers of 9ft 6in high
units and three of 8ft 6in, with maximum six tiers and
11 rows on the hatch covers. Seven tiers and 11 rows
can be accommodated on the open deck space above
the engineroom. Cell guides suitable for 40ft boxes are
fitted in the holds, with guide fittings suitable for
securing TEU, arranged where the ship's lines dictate.
Total container capacity is 1841TEU, of which 738 are
carried in the holds.
As well as TEU and FEU, 45ft containers can also be
loaded in prescribed positions, and refrigerated
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462FEU, 197 of which are located in the holds. Cargo


handling is effected by three MacGregor GL type
electric-hydraulic deck cranes, manufactured by the
designer's Korean associate, Hochang. Lifting capacity
of each is 45tonnes, with two units having an outreach
of 26m and one 29m.
Cap Palmerston is fitted with a MAN B&W 6L70MC-C
main engine built by the Hyundai engineering division.
MCR is 19,620kW at 108rev/min; however, operation
with a clean bottom in calm and deep sea, at an NCR of
17,658kW/104.3rev/min, and allowing a sea margin of
15%, gives a speed of 21.20knots. Electrical generation
is by four Hyundai alternators each producing 1570kW,
driven by Hyundai Heavy Industries' in-house
developed HiMSEN 7H25/33 engines, whilst an
Aalborg composite boiler develops 2500kg/h steam
from both the oil fired and the exhaust gas sections. A
1000kW Kawasaki bow thruster is fitted.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................186.36m
Length, bp.................................................................175.00m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................27.60m
Depth, moulded ..........................................................17.10m
Width of double skin
side ..........................................................................2.19m
bottom ......................................................................1.60m
Draught
design ......................................................................9.80m
scantling ................................................................11.30m
Gross.........................................................................22,914gt
Displacement ....................................................37,942tonnes
Deadweight
design ...............................................................21,750dwt
scantling............................................................28,100dwt
Speed, service, 90% MCR, 15% sea margin .......21.20knots
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................2150m
diesel .......................................................................210m
Water ballast ...............................................................9300m
Water ballast carried in container loaded condition ..7200m
Classification ...........................Germanischer Lloyd +100A5,
Container Ship, SOLAS Ch. II-2 Reg 19,
RSD, +MC, AUT, IW, RCP 462/20
Heel control equipment ................................................Framo
Main engine
Design.........................................MAN B&W
Model................................................................6L70MC-C

Manufacturer............................Hyundai Heavy Industries


Number ............................................................................1
Type of fuel used ..............................................HFO/MDO
Output/speed..................................19,620kW/108rev/min
Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer ............Hyundai Heavy Industries
Number ............................................................................1
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed
Diameter ..............................................................6700mm
Speed...............................................................108rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................4
Engine make/type ...................Hyundai/HiMSEN 7H25/33
Type of fuel used ..............................................HFO/MDO
Output/speed...............................4 x 1680kW/720rev/min
Alternator make/type..................Hyundai/HFC7 638-14IK
Output/speed................................................4 x 1570kW/Cargo cranes
Number ............................................................................3
Designer ..........................................................MacGregor
Manufacturer.....................................Hochang Machinery
Type ....................................................................Hydraulic
Models/performance ......2 x GL4526/4029-2; 45/40tonne
1 x GL4526/4630-2; 45/40tonne
Hatch covers
Designer/manufacturer....................................MacGregor
Type.......................................................Lift-away pontoon
Containers
Lengths ......................................................TEU: FEU: 45ft
Heights.........................................................8ft 6in: 9ft 6in
Cell guides...............................................In holds for FEU
Total TEU capacity.....................................................1841
on deck ................................................................1103
in holds ...................................................................738
Reefer plugs .........................................................462FEU
Ballast control system
Make ....................................................................Emerson
Type ................................................Remote valve control
Complement
Officers...........................................................................15
Crew...............................................................................12
Suez/repair crew..............................................................6
Bow thrusters
Number ............................................................................1
Make..................................................Kawasaki Industries
Output ..............................................1000kW/1200rev/min
Fire detection system
Make ..........................................Saracom
Type ............................................T1016
Fire extinguishing system
Holds/engineroom .................................................NK/CO2
Contract date ...............................................13 January 2005
Launch/float-out date ........................................22 June 2007
Delivery date ...................................................9 August 2007

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CHEIKH EL MOKRANI: A 'MediterraneanMax' LNG carrier


Universal Shipbuilding Corp
Shipbuilder: ...........U
(USC), Tsu yard, Japan
Vessel's name:.......................Cheikh El Mokrani
055
Hull number: .................................................0
9324332
IMO number:.........................................9
Mediterranean LNG Transport
Owner/operator: .M
Corp/Hyproc Shipping Co, Algeria
Universal Shipbuilding Corp, Japan
Designer:...U
Universal
Model test establishment used: ..........U
Shipbuilding Corp, Tsu Laboratory
Bahamas
Flag: ....................................................B
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed: ............................N
Total number of sister
1
ships still on order: .........................................1

OINT ventures are not an uncommon form of shipownership, and Cheikh El Mokrani, the first of two
sister ships building at the Tsu shipyard of Universal
Shipbuilding, has entered service under the parentage
of just such a partnership. This was formed in 2004 as
the Mediterranean LNG Transport Corp (MLTC) by
the Algerian national oil company Sonatrach, its
subsidiary shipping arm Hyproc, and Japanese
shipowners Mitsui OSK and Itochu Corp, with Hyproc
acting as ship manager.
The vessel has been put into service transporting
LNG produced in Algeria, to European countries
bordering the Mediterranean such as France, Italy, and
Spain. It has been designed with the optimum
dimensions, suitable for the various receiving ports in
these countries, thus coining the description
'Mediterranean-Max' or 'Medmax'. The Gaz Transport
and Technigas (GTT) Mk III, membrane cargo
containment system has been adopted for the transport
of the cargo, which is carried in four stainless steel
tanks, fitted into a double-skin cargo hold.
The tanks are separated from each other by
cofferdams, and extend above the upper deck to form a
fore and aft raised trunk, with the surrounding side and
double bottom spaces used for water ballast. Each
cargo tank is equipped with two Ebara electricallydriven, submerged cargo pumps of 1000m/h capacity
and a spray pump. An emergency cargo pump is also
available, for use as required in any tank. Two low-duty
and two high-duty compressors are installed in the
compressor room, located on the upper deck.
A corrugated stainless steel membrane forms the
primary barrier of the GTT Mk III cargo containment
system, with an aluminium foil/glass-cloth composite
material providing the secondary barrier. Reinforced
polyurethane foam insulation panels prevent tank
structure distortion and leakage of LNG in the event of
an accident. Construction of the tanks is designed to
withstand the thermal contraction resulting from the
cryogenic temperature (-163C) of the LNG, and to
resist the loads arising from the cargo sloshing under
severe sea conditions.
The machinery installation follows traditional LNG
carrier specification by featuring a Mitsubishi type
MS21-2 steam turbine, with an output of 15,000kW,
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36tonne/h boilers, also manufactured by Mitsubishi,


burning either heavy fuel oil or the boil-off gases from
the cargo. Mitsubishi also supplied a double-reduction,
tandem-articulated gearbox, providing an output speed
of 94rev/min at the FP propeller.
Propulsion is assisted by fitting Universal
Shipbuilding's Super-Stream Duct and Surf Bulb
adaptions to the propeller and rudder, enabling a
service speed of 17.5knots to be attained. Electrical
supply is derived from two 2500kW Nishishiba
alternators coupled to Mitsubishi 2630kW steam
turbine prime movers, also from a 2500kW
Yanmar/Nishishiba diesel set. A Kawasaki 2000kW
bow thruster is installed to assist manoeuvring.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa................................................................220.00m
Length, bp. ..............................................................210.70m
Breadth, moulded......................................................35.00m
Depth, moulded, upper deck ....................................22.55m
Draught
design ....................................................................9.75m
scantling ...............................................................10.75m
Gross ......................................................................52,855gt
Deadweight, design..............................................38,000dwt
Speed, service, 90% MCR...................................17.50knots
Liquid cargo capacity ............................................75,500m
Bunkers
heavy oil ...............................................................2100m
diesel oil .................................................................300m
Water ballast...........................................................25,000m
Fuel consumption (oil)
main engine only ......................................103tonnes/day
Classification.....................Bureau Veritas, I + Hull + Mach, Liquefied
Gas Carrier/LNG Fatigue Life 40 Years,
Unrestricted Navigation, + AUT-UMS,
+ SYS-NEQ-1, IWS, STAR,
MON-SHAFT, ETA, CLEAN
Main engine
Steam turbine
Number .....................................................................1
Type ................................................................MS21-2
Manufacturer...............................................Mitsubishi
Output .........................................................15,000kW
Gearbox
Number .....................................................................1
Type ................Double-reduction, tandem articulated
Manufacturer...............................................Mitsubishi
Output speed ..............................................94rev/min
Propeller
Material.....................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer .......Nakashima Propeller Co Ltd
Number ..........................................................................1
Pitch.........................................................................Fixed
Diameter..........................................................................Speed ...............................................................94rev/min
Steam-turbine driven alternators
Number ..........................................................................2
Turbine make/type...........................Mitsubishi/AT42CT-B

Output/speed............................2 x 2630kW/1800rev/min
Alternator make ...............................................Nishishiba
Output/speed..............................2 x 2500kW/180rev/min
Diesel-driven alternator
Number ..........................................................................1
Engine make/type.............................Yanmar/6N330L-GV
Type of fuel used .....................................................MDO
Output/speed....................................2630kW/720rev/min
Alternator make/type .......................................Nishishiba
Output/speed....................................2500kW/720rev/min
Boilers
Number ..........................................................................2
Type...............................................Two drum, water tube
Type of fuel used ..................................HFO, boil-off gas
Make ................................................................Mitsubishi
Output.......................................................2 x 36tonnes/h
Cargo tanks
Number ..........................................................................4
Construction .....................GTT Mk III membrane system
Cargo pumps
Number ..........................................................................8
Type ..................................................Electric submerged
Make .......................................................................Ebara
Stainless steel.............................................................Yes
Capacity ......................................................8 x 1000m/h
Cargo/ballast control systems
Make...............................................................JRCS Corp
Type ............SMS-32K integrated monitoring and control
Complement
Officers .........................................................................10
Crew .............................................................................20
Spare ..............................................................................8
Suez/repair crew ............................................................6
Stern appendages
Make/type ..........USC/Super-Stream Duct and Surf Bulb
Bow thruster
Make .................................................................Kawasaki
Number ..........................................................................1
Output .................................................................2000kW
Bridge control/integrated navigation system
Make .....................................................................Furuno
One man operation.....................................................Yes
Fire detection system
Make ..........................................Consilium/Nittan Marine
Type.....................................................................NSAC-1
Radars
Number ..........................................................................2
Make .....................................................................Furuno
Models.........................................FAR-2827, FAR 2837-S
Incinerator .......................................Sunflame OSV600 SDAI
Waste compactor .......................................Electrolux TT-100
Shredder/crusher .................................Electrolux 520-MC60
Sewage plant.............................................Hamworthy ST3A
Contract date ....................................................31 July 2004
Launch/float-out date .......................................28 April 2006
Delivery date....................................................21 June 2007

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CHINA STEEL TEAM: CSBC-built


'Newcastlemax' bulk carrier
China Shipbuilding Corp (CSBC),
Shpbuilder: ....C
Taiwan
Vessel's name: ........................China Steel Team
HNO 867B
Hull number:.......................................H
9327815
IMO number:..........................................9
China Steel Express, Taiwan
Owner/operator: ....C
China Shipbuilding Corp, Taiwan
Designer:........C
Hamburg Ship
Model test establishment used:...H
Model Basin (HSVA), Germany
Panama
Flag: ........................................................P
Total number of sister
2
ships already completed:................................2
Total number of sister
Nil
ships still on order: ........................................N

OCAL shipowner China Steel is a long-term


customer of CSBC, and the two companies
combined their efforts to develop this 'Newcastlemax'
bulk carrier, based on the design of what is claimed to
be the largest Capesize bulker yet produced by the
Kaohsiung shipyard. The requirement was for a vessel
which could meet the size limitations of the Newcastle
port facilities in New South Wales, Australia, and
discharge satisfactorily at mainland China terminals,
taking into account future developments at those ports.
Investigation into the optimum layout of cargo holds
resulted in the designers deciding that a nine hold
configuration remained the most economical choice for
this size of vessel, and that within this arrangement,
Nos 2 to 8 holds, with 17.49m long x 22.80m wide
hatches, would provide easy cargo handling. All the
hatches are closed by MacGregor side rolling, hydraulic,
rack and pinion operated covers, and the holds, within a
5.5m wide side double hull, are of square section
without top or bottom hopper and wing tanks.
No 6 hold is arranged for use as a water ballast tank,
although it is considered that even without using this
space, water ballast capacity is sufficient for a heavy
weather ballast voyage. In addition, holds 2, 4, and 8
may be partially filled with water ballast in order to
adjust the air draught in port.
Careful attention has been paid to hullform, due to
the high beam/draught ratio and block coefficient of
the design; however, model tests at HSVA indicated a
ship speed performance which was claimed to be
superior to competitive similar designs of the same
engine power. China Steel Team is fitted with a MAN
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B&W 6S70MC-C main engine built by Hyundai,


developing 18,623kW at 91rev/min MCR. The ship's
service speed, when running at 85% of that output and
allowing a 15% sea margin, is 14.80knots with the shaft
alternator absorbing some power, and 15.10knots when
it is disengaged.
A Propeller Boss Cap Fin (PBCF) from Mitsui OSK
Techno Trade is fitted to the propeller as an energy
saving device, and a rudder skeg is installed to avoid
cross flow in the gap between the rudder and transom
hull. The shaft alternator is of Taiyo make and produces
720kW of electrical power, and three diesel-driven
alternators, also of Taiyo design with Yanmar prime
movers, each also develop 720kW. A KangRim vertical
water tube/oil fired boiler is installed to generate
2000kg/h of steam.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................299.50m
Length, bp.................................................................290.50m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................50.00m
Depth, moulded ..........................................................24.40m
Gross.......................................................................104,352gt
Deadweight
design .............................................................175,040dwt
scantling..........................................................203,512dwt
Draught
design ....................................................................16.00m
scantling ................................................................18.07m
Speed, 85% MCR, 15% sea margin, design draught
with shaft alternator engaged..........................14.80knots
without shaft alternator.....................................15.10knots
Cargo capacity, grain ............................................201,898m
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................5742m
diesel oil...................................................................120m
Water ballast (including No 6 hold).......................106,891m
Fuel consumption, main engine........................64tonnes/day
Classification ...American Bureau of Shipping, +A1 (E), Bulk
Carrier, BC-A (Nos 2,4,6,8 Holds may be Empty), SH,
SHCM, HCS, +AMS, +ACCU, ESP
and UWILD, CR100, +E
Percentage of high tensile
steel used in construction .............................................64%
Main engine
Design ..............................................................MAN B&W
Model ...............................................................6S70MC-C
Manufacturer ........................................................Hyundai
Number ............................................................................1
Type of fuel .................................................................HFO
Output ...............................................18,623kW/91rev/min

Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer ...............CSBC/Hyundai
Number ...............................................1
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed
Diameter ..............................................................8200mm
Speed.................................................................91rev/min
Main-engine driven alternator
Number ............................................................................1
Alternator make/type ............................Taiyo/SIGW95B14
Output .....................................................................720kW
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................3
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Engine make/type..............................Yanmar/6N21AL-UV
Alternator make/type ................................Taiyo/FE547B-8
Output ............................................3 x 720kW/900rev/min
Boiler
Number ............................................................................1
Type................................................................MA0301R25
vertical water tube/oil fired
Make ...................................................................KangRim
Output .................................................................2000kg/h
Hatch covers
Design .............................................................MacGregor
Make ........................................................................CSBC
Type ......................side rolling, hydraulic rack and pinion
Complement
Officers...........................................................................11
Crew...............................................................................14
Stern appendage..................Propeller Boss Cap Fin (PBCF)
Bridge control system
Make...................................................................Nabtesco
Type ......................................................................M-800III
Fire detection system
Make..............................................................Nohmi Bosai
Type.............................................................FAC512B-16L
Fire extinguishing system
Engineroom .......................................................Fixed CO2
Make .............................................................................NK
Radars
Number ............................................................................2
Make............................................................................JRC
Models ..................................................1 x JMA-9933-SA;
1 x JMA-9923-7XA
Waste disposal plant
Incinerator
Make ..............................................................KangRim
Model .........................................................KIN-70SDA
Sewage plant
Make ..........................................................Hamworthy
Model ..................................................................ST-2A
Contract date...........................................................July 2003
Launch/float-out date ...................................September 2006
Delivery date .................................................December 2006

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COASTAL RENAISSANCE: Flensburger


ferry for Vancouver Island services
Flensburger SchiffbauShipbuilder:.....................F
Gesellschaft mbH & Co KG
(FSG) Germany
Vessel's name:...................Coastal Renaissance
733
Hull number: ..................................................7
9332755
IMO number:..........................................9
B
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Owner/operator:...............B
Services Inc (BC Ferries), Canada
FSG, Germany
Designer: .....................................F
HSVA,
Model test establishments used: ..............H
Germany/Force Technology, Denmark
Canada
Flag: ........................................................C
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:..............................N
Total number of sister
2
ships still on order: ..........................................2
OTH the energetic German builder and Canadian
B
owner of this new Super C Coastal-class series of
double-ended ferries has previously featured in

Significant Ships newbuilding reviews: UND Akdeniz, the


prototype of Flensburger's now numerous, and still in
demand, ro-ro designs, appeared in the year 2000
edition (followed by Hurst Point in 2002), whilst two
years earlier, in 1998, BC Ferries' ill-fated Canadianbuilt catamaran Pacificat was presented.
Intended to be the forerunner of a long term shipreplacement and restructuring programme, the Pacificat
project eventually turned into a disastrous venture, only
now resurrected with this more conventional, but
equally innovative design. The fixed-price contract for
the Super C trio, which included delivery, was a coup for
Flensburger since all previous BC Ferries ships have
been built locally at home; however, Canadian west
coast yards have been in a parlous state for several years.
Like Pacificat, the new ships are intended for service
on various BC Ferries services linking Vancouver Island
with mainland Canada and, it is claimed, in terms of
length, gross tonnage, and passenger capacity, they will
be the largest double-enders in the world (many existing
BC Ferries ships are also double-ended). Commercial
activity is contained above the bulkhead deck with two
decks, 2 and 4, available for vehicles and accessed over
shore-based ramps at each end of the symmetrical hull.
The lower deck (2) offers a clear height of 4.75m and
can load lorries and buses, and 185 cars. Deck 4 has a
clear height of 2.90m and is available for smaller lorries,
and another 185 cars.
A maximum of 1650 passengers can be carried, wellserved by lounges, a snack bar, and children's play area,
whilst wide open deck spaces P&S serve as embarkation
areas for four MES stations and two fast rescue boats.
The main public spaces are on deck 6 with a self-service
restaurant, gift shop, tourist desk, and Internet access.
For an extra fee, the Sea West Lounge offers executivestyle facilities, with additional services such as free
drinks and newspapers. A buffet/restaurant, offering
panoramic views through large windows, is located at
each end of the ship, where, of course, there are
independent wheelhouses.
The machinery installation has been developed by
FSG and operates on the 'power-station' concept with
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four diesel-alternator sets fitted in pairs, housed in two


independent enginerooms positioned immediately
forward and aft of midships. Each set consists of an
MaK 8M32C diesel engine of 4000kW output, coupled
to a 4800kVA DRKSX 1138-12WS alternator supplied
by the VEM group. Normally, all four will run all the
time, providing all the ship's electrical power, including
supply to the two 11,000kW VEM propulsion motors,
fitted at bow and stern.
From each of these a shaft line runs, via a reduction
gearbox, to the forward and aft CP propellers
respectively. Only the aftermost of these operates in a
transit mode. In this situation the forward unit is
feathered, with all four blades secured at approximately
90deg pitch angle and trailing edge ahead. A Costa bulb
is fitted to each of the twist-flow high lift rudders for
improved performance. This whole set-up offers a high
degree of redundancy with a capability to operate at
50% power with one engineroom out of use.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................160.00m
Length, bp.................................................................154.00m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................27.60m
Depth, moulded
to main deck ............................................................8.09m
to upper deck ........................................................13.80m
Depth of double bottom................................................1.50m
Draught
scantling/design ......................................................5.75m
Gross.........................................................................21,777gt
Displacement .......................................................9953tonnes
Lightweight ...........................................................7683tonnes
Deadweight ...............................................................2270dwt
Block coefficient (design draught) ................0.39
Speed, service, 85% MCR, 5% fouling margin, 2850kW
electric loading....................................................21.00knots
Bunkers
diesel oil...................................................................300m
Water ballast (trim system only) .............................2 x 325m
Fuel consumption, main engines only ...........57.8tonnes/day
Classification .................American Bureau of Shipping + A1,
Vehicle Passenger Ferry, Straits of Georgia service,
+ AMS, COMF +, HAB, ES, (E)
Percentage of high-tensile
steel used in construction ............32tonnes: bow and stern
doors only
Diesel-electric installation
Main engines
Design/manufacture............................Caterpillar MaK
Model .......................................................MaK 8M32C
Number.......................................................................4
Type of fuel used .................................DMA/ISO 8217
Output........................................................4 x 4000kW
Alternators
Make/type ...........................VEM/DRKSX 1138-12 WS
Number.......................................................................4
Output/speed ........................4 x 4800kVA/600rev/min
Electric propulsion motors
Design ................................Three-phase synchronous
Make/type.............................VEM/DMUX 1040-10 WE

Number.......................................................................2
Output..................................2 x 11,000kW/717rev/min
Gearboxes
Make.................................................................Flender
Model ..........................................................GUC 1320
Number.......................................................................2
Output speed ........................................139.75rev/min
Propellers
Material.................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer .........................HSVA/Schottel
Number .......................................2 (1 x bow/1 x stern)
Pitch ..........................................................Controllable
Diameter .........................................................5000mm
Speed ....................................................139.75rev/min
Special adaptations ...................Feathering capability
Oil-fired hot water heaters
Number ............................................................................2
Type................................................................H4-TFO-017
Make .....................................................................Aalborg
Output ...............................................................................Mooring equipment
Number .................................2 x mooring winch/windlass
2 x mooring capstans
Make ..........................................................................KGW
Type ....................................................................Hydraulic
Lifesaving equipment...............................4 x dual-track MES
10 x 100-person liferafts
Make .........................................Liferaft Systems Australia
Vehicles
Number of vehicle decks .........................................2
Total lane length......................................................2020m
Total cars .............................................................370 AEQ
Total freight units............................................................32
Trim control system ............................Direct pipe connection
between fore/aft peaks
Complement
Officers.............................................................................7
Crew...............................................................................35
Passengers......................................................................1650
Special rudders
Number.............................................2 (1 x bow/1 x stern)
Type ............................high-lift, twist flow with Costa bulb
Bridge control system
Make ..........................................................................Noris
Type..........................................................Noristar 2000-C
One man operation ......................................................Yes
Fire detection system
Make ..................................................................Consilium
Type........................................................................NSAC1
Fire extinguishing system
Engineroom/public spaces..........................Marioff Hi-fog
Radars
Number ...............................................2+2 X-band radars
Make........................................................SAM Electronics
Type...................................................................SAM 1119
Integrated bridge system
Make........................................................SAM Electronics
Model ............................................................NACOS 35-5
Sewage plant
Make.................................................2 x Hamworthy ST40
Contract date.................................................11 August 2004
Launch/float-out date ........................................19 April 2007
Delivery date ...........................................21 September 2007

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COSCO ASIA: Hyundai delivers


10,050TEU box-ship to China
Hyundai Heavy Industries
Shipbuilder:................H
Co Ltd, Korea
Vessel's name: ..................................Cosco Asia
1801
Hull number: ................................................1
9345403
IMO number:..........................................9
China Ocean Shipping
Owner/operator:..............C
Co Ltd, People's Republic of China
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd,
Designer:.......H
Korea
Panama
Flag: ........................................................P
Number of sister ships already completed........-Number of sister ships still on order ..................-NABLE to claim the title of 'the world's largest
containership' - that goes to Emma Maersk
U
(presented in our 2006 edition), Cosco Asia can at least

take credit for being the largest ship of the type so far
built in Korea, and the largest in the COSCO fleet.
Currently deployed in her owner's China/Europe
services, the vessel has 10 cargo holds, eight of which
are arranged forward of the machinery space and offer
32 TEU bays, and two positioned aft, with 10 TEU
bays. A maximum of 16 rows and 10 tiers of containers
can be stowed in the holds, with 18 rows/eight tiers on
deck, giving totals of 5168TEU (deck) and 4882TEU
(holds).
Cell guides are fitted for 40ft boxes, and 45ft units can
also be carried. Reefer sockets are installed for 800FEU,
and lashing bridges are provided on the upper deck to
facilitate securing arrangements. Mechanical ventilation
of the holds is based on the provision of two air
changes hourly.
Cosco Asia has a double skin hull with side and bottom
spaces designated for fuel oil and water ballast. Two of
the latter compartments are also used as anti-heeling
tanks during cargo working. The hatch covers are of the
MacGregor 'lift-away' pontoon type, with each panel
weighing less than 40tonnes for easy handling by shore
cranes. Each hatch cover is made up of four panels, and
a total of 78 panels constitute a ship-set. They are
designed for stack loadings of 100tonnes/TEU and
140tonnes/FEU.
Sealing between the covers and the coaming is by
means of a labyrinth formed through a flat bar welded
to the coaming, with the joint between the panels left
open. Replaceable-type hatch cover support pads are
mounted on the coaming and comprise a low friction
material combination of bronze/Teflon, against
stainless steel.
The main engine is a Hyundai-built MAN B&W
12K98ME model developing 68,640kW at 94rev/min
MCR. At 90% of this rating the service speed is
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25.80knots, derived from a tip-raked, FP propeller with


the large number of six blades, designed and
manufactured by the shipbuilder and its engineering
associated company, with particular attention paid to
reduction of cavitation. Also products of the Hyundai
group are the four large diesel-driven alternator sets,
each of which has an output of 3325kW at 720rev/min.
A KangRim exhaust-gas economiser with a
4.5tonne/h output is fitted to the main engine, and the
same company has supplied the marine boiler
generating 5.5tonnes of steam hourly. A 3000kW
thruster, supplied by Kawasaki, has been installed at the
bow and the rudder design has the optimum section
profile. Tin-free self polishing antifouling paint has
been applied to the outside shell to improve durability.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................349.00m
Length, bp.................................................................334.00m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................45.60m
Depth, moulded ..........................................................27.30m
Draught
design ....................................................................13.00m
scantling ................................................................14.50m
Gross.......................................................................114,300gt
Deadweight
design ..............................................................90,500dwt
scantling..........................................................109,900dwt
Speed, service, 90% MCR ......................................25.8knots
Bunkers
heavy oil ............................................................10,500m
diesel oil ..................................................................500m
Water ballast ............................................................28,000m
Fuel consumption............................................249tonnes/day
Classification .............Lloyd's Register of Shipping, +100A1,
Container Ship, ShipRight, LI, IWS, +LMC,
UMS, SCM, EP, Solas II-2
Main engine
Design ..............................................................MAN B&W
Model .................................................................12K98ME
Manufacturer ........................................................Hyundai
Number ............................................................................1
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output, MCR .....................................68,640kW/94rev/min
Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer ...............Hyundai
Number of blades............................................................6
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed
Diameter ..............................................................9200mm
Speed.................................................................94rev/min
Special adaptations.............................................raked tip

Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................4
Engine make/type .....................Hyundai-MAN 7L32/40
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output/speed...............................4 x 3500kW/720rev/min
Alternator make ....................................................Hyundai
Output/speed...............................4 x 3325kW/720rev/min
Boilers
Manufacturer......................................KangRim Industries
Number ............................................................................2
Type ...................................1 x automatic marine oil-fired;
1 x smoke tube economiser
Output ............................1 x 5.5tonnes/h; 1 x 4.5tonnes/h
Hatch covers
Design/manufacturer.......................................MacGregor
Type ................................Open-girder, lift-away pontoons
Containers
Lengths ..........................................................20ft/40ft/45ft
Cell guides...............................................for FEU in holds
Total TEU capacity..................................................10,050
on deck ................................................................5168
in holds .................................................................4882
Reefer plugs .........................................................800FEU
Tiers/rows
on deck .................................................................8/18
in holds ................................................................10/16
Complement
Officers...........................................................................14
Crew...............................................................................14
Suez/repair crew..............................................................6
Mooring equipment
Make ...............................................................Rolls-Royce
Number ............................................................................9
Type .......................................................................Electric
Bow thruster
Make...................................................................Kawasaki
Number ............................................................................1
Output ...................................................................3000kW
Bridge control system
Make .......................................................................Furuno
One man operation ......................................................Yes
Fire detection system
Make ..................................................................Consilium
Type................................................Addressable CS 4000
Radars
Number ....1 x FAR-28375 S-band; 2 x FAR 2827 X-band
Make .......................................................................Furuno
Integrated bridge system
Make .................................................Furuno
Type ................................ECDIS, route planning, conning
Models.............................................FEA-2807; MU-201-C
Contract date .........................................................................Launch/float-out date .............................................................Delivery date ...................................................6 August 2007

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COSCO NEW YORK: Hanjin delivers


5089TEU box-ship to China giant
Hanjin Heavy Industries &
Shipbuilder:................H
Construction Co Ltd, Korea
Vessel's name:..........................Cosco New York
N-169
Hull number:...............................................N
9335185
IMO number:..........................................9
Hanjin Heavy Industries &
Designer: ...................H
Construction Co Ltd, Korea
Maritime &
Model test establishment used: .........M
Ocean Engineering Research Institute
(MOERI), Korea/Hamburg
Ship Model Basin (HSVA), Germany
Panama
Flag: ........................................................P
Total number of sister
1
ships already completed:................................1
Total number of sister
2
ships still on order: ..........................................2
OSCO'S seemingly insatiable demand for new
C
tonnage continues unabated, with Hanjin
contributing another containership series to the state-

owned group's already extensive fleet. This time it is of


'intermediate' size, with a capacity for 5089TEU, and of
current Panamax dimensions. Like other builders of
'box-ships', Hanjin is watching the expansion plans of
the Panama Canal Authorities with great interest, as
these will play a big part in establishing the size of
future newbuildings of this type of vessel.
With size constraints applying at its original Youngdo
Shipyard, in central Pusan, Korea (where Cosco New York
has been built), Hanjin has already made its own moves
to cope with any increased demand for tonnage to meet
these changes, by constructing a new, independently
owned shipyard at Subic Bay in The Philippines. This, it
is claimed, will become the world's fourth largest
shipbuilding facility, where, even before building has
formally commenced, orders for 36 ships have already
been booked, including a dozen containerships of
Panamax size.
Cosco New York has been built with six cargo holds,
arranged forward and aft of a machinery space
surmounted by a superstructure which serves to
accommodate the 16 officers and nine crew who man
the vessel, and the six Suez Canal/repair crew who
might join the ship temporarily. The engineroom
contains a Hyundai-MAN B&W 9K90MC-C main
engine: this develops 41,130kW MCR at 104rev/min,
to give a service speed at NCR rating and allowing 15%
sea margin, of 24.30knots, when sailing at a draught of
13.50m.
Electrical supply is taken from four Hyundai dieseldriven alternators, each producing 1680kW when
running at 720rev/min. Steam requirements are served
by
a
KangRim
composite
boiler
of
4000kg/h/3500kg/h output. A Kawasaki 2000kW bow
thruster is also fitted.
The single-decked hull is double-skinned, with
forecastle, sunken mooring deck aft, and side and
double bottom tanks allocated for water ballast and

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bunker purposes. Total TEU capacity is 5089, 2281 of


which are carried in the holds where cell guides are
fitted, and 2808 on deck. TEU, FEU, and 45ft
containers can be accommodated and provision for
carrying 388 refrigerated FEU is made on deck.
Maximum stowage rates are seven tiers/13rows on deck
and hatch covers, and eight/nine in the holds.
Protection for the deck load is afforded by a breakwater
at the forecastle front.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................294.05m
Length, bp.................................................................283.00m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................32.20m
Depth, moulded ..........................................................21.60m
Draught
design. ...................................................................12.00m
scantling ................................................................13.50m
Gross.........................................................................54,778gt
Displacement ....................................................88,369tonnes
Lightweight ........................................................20,134tonnes
Deadweight
design ...............................................................55,922dwt
scantling............................................................68,235dwt
Block coefficient...........................................................0.6985
Speed, service.......................................................24.30knots
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................6644m
diesel oil...................................................................480m
Water ballast ............................................................18,579m
Fuel consumption
main engine only .......................................169tonnes/day
auxiliaries .......................................................8tonnes/day
Classification ..........................................Germanischer Lloyd
Percentage of high tensile
steel used in construction .............................................65%
Heel control equipment .............................anti-heeling pump
with central logic control
Main engine
Design ..............................................................MAN B&W
Model ...............................................................9K90MC-C
Manufacturer............................Hyundai Heavy Industries
Number........................................1
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output .............................................41,130kW/104rev/min
Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer...........Mecklenburger Metallguss
(MMG)
Number ............................................................................1
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed
Diameter ..............................................................8200mm
Speed...............................................................104rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................4
Engine make/type ......................Hyundai-MAN/8L28/32H
Type of fuel used ..............................................HFO/MDO
Output/speed..............................................................4 x -

Alternator make/type ........................................................Output ..........................................4 x 1680kW/720rev/min


Boiler
Number ............................................................................1
Type ..............................................Smoke tube composite
Make ...................................................................KangRim
Output .................................................4000kg/h/3500kg/h
Hatch covers
Design .............................................................MacGregor
Manufacturer............................Hyundai Heavy Industries
Type ..................................................Open web pontoons
Containers
Lengths ......................................................TEU; FEU; 45ft
Heights.........................................................8ft 6in; 9ft 6in
Cell guides ............................................................in holds
Total TEU capacity.....................................................5089
on deck ................................................................2808
in holds .................................................................2281
homogeneously loaded to 14tonnes ...................3370
reefer plugs (FEU)..................................................388
Tiers/rows (maximum)
on deck ................................................................7/13
in holds ....................................................................8/9
Complement
Officers...........................................................................16
Crew.................................................................................9
Suez crew ........................................................................6
Bow thruster
Make...................................................................Kawasaki
Number ............................................................................1
Output ...................................................................2000kW
Bridge control system
Make...................................................................Nabtesco
Type .....................................................................M-800-III
One man operation ......................................................Yes
Fire detection system
Make .............................................................................NK
Fire extinguishing systems
Cargo holds..................................................NK/fixed CO2
Engineroom .......................................TankTech/water mist
Radars
Number ............................................................................2
Make............................................................................JRC
Models .....................................1 x JMA-9332-SA, X-band
1 x 9922-9-A, S-band
Integrated bridge system
Make............................................................................JRC
Model ................................................................JAN-901M
Waste disposal plant
Incinerator
Make ..............................................................KangRim
Model ..........................................................Kin-70SDA
Sewage disposal plant
Make...............................................................Jonghap
Model ......................................................Bio Aerob-12
Contract date...............................................13 October 2004
Launch/float-out date .........................................28 July 2007
Delivery date ...........................................20 September 2007

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COTENTIN: Aker Yards freight ferry for


UK/France service
Shipbuilder:....... Aker Yards Oy (Helsinki yard),
Finland
Vessel's name: ......................................Cotentin
1357
Hull number ................................................1
9364978
IMO number:.........................................9
Brittany Ferries, France
Owner/operator: ............B
AIA Architects, France
Designer:........................A
Force
Model test establishment used: ................F
Technology, Denmark
France
Flag: ........................................................F
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed: ............................N
Total number of sister
Nil
ships still on order:.......................................N

OUNDED just over 30 years ago by a Breton


farmers' cooperative anxious to market its produce
in the UK, Brittany Ferries is now established as a
leading player on English Channel ferry routes. The
company's success owes much to the passenger trade
which has developed alongside the freight services,
using, initially, second-hand ro-ro vessels to link
Portsmouth with St Malo, followed by services
connecting Plymouth and Cork with Roscoff.
Later, a terminal at Ouistreham (Caen) was added to
allow larger vessels to be used, and a longer route to
Spanish port Santander introduced. Newbuildings of
the highest standard replaced those older units (see
earlier Significant Ships reviews), including ferries built
for a new service between Poole and Cherbourg
(originally starting as Truckline), which concentrated on
the freight trade, with only minimal accommodation
available for lorry drivers (subsequently, an option for a
second ship of the new Cotentin type was converted to a
full passenger/vehicle ferry using the same hull; this will
be delivered in October 2008).
Cotentin has been built at the Aker, Helsinki shipyard,
to operate a weekday service on this route, switching to
another new link from Poole to Santander, each
weekend. The vessel is described as the 'largest and
fastest freight ferry on the Channel', and can
accommodate 120 trucks or similar vehicles on three
decks, utilising 2200 lane metres.
Vehicle access is over bow and stern door/ramps
supplied by MacGregor, with internal transfer between
decks by means of tiltable ramps. A deck hatch is
provided to the lower hold and a gastight door gives
entry to a dangerous cargo space. In line with many
current ferry designs, Cotentin presents a profile with a
substantial superstructure which includes the
wheelhouse, at the fore end of the upper deck. This
also contains 121 cabins with en-suite facilities for
drivers, together with dining and leisure services.
The machinery space is located in a 'three-quarter aft'
position and is fitted out with a power system based on
two MaK 12VM43 main engines. This choice follows
on from the selection by Brittany Ferries of four units
of this same engine type for the German-built PontAven in 2004, (Significant Ships of that year), the first time
the design had been used in service.
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Cotentin's installation is notable as the first repeat order


for the 12VM43 received by MaK, and two more
examples of the design are on order for the modified
sister building at Helsinki. To be named Armorique and
destined for the Plymouth/Roscoff service, this vessel
will be identical to Cotentin up to deck 5, but then
modified to include a larger superstructure
accommodating 1500 passengers. Vehicle capacity will
be 470cars/65 lorries.
Recognising that MaK is now controlled by the
Caterpillar group, the 12VM43 engines installed are
constructed in Germany by the organisation today
known as Caterpillar Motoren GmbH. With each unit
developing a maximum 12MW, the service speed at
85% of this output is 23knots. The drive to the two
Wrtsil CP propellers is by way of a pair of Flender
Navilus GHCK gearboxes with an output speed of
150rev/min.
Two Leroy Somer 1400kW alternators, driven from
the main engine gearboxes, are fitted, along with a pair
of Wrtsil/Leroy Somer 1732kVA diesel alternator
sets. Two Aalborg 2350kg/h boilers satisfy steam
demands and two Wrtsil 1200kW bow thrusters are
installed. A Frank Mohn pump system controls heel and
two Blohm + Voss Industries fin stabilisers control roll.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa................................................................168.00m
Length, bp ...............................................................155.00m
Breadth, moulded......................................................26.80m
Depth, moulded
to upper deck.......................................................15.60m
to main deck ..........................................................9.30m
Draught
design ....................................................................6.30m
scantling .................................................................6.50m
Gross ......................................................................22,532gt
Deadweight
design.................................................................6200dwt
Speed, service, at 85% MCR ..............................23.00knots
Bunkers
heavy oil.....................................................approx 600m
diesel oil.....................................................approx 130m
Water ballast .................................................approx 2000m
Fuel consumption
main engines..................................approx 65tonnes/day
auxiliaries .........................................approx 4tonnes/day
Classification ................................................Bureau Veritas I
+Hull, RO-RO Passenger Ship,
Unrestricted Navigation, + MACH, + AUT-IMS,
+ AUT-PORT, SYSNEQ-1, MON-SHAFT
Heel control equipment............................Heeling tanks with
Frank Mohn pumps
Roll stabilisation equipment.....Blohm + Voss Industries fins
Main engines
Design.......................................................................MaK
Model................................................................12VM43C
Manufacturer..........................Caterpillar Motoren GmbH

Number ..........................................................................2
Type of fuel ...............................................................HFO
Output ..............................................................2 x 12MW
Gearboxes
Make ....................................................................Flender
Model ........................................................Navilus GHCK
Number ..........................................................................2
Output speed .................................................150rev/min
Propellers
Material.....................................Copper-nickel-aluminium
Designer/manufacturer........................................Wrtsil
Number ..........................................................................2
Pitch ..............................................................Controllable
Diameter .............................................................4800mm
Speed .............................................................150rev/min
Main-engine driven alternators
Number ..........................................................................2
Make/type...........................................Leroy Somer R449
Output/speed............................2 x 1400kW/1500rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ..........................................................................2
Engine make/type....................................Wrtsil 8L20C
Type of fuel ...............................................................HFO
Output/speed............................2 x 1440kW/1000rev/min
Alternator make/type.......................Leroy Somer LSA 53
Output/speed ..........................2 x 1732kVA/1000rev/min
Boilers
Number ..........................................................................2
Make ....................................................................Aalborg
Output .........................................................2 x 2350kg/h
Mooring equipment
Number of units..............................................................8
Make .............................................................Rolls-Royce
Type ..................................Electric Lifesaving equipment
Number/type ...............................2 x vertical chute MES:
2 x 36-person lifeboats
Make .......................................................................Viking
Vehicles
Number of decks ...........................................................3
Total lane metres ...................................................2200m
Total freight vehicles...................................................120
Doors/ramps
Number/type...1 x bow door/ramp; 1 x stern door/ramp;
1 x tiltable ramp; 1 x gas tight door
Designer.........................................................MacGregor
Complement
Officers .........................................................................17
Crew .............................................................................26
Passengers
Total ............................................................................160
Cabins ........................................................................121
Bow thrusters
Make....................................................................Wrtsil
Number ..........................................................................2
Output ...........................................................2 x 1200kW
Fire detection system .............................................Autronica
Fire extinguishing systems
Engineroom ......................................Novenco water mist
Vehicle spaces .........................................GWS drencher
Cabins, public spaces .....................Novenco water mist
Radars...................................................................3 x Sperry
Integrated bridge system ...........................................Sperry
Sewage plant ................................................Evac MSP VIIC
Contract date .................................................2 August 2005
Launch/float-out date .......................................12 April 2007
Delivery date .........................................................Late 2007

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DEO VOLENTE: Conoship multipurpose/heavylift design


Conoship International BV,
Shipbuilder: ..............C
The Netherlands (Hull from OAG, Poland)
Vessel's name: .................................Deo Volente
001
Hull number: ..................................................0
9391658
IMO number:..........................................9
Hartman Seatrade BV/
Owner/operator: ..............H
Amasus Shipping BV, The Netherlands
Conoship International BV/
Designer: ..................C
Hartman Marine BV, The Netherlands
MARIN BV,
Model test establishment used: ........M
The Netherlands
The Netherlands
Flag: ..........................................T
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:..............................N
Total number of sister
5
ships still on order: ..........................................5

with the hold closed by pontoon hatches suitable for


carrying heavy cargoes, and positioned on a high, full
length trunk, in an arrangement which allows large
diameter cable reels to be carried fully covered in the
hold. Removable tweendeck pontoon covers can divide
the space into upper and lower compartments, and
these can also serve as grain divisions.
Tank top loading is 15tonnes/m2, and cargo is
handled using two large Liebherr CBB 120(81)/16(24)
hydraulic deck cranes, built into the structure on the
starboard side, and capable of a combined lift of
240tonnes. Automated control is possible using
Liebherr's proprietary Litronic system. For lifts above
130tonnes, anti-heel stabilising tanks are available.

Length, oa .................................................................104.80m
Length, bp...................................................................98.20m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................15.60m
Depth, moulded to upper deck ....................................7.40m
Draught, scantling.........................................................5.81m
Gross............................................................................2999gt
Deadweight ...............................................................3500dwt
Speed, service............................................................18knots
Cargo capacity, bale...................................................4396m3
Bunkers
heavy oil...................................................................420m3
Water ballast................................................................2560m3
Fuel consumption, main engine........................14tonnes/day
Classification...................Bureau Veritas 1 3/3E, + Deepsea,
+ Mach, + AUT-MS, General Cargo/Container ship,
Heavy Cargo (15tonnes/m2),
Unrestricted Seagoing Service
Heel control equipment...................................Anti-heel tanks
Main engine
Design...................................................................Wrtsil
Model .........................................................................8L32
Manufacturer.........................................................Wrtsil
Number ............................................................................1
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output ................................................3680kW/750rev/min
Gearbox
Make .....................................................................Wrtsil
Model ................................................................SV 75-P48
Number........................................1
Propeller
Designer/manufacturer .................................Wrtsil/Lips
Number........................................................1 x high skew
Pitch................................................................Controllable
Diameter ..............................................................4000mm
Main engine-driven alternator
Number ............................................................................1
Make/type .........................................................................-

TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
ONOSHIP International was formed some 50
years ago to coordinate the design and marketing
activities of the large group of, mainly coaster,
shipbuilding companies then based in the northern part
of Holland. Out of nearly 20 shipyards participating at
that time, only three (plus four overseas 'associates')
now remain, precipitating a change in direction by
Conoship, which has transformed it into a consulting
organisation undertaking concept design projects in
conjunction with an owner, then sourcing a suitable
builder worldwide.
Deo Volente was contracted in this way, with hull
construction allocated to OAG, a Conoship subsidiary
at Szczecin in Poland. Design engineering was handled
in The Netherlands by Vuyk Engineering Groningen
BV, and fitting out and commissioning of the vessel was
also completed there.
An interesting claim made for the Deo Volente design is
that it has produced 'the fastest cargo vessel of less than
3000gt in the world', with a service speed of 18knots
derived from a machinery installation carried out by
Wolfards & Wessels Werktuigbouw, and centred on a
Wrtsil package incorporating an 8L32 main engine
developing 3680kW at 750rev/min, a 4000mm diameter
CP propeller, and a SV 75-P48 gearbox. Electrical
requirements are served from a 1600kW shaft-driven
alternator running at 1500rev/min, and two Scania
455kW/1500rev/min diesel-driven sets. Also supplied
is an HRP 300kW bow thruster with FP blades.
The slender hullform necessary to achieve this high
performance has restricted space at the lower fore end
of the single, 61.60m x 11.50m x 8.17m deep, doubleskin cargo hold, and this area has been allocated to
water ballast deep tanks. Nevertheless, the hold is fully
serviceable for containers, general and bulk cargoes,
project cargoes, and dangerous goods.
The upper deck has forecastle and poop erections,
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Output/speed...................................1600kW/1500rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................2
Engine make ...........................................................Scania
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Alternator make/type ........................................................Output/speed...............................2 x 455kW/1500rev/min
Boilers
Number ............................................................................1
Make .................................................................................Type.....................................................................hot water
Cargo cranes
Number ............................................................................2
Make .....................................................................Liebherr
Type ...................................................CBB 120(81)/16(24)
Performance, each crane...................120tonnes/3.5-16m
100tonnes/16-20m
80tonnes/20-24m
Tandem load 240tonnes (max)
Mooring equipment
Number .................................1 x mooring winch/windlass
1 x mooring winch
Make .................................................................................Type ........................................................electro-hydraulic
Lifesaving equipment
Number/type.......................1 x 14-person freefall lifeboat
2 x 14-person liferaft
1 x 6-person liferaft
1 x 6-person man overboard boat
Hatch covers
Designer/manufacturer ..............................Rodenstaal BV
Type .....................................................movable pontoons
Containers
Total capacity........................................................236TEU
On deck ................................................................163TEU
In holds ...................................................................73TEU
Ballast pumps
Number/type.......................................2 x 250m3/h pumps
2 x 50m3/h ejectors
1 x 400m3/h heeling pump
Complement
Officers.............................................................................4
Crew.................................................................................3
Pilot ..................................................................................1
Passengers............................................................................2
Bow thruster
Make ...........................................................................HRP
Number/type .........................1 x fixed pitch
Output .....................................350kW/1500rev/min
Contract date .........................................................................Launch/float-out date ........................................30 June 2006
Delivery date ................................................1 February 2007

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DUBAI STAR: SPP _ Korea's newest


shipbuilder gets underway
SPP Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Korea
Shipbuilder:......S
Vessel's name:....................................Dubai Star
H-1006
Hull number..............................................H
9365362
IMO number:..........................................9
Emirates Trading
Owner/operator: .......................E
Agency LLC, United Arab Emirates
SPP Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Korea
Designer:..........S
MOERI, Korea
Model test establishment used: ...M
Panama
Flag: .......................................................P
Total number of sister
1
ships already completed:................................1
Total number of sister
Nil
ships still on order: ........................................N

EW shipbuilders in modern times can have attained


success in so short a time as Tongyeong-based SPP
Shipbuilding. Founded in 1997 as a crane manufacturer,
the company's move into shipbuilding came just three
years ago when it began fabricating modules for nearby
established yards. Its first newbuild contract was
obtained in 2005, yet, by the current year (2007), eight
ships have already been delivered and, astonishingly,
120 more contracts, with deliveries extending to 2011,
have been won! A further mark of the company's
success is the recent opening of a second, brand new,
shipyard at nearby Sacheon, with the two sites aiming
to
specialise
in
the
construction
of
50,000dwt/74,000dwt and 113,000dwt oil/chemical
tankers, also 35,000dwt/59,000dwt/81,000dwt bulk
carriers.
With a maximum deadweight of 50,100tonnes, Dubai
Star is the second of two units of the smallest of the
three standard tanker designs in the yard's portfolio. It
features a single deck with forecastle, and a
superstructure aft housing the accommodation and
wheelhouse. This is positioned over a machinery room
containing a Sulzer 7RTA 48T-B main engine, built by
the parent Wrtsil's Croatian licensee 3 Maj. The
engine develops 9845kW at 127rev/min for a service
speed of 14.9knots when running at 90% MCR with a
15% sea margin. Electrical supply is drawn from three
Yanmar/Taiyo 900kW diesel-driven alternator sets, and
steam is generated in an 18,000kg/h oil fired boiler and
a 1200kg/h composite unit.
The hull is a double skin structure with a centrally
divided bottom space joined with the side tanks to form
L-shaped water ballast tanks. The cargo space is divided
into six pairs of tanks formed by troughed centreline
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and transverse bulkheads built on stools. With side


stiffening in the double hull space and deck beams fitted
externally, a flush internal surface is presented. This is
coated with Sigma pure epoxy to give protection against
the 2840-plus commodities which are likely to be
carried, including sodium hydroxide, oil products, crude
oil, palm oil, vegetable oils, molasses, and chemical
cargoes in the IMO Type III range.
Cargo handling is effected by 12 hydraulic submerged
pumps of 600m/h duty from Frank Mohn (Framo),
and two similar units of 300m/h installed in the slop
tanks. Water ballast is handled by 2 x 750m/h hydraulic
pumps. Each ballast tank has an overflow line for ballast
exchange, operated by the flow-through method using
an automatic remote valve control system.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................183.00m
Length, bp.................................................................174.00m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................32.20m
Depth, moulded, to upper deck .................................19.10m
Width of double skin
side ..........................................................................2.00m
bottom ......................................................................2.15m
Draught
design ....................................................................11.00m
scantling ................................................................13.00m
Gross .......................................................................30,042gt
Displacement (approx) .....................................60,640tonnes
Deadweight (approx)
design ...............................................................40,000dwt
scantling ...........................................................50,100dwt
Speed, service, 90% MCR, 15% sea margin .......14.90knots
Cargo capacity ........................................................54,620m
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................1560m
diesel oil...................................................................180m
Water ballast ............................................................24,150m
Fuel consumption
main engine only ....................................31.89tonnes/day
Classification .................Det Norske Veritas, +1A1 Tanker for
Oil/Chemicals ESP, IMO
Ship Type III, Nauticus (New Building),
E0, T-MON, VCS-2, SPM, BIS
Percentage of high tensile
steel used in construction .....................................30%-35%
Main engine
Design......................................................................Sulzer
Model ...............................................................7RTA48T-B
Manufacturer.............................................................3 Maj
Number ............................................................................1
Output ................................................9845kW/127rev/min
Propeller
Material...............................Nickel-aluminium-bronze

Designer/manufacturer .........................Silla Metal Co Ltd


Number ............................................................................1
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed
Diameter ..............................................................6000mm
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................3
Engine make/type ..............................Yanmar/6N21AL-EV
Output/speed.................................3 x 970kW/900rev/min
Alternator make/type .................................................Taiyo
Output/speed.................................3 x 900kW/900rev/min
Boilers
Number ............................................................................1
Type.......................................................................Oil fired
Make ...................................................................KangRim
Cargo tanks
Number ..........................................................................12
Grades of cargo carried...............................Oil products,
IMO Type III chemicals
Coated tanks........................................Sigma pure epoxy
Cargo pumps
Number ..........................................................................12
Type ................................................Hydraulic submerged
Make ..............................................................Frank Mohn
Capacity .......................................................12 x 600m/h
Cargo control system
Make ................................................................Kongsberg
Type........................................................AutroCargo 2000
Ballast control system
Make ....................................................................Pan Asia
Complement
Officers...........................................................................15
Crew...............................................................................11
Suez/repair crew..............................................................6
Bridge control system
Make ................................................................Kongsberg
Type............................................................AutoChief C20
Fire detection system
Make ......................................................Consilium Marine
Type .................................................................CS4000/SL
Fire extinguishing systems ...........................Namyang-Kidde
Radars
Number ............................................................................2
Make .......................................................................Furuno
Models................................................FAR-2837 (X-Band)
FAR-2837S (S-Band)
Waste disposal plant
Incinerator
Make ...............................................................Hyundai
Model ...................................................MAX 50SL-IWS
Sewage plant
Make......................................................................DVZ
Model .......................................................DVZ-SKA-20
Contract date.................................................30 August 2006
Launch/float-out date .................................14 February 2007
Delivery date.........................22 May 2007

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EILEEN-C: Carisbrooke's 5000dwt cargo


vessel from Spanish yard
Construcciones Navales P Freire
Shipbuilder: ....C
SA, Spain
Vessel's name: .......................................Eileen-C
631
Hull number: ..................................................6
9373503
IMO number:..........................................9
Carisbrooke Shipping
Owner/operator:................C
Plc, UK
Construcciones Navales
Designer: ......................C
P Freire SA, Spain
MARIN,
Model test establishment used: ..............M
The Netherlands
United Kingdom
Flag: ..........................................U
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:..............................N
Total number of sister
5
ships still on order: ..........................................5

N just over 40 years, Carisbrooke Shipping has


evolved from its origins in the UK coastal trades, to
a position as an international operator controlling more
than 40 dry cargo vessels ranging from 3000dwt to
20,000dwt capacity, with some 15 additional
newbuildings scheduled for delivery from China, Japan,
and Spain over the next three years. Eileen-C is the lead
ship of a class of six 5000dwt multi-purpose cargo
vessels currently under construction in the latter
country, with two slightly larger units (100m length and
5700dwt) recently added to the original contract. This
was placed in 2005 with family-owned shipbuilder
Freire, established in Vigo more than 100 years ago.
Eileen-C is designed to carry general and bulk cargoes,
also steel coils, in a single box-shaped cargo hold,
contained within a double-skin hull which has poop and
forecastle erections. The vessel can also load 48TEU on
deck, and on the steel, pontoon hatch covers, designed
and manufactured by the shipbuilder. These are
mounted on a trunk extending over the entire hold,
with handling carried out by an hydraulically operated
travelling gantry crane, capable of stacking the
pontoons five tiers high. No cargo handling gear is
fitted.
The hold is fitted with two portable bulkheads which
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segregations, using the hatch cover crane. Deck and


tanktop loadings are 15tonnes/m, with strengthening
included for loading steel coils weighing 25tonnes each.
The double hull and double bottom spaces, also the
fore peak, are designated for the carriage of water
ballast, with fresh water tanks arranged port and
starboard at the aft end of the ship.
Eileen-C is fitted with a MaK 6M25 main engine
developing 1980kW at 750rev/min, designed to burn
HFO of 180cst/50C and to comply with IMO-NOx
regulations for exhaust emissions. A Reintjes SVA 750
gearbox is fitted in the shaft line to a Berg CP propeller
which was run at 168rev/min to give a speed on trials of
13knots.
Electrical requirements are satisfied from a
Sisu/Stamford 136kW diesel-alternator set, and a
312kW set driven off the gearbox: both units are three
phase, synchronised, without brushes, and complete
with an energiser, rectifiers, and automatic voltage
regulator. A 136kW emergency/harbour set is also
fitted, and a 250kW Veth thruster is installed at the bow.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa ...................................................................89.80m
Length, bp...................................................................84.70m
Beam ..........................................................................14.50m
Depth, moulded ............................................................7.35m
Draught..........................................................................6.30m
Deadweight ...............................................................5000dwt
Gross............................................................................2990gt
Speed, trial ............................................................13.00knots
Cargo capacity ...........................................................6113m
Bunkers
heavy oil...................................................................215m
gas oil ........................................................................51m
Classification........Bureau Veritas 1 + Hull, Mach, AUT-UMS,
General Cargo Ship, Heavy Cargo,
Equipped for Carriage of Containers,
Unrestricted Navigation, Strengthened Double Bottom,
In Water Survey, Mon Shaft
Percentage of high-tensile steel
steel used in construction ...........................................100%
Percentage of aluminium
used in construction ........................................................0%

Main engine
Design ........................................................................MaK
Model................................................................MaK 6M25
Manufacturer ............................................Caterpillar MaK
Number ............................................................................1
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output/speed.....................................1980kW/750rev/min
Gearbox
Make......................................................................Reintjes
Model ...................................................................SVA 750
Number ............................................................................1
Output speed ...................................................168rev/min
Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Make .............................................Berg
Pitch................................................................Controllable
Diameter ..............................................................3300mm
Speed...............................................................168rev/min
Diesel-driven alternator
Number ............................................................................1
Engine make ...............................................................Sisu
Type of fuel used.......................................................MDO
Alternator make...................................................Stamford
Output .....................................................................136kW
Shaft-driven alternator
Number ............................................................................1
Alternator make ................................................................Output .....................................................................312kW
Hatch cover crane
Make ......................................................Coops & Nieborg
Mooring equipment
Make ...........................................................Talleres Carral
Type ....................................................................Hydraulic
Hatch covers
Design .......................................................Freire Shipyard
Manufacturer .............................................Freire Shipyard
Type ......................................................................Pontoon
Containers, on deck .....................................................48TEU
Complement ..........................................................................8
Bow thruster ..................................................1 x Veth, 250kW
Navigational equipment
Radars .............................................2 x Furuno FAR-2117
1 x Furuno DS-80
DGPS.....................................................1 x Furuno GP-90
Contract date ..................................................................2005
Launch/float-out date ...........................................1 May 2006
Delivery date.....................................................6 March 2007

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FAUST: curtain up for a bigger


DSME/Wallenius production
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine
Shipbuilder: .......D
Engineering Co Ltd (DSME), Korea
Vessel's name: ............................................Faust
4444
Hull number .................................................4
9332925
IMO number:..........................................9
Wallenius Lines AB/Wallenius
Owner/operator: ...W
Marine AB, Sweden
DSME, Korea
Designer:........................................D
SSPA, Sweden
Model test establishment used: ..S
Sweden
Flag: .......................................................S
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed: ...........................N
Total number of sister
6
ships still on order: ........................................6
alongside containerships and LNG
carriers as a major plank in the DSME portfolio, is
StheTANDING
PCTC (pure car/truck carrier), and Significant Ships

has featured numerous examples of the company's


deliveries of this type of vessel over the years. As with
so many of today's ship designs, naval architects have
perfected 'standards' to suit market requirements, and
the PCTC is no exception, with every detail tailored to
accommodate the maximum intake of vehicles of a
specified size, so much so that (not to put too fine a
point on it), they now all begin to look alike!
Nevertheless, the Faust class (all Wallenius car carriers
continue to be named after operas) is different from
earlier vessels - and possibly even unique - for the
simple reason these ships carry more cars and can,
therefore, lay claim to being 'the largest vehicle carriers
in the world'.
DSME's designers achieved that distinction by simply
adding around 28m to the length between
perpendiculars of previous ships; however, a few more
adjustments were required before an extra 800 cars
could be added to the total carried in this new series.
These included a re-assessment of internal structural
arrangements so that all 13 vehicle decks could be
supported by only one row of pillars instead of two, a
change which alone accounted for 300 of the additional
cars that can now be accommodated.
Another important structural modification made was
to fit a second 'watertight' deck. Normally only the
freeboard deck (typically No 5) conforms to this
standard in a PCTC, however, a review of safety
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Wilhelmsen ship Tricolor with a full load of new cars as


the result of a collision, prompted the upgrading of No
8 deck to watertight standard in the new design, and the
extension of the double skin hull up to the freeboard
(No 5) deck.
Faust has a capacity for 8000 cars, occupying
8.4m/car and, following an arrangement developed for
the smaller Otello (Significant Ships of 2006), these are
carried on a total of 13 car decks, eight of which are
fixed and five are hoistable. The latter, together with an
angled, starboard stern quarter ramp, side ramp, ramp
cover, internal hoistable ramps, internal doors, and
associated hydraulic and electrical operating systems,
form part of a comprehensive cargo handling package
supplied by MacGregor.
The main vehicle access is to No 5 deck over the
angled ramp, with an alternative entry, also on the
starboard side, through a door which can be adjusted in
height at the hinge to allow either decks 5 or 6 to be
served. The hoistable decks are designed to allow a clear
height of 6.5m to be obtained, in order that heavy
construction equipment and other tall vehicles can be
carried.
Although the owner originally considered a twinscrew configuration for this new, larger series, it was
eventually decided to retain the machinery arrangement
as fitted to Otello. This consists of a MAN B&W
7S60MC-C main engine manufactured by Doosan,
developing 15,800kW MCR at 105rev/min. Service
speed at 80% MCR is 19.90knots, slightly reduced from
the smaller sister ships.
Another feature retained from the Otello specification
is the installation of a Becker F-KSR flap rudder with
twisted edge which, it is claimed will reduce fuel
consumption by around 4.5%. In accordance with the
owner's recently introduced environmental policies,
Faust has been constructed in accordance with Lloyd's
Register requirements for the award of a 'Green
Passport'.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................227.80m
Length, bp.................................................................219.30m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................32.26m
Depth, moulded, to upper deck .................................34.70m

Width of double skin


side ..........................................................................2.44m
bottom ......................................................................2.00m
Draught
design ..............................9.50m
scantling ................................................................11.30m
Gross .......................................................................71,580gt
Deadweight
design ...............................................................19,140dwt
scantling............................................................30,380dwt
Speed, service, 80% MCR ....................................19.90knots
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................5200m
diesel oil...................................................................400m
Water ballast ............................................................11,900m
Fuel consumption, main engine only..............249tonnes/day
Classification ............................Lloyd's Register of Shipping,
+100A1, Vehicle Carrier,
Moveable Decks, Decks 3, 5, and 8 strengthened
for the Carriage of Roll on/Roll off Cargoes,
+LMC, UMS, IWS, NAV 1, IBS
Main engine
Design ..............................................................MAN B&W
Model ...............................................................7S60MC-C
Manufacturer .......................................Doosan Engine Co
Number ............................................................................1
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output .............................................15,800kW/105rev/min
Doors/ramps
Number .............................................................................Designer ..........................................................MacGregor
Vehicles
Number of vehicle decks..............8 x fixed; 5 x hoistable
Deck area ...........................................................67,000m
Total number of cars...............................8000 (8.4m/car)
Special rudder
Type ...................................................F-KSR twisted edge
Manufacturer ..........................................................Becker
Contract date...............................................18 October 2004
Launch/float-out date .................................24 February 2007
Delivery date ......................................................25 May 2007

We regret that the description and technical particulars presented for this vessel are not
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FRAM: expanding the


Hurtigruten into explorer
cruising
Fincantieri SpA
Shipbuilder: .................................F
(Monfalcone Yard), Italy
Vessel's name:.............................................Fram
6144
Hull number: ................................................6
9370018
IMO number:..........................................9
Hurtigruten ASA, Norway
Owner/operator: ..........H
Fincantieri SpA, Italy
Designer: ............................F
MARIN BV,
Model test establishment used: ........M
The Netherlands
Bahamas
Flag: .....................................................B
Total number of sister
Nil
ships built or on order: ..................................N

HE classic Hurtigruten service has been operated


on the Norwegian coast by various combinations
of participating companies since 1893, providing not
only a daily cargo/passenger ferry link serving nearly
40 ports of call between Bergen and Kirkenes, but also
offering a unique cruising experience, which has been
described as 'the world's most beautiful voyage'. A
series of summer 'Explorer Cruises', based on the coast
of Greenland and complementing those already
operated in Antarctica during the European winter, has
now been introduced by a new company, Hurtigruten
ASA, formed from a merger of the last two original
Hurtigruten partners, and it is for these specialist
services that Fram was primarily ordered.
Previous additions to the Hurtigruten fleet have been
described in Significant Ships of 1993, 1996, and 2002,
and a comparison with those shows that Fram, although
smaller, presents a similar profile, characterised by
extensive observation lounges offering near 360deg
views. Deck 3 of this seven-deck vessel is given over to
public spaces, including reception areas, shops, Internet
cafe, lecture theatre, bistro, and a restaurant catering for
348 berthed passengers, accommodated in 136 cabins
located on decks 2, 4, and 5, with use of an exercise
area, sauna and jacuzzis, as well as open sun decks.
An integrated, automated net is installed in the public
and cabin spaces, providing telephone, video, audio, and
other services. Decor has been inspired by Arctic and
Greenland environments, and includes artwork by
Norwegian and Greenlandic artists. Shore excursions
using Fram's two 106-person tender/lifeboats are a
feature of the itineraries, and of particular interest are
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embarkation doors to ensure no contamination of the


native environment by passengers and crew is possible.
At times, Fram will be required to serve on the classic
Hurtigruten coastal voyage, and for this a purposedesigned cargo handling system, similar to that
developed for other recent vessels in the fleet, is fitted,
comprising a side door with swinging and sliding ramp,
and elevators giving access to forklift trucks loading and
unloading palletised cargo. A refrigerated hold cooling
o
to -20 C, with a capacity for 200 ISO pallets is provided,
together with a garage for around 25 private cars.
An advanced diesel-electric/mechanical machinery
system is installed in the main hull, based on four
MaK/Siemens 1980kW diesel-alternator sets which not
only satisfy the ship's domestic electrical requirements,
but also supply two Siemens 1RN4 56x-6 propulsion
motors, each developing 2310kW. A mechanical drive
using bevel gearing connects these with two RollsRoyce Azipull AZP 120, azimuthing thrusters
(understood to be used for the first time in a cruiseship)
to provide propulsion and steering.
Each thruster is fitted with a forward-facing, FP
pulling propeller, and is contained in an external pod
under the stern, the leg and housing of which serves to
recover swirl energy from the resulting propeller
slipstream to provide additional forward thrust and
improved efficiency. The pods also offer an improved
rudder effect of benefit to operations in the
Hurtigruten service where up to seven harbour
manoeuvres/day may be required. Two 1000kW
thrusters fitted at the bow assist with these activities.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................113.70m
Length, bp ......................................................approx 99.20m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................20.20m
Depth, moulded
to main deck ............................................................7.20m
to upper deck ........................................................21.40m
Draught
design ......................................................................5.00m
scantling ..................................................................5.10m
Gross ...........................................................approx 11,700gt
Displacement...........................................approx 6800tonnes
Deadweight, design......................................approx 1000dwt
Speed, service.......................................................16.40knots
Cargo capacity
refrigerated ...............................................200 ISO pallets

Bunkers
3
heavy oil ......................................................approx 400m
3
diesel oil ........................................................approx 70m
3
Water ballast ...........................approx 750m
Fuel consumption
main engines only ...........................approx 20tonnes/day
auxiliaries...........................................approx 2tonnes/day
Classification.........Lloyd's Register, +100A1 Passenger and
Vehicle Ferry, +LMC, Ice Class 1B (1A for azimuth
thrusters), FS, IWS, UMS, IBS, RMC, PSMR
Percentage of high tensile
steel used in construction .................................approx 40%
Percentage of aluminium used
in superstructure .................................................approx 1%
Roll-stabilisation equipment .............Fincantieri fin stabilisers
Diesel-electric installation
Diesel-driven alternators
Number.......................................................................4
Engine make/type.......................................MaK/6M25
Type of fuel used.........................................HFO/MDO
Output/speed ............................................4 x 1980kW
Alternator make/type....................................Siemens/Output/speed .........................4 x 1980kW/750rev/min
Electric propulsion motors
Manufacturer ..................................................Siemens
Model ........................................................1RN4 56x-6
Number.......................................................................2
Output ......................................................2 x 2310kW
Azimuth thrusters
Designer/manufacturer .............................Rolls-Royce
Number/type.............................................2 x AZP 120
Output/speed .........................2 x 2310kW/170rev/min
Azipull propellers
Material ............................................Stainless steel
Pitch ...............................................................Fixed
Diameter ...................................................3100mm
Boilers
Number ............................................................................1
Make/type ................................................Aalborg oil fired
Output .................................................................4000kg/h
Cargo cranes
Make ............................................................Navalimpianti
Type ..................................................................Telescopic
Performance .....................................2tonnes/4.2m radius
Mooring equipment
Number of units ...............................................................4
Make ...............................................................Rolls-Royce
Type .......................................................................Electric
Lifesaving equipment
Number/type..................................2 x vertical chute MES
Make ...........................................................................RFD
Lifeboats/tenders.......................................2 x 106 person
Vehicles
Number of vehicle decks ................................................1
Number of vehicles ...............................................25 cars
Cargo doors and equipment
Number/types ..........................1 x door ramp: 1 x car lift;
2 x pallet lifts
Type ....................................................................Hydraulic
Designer.................................Navalimpianti
Complement
Officers...........................................................................15
Crew...............................................................................52
Single/double rooms.................................................15/26
Passengers
Total..............................................................................500
Number of berths.........................................................348
Number of cabins ........................................................136
Number outboard ..........................................................95
Bow thrusters
Make..................................................................Fincantieri
Number ............................................................................2
Output .............................................................2 x 1000kW
Bridge control system
Make........................................................SAM Electronics
Type..................................................................NACOS-45
One man operation? ....................................................Yes
Fire detection system
Make ...................................................................Autronica
Type......................Multisensor-Interactive FDS Autrosave
Fire extinguishing systems
Cargo spaces/engineroom...............................................Cabins/public spaces..................................Marioff Hi-fog
Vehicle space..........................................Marioff drencher
Radars
Number ............................................................................3
Make........................................................SAM Electronics
Model ....................................................................1000HF
Integrated bridge system
Make........................................................SAM Electronics
Model ...............................................................NACOS-45
Waste disposal plant
Incinerator
Make ........................................................Uson Marine
Model ..............................................Pyrall PR 100 IMO
Waste compactor
Make ........................................................Uson Marine
Model..............................................................UMCC-3
Waste shredder/crusher
Make ........................................................Uson Marine
Model....................................................................U-80
Sewage plant
Make ......................................................................ISIR
Model .............................................................Bioepuro
Contract date ..........................................15 September 2005
Launch/float-out date ...............................18 November 2006
Delivery date......................................................22 April 2007

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GRACEFUL LEADER: Gdynia Shipyard


continues with PCTC design progression
Stocznia Gdynia SA, Poland
Shipbuilder: ............S
Vessel's name:...........................Graceful Leader
8168/18
Hull number: ...........................................8
9357303
IMO number:..........................................9
Graceful Maritime Ltd,
Owner/operator................G
Isle of Man/Stamco Ship
Management Ltd, Greece
Stocznia Gdynia SA, Poland
Designer:................S
Gdansk
Model test establishment used:..............G
Model Basin (CTO-OHO), Poland
Bahamas
Flag: ......................................................B
Total number of sister
4
ships already completed:................................4
(of this sub-series)
Total number of sister
7
ships still on order: ..........................................7
(of this sub-series)

over a stern quarter ramp of 150tonne capacity, and a


22tonne side ramp, both arranged on the starboard side.
Internal fixed and hoistable ramps allow movement
between decks where some 54,300m of space is
available for stowing 6600 RT43 cars.
The MAN B&W main engine now fitted to the 8168
series is the 7S60MC-C design, developing 15,820kW
MCR at 105rev/min. Built by H Cegielski, the engine
runs at 90% full power to give a service speed of
20.2knots, allowing a 15% sea margin. Also
manufactured at the Polish enginebuilder's work are the
MAN prime movers for the three alternators sets, each
rated at 1750kVA. A 1400kW bow thruster is installed
and propulsive efficiency enhanced by fitting a rudder
bulb.

Length, oa .................................................................199.98m
Length, bp.................................................................188.00m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................32.26m
Depth, moulded
to main deck ..........................................................14.00m
to upper deck ........................................................32.64m
Width of double skin
side .........................................................................2.60m
bottom ......................................................................2.95m
Draught
design ......................................................................9.00m
scantling ................................................................10.00m
Gross.........................................................................57,692gt
Deadweight
design ...............................................................15,700dwt
scantling............................................................21,000dwt
Speed, service, 90% MCR, 15% sea margin,
9.0m draught .......................................................20.20knots
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................3800m
diesel oil...................................................................135m
Water ballast ...............................................................7800m
Fuel consumption
main engine only .........................................59tonnes/day
auxiliaries .......................................................5tonnes/day
Classification .................................Det Norske Veritas, +1A1,
Car Carrier, MCDK, ICE-C, E0, NAUT-OC, TMON
Percentage of high-tensile
steel used in construction .................................approx 18%
Heel control equipment .........................................Totem Plus
Main engine
Design ..............................................................MAN B&W
Model ...............................................................7S60MC-C
Manufacturer ...................................................H Cegielski
Number ............................................................................1
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output .............................................15,820kW/105rev/min
Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer ............................Wrtsil (China)
Number ............................................................................1
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed
Diameter ..............................................................6600mm

TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
RGUABLY the most prolific builder of car
carriers outside of the Far East, Stocznia Gdynia
completed the 18th unit of its 8168 series of vessels of
this type during 2007. Most examples of the class have
joined the fleets of Isle of Man-based companies
controlled by the Israeli Ray group, but with
management in the hands of Stamco Ship
Management, Greece. To further complicate matters,
the vessels have then been chartered to leading PCTC
operators such as Hyundai/Eukor, HUAL, Wallenius
Wilhelmsen, and Japanese K-Line. Others, like Graceful
Leader, have found employment with another Japanese
company, NYK.
The Gdynia 8168 series first appeared in 1999, with
successive deliveries notable for the way in which the
builder has been prepared to refine regularly the basic
design to suit owners' specific needs (a similar practice
has marked this yard's successful containerships). A
particular change originated with the slightly smaller
8213-series vessel, Galaxy Leader, where; a novel design
of the above-water part of the bow made significant
reductions to air resistance, and improved seakeeping,
to the extent that the alteration was incorporated in later
8168 vessels.
At the same time, the arrangement of the forward
cargo ventilation inlets was changed. In 2004 a MAN
B&W main engine was substituted for the similarly
powered Sulzer unit previously used, and this has been
retained for subsequent vessels. A redesigned
engineroom and revised propeller design accompanied
these modifications. Korean charterer EUKOR
instituted the next change with a request for some
500m increased bunker capacity to extend endurance,
whilst access to the Toyota terminal, which necessitates
passage under the Nagoya Bridge, has resulted in more
than 400m more ballast being carried to improve trim.
All vessels in the 8168 series have been fitted with the
same cargo handling equipment, although some
variations have been included at the request of
individual owners, notably Wallenius Wilhelmsen in
2006. Vehicles are carried on 12 decks, eight of which
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Speed...............................................................105rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................3
Engine make/type ...............3 x Cegielski-MAN/7L28/32H
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output/speed...............................3 x 1470kW/720rev/min
Alternator make/type ........................................................Output/speed..............................3 x 1750kVA/720rev/min
Boilers
Number ............................................................................2
Type ...........................1 x oil fired; 1 x exhaust gas boiler
Make .....................................................................Aalborg
Outputs ..................................1 x 2500kg/h; 1 x 1500kg/h
Vehicles
Number of vehicle decks..............8 x fixed; 4 x hoistable
Total deck area ...................................................54,300m
Total cars .................................................6600 RT43 units
Doors/ramps
Number ...1 x stern quarter ramp; 1 x side ramp; internal
moveable and fixed ramps; 4 x hoistable decks
Type .......................................hydraulic moveable ramps:
decks raised by mobile lifters
Designer ......................................................................TTS
Ballast/cargo control systems
Make.................................................................Totem Plus
Type ....................Integrated in IAMCS (Integrated alarm,
monitoring, and control system)
Complement
Officers...........................................................................10
Crew...............................................................................15
Suez/repair crew..............................................................6
Stern appendages ...............................................rudder bulb
Bow thruster
Make ................................................ABB Zamech Marine
Number ............................................................................1
Output .........................................1400kW
Bridge control system
Make.......................................................................various
One man operation ......................................................Yes
Fire detection system
Make ..................................................................Consilium
Type ......................................................................NSAC-1
Fire extinguishing systems
Engineroom .........................Low pressure CO2/Watermist
Make ...................................................Danfoss/Semco
Vehicle spaces .................................Low pressure CO2
Make ...................................................Danfoss/Semco
Radars
Number/type.......................................................2 x ARPA
Make .......................................................................Furuno
Models .....1 x X-band, FAR-2827; 1 x S-band, FAR-2837
Waste disposal plant
Incinerator
Make ...............................................................Teamtec
Model ..............................................................GS500C
Sewage plant
Make.....................................................................Evac
Model............................................................STP 40SS
Contract date .....................................................20 May 2004
Launch/float-out date ......................................3 August 2007
Delivery date ...........................................11 September 2007

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HISTRIA GIADA: Romanian built and


owned oil/chemical tanker
Santierul Naval Constanta SA
Shipbuilder: ..........S
(SNC), Romania
Vessel's name:................................Histria Giada
574
Hull number: ..................................................5
9396323
IMO number:..........................................9
Lara Marine Co Ltd,
Owner/operator: ..................L
Malta/Histria Shipmanagement
SRL, Romania
Designers: ............IIcepronav SA/Santierul Naval
Constanta SA, Romania
Model test establishment used: ...IIcepronav SA,
Romania
Total number of sister
6
ships already completed:................................6
Total number of sister
ships still on order: ....................................... 11
Illustration shows sister Histria Amber.

ESPITE operating from a well-equipped, if ageing


D
shipbuilding and repair facility, Constanta
Shipyard, better known perhaps by its abbreviated

form SNC, has not had an easy time over recent years.
Nevertheless, following the completion of a
privatisation process in 2002, some semblance of
stability has been achieved.
Contributing to this improvement has been the new
owner's decision to concentrate on series production
rather than single-ship building projects, and, following
discussions with owners, charterers, consultants, and
class society Germanischer Lloyd, the company has
produced a design for an oil/products/chemical tanker
which has already proved attractive to operators looking
for good cubic capacity and deadweight, plus an ability
to trade in shallow waters.
Histria Giada is, in fact, the seventh unit in what is so
far, a planned 18-ship series of this new
37,800dwt/40,400dwt class, and has been constructed
for Malta-based associates of leading Romanian tanker
operator Histria Ship Management, one of the
shareholders in SNC. The design features a double skin
hull enclosing a cargo space divided by troughed,
centreline, and transverse bulkheads built on stools, into
10 cargo tanks. Two slop tanks and a retention tank are
also provided.
Because of the double skin construction, and with
deck beams arranged externally, an unobstructed
internal surface is presented, protected by a Sigma pure
epoxy coating.
Oil, oil products, and chemical cargoes in the IMO
Class III range can be carried (future ships in the series
will comply with IMO Class II rules), handled by 10
500m/h Frank Mohn hydraulic, stainless steel,
submerged pumps, with three similar, smaller pumps
available for the slops and retention tanks.
An interesting feature is the location of the cargo
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watchkeepers an overview of the ship's position whilst


controlling cargo operations. Five cargo segregations
can be handled through manifolds located at main deck
level amidships, and at the stern. Deck-mounted heat
exchangers are fitted for cargo heating, capable of
raising the temperature of cargo from 44C to 66C in
96 hours. Tank cleaning is carried out using two fixed
machines in each tank, with hatches provided for use by
portable units if required.
The MAN B&W 6S50MC-C main engine develops
9480kW MCR at 127rev/min for a full-power speed of
18knots, and a service rating of 15knots.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa ........................................................179.96m
Length, bp ........................................................172.00m
Breadth, moulded ...............................................32.20m
Depth, moulded ..................................................16.50m
Width of double skin
side .................................................................2.00m
bottom .............................................................2.15m
Draught
design ...........................................................10.50m
scantling ........................................................11.00m
Gross ...............................................................25,804gt
Displacement ............................................50,118tonnes
Lightweight ..................................................9670tonnes
Deadweight
design ........................37,800dwt
scantling ...................................................40,410dwt
Block coefficient ....................................................0.802
Speed, service, 100% MCR ...............................15knots
Cargo capacity (including slop tanks), 100% ..48,776m
Bunkers
heavy oil ........................................................1318m
diesel oil ..........................................................106m
Water ballast....................................................18,653m
Percentage segregated ballast.........................100%
Fuel consumption
main engine only ..................................40tonnes/day
auxiliaries ..........................................4.60tonnes/day
Classification..............Germanischer Lloyd, + 100 A5 E,
Chemical Tanker Type III/Oil Tanker, ESP,
NAV-O, RSD, STAR, BWM/MC AUT, INERT
Percentage of high-tensile
steel used in construction .....................................20%
Main engine
Design ......................................................MAN B&W
Model .......................................................6S50MC-C
Manufacturer.............................................MAN B&W
Number ...................................................................1
Type of fuel used................................................HFO
Output ........................................9480kW/127rev/min
Propeller
Material...............................Nickel-aluminium-bronze

Designer/manufacturer .................................Wrtsil
Number ...................................................................1
Pitch .................................................................Fixed
Diameter ......................................................5700mm
Speed ......................................................127rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ...................................................................3
Engine make/type ................................Wrtsil 6L20
Type of fuel used................................................HFO
Output/speed ........................3 x 1020kW/900rev/min
Alternator make ..................................Fenxi-Siemens
Output/speed ..........................3 x 975kW/900rev/min
Exhaust-gas scrubbing equipment
Manufacturer ..........................................Air Products
Type.....................................MPG 900; MDO burning
Boilers
Number ...................................................................2
Type..........................1 x KLN/VIC with SKV-A burner
1 x K/KD with SKVJ-M burner
Make..............................................................Saacke
Output..................................16tonnes/h; 1.2tonnes/h
Mooring equipment
Number/type ..................2 x mooring winch/windlass
4 x mooring winch
Make/type................................Rolls-Royce/hydraulic
Cargo tanks
Number .................10 x cargo/2 x slops/1 x retention
Grades of cargo carried ..........................................5
Product range .......Oil/IMO III chemicals/oil products
Coated tanks ................................Sigma pure epoxy
Stainless steel.......................................Cargo piping
Cargo pumps
Number .................................................................10
Type ........................................................Submerged
Make .......................................................Frank Mohn
Stainless steel .....................................................Yes
Capacity ...............................................10 x 500m/h
Cargo/ballast control systems ............Damcos hydraulic
Complement
Officers ...................................................................8
Crew......................................................................16
Suez/repair crew .....................................................6
Bow thruster
Number/make .........................................1 x Schottel
Output .................................................850kW/735kW
Fire detection system .............................................HDW
Fire extinguishing system
Main deck ...............................................Unitor foam
Engineroom ..............................................Unitor CO2
Waste disposal plant
Incinerator .............................Detagasa Delta IRL-50
Sewage plant ......................................Jowa BIO STP
Contract date ..................................................July 2004
Launch/float-out date .....................................April 2006
Delivery date ...................................................July 2007

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HEGH DELHI: Uljanik-built 7094-unit


Norwegian PCTC
Uljanik Shipyard, Croatia
Shipbuilder:..................U
Vessel's name:.................................Hegh Delhi
463
Hull number: ..................................................4
9318462
IMO number:..........................................9
Viking Car Carriers I Ltd
Owner/operator:............V
/Hegh Autoliners, Norway
Uljanik Shipyard, Croatia
Designer: .....................U
Norwegian International Register
Flag: ...............N
Total number of sister
1
ships already completed:................................1
Total number of sister
ships still on order: ...........................................--

ORWEGIAN owner Leif Hegh began


operations some 80 years ago with a small fleet of
oil tankers. Dry cargo ships running on worldwide liner
services were soon added, and in the 1960s the first
bulk carriers were acquired.
The ability to adapt this type of vessel for carrying
motor vehicles by adding portable decks, prefaced the
establishment of today's large fleet of specialist carcarriers, included in a total of more than 80 vessels,
owned or operated by the company alongside the
original tanker, bulk carrier, and cargo liner services,
plus the carriage of forest products and refrigerated
cargoes. In addition, the experience gained from
operating LNG carriers will probably add new projects
involving the transport of CNG (compressed natural
gas) soon.
Hegh Delhi finds a place in this Significant Ships review
as one of the current 'world's largest' newly built pure
car/truck carriers (PCTC), although larger capacity
vessels are being delivered, and others have been
enlarged whilst in service. The increase in the number
of vehicles carried by this Uljanik design, compared
with earlier types, has been achieved mainly by internal
structural 'tweaking,' since the overall configuration
conforms largely to the proven layout, established over
the years, to allow the maximum intake of
manufacturers' standard sizes of vehicle to be carried.
Hegh Delhi's total capacity of 7094 is related to cars of
dimensions 4.125m x 1.550m, and stowage clearances
between units of 300mm longitudinally and 100mm in
width.
Vehicles are carried on 12 continuous decks, two of
which (7 and 9) are hoistable. Access is at deck 6, either
over a stern quarter, combined ramp and weathertight
steel hinged door, 10.1m x 5.1m x 32.2m long with a
100tonne swl capacity, or via a midships ramp, also
combined with a weathertight steel door, 6.5m x 5.5m x
22m long, 20tonnes swl capacity, which can be adjusted
to two working levels (decks 6 and 7) by means of jigger
winches. Both ramps are on the starboard side and are
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Internal movement between the vehicle decks is by


means of fixed and hoistable ramps, 3.25m wide and
maximum inclination 13deg.
Longitudinal framing combined with two rows of
pillars provides structural strength in the cargo spaces,
with transverse frames elsewhere. The cargo spaces are
divided into four zones for mechanical ventilation
purposes, and a low pressure CO2 fire extinguishing
system is installed, with similar cover provided for the
engineroom. Accommodation for 26 crew plus
supernumaries is arranged in a deckhouse on the
superstructure deck, at the aft end of which a freefall
lifeboat slipway is installed.
The MAN B&W main engine installed in Hegh Delhi
has been built by Uljanik and is of the 9S50MC-C
design, developing 14,220kW at 127rev/min and
directly coupled to a FP propeller, designed and
manufactured by Wrtsil Propulsion (formerly Lips
BV), in The Netherlands. At 90% MCR, the speed on
trials was recorded as 20knots.
Electrical supply is derived from a 1000kW, frequency
controlled shaft-driven alternator which can carry the
total sea loading, and three 1280kW diesel-driven sets,
with one set capable of handling 'stand-still' loadings;
two operating during manoeuvring; and three working
for a short time when the two 900kW bow thrusters are
started up.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................199.90m
Length, bp.................................................................188.70m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................32.26m
Depth, moulded
to main deck (freeboard deck) .............................14.58m
to upper deck (weather deck)...............................32.21m
Draught
design ......................................................................8.00m
scantling ..................................................................8.82m
Gross.........................................................................55,775gt
Displacement ....................................................32,400tonnes
Lightweight ........................................................15,509tonnes
Deadweight
design ...............................................................13,100dwt
scantling............................................................16,890dwt
Block coefficient...........................................................0.5883
Speed, trial, 90% MCR..........................................20.00knots
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................3400m
diesel oil...................................................................220m
Water ballast ...............................................................5660m
Classification ..Det Norske Veritas +1A1, Car Carrier, Ro-Ro,
MCDK, PET, E0, NAUT-OC
Percentage of high-tensile
steel used in construction .............................................11%
Main engine
Design ..............................................................MAN B&W
Model ...............................................................9S50MC-C
Manufacturer ...........................................................Uljanik

Number ............................................................................1
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output .............................................14,220kW/127rev/min
Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufactuer ........................Wrtsil Propulsion
Number ............................................................................1
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed
Diameter ..............................................................5900mm
Speed...............................................................127rev/min
Main-engine driven alternator
Number ............................................................................1
Make........................................................SAM Electronics
Output/speed ............................1490kVA/100-127rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................3
Engine make/type ................Adria Diesel-MAN/8L23/30H
Type of fuel ................................................................MDO
Output/speed...............................3 x 1280kW/900rev/min
Alternator make/type ..................Uljanik Tesu/1FC6 567-8
Output............................................................3 x 1490kVA
Boilers
Number ............................................................................2
Type.......................................1 x oil fired/1 x exhaust gas
Make .....................................................................Aalborg
Output ................................................2tonnes/h; 1tonne/h
Mooring equipment
Number.............2 x mooring winch/windlass/4 x mooring
Make...........................................................Vulcan-Croatia
Type .......................................................................Electric
Vehicles
Number of decks ..............................10 fixed; 2 hoistable
Total cars....................................7094 (4.125m x 1.550m)
Doors/ramps................1 x stern quarter door/ramp; 1 x side
door/ramp
Designer ......................................................................TTS
Complement
Officers...........................................................................12
Crew...............................................................................14
Suez/repair crew..............................................................6
Bow thrusters
Number ............................................................................2
Make/type .........................................................................Output ..............................................................2 x 900kW
Bridge control system
Make ...................................................................Raytheon
One man operation ......................................................Yes
Fire detection system
Make ...................................................................Autronica
Fire extinguishing systems
Vehicle spaces/engineroom..................low-pressure CO2
Radars
Number/type..............................2 x Raytheon/NSC-ARPA
Waste disposal plant
Incinerator
Make ...............................................................Teamtec
Model.............................................................GS 500C
Sewage plant
Make..........................................................TTK-Croatia
Model ...............................................Brodopur BP-25L
Contract date ...........................................13 November 2003
Launch/float-out date.....................................7 October 2006
Delivery date ................................................25 January 2007

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IRAN ANZALI: new river-sea cargo ship


design from Volgograd Shipyard
Volgograd Shipyard, Russia
Shipbuilder: ............V
Vessel's name:....................................Iran Anzali
241
Hull number: ..................................................2
9367982
IMO number:..........................................9
Owner/operator:..............IIrinvestship Ltd/Khazar
Shipping Co (Islamic Republic
of Iran Shipping Lines), Iran
Marine Engineering Bureau, Ukraine
Designer: ..M
Krylov
Model test establishment used: ................K
Shipbuilding Research Institute, Russia
Flag: ..............................................................IIran
Total number of sister
2
ships already completed:................................2
Total number of sister
1
ships still on order: ..........................................1

OLGOGRAD Shipyard has a history of more


than 75 years of shipbuilding at its yard near the
confluence of the rivers Don and Volga in southern
Russia, and now operates as part of the MNP-Onshore
and Offshore Group, owner of five shipyards spread
around Russia. Iran Anzali is a unit from a new 'Khazar'
series of 7000dwt river/sea dry cargo vessels, built in
accordance with the Marine Engineering Bureau's
RSD19 Project, covering vessels designed to operate in
the Caspian Sea and through the Volga/Don channel.
Currently, this design represents that of the largest
dry-cargo vessel capable of negotiating that channel.
Additionally, the series conforms with requirements for
sailing through inland waters of the Russian Federation
between the Black Sea and Baltic, and features a
particularly low air-draught.
The single-decked hull is double-skinned with poop
and forecastle erections, and is arranged with four cargo
holds incorporating 3.3m high coamings supporting
folding hatch covers; the latter were designed in Poland
and manufactured by the shipyard. These are
strengthened and equipped to carry containers and
timber cargoes, and in conjunction with the coamings,
effectively form a full length trunk above the deck. Fore
and aft passageways run alongside the coamings P&S,
and above these accesses some 2.5m above the deck, a
gangway also links poop and forecastle, and provides a
working platform at each hatch side.
The poop, and two tiers of deckhouse above,
provides accommodation for 16 crew members, and a
third tier contains the fully enclosed, full width
wheelhouse. The box shaped holds are suitable for
loading bulk cargoes without shifting boards, having
stowage factors of up to 1.68m/tonne, and dangerous
cargoes of IMDG codes 1, 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9,
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Provision is made to load 70TEU/35FEU containers


on deck and 204TEU/102FEU in the holds. No cargo
gear is fitted. To facilitate working in the inland
waterways and canals of the Russian navigation system,
Iran Anzali has two bow, and one stern, anchors.
The machinery installation is of interest, comprising
twin screw propulsion, with two rudders for steering.
Two Wrtsil 6L20 main engines are fitted, each having
an output of 1200kW when running at 1000rev/min,
and
coupled
through
Reintjes
WAF863
reverse/reduction gearboxes to FP propellers operating
in fixed nozzles, to give a service speed of 10.5knots.
Two rudders of streamlined, pendant, balanced
design give excellent manoeuvrability, aided by a
Schottel bow thruster of 8TT170LK design with an
output of 230kW. Electrical supply is derived from
three Volvo Penta 240kW diesel driven alternators.
Automation in accordance with class A1 of Russian
Maritime Rules is provided along with facilities for oneman bridge operation.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................139.95m
Length, bp.................................................................135.69m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................16.50m
Depth, moulded, to main deck .....................................6.00m
Width of double skin
side ..........................................................................1.90m
bottom ......................................................................0.98m
Draught
river (design)............................................................3.60m
scantling ..................................................................4.60m
Displacement
river (design)...................................................7249tonnes
scantling..........................................................9657tonnes
Lightweight ...........................................................2653tonnes
Block coefficient, (4.60m draught) ................................0.915
Speed, service 85% MCR .....................................10.50knots
Deadweight
river ......................................................................4596dwt
scantling...............................................................7004dwt
Cargo deadweights
river ......................................................................4362dwt
scantling...............................................................6528dwt
Gross............................................................................5676gt
Cargo capacity ........................................................10,956m
Bunkers
heavy oil...................................................................333m
diesel oil.....................................................................83m
Water ballast ...............................................................3924m
Classification ............Russian Maritime Register of Shipping,
1 I, A1
KMzLU2,
(Note: ship was transferred to Lloyd's Register on completion)
Percentage of high tensile steel used in construction ....82%
Main engines
Design...................................................................Wrtsil
Model .........................................................................6L20

Manufacturer.........................................................Wrtsil
Number ............................................................................2
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output ........................................2 x 1200kW/1000rev/min
Gearboxes
Make/type..............................................Reintjes/WAF 863
Number ............................................................................2
Output speed..............................................192.70rev/min
Propellers
Material .......................................Corrosion resistant steel
Number ............................................................................2
Manufacturer .....................................Volgograd Shipyard
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed
Diameter ..............................................................2500mm
Speed..........................................................192.70rev/min
Special adaptations..................................in fixed nozzles
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................3
Engine make/type...........................Volvo Penta D12-AUX
Type of fuel used.......................................................MDO
Output/speed...............................3 x 310kW/1500rev/min
Alternator make/type ........................................................Output/speed...............................3 x 240kW/1500rev/min
Boiler
Number ............................................................................1
Type ....................................................................GMT 150
Make.......................................................................S-MAN
Output ......................................................1.50tonnes/hour
Mooring equipment
Number ............................................................................3
Make ..........................................................................KGW
Type........................................................................electric
Hatch covers
Design .....................................................Choren (Poland)
Manufacturer .....................................Volgograd Shipyard
Type .......................................................................Folding
Containers
Lengths ...............................................................TEU/FEU
Total TEU/FEU capacity........................................274/137
on deck ..............................................................70/35
in holds............................................................204/102
Complement ........................................................................16
Bow thruster
Make .....................................................................Schottel
Number ............................................................................1
Output .....................................................................230kW
Fire detection system...................................................Semco
Fire extinguishing systems
Cargo holds/engineroom..................................Unitor CO2
Radars
Number ............................................................................2
Make ..................................................Transas Eurasia Ltd
Models ..................................................2 x E ATA-251.6M
Waste disposal systems
Incinerator............................................Teamtec OG 120C
Sewage plant ...................................................Jets 3MBD
Contract date .........................................................................Launch/float-out date .................................2 November 2006
Delivery date ..............................................15 February 2007

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ITAL MATTINA: Hyundai Mipo-built


4300TEU containership
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co Ltd
Shipbuilder: ......H
(HMD), Korea
Vessel's name: ...................................Ital Mattina
0408
Hull number: ................................................0
9315915
IMO number:..........................................9
E R Schiffahrt GmbH & Co,
Owner/operator:.......E
Germany
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co Ltd,
Designer: .........H
Korea
Liberia
Flag: ..........................................................L
Total number of sister
1
ships already completed:................................1
Total number of sister
3
ships still on order ...........................................3

HIS example of the largest of the four standard


design containerships which HMD has in its
portfolio, is another vessel built for German owners
who specialise in the provision of tonnage for the liner
charter trades, this time for the Italian Conti Lines
group. Of single-deck configuration with forecastle
and sunken mooring deck aft, Ital Mattina has its
machinery space in the three-quarter aft position, with
a narrow, nine-tier superstructure above.
Six of the seven cargo holds are forward of this
position and one, restricted by the ship's shape, aft. The
hull is double skinned with provision at the top of the
side space, under the deck, for fore and aft passageways.
Below these are water ballast tanks, with No 3 tanks
P&S used for anti-heeling purposes. All ballast tanks
have separate filling arrangements to suit ballast
exchange.
Total container capacity is 4363TEU, with 2753
carried on deck and 1610 in the holds. In this maximum
condition, seven tiers x 13 rows can be stowed on deck
and 7/11 in the holds. Homogeneously loaded to
14tonnes, total intake is 2819TEU. Connections for
refrigerated containers are available on deck and in
holds 3, 4, 5, and 6 for 400TEU plus 200FEU, and
arrangements are made in the holds for two tiers of 40ft
x 9ft 6in containers to be carried.
All holds except No 7 can accommodate dangerous
cargoes of classes 1 (1 and 2 holds only),
1.4S/2/3/4/5.1/6.1/8 and 9 of Chapter II-2, Reg 19 of
SOLAS 2000 Amendment. Local strength of the tank
top in the holds, and of the fixed cell guide structures,
is suitable for container loadings of 24tonnes/TEU (six
tiers) and 30tonnes/FEU (seven tiers).
Hatch covers are of the MacGregor lift-off pontoon
type, totalling 40 individual panels with a permissible
stack loading of 90tonnes/TEU and 120tonnes/FEU.
When loaded with 2819TEU, each containing 14tonnes
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about 11,000tonnes of water ballast.


The main engine has been supplied by the nearby
Hyundai Heavy Industries plant and is of the MAN
B&W 8K90MC-C design, developing 36,560kW MCR
at 104rev/min. At 90% of this output and allowing a
15% sea margin whilst running in a calm and deep sea,
speed is around 23.9knots. Electrical requirements are
served by four alternators, two driven by Hyundai-built
MAN 8L27/38 diesel engines, and two by 6L27/38
units. One pair generates 2400kW each and the other
1800kW each. An Aalborg composite boiler supplies
steam, and the bow thruster is of Kawasaki make and
has an output of 1500kW.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................264.21m
Length, bp.................................................................249.00m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................32.20m
Depth, moulded ..........................................................19.50m
Width of double skin
side ..........................................................................2.00m
bottom ......................................................................1.70m
Draught
design ....................................................................11.30m
scantling ................................................................12.75m
Gross.........................................................................42,020gt
Displacement ....................................................70,950tonnes
Deadweight
design ..............................................................43,500dwt
scantling............................................................53,600dwt
Speed, service, 90% MCR, 15% sea margin .......23.90knots
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................5000m
diesel oil...................................................................410m
Water ballast ............................................................13,200m
Water ballast carried in container
loaded condition ....................................................11,000m
Fuel consumption
main engine only ...........................approx 133tonnes/day
Classification .................................Det Norske Veritas, +1A1,
Container Carrier, Nauticus (NB),
E0, DG-P, BIS, Naut-OC, BWM- E (d)
Percentage of high tensile
steel used in construction .................................approx 40%
Heel control equipment ................................................Framo
Main engine
Design.........................................MAN B&W
Model ...............................................................8K90MC-C
Manufacturer............................Hyundai Heavy Industries
Number ............................................................................1
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output/speed..................................36,560kW/104rev/min
Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer ............Hyundai Heavy Industries
Number ............................................................................1
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed

Diameter ..............................................................7700mm
Speed...............................................................104rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................4
Engine make ...............................................Hyundai-MAN
Type ...............................................................2 x 8L27/38;
2 x 6L27/38
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output/speed ............................2 x 2400kW/2 x 1800kW
Boilers
Number/type ...............................................1 x composite
Make .....................................................................Aalborg
Output .................3000kg/h (oil): 2500kg/h (exhaust gas)
Hatch covers
Designer/manufacturer....................................MacGregor
Type .........................................................Lift-off pontoons
Containers
Lengths ...............................................................TEU/FEU
Heights.........................................................8ft 6in; 9ft 6in
Total TEU capacity.....................................................4363
on deck ................................................................2753
in holds .................................................................1610
homogeneously loaded to 14tonnes ...................2819
Reefer plugs ........................................400TEU + 200FEU
Tiers/rows (maximum)
on deck .................................................................7/13
in holds ..................................................................7/11
Ballast control system
Make.....................................................................Damcos
Type........................................................Hydraulic remote
Complement
Officers...........................................................................18
Crew...............................................................................16
Suez/repair crew..............................................................6
Bow thruster
Make...................................................................Kawasaki
Number ............................................................................1
Output ...................................................................1500kW
Bridge control system
Make.....................................................................Hyundai
One man operation ......................................................Yes
Fire detection system ..............................................Consilium
Fire extinguishing systems
Cargo holds ...................................NK/high pressure CO2
Engineroom........................................Novenco/water mist
NK/high pressure CO2
Radars
Number/type ................................1 x S-band: 1 x X-band
Make........................................................SAM Electronics
Models..........................................GR3021: GR3004G150
Integrated bridge system ...................................................No
Waste disposal system
Incinerator
Make/model......................................KangRim/KFB-50
Sewage plant
Make/model .....................................DVZ/DVZ-SKA-30
Contract date.................................................30 August 2004
Launch/float-out date .........................................10 May 2007
Delivery date .....................................................28 June 2007

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LAMENTIN: French chemical/gas tanker


delivered by Turkish builder
Tersan Shipyard,
Shipbuilder: ..............................T
Turkey
Vessel's name: ......................................Lamentin
014
Hull number: ..................................................0
9377054
IMO number:..........................................9
Petromarine SA, France
Owner/operator: ............P
Navtek, Turkey
Design:.........................................N
France
Flag: .........................................................F
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:..............................N
Total number of sister
2
ships still on order: ..........................................2

AMENTIN is the first of three sister ships


building at Tersan's Tuzla shipyard for the French
owner, Petromarine. Designed in Turkey by the Navtek
consultancy, this series is of particular interest because
of the shallow draught configuration of the hullform,
and the incorporation of an aft body which features
twin skegs, two rudders, and twin CP propellers.
These are driven by two MaK main engines of 8M25
designation, each developing 2400kW and producing a
service speed of 14knots. A ZF gearbox is included in
each shaft line, and a 500kW alternator is coupled to
each. Three 800kW diesel-driven sets are also installed
on a flat in the engineroom, above the main machinery.
The manoeuvring qualities of the stern arrangement are
further enhanced by the provision of a 500kW Schottel
thruster at the bow.
The single-decked design has poop and forecastle
erections, a double hull running right through the
machinery room, and a cargo space divided by troughed
longitudinal and transverse bulkheads into six pairs of
oil/chemical tanks and two slop tanks. The side spaces
are arranged to carry water ballast, and also contain the
ship side stiffening. With deck beams fitted externally, a
smooth surface is presented in the tanks, and this is
protected by Hempel phenolic coatings.
A feature which has not been included in Lamentin's
two, later sisters, is the installation on the upper deck of
an LPG cargo capability, comprised of two 500m
capacity cylindrical tanks. These have been constructed
in Turkey but incorporated into a system which includes
two LPG pumps and a compressor, manufactured in
The Netherlands and supplied direct by the shipowner.
Handling of the main cargo, which includes a full
range of chemical and oil related cargoes, is carried out
using 14 Svanehj, stainless steel, deepwell pumps, each
of 300m/h duty, which discharge through port and
starboard midship manifolds. An inert gas system is
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and the cargo and ballast control systems have been


provided by Svanehj/WW Eurovalves.
A noteworthy claim made for Lamentin is that it is one
of the first cargo ships to be awarded the Bureau
Veritas 'Clean Ship Super' notation. This designation,
generally applied to passenger vessels, has been
achieved through the inclusion of a continuous
monitoring system for the exhaust gases. Supplied by
Tritech Engineers and Instrumatics, this is fitted to both
main engines, and all three auxiliary units.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................119.54m
Length, bp.................................................................114.00m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................20.00m
Depth, moulded, to upper deck .................................13.10m
Width of double skin
side ..........................................................................1.11m
bottom ......................................................................1.20m
Draught
design ......................................................................6.50m
scantling ..................................................................7.80m
Gross............................................................................7292gt
Displacement, scantling draught......................15,320tonnes
Lightweight ...........................................................3921tonnes
Deadweight
design ..................................................................8600dwt
scantling............................................................10,800dwt
Block coefficient, scantling draught ..............................0.838
Speed, service............................................................14knots
Capacities
liquid volume ......................................................12,650m
LPG ........................................................................1000m
Bunkers
heavy oil...................................................................445m
diesel oil...................................................................106m
Water ballast ...............................................................4650m
Fuel consumption
main engines ............................................22.6tonnes/day
auxiliaries ..................................................11.6tonnes/day
Classification ................Bureau Veritas I +Hull, + Machinery,
Oil Tanker/Chemical Tanker/Gas Carrier,
ESP, Unrestricted Navigation, + AUT-UMS,
+ AUT-Port, Manovr, Clean Ship Super, AVMDPS, SYS-NEQ 1, IG
Main engines
Design ........................................................................MaK
Model ........................................................................8M25
Manufacturer ............................................Caterpillar MaK
Number ............................................................................2
Type of fuel used ..............................................HFO/MDO
Output .............................................................2 x 2400kW
Gearboxes
Make ..............................................................................ZF
Model .................................................W 33100 NR PTO 3
Number ............................................................................2

Output speed ...................................................160rev/min


Propellers
Material......................................Copper-nickel-aluminium
Designer/manufacturer..................................................ZF
Number ............................................................................2
Pitch................................................................Controllable
Diameter ..............................................................3700mm
Speed...............................................................160rev/min
Special adaptations...........................................net cutter:
IHC Supreme outboard sealing
Main-engine driven alternators
Number ............................................................................2
Make...............................................................A van Kaick
Output ...............................................................2 x 500kW
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................3
Engine make/type ........................................Yanmar/6N21
Type of fuel used ..............................................HFO/MDO
Output ...............................................................3 x 880kW
Alternator make/type .................................................Taiyo
Output ...............................................................3 x 800kW
NOx monitoring (Clean Ship Super notation)
Manufacturers ...................Tritech Engineers/Instrumatics
Types ..............................................EZNOX II, HCLD NOx
Boilers
Number ............................................................................2
Make................................................................Heatmaster
Output .............................................................2 x 2000kW
Cargo tanks
Number ..............................12 x cargo; 2 x slop; 2 x LPG
Grades of cargo carried ....Oil products, chemicals, LPG
Coated tanks..........................................Hempel phenolic
Cargo pumps (oil/chemicals)
Number ..........................................................................14
Type ..............................................................DL 132d/150
Make/type ........................Hamworthy Svanehj deepwell
Duties............................................................14 x 300m/h
Cargo/ballast control systems .............Hamworthy Svanehj/
WW Eurovalves
Complement
Officers.................................6
Crew.................................................................................9
Supernumaries/pilot.........................................................2
Bow thruster
Make .....................................................................Schottel
Output ...............................................................1 x 500kW
Fire detection systems
Make ..................................................................Consilium
Fire extinguishing systems
Engineroom.......................................................Almar/CO2
Cabins/public spaces.............................Altanlar/portable
Waste disposal plant
Incinerator ..............................................Detegasa IRL-30
Sewage plant........................................Hamworthy ST 2A
Contract date ....................................................October 2005
Launch/float-out date .........................................20 July 2006
Delivery date ..........................................................June 2007

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LIBERTAS: STX delivers Panamax bulker


to Croatian owner
STX Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Shipbuilder:..................S
(Jinhae yard), Korea
Vessel's name: ........................................Libertas
S-1211
Hull number: .............................................S
9321914
IMO number:..........................................9
Atlantska Plovidba dd,
Owner/operator: ..............A
Croatia
STX Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Korea
Designer:..........S
Model test establishment
Maritime & Ocean Engineering
used:..............M
Research Institute (MOERI), Korea
Croatia
Flag: .........................................................C
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:..............................N
Total number of sister
1
ships still on order: ..........................................1

TX Shipbuilding Co Ltd, and its now defunct


predecessor company Daedong, has been in
existence for a relatively short 45 years, yet it is already
considered to rank as the fifth-largest shipbuilder in the
world, with references covering virtually every aspect
of large, merchant ship newbuilding. Currently,
containerships carrying up to 13,100TEU, Aframax
and Panamax tankers, VLCCs, car carriers,
LPG/ethylene tankers, and most recently LNG
carriers, all feature on the orderbooks. A recently
discerned market for bulk carriers (partly in the light of
China's continued appetite for raw materials) has,
however, led the company to add designs for this class
of vessel to its catalogue, with many of these new
standards destined to be built by STX China, at a
recently laid out 'greenfield' site at Dalian.
Libertas is the first of a pair of Panamax-size, gearless
bulk carriers ordered by Atlantska Plovida, a company
with a long history dating back to former Yugoslav days.
The design features a double-skin hull subdivided into
seven cargo holds by troughed, transverse bulkheads,
built on stools. Side tanks incorporating top and bottom
wing tanks, are joined with a centrally divided double
bottom to provide four pairs of water ballast tanks and
a pair of bilge-water handling tanks. Nos 1 and 2 DB
tanks have port, starboard, and centre sections, with the
latter designated as bunker spaces. The water ballast
tanks are coated with Hempel grey-coloured, tar-free
epoxy, with loading/discharge handled by two
2000m/h pumps.
No structural obstacles are arranged within the cargo
spaces, and the resulting plain surfaces are coated with
modified epoxy. The holds are particularly suitable for
bulk cargoes such as iron ore, coal, and grain, and are
closed by side-rolling, chain driven covers,
manufactured by Tsuji. The upper deck has a slight
sheer forward and is arranged with a forecastle. At the
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aft end a deckhouse, separated from the engine casing


and funnel, provides accommodation for a total
complement of 24, of which 15 are officers. Six
Suez/repair crew are also carried. Lifesaving equipment
includes a 24 person freefall lifeboat, launched over the
stern from a platform linked to the deckhouse.
The machinery installation is based upon a MAN
B&W 7S50MC-C (Mk 7) main engine, manufactured by
the builder's sister company STX Engine. This develops
11,060kW MCR at 127rev/min, and produces a service
speed at 85% MCR of 14.50knots. The FP propeller
has a diameter of 6200mm and operates in an open
water sternframe. Electrical requirements are satisfied
by three Hyundai alternators each driven by STX-MAN
6L23/30H 795kW/720rev/min diesel engines, and
each producing 740kW. A KangRim composite boiler is
installed and this can generate 1200kg of steam hourly.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................225.00m
Length, bp.................................................................216.20m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................32.24m
Depth, moulded ..........................................................19.70m
Width of double skin
side ..........................................................................1.40m
bottom ......................................................................1.80m
Draught
design ....................................................................12.20m
scantling ................................................................14.20m
Gross.........................................................................40,914gt
Displacement ....................................................87,370tonnes
Deadweight
design ...............................................................62,203dwt
scantling............................................................75,511dwt
Speed, service, 85% MCR ....................................14.50knots
Cargo capacity, grain ..............................................84,326m
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................2013m
diesel .......................................................................166m
Water ballast ............................................................26,634m
Fuel consumption, main engine only...........38.10tonnes/day
Classification ....................Bureau Veritas, I + Hull, + MACH,
Bulk Carrier BC-A (Holds 2, 4, and 6 may
be empty), ESP, Unrestricted Navigation,
VeriSTAR-HULL, 20 years North Atlantic (descriptive
note: Worldwide 25 Years), + AUT-UMS,
IWS, MONSHAFT
Percentage of high-tensile steel used in construction ....60%
Main engine
Design ..............................................................MAN B&W
Model ....................................................7S50MC-C (Mk 7)
Manufacturer.......................................STX Engine Co Ltd
Number ............................................................................1
Type of fuel .................................................................HFO

Output .............................................11,060kW/127rev/min
Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer .....................................Silla Metal
Number ............................................................................1
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed
Diameter ..............................................................6200mm
Speed...............................................................127rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................3
Engine make/type .............................STX-MAN 6L23/30H
Type of fuel .......................................................HFO/MDO
Output/speed.................................3 x 795kW/720rev/min
Alternator make ....................................................Hyundai
Output/speed.................................3 x 740kW/720rev/min
Boiler
Number ............................................................................1
Type ..................................................................Composite
Make ...................................................................KangRim
Output .................................................................1200kg/h
Hatch covers
Designer/manufacturer...................Tsuji Heavy Industries
Type ...........................................Side rolling, chain driven
Ballast control system
Make.....................................................................Damcos
Type............................Hydraulic actuator, mimic diagram
Complement
Officers...........................................................................15
Crew.................................................................................9
Suez/repair crew..............................................................6
Bridge control system
Make............................................................................KTE
Type ...................................................................Desk type
One man operation .......................................................No
Fire detection system
Make....................................................................Saracom
Type ...............................................................Thorn T1016
Fire extinguishing systems
Make .............................................................................NK
Radars
Number ............................................................................2
Make............................................................................JRC
Models ........................................JMA-9932-SA/9922-9XA
Integrated bridge system ...................................................No
Waste disposal plant
Incinerator
Make ...............................................................Hyundai
Model ......................................................MAXI 50SL-1
Shredder/crusher
Make..................................................................Loipart
Model......................................................................520
Sewage plant
Make......................................................................DVZ
Model .......................................................DVZ-SKA-30
Contract date ..................................................19 March 2004
Launch/float-out date ...........................................4 July 2007
Delivery date .................................................20 August 2007

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MAERSK SEMARANG: Mller charters


standard box-ship from German owner
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine
Shipbuilder:...D
Engineering Co Ltd (DSME), Korea
Vessel's name: ......................Maersk Semarang
4116
Hull number: ...............................................4
9330070
IMO number:.........................................9
Santa Livia Offen Reederei/CP
Owner/operator:.S
ffen, Germany/AP
Mller-Maersk Group, Denmark
DSME, Korea
Designer:.......................................D
Model test establishment
HSVA, Germany
used: ....................................H
Liberia
Flag: ........................................................L
Total number of sister
2
ships already completed:...............................2
Total number of sister
4
ships still on order: .........................................4

HE booming market for containerships, and a


simultaneous slowing in the demand for liquefied
natural gas carriers, has meant a change in the mix of
vessels on order at Daewoo. This has resulted in a
reduction of that yard's intended premier focus on that
latter class of ship (although, as illustrated by our
review of Al Ruwais on earlier pages, LNG carriers do
still feature strongly in the company's portfolio).
The change is illustrated by the fact that almost twothirds of the orders received at the Okpo shipyard in
2007 were for containerships, particularly examples of
the three sizes which are now offered as basis designs;
these are 10,000-plus TEU, 8400TEU, and a Panamax
version of 4400TEU capacity. Maersk Semarang is
representative of that middle-sized model (only recently
regarded as 'the world's largest'!), which is especially
popular with German owners such as Claus-Peter
ffen, which specialise in building for charter to the
main international liner operators.
The design is configured with a double skin hull in
way of the cargo spaces (except for the tapering No 1
hold), and is arranged with eight holds, providing 16
bays sized for 40ft containers and closed by 16 hatches,
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forward of the superstructure block. Aft of this


structure, a restricted No 9 hold with three more
hatches, contains three FEU bays, whilst an open deck
stowage space right aft offers a 20th bay.
Cell guides are fitted in the holds only, where
3598TEU, or the equivalent 40ft units, can be loaded.
Larger 45ft containers can be accommodated on deck,
above the third tier. Of the total capacity of 8440TEU,
700 can be refrigerated, and in accordance with stability
regulations where an arbitrary loading of 14tonnes per
box is assumed, total capacity at a scantling draught of
14.50m is 6670TEU.
A maximum eight tiers and 17 rows of containers can
be carried on deck and hatches, with 9/15 the
corresponding figures for the holds. To compensate for
list during cargo handling, a heel control system is
fitted, using No 6 wing tanks for ballast transfer. Nos 4,
7, and 8 wing tanks P&S are allocated for oil fuel and
the peaks serve as void spaces.
Maersk Semarang is fitted with a MAN B&W
12K98MC-C6 main engine manufactured by the
Doosan Engine Co, and developing 68,520kW at
104rev/min. When running at 90% MCR (61,670kW), a
service speed of 25.40knots is achieved. A bow thruster
is fitted and the rudder is of the semi balanced type.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa................................................................332.00m
Length, bp ...............................................................317.20m
Breadth, moulded......................................................43.40m
Depth, moulded.........................................................24.50m
Width of double skin
side.........................................................................2.44m
bottom ....................................................................2.00m
Draught
design ..................................................................13.00m
scantling ...............................................................14.50m
Gross .......................................................................94,300gt
Displacement, 14.50m draught .....................140,300tonnes

Lightweight ......................................................32,900tonnes
Deadweight
design..............................................................89,400dwt
scantling .......................................................107,400dwt
Block coefficient, 14.50m draught .................................0.69
Speed, service, 90% MCR...................................25.40knots
Bunkers
heavy oil ............................................................11,000m
diesel oil .................................................................300m
Water ballast...........................................................27,500m
Fuel consumption, main engine ....................249tonnes/day
Classification ......Germanischer Lloyd, +100A5E, Container
Ship, +MCE, AUT, IW, SOLAS II-2, Reg 19, NAV-O,
RSD STAR, Environmental Passport, BWM-F
Percentage of high tensile
steel used in construction................................approx 55%
Heel control equipment ........Heeling tanks P&S, with pump
Main engine
Design .............................................................MAN B&W
Model ................................12K98MC-C6
Manufacturer....................Doosan Engine Co
Number ..........................................................................1
Type of fuel used ......................................................HFO
Output............................................68,520kW/104rev/min
Containers
Lengths...........................................20ft; 40ft; 45ft (deck)
Heights ...........................................8ft 6in: 9ft 6in (holds)
Cell guides.......................................................holds only
Total TEU capacity ...................................................8440
On deck ..............................................................4442
In holds ...............................................................3598
Homogeneously loaded to 14tonnes..................6670
Reefer plugs .........................................................700
Tiers/across (maximum)
On deck ...............................................................8/17
In holds ................................................................9/15
Contract date ...............................................12 August 2004
Launch/float out date ................................24 February 2007
Delivery date.....................................................16 May 2007
We regret that the description and technical particulars presented for this vessel are not
as complete as usual.

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MIRZAGA KHALILOV: first Russian-built


river/sea design with 'ECO' class notation
Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard,
Shipbuilder:...........K
Russia
Vessel's name: ..........................Mirzaga Khalilov
03001
Hull number: ..............................................0
9368572
IMO number:..........................................9
Paltrading-1 Co Ltd,
Owner/operator: ..................P
Malta/Palmali Shipping Services, Turkey
Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB),
Designer: .....M
Ukraine
Malta
Flag: ............................................................M
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed: ..............................N
Total number of sister
4
ships still on order:...........................................4

NE of Russia's oldest shipbuilders, Krasnoye


Sormovo, situated on the River Volga at Nizhniy
Novgorod, east of Moscow and arguably nearer the
Baltic than the Caspian Sea, currently operates as part
of the MNP Group and delivered Mirzaga Khalilov last
year, just too late for inclusion in Significant Ships of
2006. This vessel is the lead ship of a series of five
designed by MEB, in conjunction with owner Palmali
Group under Project RSD17, for service around
Europe, the Sea of Azov, Black and Baltic Seas, and of
dimensions suitable for navigating the Volga-Don and
Volga-Balt channels.
Particular interest lies with the claim to be the first
Russian-built dry-cargo ship to receive the 'ECO'
notation from the Russian Maritime Register, in
recognition of the inclusion of higher ecological
standards than required for compliance with MARPOL
73/78.
These features cover reductions in atmospheric
pollution from machinery and engineering systems, and
from discharges into the sea from cargo residues, bilge
water, garbage, and oil. The prevention of transfer of
harmful organisms in ballast water is also included.
Additionally, safety levels are improved by fitting a
500kW gearbox-driven alternator with a PTO/PTI
facility, which can accept power from the two 292kW
diesel-driven alternators, as well as performing its
normal duty of supplying electrical requirements. This
allows it to function as a propulsion motor, driving the
ship at about 6knots in an emergency.
The alternators form part of a machinery installation
centred on a Wrtsil 6R32LN main engine
manufactured by the designer, which develops 2460kW
MCR at 750rev/min. When operating at 85% full
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power, this turns a CP propeller through a Mekanord


690HS-130 gearbox for a service speed of 11.5knots.
Also fitted are a Schottel STT 170LK bow thruster and
a Becker flap rudder. Automation to A1 class provides
full remote one-man control of the main engine and
steering gear from the bridge.
Mirzaga Khalilov is a single decked vessel with
forecastle. A poop, surmounted by a two-tier
deckhouse, provides accommodation for 12 crew plus 2
supernumaries at the aft end, and above this a totally
enclosed, full width wheelhouse forms a third tier. The
double skin hull is extended to give protection to the
bunker spaces and surrounds three, box-shaped cargo
holds, closed by lift-away hatch covers strengthened for
the carriage of containers and timber.
Covers are handled by a travelling gantry crane
mounted on a 3.67m high coaming which forms a full
length trunk on deck. At each side of this the main deck
provides an access passageway, and 2.5m above is a fore
and aft gangway linking poop and forecastle and serving
as a working platform at the hatches.
A feature is the provision of a 2.00m high breakwater
on the forecastle front to protect deck cargoes.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................121.70m
Length, bp.................................................................116.94m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................16.50m
Depth, moulded to main deck ......................................6.20m
Width of double skin
side ..........................................................................1.90m
bottom ......................................................................1.00m
Draught
scantling (sea) .........................................................5.06m
Gross ..........................................................................4922gt
Deadweight (5.06m draught)....................................6354dwt
Service speed (100% MCR)..................................12.50knots
Cargo capacity ...........................................................9468m
Bunkers
heavy oil...................................................................353m
diesel oil.....................................................................67m
Water ballast ...............................................................3117m
Classification ............Russian Maritime Register of Shipping,
KMzLU2, I, A1, ECO
Main engine
Design...................................................................Wrtsil
Model ....................................................................6R32LN
Manufacturer.........................................................Wrtsil
Number ............................................................................1
Type of fuel .................................................................HFO
Output/speed.....................................2460kW/750rev/min
Gearbox
Make ..................................................................Mekanord

Model ...............................................................690HS-130
Number ............................................................................1
Output speed....................................................................Propeller
Designer/manufacturer..........................................Helseth
Number ............................................................................1
Pitch................................................................Controllable
Diameter ..............................................................3400mm
Main-engine driven alternator
Number ............................................................................1
Make/type ..........................Marelli Motori/MJBM 400 LB6
Output .....................................................................500kW
Diesel-driven alternators
Engine make/type.....................Volvo Penta/D12-AUX KC
Number ............................................................................2
Type of fuel used.......................................................MDO
Output/speed...............................2 x 310kW/1500rev/min
Alternator make...................................................Stamford
Output/speed...............................2 x 292kW/1500rev/min
Boilers
Number ............................................................................2
Type ..................................1 x CERTUSS U.1500 oil fired;
1 x EGB 300 exhaust gas
Make ......................................................................Permak
Outputs ....................................1 x 1500kg/h; 1 x 500kg/h
Hatch cover gantry crane
Number ............................................................................1
Make .................................................................................Hatch covers
Design.....................Marine Engineering Bureau, Ukraine
Manufacturer .......................................................Shipyard
Type.....................................................Lift-away pontoons
Containers
Lengths ...............................................................TEU/FEU
Total TEU/FEU capacity........................................234/114
on deck ...............................................................60/30
in holds ..............................................................174/84
Complement
Officers.............................................................................2
Crew...............................................................................10
Supernumaries/spare ......................................................2
Bow thruster
Make/type ..........................................Schottel/STT 170LK
Number ............................................................................1
Output.................................300kW
Bridge control system
Make .........................................................................Elcon
Fire detection system
Make ...................................................................Autronica
Type...............................................................BS-100 DYFI
Fire extinguishing systems
Holds/engineroom .......................................................CO2
Contract date .........................................................................Launch/float-out date ..............................10 September 2006
Delivery date ............................................11 November 2006

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MOL CREATION: advanced container


liner featuring new steel grade
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd
Shipbuilder:.......M
(MHI), Nagasaki yard, Japan
Vessel's name: ..............................MOL Creation
2225
Hull number: ................................................2
9321237
IMO Number: .........................................9
MOL Euro-Orient Shipping
Owner/operator:........M
SA /Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd (MOL), Japan
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd,
Designer:..........M
Japan
MHI Nagasaki
Model test establishment used: ...M
R&D Centre, Japan
Bahamas
Flag: ......................................................B
Total number of sister
2
ships already completed:................................2
Total number of sister
4
ships still on order: ..........................................4

OL Creation is the lead ship of a new series of six


developed by MHI, and described as having
'highly economical performance', 'environmentfriendly technology' and 'vessel safety' attributes. As
part of the owner's continuing focus on these features
of its operations, all these ships will be outfitted with
the latest technologies, impacting on these areas of
performance.
In particular, it is understood that they are the first
containerships fabricated using a brand-new hightensile E-grade steel (YP460MPa_47kgf/mm2). This
has been specially evolved by MHI in association with
Nippon Steel Corp for use in the longitudinal strength
members of jumbo container liners to ensure hull
integrity, particularly where thicker steel plates are
normally used. Thicker plates tend to lose their
resistance to brittle fracture, and the specification of
this new E-grade steel is aimed at improving that
resistance and providing increased strength.
Comprehensive measures have also been taken to
minimise the risk of oil spills, including those caused by
collision or accidents, and MOL Creation continues with
an arrangement developed on earlier ships designed by
MHI/MOL. Here, bulkheads between holds are double
skinned, with the space between the skins used as oil
fuel bunkers.
This new design of containership has nine cargo
holds, seven forward and two aft of a superstructure
built over the machinery space. In-hold TEU capacity is
3494, stowed nine tiers high by 16 rows, with 4616TEU
loaded on deck to a maximum seven tiers high/18 rows.
Sockets for refrigerated containers total 630. Cell guides
for FEU are fitted in all holds except the aft sections of
Nos 1 and 2, where they are arranged for TEU only.
Lashing bridges on deck extend from No 3 hold to No
9, and over the aft mooring deck.
MHI Kobe Shipyard has manufactured the Sulzer RTflex96C 11-cylinder main engine. This is designed to
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performance at all engine speeds, also to reduce fuel


consumption and control NOx and soot (PM) exhaust
effectively, while operating at a relatively high service
speed of 25.25knots. Maximum continuous rating of
the main engine is 62,920kW at 102rev/min, and the
above speed is obtained when operating at 85% full
power.
A FP propeller is fitted, with performance enhanced
by a Propeller Boss Cap Fin (PBCF) developed by
MOL. The engine specification includes a Mitsubishi
ECL (electronically controlled lubricating oil) system
which provides for better utilisation of, and
considerable reduction in the consumption of, cylinder
oil. A 1500kW turbo alternator is installed, together
with four Yanmar/Taiyo 2500kW diesel-driven sets.
Kawasaki has supplied the 2700kW bow thruster.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................316.00m
Length, bp.................................................................302.00m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................45.60m
Depth, moulded ..........................................................25.00m
Draught
design ....................................................................13.00m
scantling ................................................................14.50m
Gross.........................................................................86,700gt
Deadweight
design ...............................................................74,400dwt
scantling............................................................90,700dwt
Speed, service, 85% MCR ....................................25.25knots
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................8500m
diesel oil...................................................................490m
Water ballast ............................................................27,600m
Fuel consumption
main engine only .......................................227tonnes/day
Classification .................Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) NS*,
Container Carrier, MNS*, MO, B
Heel control system...................................Automatic transfer
Main engine
Design......................................................................Sulzer
Model............................................................11RT-flex96C
Manufacturer .........................Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Number ....................................1
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output .............................................62,920kW/102rev/min
Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer .........Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Number ............................................................................1
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed
Diameter ..............................................................8800mm
Speed...............................................................102rev/min
Special adaptations.........Propeller Boss Cap Fin (PBCF)
Turbo-alternator
Number ............................................................................1

Alternator make .........................................................Taiyo


Output/speed...................................1500kW/1800rev/min
Turbine make/type.....................................Shinko/RG65-4
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................4
Engine make/type..............................Yanmar/6N330L-GV
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output/speed...............................4 x 2648kW/720rev/min
Alternator make/type ............................Taiyo/HEW63C-10
Output/speed..................................................4 x 2500kW
Boiler
Number ............................................................................1
Type ..........................................................Marine, oil fired
Make............................................................................MHI
Output ..............................................................14tonnes/h
Hatch covers
Design/manufacturer......................Tsuji Heavy Industries
Type ......................................................................Pontoon
Containers
Lengths........................................................20ft; 40ft; 45ft
Heights.........................................................8ft 6in; 9ft 6in
Cell guides ..................................................Fixed in holds
Total TEU capacity.....................................................8110
on deck ................................................................4616
in holds .................................................................3494
Tiers/rows
on deck .................................................................7/18
in holds ..................................................................9/16
Reefer plugs ................................................................630
Complement
Officers...........................................................................12
Crew...............................................................................17
Bow thruster
Make...................................................................Kawasaki
Number ............................................................................1
Output ...................................................................2700kW
Bridge control system
Make...................................................................Nabtesco
Type........................................................................electric
One man operation .......................................................No
Fire extinguishing systems
Cargo holds..............................................CO2/waterspray
Engineroom.............................CO2
Radars
Number ............................................................................3
Make .......................................................................Furuno
Models...........1 x FAR-2837S; 1 x FAR-2827; 1 x 2827-M
Waste disposal plant
Incinerator
Make..............................................................Sunflame
Model......................................................OSV-2400SAI
Sewage plant
Make............................................................Taiko Kikai
Model ................................................................SBT-40
Contract date .........................................................................Launch/float-out date ...................................20 January 2007
Delivery date .....................................................29 June 2007

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NATCHAN RERA: Incat's first 112m ro-pax


wave-piercer
Shipbuilder:...............IIncat Tasmania Pty Ltd, Australia
Vessel's name:...........................................Natchan Rera
064
Hull number:.................................................................0
9294238
IMO number:.......................................................9
Higashi Nihon Ferry Co Ltd,
Owner/operator:................H
Japan
Revolution Design Pty Ltd, Australia
Designer:..............R
Flag: .........................................................................JJapan
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:...........................................N
Total number of sister
1
ships still on order:.........................................................1
ATCHAN Rera ('Natchan' is a shortened version of
N
'Natsumi', the first name of a seven-year old Japanese girl
artist who devised the artwork adorning the hull of the vessel,

and 'Rera' means wind in the Hokkaido Ainu language) enters


service with a string of superlatives already in place. Amongst
these are claims to be the largest catamaran yet built by Incat
(and in Australia), and the largest, most fuel efficient dieselpowered catamaran in the world.
Alongside her new sister, the ferry will provide a link between
Hakodate and Aomori on Hokkaido and Honshu Islands,
northern Japan, respectively, and in so doing, change the
business strategy of her owner from 'cargo-centred' using
conventional vessels, to a 'customer-orientated/hospitalitybased' activity. The application to the hull of the artwork
produced by Natsumi Kawashima has been carried out using
Avery Dennison MP1 1800 Cast high gloss vinyl film: a
premium quality, conformable, opaque product with claimed
long term adhesion and excellent print performance.
To satisfy this concept, leading Japanese interior architect
MEC Design has introduced a luxurious and stylish, yet easily
maintained, standard of accommodation for the 800
passengers and crew undertaking the 61nm/105-minute
journey. Two passenger decks, 3 and 4, are provided, furnished
throughout with impressive wood-effect and aluminiumlaminate finishes, and quality carpet and tiled flooring.
From the entrance lounge and atrium with centrepiece
staircase, passengers can move to economy and business class
lounges on deck 3, with an executive lounge on deck 4. Cafs
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shop. Large LCD screens are positioned throughout the spaces


providing entertainment, and comfortable indoor and outdoor
seating is arranged throughout.
Escalators and stairways allow passenger movement between
decks, including access to the vehicle spaces on decks 1 and 2.
The former is the main vehicle deck, offering a two-deck high
clear space which can sustain loadings of 12tonnes/axle, with
Deck 2 limited to 9tonnes. Vehicle capacity is measured as 450
truck lane metres plus 193 cars, or 355 cars only.
Vehicle access is over the stern to both decks, and by a linking
inter-deck ramp. Safety measures include a system of fire doors
and dampers, addressable fire detection, CCTV, sprinklers and
hydrants for fire protection, and four MES liferaft systems, two
each side of the ship. Two rigid inflatable rescue craft are also
onboard.
The machinery installation comprises four MAN
20V28/33D main engines, resiliently mounted in pairs, one
behind the other, in each of the two hulls. Each engine is rated
at 9000kW at 1000rev/min, and is connected via a ZF 60000
NR2H gearbox to a new-design Wrtsil waterjet. This LJX
unit features a 25% reduction in mounting flange diameter, a
10% weight reduction, and a 35% increase in cavitation margin.
The impellers have a diameter of 1500mm, and an inboard
layout for steering and reversing hydraulics is fitted.
Additional weight is saved by the use of Centa carbon-fibre
shafts. Built-in sea-keeping qualities of the 112m catamaran are
said to be excellent, but are further enhanced by fitting a
Maritime Dynamics/Incat ride control system comprising
transom-mounted trim tabs and a retractable T-foil forward, to
reduce pitch, roll and heave, and the incidence of motion
sickness. Four 360kW diesel-alternator sets satisfy electrical
requirements.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa....................................................................................112.60m
Length, waterline ........................................................................105.60m
Breadth, moulded.........................................................................30.50m
Breadth of each hull .......................................................................5.80m
Draught...............................................................................approx 3.93m
Gross............................................................................................10,841gt
Deadweight
maximum...................................................................approx 800dwt
in reduced operating conditions..........................approx 1380dwt

Speed (MCR, T-foil not deployed, clean hull,


water depth 10m/50m), 600dwt ................................approx 40knots
Bunkers
fuel oil..............................................................................900,000litres
genset fuel oil ......................................................................2476litres
Classification ..............................................................Det Norske Veritas
Ride control......................Maritime Dynamics active ride control with
trim tabs aft and T-foil on centre bow
Main engines
Design..........................................................................................MAN
Model ................................................................................20V28/33D
Manufacturer...............................................................................MAN
Number...............................................................................................4
Output .......................................................4 x 9000kW/1000rev/min
Gearboxes
Design.................................................................................ZF Marine
Model.............................................................................60000 NR2H
Number...............................................................................................4
Waterjets (configured for steering and reverse)
Design.....................................................................................Wrtsil
Model....................................................................................LJX 1500
Number...............................................................................................4
Diesel-alternator sets
Number/type........................4 x MAN D 2876 LE 301/HCN 534C
Output...............................................................4 x 360kW (nominal)
Lifesaving equipment
Number .................................................................4 x MES systems
Make .........................................................Liferaft Systems Australia
Capacity........................................2 x 200-person: 2 x 300-person
Liferafts.......................................................................9 x 100-person
Rescue boats.....................................................................................2
Vehicles
Number of decks ..............................................................................2
Total lane metres, trucks..............................................................450
Cars
With trucks...............................................................................193
No trucks loaded ...................................................................355
Complement, total...............................................................................800
Fire detection system..........................................................addressable
Fire extinguishing systems..............................sprinklers and hydrants
Contract date ............................................................................May 2006
Launch/float-out date................................................................................Delivery date........................................................................August 2007

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NORDSPRING: STX's 3500TEU design


STX Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Shipbuilder:..................S
(Jinhae yard), Korea
Vessel's name:...................................Nordspring
S1209
Hull number: ..............................................S
Reederei 'Nord' Klaus
Owner/operator: ...............R
E Oldendorff Ltd, Cyprus
STX Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Korea
Designer:..........S
Model test establishment
Korea Research Institute of Ships &
used: ......K
Ocean Engineering (KRISO), Korea
Cyprus
Flag: .........................................................C
Total number of sister
2
ships already completed:................................2
Total number of sister
2
ships still on order: ..........................................2
HEN Klaus Oldendorff left the Lbeck-based,
W
family firm of Egon Oldendorff in 1964, it was
to found his own shipping company specialising in

multi-purpose cargo vessels of around 7500dwt each.


Now based in Cyprus, the fleet is much more varied
and includes tankers to VLCC size, Panamax bulkers,
and containerships destined, like many others whose
owners have strong German connections, for
employment in the liner charter trade.
Nordspring fits this purpose well, having a Panamax
beam and, following the normal design configuration
for this class of vessel, a single deck and forecastle. A
double skin hull forms side and double bottom tanks
assigned to water ballast and bunker duties, with one
pair of side tanks P&S serving as anti-heeling tanks,
being connected to a Framo 500m/h pump.
Within this structure is a cargo space laid out with six
holds forward, and one aft, of the tall, narrow
superstructure, positioned over the engineroom. This
stands eight decks high to give a view over a deck/hatch
cover loading made up of 13 rows of ISO standard
containers, each 8ft 6in high, stowed to a maximum six
tiers. Each hold is fitted with steel pontoon covers
manufactured by Tsuji Heavy Industries, which can load
two container stacks.
Total container capacity is 3586TEU, of which 2153
are loaded on deck and hatch covers, and 1433 in the
holds, where they are stowed 11 rows wide and seven
tiers high. For stability calculation purposes, total
capacity
with
an
assumed
loading
of
14tonnes/container, is 2501TEU. In addition to
standard 20ft containers, 45ft x 9ft 6in, and 40ft x 9ft
6in units can be carried in prescribed locations, with cell
guides for FEU fitted in the holds. Mechanical
ventilation is arranged in the holds for the carriage of
refrigerated containers; in total there are 600 electrical
connections serving individual boxes.
The main engine is of MAN B&W design.
Manufactured by the shipbuilder's associated company,
STX Engine Works, it is a 9K80MC-C (Mk VI) unit
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coupled to a nickel-aluminium-bronze, five-bladed


propeller of 7600mm diameter, designed by the
shipbuilder and cast by Hyundai.
STX has also supplied the four alternator sets, using
MAN 9L28/32H diesel engines to drive Hyundai model
HFC5 639-14K-SB electrical units, each producing
2250kVA current. A KangRim composite boiler can
raise 3000kg/h of steam from both the oil fired and
exhaust gas sections to satisfy requirements, and a RollsRoyce 1400kW thruster is fitted at the bow. The bridge
control system is supplied by Kongsberg but does not
include facilities for one-man operation.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................246.80m
Length, bp.................................................................232.30m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................32.20m
Depth, moulded ..........................................................19.30m
Draught
design ....................................................................10.75m
scantling ................................................................12.30m
Deadweight
design ...............................................................36,246dwt
scantling ...........................................................46,270dwt
Speed, service, 90% MCR ....................................23.40knots
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................4810m
diesel .......................................................................294m
Water ballast ............................................................13,249m
Fuel consumption
main engine only ..................................133.33tonnes/day
auxiliaries ..................................................8.60tonnes/day
Classification .........................................Germanischer Lloyd,
+100A5 Container Ship, SOLAS II-2
Reg 19, +MC, AUT, IW, RCP (500/50), BWM-F
Percentage of high tensile
steel used in construction .............................................40%
Anti-heeling system..............................Framo 500m/h pump
Main engine
Design .................................MAN B&W
Model ......................................................9K80MC-C Mk 6
Manufacturer........................................STX Engine Works
Number ............................................................................1
Output ....................................32,490kW MCR/104rev/min
Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer.....................................STX Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Manufacturer ........................................................Hyundai
Number of blades............................................................5
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed
Diameter ..............................................................7600mm
Speed...............................................................104rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................4
Engine make/type .............................STX-MAN/9L28/32H
Output/speed...............................4 x 1890kW/720rev/min
Alternator make/type .....STX-Hyundai/HFC5 639-14K-SB

Output/speed..............................4 x 2250kVA/720rev/min
Boiler
Number ............................................................................1
Make ...................................................................KangRim
Type .............................................MC3803P34 composite
Output ..........................................3000kg/h, each section
Mooring equipment
Number ....................................................................8 sets
Make..............................Oriental Precision & Engineering
Type .......................................................................Electric
Lifesaving equipment
Number/type.................................2 x 30-person lifeboats
Make.....................................................................Hyundai
Hatch covers
Design ............................................Tsuji Heavy Industries
Type.....................................................Lift-away pontoons
Containers
Lengths........................................................20ft; 40ft; 45ft
Cell guides.......................................in holds for 40ft units
Total TEU capacity.....................................................3586
On deck................................................................2153
In holds.................................................................1433
Homogeneously loaded to 14tonnes...................2501
Reefer plugs ................................................................600
Tiers/rows, maximum
On deck ................................................6 tiers/13 rows
In holds .................................................7 tiers/11 rows
Ballast control system
Make .......................................................................Hoppe
Type ..................................................................Pneumatic
Complement
Officers...........................................................................13
Crew...............................................................................13
Suez/repair crew..............................................................6
Bow thruster
Make ...............................................................Rolls-Royce
Number ............................................................................1
Output ..................................1400kW
Bridge control system
Make ................................................................Kongsberg
Type ................................................................AutoChief 4
One man operation .......................................................No
Fire detection systems
Make....................................................................Saracom
Type .........................................................................T2000
Fire extinguishing systems
Cargo holds, engineroom ............................NK fixed CO2
Waste disposal plant
Incinerator
Make ...............................................................Hyundai
Model ...............................................Maxi T150 SL WS
Sewage plant
Make ..........................................................Hamworthy
Model ...................................................................ST3A
Contract date..............................................28 February 2004
Launch/float-out date .........................................11 May 2007
Delivery date.........................................................6 July 2007

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OPDR ANDALUCIA: Con-ro freight ferry


for Spain/Canaries link
Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd,
Shipbuilder:........F
China
Vessel's name: .........................OPDR Andalucia
VMW433-2
Hull number:.......................................V
9331206
IMO number:..........................................9
OPDR Canarias SA, Spain
Owner/operator: ........O
SDC Ship Design & Consult GmbH
Designer: ....S
(SDC), Germany
Hamburg
Model test establishment used: ...........H
Model Ship Basin (HSVA), Germany
Spain
Flag: ............................................................S
Total number of sister
2
ships already completed.................................2
Total number of sister
Nil
ships still on order: ........................................N
Illustration shows sister OPDR Canarias.

PDR Andalucia is one of three vessels built to run


between Seville on mainland Spain, and the
Atlantic island of Tenerife in the Canaries, on a service
which presented early problems to the design team in
its search to optimise a mix of container and ro-ro
(con-ro) cargo. Challenges included restrictions on
beam and draught presented by navigation of the River
Guadalquivir to Seville, and on overall length, by
terminal dimensions at Tenerife.
The result is a vessel with superstructure well forward,
containing accommodation for 14 crew and 12 drivers,
and a long open deck behind. This will normally be
loaded with containers, whilst the main deck and
tanktop, accessed over a MacGregor-designed stern
ramp/door, are dedicated to road vehicles.
A cargo lift allows these to be transferred to the upper
deck if required, and an internal fixed ramp links with
the tanktop. Capacities are 104 x 14.50m long road
vehicles, utilising 1590 lane-metres, and 500TEU on the
open deck. Reefer sockets are available for 125
containers on deck and in the holds. The upper deck is
designed for 70/90tonne stack loads (TEU/FEU)
without pillars below, and all decks can accept trailer
wheel-loads of 25tonnes. Container handling is by
shore-based cranes, although provision has been made
for future installation of 45tonne deck cranes. The hold
is equipped with mechanical ventilation to disperse heat
from the reefer trailers, and noise reduction grids are
installed.
Because the main deck is low in the hull, a lack of
height in the engineroom, which is situated right aft,
influenced the choice of a low-profile, single Vee-type
main engine, and necessitated a 'tailor-made' reduction
gearbox, angled at 45deg, in place of a normal vertical
or horizontally offset unit. Selection fell on a
Caterpillar-MaK 12M32C engine developing 6000kW
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and coupled to a CP propeller through a Renk gearbox


for a service speed of 16.40knots at 90% MCR, and
allowing a 15% sea margin. A 1800kVA alternator is
driven from the gearbox, and three 625kVA dieseldriven alternator sets are installed. Bow and stern
thrusters are installed, and the rudder is a Barkemeyer
spade type.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................145.00m
Length, bp.................................................................136.70m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................22.00m
Depth, moulded
to main deck ............................................................7.20m
to upper deck ........................................................13.90m
Width of double skin
side ..............................................................1.88m/3.40m
bottom ......................................................................1.40m
Draught..........................................................................6.00m
Gross.........................................................................11,250gt
Deadweight ...............................................................7239dwt
Speed, service (90% MCR, 15% sea margin)......16.40knots
Bunkers
heavy oil (including service tanks)..........................768m
heavy oil (no service tanks) ....................................690m
gas oil ......................................................................108m
Water ballast ...............................................................4320m
Water ballast carried in loaded condition
arrival/departure.........................................1250m/480m
Fuel consumption
main engine only .........................................23tonnes/day
auxiliaries .......................................................6tonnes/day
Classification....Germanischer Lloyd, + 100 A5 E, IW, BWM,
RoRo Vessel, Equipped for Carriage of Containers,
SOLAS II-2 Reg 19, + MC E, AUT
Percentage of high tensile
steel used in construction .................................approx 30%
Heel control equipment..........Cramer-S, 2 x 500m/h pumps
Main engine
Design ........................................................................MaK
Model ...................................................................12M32C
Manufacturer ............................................Caterpillar MaK
Number ............................................................................1
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output ............................................6000kW at 750rev/min
Gearbox
Make ..........................................................................Renk
Model ......................RSH-950 (tailor made, 45deg offset)
Number ...........................................1
Output speed ...................................................148rev/min
(propeller)/1800rev/min (alternator)
Propeller
Material.......................................nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer .................................Wrtsil Lips
Number ............................................................................1
Pitch................................................................Controllable
Diameter ..............................................................4550mm
Speed...............................................................148rev/min
Main-engine driven alternator
Number ............................................................................1
Make/type .................................................AEM/SE 450 L4

Output/speed..................................1800kVA/1800rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................3
Engine make/type............Lindenberg-MAN/D2842LE301
Type of fuel..............................................................gas oil
Output/speed...............................3 x 620kW/1800rev/min
Alternator make/type................................AEM/SE 400 S4
Output/speed, each set..............3 x 625kVA/1800rev/min
Exhaust gas scrubbing equipment ....................Prepared for
future fitting
Boiler
Number ............................................................................1
Type................................................................TOH750V40
Make.................................................................HTI Gesab
Output .....................................................................750kW
Hatch covers
Designer/manufacturer....................................MacGregor
Containers
Lengths................................................20ft; 30ft; 40ft; 45ft
Total TEU capacity (on open deck).............................500
Homogeneously loaded to 14tonnes ......290TEU plus 61
trailers x 25tonne
Reefer plugs.............................125 on deck and in holds
Tiers/rows (maximum), on deck ...................................4/6
Vehicles
Number of vehicle decks ..................3, including tanktop
Total lane length......................................................1590m
Total freight units............................................104 x 14.5m
Doors/ramps
Designer/manufacturer....................................MacGregor
Number/type.....................................1 x stern ramp/door;
1 x internal ramp; 1 x cargo lift
Ballast control system
Make/type ....................................................Cramer/S-two
Complement
Officers.............................................................................6
Crew.................................................................................8
Passengers
Total....................................................................12 drivers
Cabins ..........................................................6 x two-berth
Bow thruster
Make .............................................................Wrtsil Lips
Number ...........................................1
Output............................................825kW
Stern thruster
Make .............................................................Wrtsil Lips
Number ............................................................................1
Output .....................................................................500kW
Bridge control system
Make .................................................................Interschalt
One-man operation ......................................................Yes
Fire detection system
Make.....................................................................Tyco UK
Type .........................................................................T2000
Fire extinguishing systems
Cargo holds.........................................................drencher
Engineroom .....................CO2/water spray: Unitor/Imtech
Radars
Number .........................................1 x S-band/1 x X-band
Make ...................................................................Raytheon
Models ..........................NSC 3425/7XU: NSC 3430/12SU
Integrated bridge system.......................................Interschalt
Sewage plant .............................................Hamworthy ST2-A
Contract date.....................................................15 April 2004
Launch/float-out date ...................................2 February 2007
Delivery date ......................................................15 May 2007

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ORANGE TRIDENT: Sanoyas superPanamax bulker


Sanoyas Hishino Meisho Corp,
Shipbuilder:.......S
Japan
Vessel's name: ...........................Orange Trident
1257
Hull number: ...............................................1
9341873
IMO number:.........................................9
Victoria Steamship Inc,
Owner/operator: ............V
Panama/Naishin Senpaku KK, Japan
Sanoyas Hishino Meisho Corp,
Designer:...........S
Japan
Panama
Flag: ......................................................P
Total number of sister
1
ships already completed:...............................1
Total number of sister
7
ships still on order: .........................................7

ANOYAS has a long and enviable reputation as a


builder of efficient Handymax and Panamax bulk
carriers, with close to 70 examples of its 70,000dwt and
75,000dwt bulkers delivered. However, with new
IMCO and IACS rules and regulations coming on
stream, and a more positive approach to environmental
issues now apparent in this 21st century, the company
felt the time was right to update its portfolio, and two
replacements for those popular, earlier designs, are now
available. Marketed as 'Eco-Ships', the new vessels are
of 78,000dwt and 83,000dwt, respectively, with Orange
Trident an example of the smaller variant.
Sanoyas has long held the view that there is still a
place in the market for well constructed, single-skin
bulk carriers, and these new designs follow that
concept, with a variety of environmental measures
added to the arrangement. These include moving the
main fuel tanks to protected locations at the sides and
front of the engineroom, providing dedicated tanks for
grey-water retention, and allocating a saddle tank for
collecting dirty, hold-cleaning, fresh water, with a
hopper tank in the holds available for storage of that
clean, hold-washing water. In addition, tin-free
antifouling paints, light coloured ballast tank
compositions, and R404A refrigerants are used, whilst
to meet ISPS security requirements, special locks have
been fitted to relevant access doors.
Orange Trident is gearless with a forecastle. The seven
cargo holds (No 4 is also designated for water ballast)
offer clear openings equal to half the vessel's beam, and
are fitted with MacGregor-Kayaba side-rolling covers.
The tanktop is strengthened for heavy cargoes and grab
discharge, and top and bottom wing tanks are
incorporated into the structure with transverse
bulkheads built on stools.
To avoid heat damage to cargo, the fuel tank layout at
the fore end of the engineroom has been modified so
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automatic control, rather than the complete space.


Another innovation is the provision of separate tanks
for oil and water bilge liquids, coupled with the
inclusion of a larger capacity separator.
A de-rated Mitsui-MAN B&W 7S50MC-C main
engine is fitted. This produces 9561kW MCR at
110rev/min (8121kW/104.2rev/min CSR) for a service
speed of 14.50knots, with the economies attributed to
this installation claimed to be enhanced by the fitting of
the shipbuilder's own Sanoyas Tandem Fin (STF) for
which patents are pending.
Comprised of a fin positioned at the aft end on each
side of the hull, slightly angled and roughly in line with
the propeller shaft, and another fin placed at a higher
level, and wrapped around the hull forward of the
propeller, the arrangement is understood to save around
4% on fuel, depending on the hull draught. Three
420kW diesel alternator sets are fitted, and steam is
generated by an 800/600kg/h smoke tube boiler.
Accommodation is provided in a deckhouse right aft,
for 10 officers and 15 crew in single berths, with
vibration and noise levels reportedly very low.
Lifesaving equipment includes a freefall lifeboat
operating over the stern.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa................................................................225.00m
Length, bp ...............................................................219.00m
Breadth, moulded......................................................32.24m
Depth, moulded to main deck...................................19.90m
Draught
design ..................................................................12.20m
scantling ...............................................................14.35m
Gross ......................................................................14,662gt
Deadweight
design..............................................................64,142dwt
scantling ..........................................................78,932dwt
Speed, service, 85% MCR...................................14.50knots
Cargo capacity, grain .............................................91,188m3
Bunkers
heavy oil ...............................................................2549m3
diesel oil .................................................................204m3
Water ballast ...........................................................23,663m3
Fuel consumption
main engine only ...................................33.50tonnes/day
auxiliaries.................................................1.50tonnes/day
Classification .................Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) NS*
(BC-A, BC XII, GRAB),
(ESP), MNS* Strengthened for
Heavy Loading where Hold
Nos 2, 4, and 6 may be empty
Percentage of high tensile
steel used in construction ............................................80%
Main engine
Design .............................................................MAN B&W
Model.............................................7S50MC-C (de-rated)

Manufacturer .............Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding


Number ..........................................................................1
Type of fuel ...............................................................HFO
Output/speed....................................9561kW/110rev/min
Propeller
Material.....................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer .......Nakashima Propeller Co Ltd
Number ..........................................................................1
Pitch.........................................................................Fixed
Diameter .............................................................6200mm
Speed .............................................................110rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ..........................................................................3
Engine make/type ............................Yanmar/6N18AL-HV
Type of fuel used ......................................................HFO
Output/speed................................3 x 455kW/900rev/min
Alternator make/type ...........................Nishishiba/NTAKL
Output/speed................................3 x 420kW/900rev/min
Boilers
Number ..........................................................................1
Type ..............................................................Smoke tube
Make.....................................................Osaka Boiler Mfg
Output ..........................................................800/600kg/h
Mooring equipment
Number .............................................................10 drums
Make ...............................Kawasaki Precision Machinery
Type ..................................................................Hydraulic
Lifesaving equipment
Type...................................1 x 25-person freefall lifeboat
Make ...................................................Shigi Shipbuilding
Hatch covers
Design ..............................................MacGregor-Kayaba
Type ................................................................side rolling
Complement
Officers .........................................................................10
Crew .............................................................................15
Stern appendages ..............................Sanoyas Tandem Fin;
High-lift rudder
Bridge control system
Make .............................Mitsui Zosen Systems Research
One-man operation......................................................No
Fire detection system........................................Nohmi Bosai
Fire extinguishing systems
Engineroom.........................................................Kashiwa
Type ................................................high-expansion foam
Radars
Number ......................................2
Make ........................................Japan Radio Co
Models .............................JMA-9932-SA; JMA-9922-6XA
Integrated bridge system .................................................No
Incinerator...............................................................Sunflame
Sewage plant .................................................Taiko Kikai Ind
Contract date..........................................22 November 2004
Launch/float-out date ....................................21 March 2007
Delivery date......................................................8 June 2007

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OVERSEAS HOUSTON: Aker Philadelphia


delivers product tanker to home owner
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc
Shipbuilder:.......A
(APSI), USA
Vessel's name:......................Overseas Houston
005
Hull number: .................................................0
9351062
IMO number:.........................................9
American Shipping Corp
Owner/operator:..........A
(ASC)/ Overseas Shipholding Group Inc,
(OSG), USA
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co Ltd,
Designer: ........H
(HMD), Korea
Hyundai
Model test establishment used: ............H
Maritime Research Institute, Korea
USA
Flag: ............................................................U
Total number of sister
2
ships already completed:...............................2
Total number of sister
9
ships still on order: .........................................9

HE significance of the inclusion of Overseas


Houston in this review of 2007 newbuildings lies not
so much with the vessel itself, but with the background
to its construction. Four years ago, the 3000TEU
containership Manukai was featured in our 2003 edition
as the first delivery from the former Philadelphia Naval
Base shipyard for 34 years. At the time, the yard had
recently been re-opened for commercial shipbuilding
by the Kvaerner Group as Kvaerner Philadelphia
Shipyard Inc (KPSI). Now, with ownership transferred
to the Aker Group, the shipyard continues to play an
important role in the revitalisation of the US merchant
shipbuilding industry, with Overseas Houston the first in
a series of 12 product tankers building there for
operation in the US Jones Act market.
KPSI drew heavily on the expertise of its European
sister companies in order to re-establish the shipyard as
a commercial venture, and the design of Manukai was
based on that of a similar design developed by the
Kvaerner Warnow shipyard. For Overseas Houston, its
successor, APSI, has moved outside its immediate
group, to acquire a design from Hyundai Mipo, and
introduced to Significant Ships readers in 2004 as British
Liberty.
Changes have been made to the design, of course, to
suit a switch from Lloyd's Register to ABS classification,
and to incorporate the requirements of US legislation;
however, the basic arrangement of a single-deck ship
with forecastle is retained, and suitability for the
carriage of crude and oil products, also IMO Type II
chemicals, in a double hull, divided into six pairs of
cargo tanks by corrugated longitudinal and transverse
bulkheads is unchanged. Structural stiffening is
arranged within the double hull, and externally on the
upper deck, to provide a flush internal tank surface,
protected by a phenolic epoxy coating resistant to more
than 250 commodities.
Stainless steel is used for the cargo piping, and for the
12 x 600m/h and 2 x 300m/h, hydraulic, submerged
cargo pumps from Frank Mohn (Framo). Six cargo
segregations can be handled at a maximum unloading
rate of 3600m/h, with loading accomplished at
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operations are served by venting, inert gas, and vapour


emission control systems, with tank cleaning performed
by Scanjet portable and fixed machines, in conjunction
with a Framo tank cleaning pump and a Donghwa
Entec heater. Water ballast is carried in segregated
tanks, including six pairs of combined side and bottom,
and peak tanks, handled by two Framo 750m/h
pumps.
In a change from the HMD prototype, Overseas
Houston is fitted with a Dalian-MAN B&W 6S50MC Mk
6 main engine developing 8580kW MCR at
127rev/min, instead of a higher powered, Hyundaibuilt 6S50MC-C unit, reducing service speed by around
0.60knots, albeit with the engine running at only 85%
MCR instead of 90%. Alternator output is also slightly
reduced due to a change in prime-mover supplier.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa................................................................183.20m
Length, bp ...............................................................174.00m
Breadth, moulded......................................................32.20m
Depth, moulded.........................................................18.80m
Width of double skin
side.........................................................................2.00m
bottom ....................................................................2.15m
Draught
design ..................................................................11.00m
scantling ...............................................................12.20m
Gross ......................................................................29,240gt
Displacement, 11.00m draught .......................50,020tonnes
Deadweight
design..............................................................40,600dwt
scantling ..........................................................46,800dwt
Speed, service (85% MCR) .................................14.60knots
Cargo capacity.......................................................53,800m
Bunkers
heavy oil......................................1400m
diesel oil .................................................................200m
Water ballast...........................................................24,300m
Percentage segregated ballast....................................100%
Fuel consumption
main engine...........................................29.50tonnes/day
auxiliaries.................................................3.70tonnes/day
Classification ...........American Bureau of Shipping +A1 (E),
Oil/Chemical Carrier, ESP, SHIP TYPE 2,
+ AMS, ACCU, SH, SHCM,
ES, COW, UWILD
Percentage of high tensile
steel used in construction..........................................<30%
Main engine
Design .............................................................MAN B&W
Model..................................................................6S50MC
Manufacturer.......................Dalian Marine Engine Works
Number ..........................................................................1
Type of fuel used ......................................................HFO
Output of engine...............................8580kW/127rev/min
Propeller
Material.....................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer ...........Hyundai Heavy Industries
Number .......................................................................1
Pitch.........................................................................Fixed
Diameter .............................................................5800mm
Speed .............................................................127rev/min

Diesel-driven alternators
Number ..........................................................................3
Engine make/type ...............................Yanmar/6N21L-EV
Type of fuel used ......................................................HFO
Output/speed, each set......................800kW/720rev/min
Alternator make/type .............Hyundai Heavy Industries/
HFC 6 560-10P
Output/speed, each set................3 x 730kW/720rev/min
Boilers
Number...............................1 x oil fired: 1 x exhaust gas
Type ................................1 x Mission OL 1800: 1 x AQ-7
Make ....................................................................Aalborg
Output ...............................1 x 18,000kg/h; 1 x 1000kg/h
Mooring equipment
Number................................2 x mooring winch/windlass
4 x mooring winch
Make ..................................................................Hochang
Type ...............................high-pressure electro-hydraulic
Cargo tanks
Number ..........................................................12 + 2 slop
Grades of cargo .............................................................6
Product range .................Crude oil, petroleum products,
IMO II chemicals
Coated tanks ...Chugoku Epicon T88HS phenolic epoxy
Stainless steel ...............................................316L piping
Cargo pumps
Number ........................................................................14
Type ..............................................submersible hydraulic
Make ................................................Frank Mohn (Framo)
Stainless steel ............................................................316
Capacity .............................12 x 600m/h: 2 x 300m/h
Cargo control system
Make ................................................Frank Mohn (Framo)
Type ..................................................................Hydraulic
Ballast control system
Make.........................................Kongsberg/Scana Korea
Type ..................................................................Hydraulic
Complement
Officers .........................................................................10
Crew .............................................................................13
Supernumaries/spare ..................................................4/1
Suez/repair crew ............................................................6
Bridge control system
Make...............................................................Kongsberg
Type ...............................................................AutoChief 4
One man operation......................................................No
Fire detection system
Make ...............................................Consilium Marine AB
Type .....................................................................CS3004
Fire extinguishing systems
Engineroom ........................................High pressure CO2
Make........................................................................Ansul
Cargo deck .............................................................Foam
Make........................................................................Ansul
Waste disposal system
Incinerator
Make................................Hyundai Marine Machinery
Model .............................................Maxi 100SL-1 WS
Sewage plant
Make .................................................Hamworthy KSE
Model .................................................................ST3A
Contract date ...................................................14 April 2005
Launch/float-out date.............................16 September 2006
Delivery date...............................................9 February 2007

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QUEEN VICTORIA: Cunard's 'superliner of


the future'
Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani
Shipbuilder:.....F
(Marghera yard), Italy
Vessel's name ..............................Queen Victoria
6127
Hull number: ................................................6
9320556
IMO number:..........................................9
Carnival Group USA/
Owner/operator:.................C
Cunard Line Ltd, UK
Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani
Designer:.........F
Vienna Model
Model test establishment used: ....V
Basin, Austria
Bahamas
Flag: .....................................................B
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:..............................N
Total number of sister
Nil
ships still on order: ........................................N
HAT might be termed the Queen Victoria saga
began when Carnival Corp ordered another Vista
W
class cruise liner from Fincantieri, similar to Oosterdam

(Significant Ships of 2003), and like that vessel, intended


for its Holland America Line fleet. Changes in the
group's operations saw the contract later transferred to
Carnival's Cunard division with the intended name
Queen Victoria.
However, yet another change took the vessel to P&O
Cruises, for whom she emerged in 2005 as its flagship
Arcadia (Significant Ships of 2005). As a replacement,
Carnival ordered a further Vista class vessel for the
Cunard service, later modifying the design by adding
11m to the length and incorporating some trademark
'Cunard-style' features which had proved successful
with Queen Mary 2 (Significant Ships of 2003).
The resulting, 'new' Queen Victoria is, at circa 90,049gt,
the second-largest Cunarder ever built, offering 12
decks providing accommodation for 2014 passengers in
lower berths, in 1007 cabins (718 with balconies)
designated Penthouses, Grand, Master, Queen's, and
Princess Suites, Balcony, Outside, and Inside cabins.
The principal feature of the internal design is the threestorey-high Grand Lobby, with its dramatic staircase
and exclusive works of art, which forms the main
passenger entrance.
Other focal points include three stair towers arranged
along the length of the ship, each also incorporating
four 18-person lifts. Also utilising the three-storey
height created by the lobby is the Royal Court theatre
with 830 seats, understood to be the only ship-borne
theatre having private boxes.
Three main restaurants and an informal Lido buffet
are provided, together with an assortment of lounges.
At the top of the ship is Hemispheres, an observation
lounge with 270deg views which doubles as a lecture
room by day and nightclub in the evening. A two-deck
high ballroom, Winter Garden Lounge with retractable
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museum, and Royal Arcade shopping mall are other


facilities provided, along with such modern necessities
as fitness arrangements, casino, and Internet
connections.
Externally, Queen Victoria follows an extended
'Holland America-Vista class' profile, into which
additional strengthening has been included to suit
Atlantic weather conditions, particularly thicker bow
plating. The machinery installation repeats that of
Arcadia, utilising a diesel-electric system driven by six
Sulzer ZAV40S main engines manufactured by Wrtsil.
Four of these units have 16 cylinders and two have
12, together providing a total output of 63.4MW. Each
engine is connected to an ABB alternator, which
supplies both the domestic load and two 17.6MW
propulsion motors, housed in 360deg independent
Azipods positioned under the stern. Tanks forward and
aft control heel, and a pair of active, retractable fin
stabilisers reduces roll.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................294.00m
Length, bp.................................................................265.00m
Breadth, moulded
main hull.................................................................32.25m
extreme (bridge wings) .........................................36.60m
Depth, moulded
to deck A (bulkhead deck)....................................10.80m
to deck 7................................................................31.54m
to deck 12..............................................................45.65m
Draught
design ......................................................................7.90m
scantling ..................................................................8.00m
Gross.........................................................................90,049gt
Displacement, at 7.90m draught ......................47,250tonnes
Lightweight ........................................................38,850tonnes
Deadweight
design ..................................................................7685dwt
scantling...............................................................8450dwt
Block coefficient, at 7.90m draught.................................0.66
Speed, service, 90% MCR ....................................21.70knots
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................3380m3
marine gas oil ..........................................................235m3
Water ballast...............................4900m3
Classification ...................Lloyd's Register, + 100A1, + LMC,
UMS, Passenger Ship, Unrestricted Service, UWS
Percentage of high tensile
steel used in construction .............................................36%
Heel control equipment........1 x forward: 1 x aft tank system
Roll stabilisation equipment .......one pair active, retractable,
fin stabilisers
Diesel electric plant
Main engines
Design ................................................................Sulzer
Number.......................................................................6

Models ...................................................4 x 16ZAV40S


2 x 12ZAV40S
Manufacturer ...................................................Wrtsil
Output ................................4 x 11,520MW/514rev/min
2 x 8640MW/514rev/min
Main-engine driven alternators
Design .............................................................ABB Oy
Number/type........................4 x AMG1600 UT 14 LSE
2 x AMG1600 QP 14 LSE
Propulsion motors/pods
Design .................................................ABB Azipods
Pods ........................................2 x 360deg azimuthing
Propellers ............................2 x 5500mm diameter
Manufacturer .....................................Zvyozdochka
Motor number/output ................................2 x 17.6MW
Boilers
Number ............................................................................8
Make .................................................................................Type...............................................2 x 12tonnes/h oil fired
4 x 3tonnes/h exhaust gas
2 x 2.5tonnes/h exhaust gas
Mooring equipment
Number ................................2 x mooring winch/windlass;
6 x mooring winch
Make ...............................................................Rolls-Royce
Type .......................................................................Electric
Complement
Officers.........................................................................154
Crew.............................................................................287
Passengers
Total (lower berths) ....................................................2014
Number of cabins ......................................................1007
Percentage outboard..................................................71%
Bow thrusters
Make..................................................................Fincantieri
Number ............................................................................3
Output .............................................................3 x 2200kW
Bridge control systems
Make...........................................................................SAM
Type..............................................................Atlas NACOS
Fire detection systems
Make ..................................................................Consilium
Type ......................................................................NS AC1
Fire extinguishing systems................................Marioff Hi-fog
Radars
Number ............................................................................4
Make...........................................................................SAM
Models ............................................................Series 1029
Waste disposal plant
Incinerators .........................................................Scanship
Waste compactors .............................................Deerberg
Waste shredders/crushers .................................Deerberg
Sewage treatment plant ..................................Hamworthy
Contract date ................................................December 2004
Launch/float-out date ........................................January 2007
Delivery date .................................................November 2007

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RUILOBA: 1200TEU
containership for Spanish
owner
Astillero Hijos de J Barreras SA,
Shipbuilder:......A
Spain
Vessel's name:.........................................Ruiloba
1651
Hull number: ................................................1
9348625
IMO number:..........................................9
Compaa Trasatlantica
Owner/operator: ............C
Espaola SA, Spain
Astillero Hijos de J Barreras SA,
Designer:..........A
Spain
MARIN,
Model test establishment used: ..............M
The Netherlands
Spain
Flag: ............................................................S
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:..............................N
Total number of sister
1
ships still on order: ..........................................1

VER the years, the Barreras shipyard at Vigo,


Spain has frequently featured in Significant Ships
reviews, mainly recording the delivery of ro-pax ferries,
or deep-sea factory trawlers - areas of construction in
which the yard has earned international recognition as a
specialist. Ruiloba therefore represents a rarer entry by
the company into mainstream building of cargo ships,
and the introduction of a design claimed to incorporate
advanced systems for the transport of containers. There
is also some significance in the fact that the ship, and a
sister under construction, are for a home-based owner
which includes in its operations liner services
connecting Spain with Mexican Gulf and west-coast
South America destinations, as well as more locally to
the Canary Islands.
The design features a single deck, double skin hull with
separate side and bottom tanks, divided into eight holds
closed by steel, pontoon covers handled by shore cranes.
Holds 2 to 8 are generally box-shaped and uniform in
capacity, however, number 1 hold is restricted by a very
fine forward hullform which includes a pronounced
chine just below upper deck level to enlarge the deck
area, and a highly raked stem line above a prominent,
cylindrical bulbous bow with cut away, radiused forefoot.
Forecastle and poop erections are included, with the
latter carrying a tall, narrow superstructure. This offers
accommodation for six officers, 14 crew, and a
supernumary in 17 single and two double cabins, and
provides a launchway for a freefall lifeboat.
The holds are fully cellular and can load 517TEU. In
addition, 750TEU can be carried on the upper deck and
hatch covers. When conforming to IMO stability rules,
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connections are provided for 170 refrigerated containers


and arrangements are included for 80 x 45ft units to be
stowed. In common with many similar designs, the
engineroom is positioned forward of the superstructure,
with the deck space above available for container
stowage. Access to the machinery can be made through
the upper deck if required.
The main engine is a Wrtsil 9L46D unit,
manufactured by the designer, which develops
10,395kW MCR at 500rev/min. Drive to the CP
propeller is through a Reintjes reduction gearbox fitted
with a PTO to a 2000kVA alternator. Three 800kW
diesel-driven alternator sets are also installed, and steam
generation is by means of an oil-fired and an exhaustgas boiler.
A central cooling system serves the main and auxiliary
engines, utilising a refrigeration circuit in which fresh
water is cooled in titanium plate coolers, themselves
cooled in a sea water circulating system. Two 478kW
Wrtsil-Lips bow thrusters are fitted and the rudder is
of the Becker active-flap type.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................159.80m
Length, bp.................................................................143.00m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................24.80m
Depth, moulded to main deck ....................................14.00m
Draught
design ......................................................................8.40m
scantling ..................................................................9.50m
Gross.........................................................................13,996gt
Displacement ....................................................24,378tonnes
Deadweight
design ...............................................................14,468dwt
scantling............................................................18,091dwt
Speed, service, 90% MCR ......................................18.7knots
Bunkers
heavy oil...................................................................947m
diesel oil...................................................................279m
Water ballast
total ........................................................................7749m
carried with full container load .......................3770tonnes
Classification ...............................Lloyd's Register, + 100 A1,
Container Ship, LI, + LMC, UMS, SCM, *IWS
Main engine
Design...................................................................Wrtsil
Model ......................................................................9L46D
Manufacturer.........................................................Wrtsil
Number ............................................................................1
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output/speed..................................10,395kW/500rev/min
Gearbox
Make......................................................................Reintjes
Model..........................................................SVA 1200 K41
Number ............................................................................1

Output speed ...................................................113rev/min


Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer .................................Wrtsil Lips
Number ............................................................................1
Pitch................................................................Controllable
Diameter ..............................................................5800mm
Speed...............................................................113rev/min
Main-engine driven alternator
Number ............................................................................1
Make/type .......................................Stamford/LVSM804R2
Output/speed..................................2000kVA/1500rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................3
Engine make/type....................................Mitsubishi S12R
Type of fuel used.......................................................MDO
Output/speed.............................3 x 1100kW/1500rev/min
Alternator make/type ............................Stamford PM734B
Output/speed...............................3 x 800kW/1500rev/min
Boilers
Number ............................................................................2
Type......................................1 x oil fired: 1 x exhaust gas
Make .....................................................................Aalborg
Outputs ..............................................1500kg/h; 1800kg/h
Mooring equipment
Number ................................2 x mooring winch/windlass;
2 x mooring winch
Make .....................................................................Ibercisa
Type ....................................................................Hydraulic
Lifesaving equipment
Lifeboat............................................1 x 20-person freefall
Make ................................................................Certasa SL
Hatch covers
Type ......................................................................Pontoon
Designer/manufacturer..................................................SP
Containers
Lengths........................................................20ft; 40ft; 45ft
Heights.........................................................8ft 6in; 9ft 6in
Cell guides............................................holds fully cellular
Total TEU capacity.....................................................1267
on deck .................................................................750
in holds ..................................................................517
homogeneously loaded to 14tonnes .....................917
Reefer plugs ................................................................170
Tiers/rows (maximum)
on deck ......................................................................6/10
in holds .........................................................................5/8
Ballast control system...................................SAM Electronics
Complement
Officers.............................................................................6
Crew...............................................................................14
Supernumaries.................................................................1
Special rudder ...........................................Becker active flap
Bow thrusters
Make .............................................................Wrtsil Lips
Number ............................................................................2
Output ...............................................................2 x 478kW
Fire detection system ......................................Thorn Security
Fire detection systems
Holds and engineroom..........................Aries-Semco CO2
Radars
Number ............................................................................2
Make/type .....................Raytheon/ARPA NSC 3430/12SU
Waste disposal plant
Incinerator ..............................................Detegasa IRL-10
Sewage plant .....................Detagasa DELTA BIO PR-138
Contract date .........................................................................Launch/float-out date .................................19 February 2007
Delivery date ......................................................20 July 2007

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SAPURA 3000: huge crane ship/pipelayer


Sembawang Shipyard, Singapore
Shipbuilder: ...S
(hull fabricated in China)
Vessel name:...................................Sapura 3000
Hull no:................................................................-IMO number:.......................................................-Acergy SA, UK, and
Owner/operator: ..................A
SapuraCrest Petroleum Bhd, Malaysia
(joint owners and operators)
Sea of Solutions, The Netherlands
Designer: ......S
Model test establishment used: .........................-Bahamas
Flag: ......................................................B
Total number of sister ships
Nil
already completed: .....................................N
Total number of sister ships
Nil
still on order:................................................N
HIS giant combined crane ship and pipelayer is one
of a number of designs with exceptionally large
T
lifting capacities that are currently being built to serve

the expanding offshore industries. High oil costs are


driving a new wave of exploration, sometimes in ever
more remote and/or deepwater areas, and this
interesting new design is being jointly owned and
operated by Acergy and SapuraCrest Petroleum, who
have aimed to make Sapura 3000 the most advanced
deepwater construction ship in the growing Asia
Pacific sector.
Outfitted and completed by Sembawang in Singapore,
using a Chinese-built hull, Sapura 3000 will be capable
of lifting 3000tonnes in deep or shallow waters - such
as when working on construction projects or placing
topside installations - as well as laying pipes and steel
catenary risers in shallow water (using a conventional
centreline S-lay system) or in deepwater of more than
2000m (using a steep S-lay or a starboard optional J-lay
arrangement).
A third capability will be deployment of remoteoperated vehicles (ROVs), using two advanced-design,
high performance intervention units. These will be
capable of supporting SURF (subsea, umbilical, riser,
and flowline); inspection, maintenance, and repair; and
survey operations.
The most prominent feature is the huge mast crane,
supplied by the Dutch specialist in this field, HuismanItrec. Of special note is an ability to rotate completely
through 360deg, which is understood not to have been
possible with earlier designs; here, the winches are
mounted on a frame which moves round with the crane
as it slews. Slip rings are used to transfer electric current
to the winches.
The mast crane has various capacities, depending on
the radius and which hoist is being deployed. This range
from 3000 short tons at 27m radius on the main hoist,
2200 short tons at 31m radius on the main hoist when
revolving, to 800 short tons on the auxiliary hoist at
53m radius, and 200 short tons on the whip hoist at
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The whip hoist is suitable for 2000m of hook travel in


single part reeving, while this hoist and the auxiliary one
can be reeved together to handle subsea lifts of 300
short tons for 1000m of hook travel, or approximately
700 short tons for 500m of hook travel. Four dedicated
anti-heel pumps are fitted for use during crane
operations.
The pipelaying equipment, also supplied as a package
by Huisman-Itrec, is suitable for pipe diameters of
152mm to 914mm diameter (up to 508mm for the J-lay
system), plus any concrete coating; and nine
workstations, extending almost the full length of the
hull, are installed on an intermediate deck. Six of these
stations are for welding, one is for non-destructive
testing and repair, one is for corrosion coating and
blasting, and the final one is for field joint coating. A
90m long pipelaying stinger features adjustable
geometry in three sections, and to assist with
pipehandling and other operations, Sapura 3000 is
installed with two Huisman-Itrec 40 short ton jib
cranes, one to port and the other to starboard; these are
equipped with anti-collision controls.
The main deck, which has a free area of 2000m2, is
strengthened for loads of 10tonnes/m2, and the
helideck above the accommodation and bridge block is
designed for Sikorsky S61N helicopters.
Primary power for the ship's extensive range of
consumers is generated by six diesel-alternators, each
with an output of 4000kW; in addition, there is a
1000kW emergency set. Apart from supplying current
to the cranes, this plant supplies a comprehensive
propulsion system as well as a SDP22 class 2 dynamic
positioning package from Kongsberg, comprising two
non-retractable azimuthing propulsors at the stern (2 x
2400kW) and five retractable/azimuthing thrusters,
each of 2400kW. Three of these are placed at the bow
and two are approximately two-thirds aft.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................151.20m
Length, bp.................................................................144.40m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................37.80m
Depth, moulded, to work deck ...................................15.00m
Depth, moulded, to freeboard deck .............................9.10m
Draught, max, loaded ...................................................6.50m
Gross ......................................................................................Deadweight ............................................................................Speed, service, transit....................................8knots-10knots
Bunkers
heavy oil............................................................................diesel oil............................................................................Fuel consumption
main engines only ............................................................Classification ..............................ABS, +A1 (E), AMS, DPS-2,
Heavy Lift/Pipelaying Vessel

Main engines (diesel-electric)


Diesel engines
Number.......................................................................6
Design .........................................................................Model ..........................................................................Manufacturer ...............................................................Type of fuel..................................................................Output........................................................6 x 4000kW
Alternators
Number.......................................................................6
Manufacturer ...............................................................Type.............................................................................Output ...........................................approx 6 x 4000kW
Propulsors
Make............................................................................Type....................azimuthing nozzled, non-retractable
Output........................................................2 x 2400kW
Boilers
Number .............................................................................Type ..................................................................................Make .................................................................................Output ...............................................................................Mooring equipment
Number .............................................................................Make .................................................................................Type ..................................................................................Cranes
Number ............................................................................3
Type ...............................................1 x mast crane; 2 x jib
Make............................................................Huisman-Itrec
Capacity ...........................3000 short tons at 27m radius,
over stern (mast crane)
2200 short tons at 31m radius, revolving (mast crane)
800 short tons at 53m radius
(auxiliary hoist, mast crane)
200 short tons at 91m radius (whip hoist, mast crane)
2 x 40 short tons at 29m radius (jib cranes)
Anti-heel system
Dedicated pumps .................1 x 1600m3/h; 3 x 1200m3/h
Dynamic positioning system.....................Kongsberg SDP22
Accommodation
Crew and workers..........................10 x one-berth cabins
50 x two-berth cabins
55 x four-berth cabins
Total..............................................................................330
Thrusters (excluding stern propulsors)
Number ............................................................................5
Make .................................................................................Type.............................................azimuthing and nozzled
Output .............................................................5 x 2400kW
Lifesaving equipment
Type ..............................................4 x 85-person lifeboats
Fire extinguishing system ..........sprinklers (accommodation)
CO2/watermist (machinery spaces)
Foam (helideck)
Contract date .........................................................................Launch/float-out date .............................................................Delivery date ............................................................late 2007

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SARACENA: Turkish yard delivers first


'winterised' tanker to RINa class
elik Tekne Shipyard, Turkey
Shipbuilder: ..........
Vessel's name: .....................................Saracena
60
Hull number: ....................................................6
9334325
IMO number:..........................................9
Mediterranea di Navigazione
Owner/operator: ....M
SpA, Italy
Marine Engineering
Designer:..............................M
Services SrL, Italy
Vienna Model
Model test establishment used: ....V
Basin, Austria
Flag:...............................................................IItaly
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:..............................N
Total number of sister
Nil
ships still on order: ........................................N
HE association between the owner of Saracena, and
T
its designer and builder, began in 2003, and has
now produced three tankers of differing sizes for this

Italian operator. This latest example is the first of the


trio to include 'winterisation' features in its
specification, and is also understood to be the first
newbuilding to qualify for the Registro Navale Italiano
(RINa) notation covering these requirements.
Saracena has been built in accordance with the class
regulations of both RINa and American Bureau of
Shipping, and includes Ice Class 1A amongst its
certifications, indicating an ability to operate in the very
heavy winter conditions of the White Sea, where mean
temperatures of -35C can be experienced. As a result,
particular attention has been paid to the use of high
steel grades and the provision of a heated trunk
accommodating the cargo piping systems. Other class
notations assigned include the RINa Green Star 3
Design (environmental features) and DPS (duplicated
propulsion system: full redundancy of engineroom
equipment).
Within a double-skin hull, there are five pairs of cargo
tanks and a pair of smaller, slop tanks, formed from an
arrangement of a troughed centreline, and six
transverse bulkheads. Cargoes of densities up to
1.54tonnes/m can be loaded, segregated into eight
grades, each with independent piping systems. The
cargo handling system features a Frank Mohn,
hydraulically operated, submerged, stainless steel pump
of 385m/h duty in each tank, and can work five grades
of cargo simultaneously.
Tank internals are treated with International Paint's
Interline 904 coatings, and piping is of stainless steel
AISI 316L quality. Ballast and cargo control systems are
designed by Lyngs Marine, and loading/unloading is
carried out over the stern or through midships
manifolds, port and starboard.
The vessel is laid out with a single deck and a
forecastle, with the mooring arrangements protected by
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is arranged aft, with a deckhouse incorporating the


accommodation areas, and featuring a totally enclosed
wheelhouse above. Protection for mooring equipment
aft is provided by the overhanging deck. A spoonshaped upper stem is constructed above the bulbous
bow.
Aft, the hullform presents a flat bottom,
incorporating twin skegs, through which the main
shaftlines run from the two MaK 6M32C main engines,
each developing 3000kW at 600rev/min. A ZF gearbox
in each line reduces speed to 110rev/min at the two CP
propellers, for a service speed of 15knots. Also fitted in
each line is a 1900kW alternator, whose combined
output is supplemented by two diesel alternator sets
with an output of 500kW each. A Rolls-Royce Kamewa
800kW bow thruster is installed, and the two rudders
are fitted aft of each skeg.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................156.20m
Length, bp.................................................................144.20m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................25.60m
Depth, moulded ..........................................................12.10m
Width of double skin
side ..........................................................................1.55m
bottom ......................................................................1.75m
Draught
design ......................................................................8.30m
scantling ..................................................................9.00m
Gross.........................................................................14,650gt
Deadweight
design ..............................................................18,000dwt
scantling............................................................20,000dwt
Block coefficient, 9.00m draught.................................0.8048
Speed, service, 90% MCR, 15% sea margin ............15knots
Cargo capacity ........................................................21,165m
Bunkers
heavy oil...................................................................952m
diesel oil...................................................................190m
Water ballast ............................................................10,124m
Percentage of segregated ballast .................................100%
Classification ...........Registro Italiano Navale, C + Oil tanker,
Chemical Tanker, ESP, Double Hull, AVM/DPS,
AUT/UMS, MON SHAFT, VCS, CARGOCONTROL,
PMS, SYS/NEQ/1, Green Star 3 Design, Ice Class
1A, Star/Hull, IWS Survey,
AUT/IMS, Unrestricted Navigation IMO Type II,
also American Bureau of Shipping
+ A1(E), Oil Carrier, Chemical Carrier,
+ AMS, + ACCU, VEC, R2, SH, SHCM,
FL (30), ESP, IMO Type II, Ice Class 1A
Main engines
Design ........................................................................MaK
Model .....................................................................6M32C
Manufacturer ............................................Caterpillar MaK
Number ............................................................................2

Type of fuel used ..............................................HFO/MDO


Output ..........................................2 x 3600kW/600rev/min
Gearboxes
Make ..............................................................................ZF
Model ...................................................W83100 NR PTO3
Number ............................................................................2
Output, speed ..................................................110rev/min
Propellers
Material...................................................Nickel-aluminium
Designer/manufacturer..................................................ZF
Number ............................................................................2
Pitch................................................................Controllable
Diameter ..............................................................4700mm
Speed...............................................................110rev/min
Main-engine driven alternators
Number ............................................................................2
Make..............................................................Leroy Somer
Output speed.............................2 x 1900kW/1800rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................2
Engine make/type..................................................Yanmar
Type of fuel used.......................................................MDO
Output/speed...............................2 x 530kW/1200rev/min
Alternator make/type ........................................................Output/speed...............................2 x 500kW/1200rev/min
Boilers
Number......................................................................2 + 2
Type ................................................CHB8000 + Unex P-5
Make .....................................................................Aalborg
Output ..............................................8000kg/h: + 800kg/h
Cargo tanks
Number .............................................10 plus 2 slop tanks
Grades of cargo carried ..........................................IMO II
Product range ...................................up to 1.54tonnes/m
Tank coating ....................International Paint/Interline 904
Stainless steel........................................piping: AISI 316L
Cargo pumps
Number ..........................................................................10
Type.................................................submerged hydraulic
Make .................................................Framo (Frank Mohn)
Material.......................................stainless steel AISI 316L
Capacity .......................................................10 x 385m/h
Ballast/cargo/bridge control system
Make ...................................................Lyngs Marine
Type ..........................................................UMS/UCS 2100
Complement ........................................................................25
Bow thruster
Number ............................................................................1
Make................................................Rolls-Royce/Kamewa
Output .........................................................800kW/115KN
Fire detection system .....................................................Aksis
Fire extinguishing systems
Engineroom...................................................Minimax CO2
Radars ..................................................2 x Furuno FAR-2XX7
Integrated bridge system ............................................Furuno
Contract date .........................................................................Launch/float-out date ..........................................2 April 2007
Delivery date .................................................November 2007

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SEVEN OCEANS: Merwede delivers rigid


pipelayer/offshore construction ship
Merwede Shipyard
Shipbuilder: ..........................M
(IHC Merwede Group), The Netherlands
Vessel's name: ............................Seven Oceans
709
Hull number: .................................................7
9358826
IMO number:.........................................9
Subsea 7, UK/Subsea 7
Owner/operator ............S
Vessel Management, Norway
Merwede Shipyard, The Netherlands
Designer: .M
Flag: .........................................IIsle of Man (UK)
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed: ............................N
Total number of sister
1 (near sister)
ships still on order:.....................1
EVEN Oceans is described as 'a fully dynamicallypositioned, rigid reeled pipelaying and offshore
Sconstruction
vessel, specifically designed for working in

deepwater'. It operates using pipe which has been


welded into long lengths on shore, then coated, before
being plastically deformed around the 18m diameter
drum of the ship's 28m diameter storage reel.
Weighing 1000tonnes, this is positioned in a well at
midships and can accept 120km of 152mm diameter
thin wall pipe, or 55km of thick wall type. Relevant
capacities for 406mm diameter pipe are 18km and 12km
respectively, and total weight of pipe which can be
loaded on the drum is 3500tonnes. A 250tonne 'piggyback' reel can be added if required.
The pipelaying process is carried out using a
Huisman-Itrec spread which includes a 47.5m high
tower/ramp erected on the main deck aft, which can be
raised or lowered between angles of 24deg when
spooling pipe in port, and 90deg when laying pipe in
deepwater, using a hydraulic push/pull system. Lateral
movement of 5m P&S is also possible, allowing pipe to
be laid within a predetermined pathway 2m wide.
Pipe is pulled off the storage reel and passed over an
aligner at the top of the tower, which guides it through
a straightener to a four-track tensioner which controls
lowering to the seabed. Tension can be varied and a pull
of 400tonnes would allow a 203mm diameter pipe to be
laid to a depth of 3500m, whilst 300tonnes would allow
a maximum depth of 2650m to be reached. During this
operation, four electric motors drive the reel at speeds
up to a maximum of 33m/min.
An enclosed workstation at the tower provides
facilities for pipe cutting and welding, and a 650m
working deck area which can be loaded to 10tonnes/m
(locally 15tonnes/m) is positioned between the tower
and reel. As well as the pipelaying equipment, HuismanItrec has supplied a 200/400tonne heave compensated
mast crane, with other manufacturers providing a
40tonne swl knuckle-boom crane and 12tonne and
5tonne units. Other craneage is deployed in the
operation of two permanently mounted, over-the-side
ROV systems capable of working at 3000m water
depth, with the units stowed onboard in a dedicated
hangar/working area.
Four 60-man enclosed survival craft are carried, and
an aluminium helideck is fitted on top of the
accommodation block forward, where up to 120
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latest entertainment systems. Other facilities include


mess rooms, TV and quiet lounges, games room, and
fitness areas.
Although designated as a DP2 class vessel, Seven
Oceans includes some aspects of the DP3 notation, and
can be quickly upgraded to that standard in the future.
A diesel-electric propulsion and energy arrangement is
fitted, contained in two separate enginerooms, three
propulsion, and two switchboard rooms. This is centred
upon six Wrtsil generating sets with 7L32 main
engines driving 3600kVA alternators.
These power three 2950kW azimuthing thrusters aft,
two 2400kW retractable azimuthing thrusters and one
2200kW tunnel thruster forward, plus the pipelaying
equipment and shipboard facilities, all through a
network of transformers. The thrusters are all FP types,
supplied by Wrtsil Lips, with controls by Bakker, and
linked into the comprehensive Kongsberg ship
automation system. The aft units are capable of
producing a trial speed of 14.5knots at 90% MCR.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa................................................................157.30m
Length, bp ...............................................................138.32m
Breadth, moulded......................................................28.40m
Depth, moulded.........................................................12.50m
Draught
design .............................7.50m
scantling ................................................................8.00m
Gross ......................................................................18,201gt
Deadweight
design..............................................................10,930dwt
scantling ..........................................................12,430dwt
Service speed (in transit).................................13-plus knots
Bunkers
marine gas oil ......................................................2600m
fuel oil...................................................................1200m
Water ballast..............................................................4500m
Classification ..........Lloyd's Register, +100A1, +LMC, UMS,
DP(AA), CAC (3), EP, ICC, UD strength for
load of 10tonnes/m, Heli landing area
Percentage of high tensile
steel used in construction ............................................10%
Heel control equipment ......................................Frank Mohn
Roll stabilising equipment ........................two passive tanks
Diesel electric power system
Main engines
Design............................................................Wrtsil
Model ..................................................................7L32
Manufacturer ..................................................Wrtsil
Number .....................................................................6
Type of fuel .........................................................MDO
Output ......................................................6 x 3360kW
Alternators
Manufacturer..............................................................Number .....................................................................6
Output .....................................................6 x 3600kVA

Propulsion units
Stern thrusters
Manufacturer ..................................................Wrtsil
Number/type ............................................3 x azimuth
Output ......................................................3 x 2950kW
Bow thrusters
Manufacturer ..................................................Wrtsil
Number/type .....................2 x retractable azimuthing
Output ......................................................2 x 2400kW
Bow thruster
Manufacturer ..................................................Wrtsil
Number/type ...............................................1 x tunnel
Output ............................................................2200kW
Boilers
Number ..........................................................................2
Make ....................................................................Aalborg
Pipelaying equipment
Designer/manufacturer ..............................Huisman-Itrec
Mast crane
Manufacturer..............................................Huisman-Itrec
Duty ...........................................200/400tonnes at 16.5m
Auxiliary crane
Manufacturer .................................National Oilwell Varco
Type ..........................................................Knuckle-boom
Duty ....................................................40tonnes at 16.5m
Complement
Officers .......................................8
Crew ...........................................................................112
Bridge control system
Make...............................................................Kongsberg
Types....................................STC 400; SDP 22; SVC 400
One man operation......................................................No
Fire detection system
Make .........................................................................Tyco
Type........................................................................T2000
Fire extinguishing systems
Make..........................................................................Ajax
Types ........................................................CO2/water mist
Radars
Number ..........................................................................2
Make .........................................................................SAM
Models...............................................1109T ARPA 1A5X;
1109T ARPA 3A14S
Integrated bridge system
Make .........................................................................SAM
Model...........................................................NACOS 34-5
Waste disposal plant
Incinerator
Make ........................................................Teamtec AS
Model.........................................................OGS 400C
Waste compactor unit
Make ......................Technisch Bureau Uittenbogaard
Sewage plant
MakeHamworthy
Contract date ...................................................18 April 2005
Launch/float-out date.............................22 September 2006
Delivery date .....................................................21 July 2007

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SIGAS MARGRETHE: 5000m tanker joins


the LPG logistics chain
Sasaki Shipbuilding Co Ltd,
Shipbuilder:........................S
Japan
Vessel's name: ......................................Sigas Margrethe
657
Hull number:.................................................................6
9346407
IMO number:.......................................................9
Asuka Kisen Co Ltd,
Owner/operator:.............................A
Japan/Eitzen Gas A/S, Denmark
Panama
Flag: .....................................................................P
Total number of sister
4
ships already completed:.............................................4
Total number of sister
Nil
ships still on order:.......................................................N

Purifiers for fuel, diesel, and lubricating oils have been


manufactured by Mitsubishi.
Sigas Margrethe is manned by eight officers and nine crew for
whom lifesaving appliances, including two 18-person lifeboats
and a six-person rescue boat, are installed. A CO2 fire
extinguishing system protects the engine and compressor
rooms, and a DCP system is fitted for fire-fighting in cargo
areas, with water sprinklers serving the cargo tanks. A gas
detection installation monitors hold spaces, storerooms,
compressor room, and accommodation areas.

Length, oa......................................................................................99.98m
Length, bp .....................................................................................93.53m
Breadth, moulded.........................................................................17.20m
Depth, moulded..............................................................................7.80m
Draught
design ........................................................................................6.06m
scantling ....................................................................................6.10m
Gross ...............................................................................................4253gt
Displacement, design draught ...........................................7657tonnes
Lightweight.............................................................................2687tonnes
Deadweight, design draught....................................................4970dwt
Block coefficient, design draught....................................................0.76
Speed, service..............................................................................14knots
Cargo capacity.............................................................................5018m
Bunkers
heavy oil.....................................................................................504m
diesel oil.....................................................................................107m
Water ballast..................................................................................1560m
Classification .....................................................................Bureau Veritas
Type of steel used in construction ......................Fully killed fine grain,
carbon-manganese, high tensile steel,
KD63-M-PV, KD51-PV
Main engine
Design ...............................................................................MAN B&W
Manufacturer.................................Kawasaki
Model...........................................................................6L35MC Mk 6
Number...............................................................................................1
Type of fuel used.........................................................................HFO
Output................................................................3900kW/210rev/min
Propeller
Material......................................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer...............................Kamome Propeller Co
Number...............................................................................................1
Pitch .............................................................................................Fixed
Diameter ...............................................................................3650mm
Diesel-driven alternators
Number...............................................................................................2
Engine make/type.................................................Daihatsu/5DC-17
Type of fuel used .......................................................................MDO
Output/speed ...............................................2 x 440kW/900rev/min
Alternator make/type...............................................Taiyo/FE541B-8
Output/speed..............................................2 x 500kVA/900rev/min
Exhaust gas scrubbing equipment
Manufacturer ....................................................Miura Protec Co Ltd
Type..........................................................................................KF-95F

ECHNICAL details of Sigas Margrethe arrived too late for


inclusion in Significant Ships of 2006, so we are including a
description of the vessel here, as a representative of a ship-type
which is becoming increasingly important as the use of LPG
begins to reach more significant levels in our environmentally
conscious lifestyle. Built by one of the smaller Japanese
shipyards, the vessel is owned in Japan, but commercially
managed from Denmark by Eitzen Gas, as part of an
expanding fleet, currently containing some 40 semirefrigerated tankers of 1600/11,600m capacity, operating in a
logistic train which extends from production to delivery
worldwide.
Capable of transporting cargoes of pressurised LPG, and
products such as propylene, VCM, isoprene, pentennes,
pentene, butadiene, and butyelyne, Sigas Margrethe features two
cylindrical cargo tanks, each of 2509m capacity and sustaining
18bar pressure at zero degrees temperature. These are fitted
into a double skin hull with the surrounding side spaces
subdivided into water ballast and fuel tanks, and extend above
the upper deck, with a fore and aft access gangway arranged on
top.
An absorption-type generating plant, capable of producing
high quality (99.5% to 99.9%) nitrogen, is installed for use with
gas freeing and tank purging of shore-supplied nitrogen, and
two cargo compressors of 467m/h capacity, and equipment
for heating cargo, especially during loading, are fitted. Two
Hamworthy Svanehj cargo pumps of 300/250 m/h duty are
also provided to assist with cargo discharge.
The MAN B&W 6L35MC Mk 6 main engine has been
constructed by Kawasaki, and is fitted with a Mitsubishi
MET42SD turbocharger and an electric governor. Output is
3900kW MCR at 210rev/min, and the service speed is 14knots,
derived from a FP propeller working through a Kobelco
sterntube system. Both the propeller and the 316kW bow
thruster have been supplied by the Kamome Propeller Co.
Electrical requirements are served by two Taiyo 500kVA
alternator sets driven by Daihatsu 440kW engines operating on
marine diesel oil. Steam is generated at sea by a Miura exhaust
gas boiler, with the same company also supplying an oil fired
boiler having an output of 800kg/h, and the exhaust gas
scrubbing equipment. Other engineroom items include two
Yanmar main, and one emergency, air compressors supplying
starting air and auxiliary services, whilst Taiko Kikai provided
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TECHNICAL PARTICULARS

Boilers
Number...............................................................................................1
Type ...................................................................................VWH-800E
Make..................................................................Miura Protec Co Ltd
Output.....................................................................................800kg/h
Cargo tanks
Number.........................................................................2 x cylindrical
Product range............................................Liquid petroleum gases
Cargo pumps
Number...............................................................................................2
Type ......................................................................................Deepwell
Make.............................Hamworthy Svanehj DW150/150-4-K+1
Duty ..........................................................................2 x 300-250m/h
Cargo control system
Make.........................................................................Hanshin Electric
Type..................................................................................................DP
Ballast control system..................................................................Protech
Complement
Officers................................................................................................8
Crew....................................................................................................9
Spare...................................................................................................1
Bow thruster
Make..............................................................Kamome Propeller Co
Number...............................................................................................1
Output.......................................................................................316kW
Bridge control system
Make.........................................................................Hanshin Electric
One man operation........................................................................No
Fire detection system................................Nippon Hakuyo Electronics
Fire extinguishing systems
Engine/compressor rooms ..........................................Protech CO2
Cargo areas...................................................................DCP system
Cargo tanks ...............................................................Water sprinkler
Radars
Number...............................................................................................2
Make .......................................................Furuno
Models...........................FAR-2127 (X-Band): FAR-2137 (S-Band)
Integrated bridge system ....................................................................No
Waste disposal system
Incinerator
Make ........................................................................Miura Protec
Model ...........................................................................BGW 20N
Waste shredder/crusher
Make ....................................................Sanwa Chury Industries
Model .............................................................................SD-15BS
Sewage plant
Make..........................................................Taiko Kikai Industries
Model.................................................................................SBT-25
Contract date...........................................................18 December 2004
Launch/float-out date .........................................................15 May 2006
Delivery date...................................................................18 August 2006

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SITEAM EXPLORER: Trogir-built


oil/chemical tanker for Singapore owner
Shipyard Brodotrogir dd, Croatia
Shipbuilder:....S
Vessel's name: ..........................Siteam Explorer
315
Hull number: .................................................3
9326902
IMO number:.........................................9
Eitzen Chemical
Owner/operator:........................E
(Singapore) Pte, Singapore
Shipyard Brodotrogir dd, Croatia
Designer: .......S
Brodarski
Model test establishment used: ..........B
Institut, Croatia
Singapore
Flag: ...................................................S
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed: ............................N
Total number of sister
7
ships still on order: .........................................7
HAT the once thriving, former Yugoslav
T
shipbuilding industry, is alive and well again, is
evidenced by three vessels reviewed in this edition of

Significant Ships (see also Hegh Delhi and Stena Poseidon),


built by shipyards which once were part of that
successful economy, but now find themselves operating
within the Croatian nation. Siteam Explorer is the lead
ship in a series of eight vessels, building to a design
based on that featured in Significant Ships of 1998 and
2002 (Azov Sea and Tarantella, respectively), and
modified to incorporate subsequent technological
improvements developed by the builder, and to suit the
requirements of this particular owner.
Notably, these include dividing the cargo space into
20 cargo tanks plus two slop tanks, instead of 10 plus 2,
and 14 plus 2, in those earlier vessels. These are
contained within a double hull which extends into the
fore part of the engineroom to provide extra protection
to the bunker tanks. The new arrangement means all
tanks are less than 3000m capacity, in line with IMO
Class 2 cargo-quantity limitations.
Structural changes include a generously sloped
tanktop and an innovative design of transverse
bulkhead lower stool, to facilitate complete drainage of
cargo residues to the suction wells, for discharge by the
16 x 500m/h, and 6 x 250m/h hydraulically-driven,
submerged cargo pumps supplied by Framo. A portable
hydraulic 150m/h emergency pump is also supplied.
This new version of the earlier, basis design is single
decked with forecastle but, unlike some of the earlier
versions, it has no poop, allowing the accommodation
block to be positioned aft, directly on to the main deck.
Upper bulkhead stools have been eliminated and the
depth of the bulkhead corrugations reduced, with a
resulting saving in steel weight. The use of troughed
bulkheads, positioning of side stiffening within the
double-hull space, and fitting deck beams externally,
provides a plane internal surface which is protected by
Ameron 75micron inorganic zinc coatings.
Cargo temperature is raised is by means of 20, deckmounted thermal oil heaters, and both cargo and slop
tank heating piping is of stainless steel. A 3750m/h
nitrogen gas system is installed and two tank-cleaning
machines are fitted in each tank, supplied from two
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60m/h heaters. Up to 15 grades of cargo can be


carried, including oil products and chemicals within the
range of IMO Classes II and III.
Changes to the engineroom design and the use of
pre-fitted modules have allowed the space to be
shortened without loss of operating efficiency, with a
consequent increase in cargo capacity. The machinery
installation is centred on an Uljanik-MAN B&W
6S50MC main engine developing 8200kW at
121rev/min, for a speed of 15.01knots at 90% MCR,
when sailing at the design draught.
Electrical supply comes from three Adria DieselMAN/Uljanik Tesu 1389kVA alternator sets, and steam
is generated in two Aalborg Mission 14tonnes/h
boilers, and an economiser with an output of
1.2tonnes/h.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa................................................................182.90m
Length, bp ...............................................................176.00m
Breadth, moulded......................................................32.20m
Depth, to main deck ..................................................17.20m
Width of double skin
side.........................................................................2.00m
bottom (ie, B/15) ....................................................2.15m
Draught
design ..................................................................11.00m
scantling ...............................................................12.20m
Gross .......................................................................26,751gt
Displacement, 12.20m draught .......................57,213tonnes
Lightweight ......................................................11,186tonnes
Deadweight
design..............................................................39,752dwt
scantling ..........................................................46,026dwt
Speed, (90% MCR, 11.00m draught) ..............15.01knots
Cargo capacity.......................................................53,485m
Bunkers
heavy oil ...............................................................2091m
diesel oil .................................................................104m
Water ballast...........................................................19,765m
Percentage of segregated ballast................................100%
Fuel consumption
main engine only .....................................31.4tonnes/day
auxiliaries...................................................2.5tonnes/day
Classification..................................................Lloyd's Register, +100A1,
Double Hull Oil and
Chemical Tanker, Ship Type II, ShipRight
(SDA, FDA, CM), ESP, IWS, SG 1.55t/m,
LI, EP (A, B, G, N, O, P, R, S, V),
+ LMC, UMS, NAV 1, IGS
Heel control equipment..................Dedicated heeling tanks
Main engine
Design .............................................................MAN B&W
Model..................................................................6S50MC
Manufacturer .........................................................Uljanik
Number ..........................................................................1
Output...............................................8200kW/121rev/min
Propeller
Material.....................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Manufacturer ...............................Rolls-Royce (Kamewa)

Number ..........................................................................1
Pitch.........................................................................Fixed
Diameter .............................................................5800mm
Speed .............................................................121rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ..........................................................................3
Engine make/type...............Adria Diesel-MAN 7L23/30H
Output/speed..............................3 x 1176kW/900rev/min
Alternator make/type..................Uljanik Tesu/IFC6 566-8
Output/speed ............................3 x 1389kVA/900rev/min
Boilers
Number .........................................2 (plus 1 economiser)
Make/type...............................................Aalborg Mission
Output, each boiler........2 x 14tonnes/h; 1 x 1.2tonnes/h
Mooring equipment
Number...............................2 x windlass/mooring winch;
4 x mooring
Make ..............................Rolls-Royce (Ulstein-Brattvaag)
Type ...................................................................hydraulic
Cargo tanks
Number ................................................20 + 2 slop tanks
Grades of cargo carried ..............................................15
Product range ...................oil products and IMO Type II
and III chemicals
Coated tanks ........................Ameron Amercote 353 and
Dimetcote 9MS
Stainless steel piping ......................................AISI 316L
Cargo pumps
Make ......................................................................Framo
Number/type .............................16 x SD-200/6 x SD-150
Stainless steel.............................................................Yes
Capacity.................................16 x 500m/h; 6 x 250m/h
Cargo/ballast control systems .............................Kongsberg
Complement
Officers .........................................................................10
Crew .............................................................................12
Supernumaries ...............................................................1
Suez crew.......................................................................6
Bridge control system...........Raytheon-Anschtz Pathfinder
Fire detection system
Make .................................................................Consilium
Type ....................................................................CS 4000
Fire extinguishing systems
Cargo deck ...................................................Unitor foam
Engineroom .....................................................Unitor CO2
Radars
Number/make .............................2 x Raytheon-Anschtz
Models ....................1 x X-band NSC BB 25/9 XU ARPA;
1 x S-band BB/12 SV ARPA
Waste disposal plant
Incinerator ..........................................Atlas 600 SL WS P
Sewage plant...............................................TIK-Karlovac
Contract date .........................7 May 2005
Launch/float-out date..............................26 November 2006
Delivery date .....................................................18 July 2007

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STAR: new-concept ferry for Estonia to


Finland route
Aker Yards Oy (Helsinki yard),
Shipbuilder:............................A
Finland
Vessel's name:........................................................................Star
1356
Hull number:..........................................................................1
9364722
IMO number:.................................................................9
Tallink Group, Estonia
Owner/operator:....................................T
Aker Yards Oy, Finland
Designer: .............................................A
Estonia
Flag:.....................................................................................E
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:.....................................................N
Total number of sister
1 option
ships still on order:........................................................1

STONIAN ferry group Tallink's recent acquisition of a


number of its competitors trading in the Gulf of Finland and
Baltic Sea areas, has made this, still comparatively young, company,
the largest operator in the region, with its rapid expansion marked
by a continuing newbuilding programme of ro-pax and cruise
ferries, designed for service on routes linking Estonia with Finland
and Sweden; Sweden with Latvia and Finland, and Finland with
Germany. The first newbuilding was Romantika, presented in
Significant Ships of 2002.
Latest entry into the fleet, Star, introduces a new dimension into
these operations by providing a high-speed 'shuttle' connection
between the Finnish and Estonian capitals, Helsinki and Tallinn,
which completes the 80km journey in only two hours,giving rise to
the claim that she is 'the fastest conventional ferry yet built for
operation over such a short distance'. An important feature of the
specification is the inclusion of Finnish Ice Class 1A requirements,
which means that the vessel will be able to operate this unique
service all year round.
Star will make three departures daily from each of the two
termini, travelling at a service speed of 27knots, derived from a
conventional machinery installation based on four MaK
12M43C main engines manufactured by Caterpillar Motoren,
Rostock. Each develops 12,000kW at 514rev/min, and they
are connected in pairs, through a twin input/single output
gearbox, to a Wrtsil CP propeller running at 144.3rev/min.
Wrtsil also supplied three thrusters: two with an output of
1500kW installed at the bow,and one of 1000kW positioned aft.A
further aid to manoeuvring comes from two Becker hinged-flap
rudders, whilst passenger comfort on the relatively short journey is
assisted by fitting a set of Blohm +Voss Industries retractable fin
stabilisers. Electrical services are supplied from three 1688kVA
Wrtsil/A van Kaick diesel-alternator sets.
Although specifically intended for operation on a daytime, short
sea shuttle run,Star is fully equipped to offer an alternative service of
short, overnight cruises out of Tallinn if required, and for this
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two x 2-berth handicapped-traveller cabins have been provided as


modular units, complete with en-suite facilities, by subcontractors
Kaefer and Parmarine.In all,1900 passengers and 100 crew can be
carried, making use of a pizzeria, three restaurants, pub, business
lounge, observation lounge, perfume shop and a 1500m market
area, on decks 7, 8, and 9 of the 11-deck hull whilst onboard. Four
150 person lifeboats and four MES chutes cover lifesaving
requirements.
Star also provides fast transit for motor vehicles, carried on the
main and upper decks, with access from shore over a 18m x 4.7m
bow ramp, and a 11m x 18m stern ramp, both supplied by TTS. A
49m x 6m hoistable internal ramp allows movement between the
decks. With over 2000 lane metres of vehicle deck space available,
up to 120 trucks or freight units, or 450 private cars can be loaded.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa..................................................................................................186.00m
Length, bp.................................................................................................170.00m
Breadth, moulded......................................................................................27.70m
Depth, moulded
to main deck (No 3)..............................................................................9.50m
to upper deck (No 5).........................................................................20.90m
Draught
design......................................................................................................6.50m
scantling..................................................................................................6.75m
Gross...........................................................................................................36,250gt
Deadweight, design................................................................................4700dwt
Speed, service............................................................................................27knots
Bunkers
heavy oil...................................................................................................975m
diesel oil...................................................................................................170m
Water ballast................................................................................................3250m
Fuel consumption, main engines only....................................195tonnes/day
Classification...............................Bureau Veritas 1 + Hull Ro-Ro, Passenger
Ship, + MACH, AUT, UMS, SYS-NEQ-1,
Finnish Ice Class 1A
Percentage of high-tensile
steel used in construction............................................................................28%
Roll stabilisation equipment..............................Blohm + Voss Industries fins
Main engines
Design.........................................................................................................MaK
Model...................................................................................................12M43C
Number.............................................................................................................4
Manufacturer..................................................................Caterpillar Motoren
Type of fuel used.................................................................HFO and MDO
Output..................................................................4 x 12,000kW/514rev/min
Gearboxes
Make......................................................................................................Flender
Model............................................................................................GVLQ 1300
Number..............................................................2 x twin input/single output
Output speed ............................................................................144.3rev/min
Propellers
Material......................................................................................Stainless steel
Designer/manufacturer.....................................................................Wrtsil
Number.............................................................................................................2

Pitch................................................................................................Controllable
Diameter.............................................................................................5300mm
Speed..........................................................................................144.3rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number.............................................................................................................3
Engine make/type...................................................................Wrtsil/8L20
Type of fuel used.................................................................HFO and MDO
Output/speed......................................................3 x 1420kW/1000rev/min
Alternator make/type..................................A van Kaick/DSG 59 K1-6W
Output/speed.....................................................3 x 1688kVA/1000rev/min
Boilers
Number.............................................................................................................2
Type..................................................................................................CHB 5000
Make..................................................................................Aalborg Industries
Output..........................................................................................2 x 5000kg/h
Vehicles
Number of vehicle decks.............................................................................2
Total lane length....................................................................................2010m
Total cars ......................................................................................................450
Total freight units.........................................................................................120
Doors/ramps
Number/type...............................................1 x stern/1 x bow door ramp,
1 x internal ramp
Designer.....................................................................TTS Ships Equipment
Complement
Officers............................................................................................................17
Crew.................................................................................................................83
Passengers
Total .............................................................................................................1900
Accommodated in cabins......................................................................520
Number of cabins......................................................................................131
Bow thrusters
Make......................................................................................................Wrtsil
Number/type.................................................................................2 x CT 225
Output............................................................................................2 x 1500kW
Stern thruster
Make......................................................................................................Wrtsil
Number/type.................................................................................1 x CT 200
Output ..................................................................................................1000kW
Bridge control system
Make.........................................................................................Kelvin Hughes
Type..........................................................................................................Manta
One man operation.....................................................................................No
Fire detection system............................................................................Consilium
Fire extinguishing systems
Vehicle spaces...............................................................Novenco drencher
Accommodation.............................................................Novenco sprinkler
Engineroom...............................................................................Minimax CO2
Radars.........................................................................3 x Kelvin Hughes Manta
Integrated bridge system..............................................Kelvin Hughes Manta
Waste disposal plant
Waste compactors............................................................2 x Kapasity 103
Sewage plan.....................................................1 x Evac Bio Unit MSP VIII
Contract date.................................................................................1 August 2005
Launch/float-out date..........................................................23 November 2006
Delivery date.....................................................................................10 April 2007

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STENA DRILLMAX: drillship with


twin derricks
Samsung Heavy Industries
Shipbuilder: ..............S
Co Ltd, Korea
Vessel's name:..............................Stena Drillmax
1650
Hull number: ................................................1
9364942
IMO number:..........................................9
Stena Drilling,
Owner/operator: ............................S
Sweden/Repsol, Spain
Samsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd,
Designer:.....S
Korea/Grenland Group Technology AS,
Norway
MARIN,
Model test establishment used: ..............M
The Netherlands
Bermuda
Flag: ......................................................B
Total number of sister ships
Nil
already completed: .....................................N
Total number of sister ships
2
still on order:..................................................2

AMSUNG is no stranger to the complexities of


modern monohull drillships, and a number have
been completed earlier, notably Deepwater Pathfinder,
which appeared in Significant Ships of 1998. The latest
delivery, the 97,400tonne displacement Stena Drillmax,
has been especially engineered to a very high standard
to operate in inhospitable environments, including full
winterisation for temperatures down to -20oC, and to
be capable of drilling to depths of 9100m.
The new arrival's most prominent feature is the twin
drill derricks, believed to be the first ever installation.
The pair is offset from the 25.60m x 12.48m moonpool
in a new arrangement, and the hydraulically-operated
drill system is fully automated.
Stena Drillmax can be dynamically positioned, using
comprehensive equipment, to DP3 standard - the
highest yet possible. The ship can survive significant
wave heights up to 16m, and drilling can continue in
waves of 6.70m height; in addition, equipment can
remain connected on standby in waves of 8.5m height
and wind speeds of 31m/sec. The Norwegian company,
Grenland Group Technology, carried out the detail
design and engineering for the topsides equipment, and
DNV Consulting assisted Samsung with some aspects
of the ship, particularly those concerning the strict
Norwegian Continental Shelf rules.
A substantial power plant, comprising six dieselSIGNIFICANT SHIPS OF 2007

alternators, is installed. Each is made up of a 7680kW


Wrtsil 16V32 engine running on marine diesel oil and
driving an ABB AMG900 alternator of 7000kW output.
This package supplies current to six FP azimuthing
thrusters, used for both propulsion and dynamic
positioning; these are of Rolls-Royce UUC455 design
with FP blades and each has an output of 5500kW.
A large crew of 170 plus 10 officers is carried, and
lifesaving equipment mainly comprises five 60-person
freefall lifeboats, supplied by Norsafe.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa..........................................................approx 229m
Length, bp.................................................................219.40m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................42.00m
Depth, moulded to main deck ....................................19.00m
Width of double skin
side ..........................................................................2.28m
bottom ......................................................................2.80m
Draught
design ....................................................................12.00m
scantling ................................................................13.00m
Gross ......................................................................................Displacement ....................................................97,400tonnes
Lightweight ........................................................38,000tonnes
Deadweight
design ...............................................................59,400dwt
Block coefficient............................0.8571 at 12.00m draught
Speed, service, 70% MCR ....................................13.50knots
Bunkers
diesel oil.................................................................6400m3
Water ballast.............................................................58,400m3
Classification .................................Det Norske Veritas, +1A1,
Ship-shaped Drilling Unit (N), DRILL (N),
CRANE, HELDK-SH, DYNPOS-AUTRO, F-AM, E0
Percentage of high-tensile steel
used in construction ............................................................Heel control equipment..........................................................Roll stabilisation equipment...................................................Diesel-electric plant
Engines
Number.......................................................................6
Make ................................................................Wrtsil
Type....................................................................16V32
Type of fuel ..........................................................MDO

Output........................................................6 x 7680kW
Alternators
Number.......................................................................6
Make......................................................................ABB
Type................................................................AMG900
Output.....................................6 x 7000kW/720rev/min
Propellers (thrusters)
Number ............................................................................6
Make ...............................................................Rolls-Royce
Type......................................................................UUC455
Pitch...............................................Fixed (variable speed)
Output .............................................................6 x 5500kW
Boilers
Number ............................................................................2
Type ................................................Cylindrical water tube
Make ...................................................................KangRim
Output ........................................................2 x 12,000kg/h
Mooring equipment
Number ..........................2 x windlass; 4 x mooring winch
Make ......................................................................Pusnes
Type ........................................................Electro-hydraulic
Cranes ....................................................................................Lifesaving equipment
Number.............................5 x 60-person freefall lifeboats
Make......................................................................Norsafe
Complement
Officers...........................................................................10
Crew.............................................................................170
Fire detection system
Make ...................................................................Autronica
Type...............................................................Addressable
Fire extinguishing systems
Engineroom ...........................................................NK/CO2
Cabins ........................................Marioff/Hi-Fog watermist
Public rooms ..............................Marioff/Hi-Fog watermist
Radars
Number ............................................................................3
Make .................................................Kongsberg Maritime
Integrated bridge system
Make .................................................Kongsberg Maritime
Type .....................................................................K-Bridge
One-man operation .......................................................No
Contract date.................................................10 August 2005
Launch/float-out date ...................................13 January 2007
Delivery date .................................................December 2007

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STENA POSEIDON: iceclass Panamax design


extends Brodosplit link
Brodosplit Shipyard, Croatia
Shipbuilder:...........B
Vessel's name: ..........................Stena Poseidon
454
Hull number: .................................................4
Concordia Maritime AB,
Owner/operator: ...........C
Sweden and Neste Shipping Oy,
Finland/Stena Group, Sweden
Brodosplit Shipyard, Croatia
Designer:...............B
Brodarski
Model test establishment used: ..........B
Institut, Croatia
Finland
Flag: .......................................................F
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed .............................N
Total number of sister
1
ships still on order: .........................................1
TENA Group's diverse activities in the shipping
market have been highlighted on a number of
Soccasions
in Significant Ships reports, most recently with

its innovative tanker designs catching the eye.


Designated V-Max, C-Max, and P-Max, these concepts
all exhibited features aimed at 'MAXimising' safety and
efficiency, as well as conforming to the latest
environmental standards.
In this regard, the P-Max Stena Paris of 2005 was
understood to be the first new vessel to be awarded the
Det Norske Veritas Green Passport, and this notation
has similarly been earned by Stena Poseidon and sister
Stena Palva. Owned jointly by Stena subsidiary
Concordia Maritime and Finnish oil giant Neste, the
design of these latest Brodosplit deliveries does not
follow completely in the footsteps of those earlier
classes, instead, it adopts a more conventional Panamax
single-screw layout. However, a trading pattern which
will see the vessels operating in the stringent winter ice
conditions of the Baltic and North Atlantic on the one
hand, yet regularly transitting the restricted Panama
Canal locks on the other, has still necessitated the
inclusion of features above the norm.
To suit these conditions, Finnish-Swedish Ice Class
1A rules are complied with, including an ability to sail at
a speed of 5knots in a channel of 1m-thick ice. In
addition, a CP propeller is fitted to enhance
manoeuvrability in ice, whilst to suit the DNV NAUT-

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AW notation, the wheelhouse offers 360deg visability. A


double-hull structure has been adopted and this extends
into the engineroom to afford protection to oil tanks,
and also surrounds a cargo space divided into six pairs
of cargo tanks and two slop tanks by troughed
transverse and longitudinal bulkheads.
With deck stiffening arranged externally, and side
framing within the double hull, a plain internal surface
results, protected with 2 x 150micron epoxy coatings.
Six grades of oil can be handled using a Framo
1000m/h hydraulic, submerged pump in each tank,
enabling multiport loading and discharging. A DNV
ETC (Effective Tank Cleaning) notation has been
awarded to the design, signifying the inclusion of
equipment for a rapid turnround, even when switching
from dirty to clean cargoes.
Cargo piping, heating coils, and pumps are all
constructed from stainless steel, and each tank is fitted
with three temperature sensors and a radar microwave
level gauge. Control of cargo and ballast systems is
carried out using an online loading computer in the
cargo control room.
Stena Poseidon is powered by a six-cylinder version of
the MAN B&W S60MC-C two-stroke design, built by
the shipbuilder's Brodosplit Engine associate. This
develops 13,560kW MCR at 105rev/min and, at 80% of
that output produces a service speed of 15.5knots. As
noted above, a CP propeller of Rolls-Royce
manufacture is fitted, operating in an open-water
sternframe with rudder horn. Electrical power is
derived from three 1137kVA Uljanik-Siemens
alternators with Brodosplit-MAN 780kW diesel prime
movers running at 900rev/min. Steam generation is by
a 25tonne/hour auxiliary boiler and a 2tonne/hour
composite boiler supplied by TPK-Nova.
A Simplex-Compact Airspace stern tube seal system
was supplied by Blohm + Voss Industries, together with
shaft bearings.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa................................................................228.60m
Length, bp ...............................................................220.00m
Breadth, moulded......................................................32.24m

Depth, moulded.........................................................20.45m
Width of double skin....................................................2.00m
Draught
design ..................................................................12.20m
scantling ...............................................................14.20m
Gross ......................................................................42,800gt
Deadweight
design..............................................................61,300dwt
scantling ..........................................................74,999dwt
Speed, service, 80% MCR...................................15.50knots
Cargo capacity.......................................................85,500m
Bunkers
heavy oil ...............................................................2300m
diesel oil .................................................................185m
Water ballast...........................................................32,000m
Percentage segregated ballast....................................100%
Fuel consumption
main engine only ........................................43tonnes/day
auxiliaries......................................................3tonnes/day
Classification.................................Det Norske Veritas +1A1,
Tanker for Oil, ESP, ICE-1A,
COAT-2, NAUTICUS (Newbuilding), LCS-DC,
ETC, E0, S2, TMON, NAUT-OC, GREEN PASSPORT
Main engine
Design .............................................................MAN B&W
Model ..............................................................6S60MC-C
Manufacturer ............................Brodosplit Engine Works
Number ..........................................................................1
Type of fuel ...............................................................HFO
Output...................................13,560kW MCR/105rev/min
Propeller
Material.....................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/Manufacturer .................................Rolls-Royce
Number ..........................................................................1
Pitch ..............................................................Controllable
Diameter .............................................................6800mm
Speed .............................................................105rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ..........................................................................3
Engine make/type ..................Brodosplit-MAN 6L23/30H
Type of fuel used .....................................HFO and MDO
Output/speed................................3 x 780kW/900rev/min
Alternator make ......................................Uljanik/Siemens
Output ..........................................................3 x 1137kVA
Boilers
Number ..........................................................................2
Type..................................................................TPK-Nova
Output ......................................1 x 25tonne/h aux boiler;
1 x 2tonne/h composite boiler
Mooring equipment
Number ..........................................................................6
Make .....................................................................Pusnes
Type ...................................................................hydraulic
Lifesaving equipment
Number/type ..................................1 x 40-person freefall
Make.....................................................................Greben
Cargo tanks
Number..............................................12 plus 2 slop tank
Grades of cargo .............................................................6
Coated tanks .............SigmaPrime epoxy, 2 x 150micron
Stainless steel..............................................cargo piping
Cargo pumps
Number/capacity .................12 x 1000m/h; 2 x 200m/h
Type ...............................................hydraulic submerged
Make..............................................................Frank Mohn
Stainless steel.............................................................Yes
Cargo control system
Make .....................................................Saab Rosemount
Ballast control system
Make...................................................Scana Skarpenord
Complement
Officers .........................................................................13
Crew .............................................................................17
Suez/repair crew ............................................................6
Bridge control system
Make .................................................................Raytheon
Type .........................................Integrated bridge system
One man operation.....................................................Yes
Fire detection system
Make.....................................................Consilium Marine
Type ....................................................................CS 4000
Fire extinguishing systems
Cargo deck..............................................Foam/seawater
Make ......................................................................Pastor
Engineroom .............................................................Foam
Make .......................................................................Unitor
Cabins/public spaces........................................Hydrants
Make ......................................................................Pastor
Radars
Number ..........................................................................2
Make.....................................Raytheon
Models .................................1 x Pathfinder Mk 2 S-band
1 x Pathfinder Mk 2 X-band
Waste disposal plant
Incinerator
Make ..........................................................3 Maj/Tibo
Sewage plant
Make .....................................................................TTK
Contract date....................................................26 May 2004
Launch/float-out date.........................................3 June 2006
Delivery date ..............................................16 January 2007

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SUN ARROWS: 19,100m ice-class LNG


carrier from Kawasaki
Kawasaki Shipbuilding
Shipbuilder:.....................K
Corp, Japan
Vessel's name: ..................................Sun Arrows
1593
Hull number: ................................................1
9349942
IMO number:..........................................9
Maple LNG Transport Inc,
Owner/operator: ........M
Bahamas
Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corp,
Designer: ..............K
Japan
Akashi Ship
Model test establishment used: .......A
Model Basin Co Ltd, Japan
Bahamas
Flag: ......................................................B
Total number of sister ships
1
already completed:..........................................1
Total number of sister
Nil
ships still on order: ........................................N
HIS example of a smaller-sized LNG carrier has
been built by Kawasaki for a company owned
T
jointly by Hiroshima Gas Co Ltd and Mitsui OSK

Lines Ltd. The vessel is intended mainly for the


transport of gas from Prigorodnoye on the Russian
island of Sakhalin, north of Japan, for use by various
Japanese gas companies. The design is fully winterised
and incorporates the requirements of the Russian
Maritime Register of Shipping's ice class LU3 notation,
in order to operate without assistance from icebreakers
in the winter conditions, with temperatures as low as
-25C and ice 0.3m thick, experienced in the seas
surrounding Sakhalin.
Amongst features included are an ice-resistant coating
at the bow, and the use of low temperature steel. Bridge
wings are enclosed, and anti-icing equipment is
arranged for the ballast tanks and sea water cooling
systems. Work space heaters are provided, and a night
camera and powerful searchlights assist night vision.
The hull is double skinned, with the side spaces
forming deep, wing ballast tanks at the bottom of the
cargo spaces where three Moss, spherical cargo tanks
are snugly fitted. These are each of identical capacity
and extend above the upper deck with a fore and aft
access gangway along the top. Insulation is applied in
accordance with the Kawasaki Panel System, already
successfully in use with over 40 LNG carriers.
A feature of the cargo handling operation is the
provision of manifolds at high and low levels, to allow
the vessel to load/unload at terminals designed for both
large and small tankers. It is also noteworthy that the
position of the cargo control room allows the crew to
observe operations through the front windows, or by
means of remotely controlled video cameras. An
integrated automation system (IAS) is fitted in the
control room to operate and monitor cargo, ballast, and
machinery functions.
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both in the winter conditions described above, and in


normal summer weather, and is fitted with a machinery
installation which will allow efficient and easilymaintained working in these extremes. This is based on
a Kawasaki UA-120 steam turbine, and two sets of
UME 22/20 dual-fuel boilers running on fuel oil or
boil-off gas. The turbine develops 8830kW and is
coupled through a tandem-articulated/dual-reduction
gearbox, to a CP propeller capable of producing
enough thrust to overcome the ice resistance during
slow-speed ice navigation. Electrical power is generated
by a Shinko steam turbine-driven, 1625kVA alternator,
and by two Yanmar/Nishishiba diesel sets with the
same output.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................151.00m
Length, bp.................................................................140.00m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................28.00m
Depth, moulded, to upper deck .................................16.00m
Draught
design ......................................................................7.30m
scantling ..................................................................7.60m
Gross.........................................................................20,620gt
Deadweight, 7.60m draught ..................................11,140dwt
Speed, service, at 100% MCR..............................18.10knots
Cargo capacity ........................................................19,170m
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................2030m
diesel oil...................................................................150m
Water ballast ...............................................................9053m
Fuel consumption .................................approx 68tonnes/day
Classification.........................Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK),
NS* (Liquefied Gas Carrier, Type 2G), Design
Temperature Category TDa), MNS*(MO.B),
(PrimeShip-Fatigue Assessment,
Design Life 40 years), (with descriptive note
of design max pressure 0.0245 MPa g and
minimum temperature -163C)
Main engine
Design .........................................................Steam turbine
Manufacturer/model...............Kawasaki Heavy Industries
/UA-120
Number ............................................................................1
Output ...................................................................8830kW
Gearbox
Make ......................................Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Type........................Tandem articulated/double reduction
Number ............................................................................1
Output speed ...................................................121rev/min
Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer ..........Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Number ............................................................................1
Pitch................................................................Controllable

Diameter ..............................................................5700mm
Speed...............................................................121rev/min
Steam turbine-driven alternator
Number ............................................................................1
Make/type .....................................................Shinko/RG91
Output/speed...................................1300kW/1800rev/min
Alternator make/type ......................Nishishiba/NTAKL-RC
Output ..................................................................1635kVA
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................2
Engine make/type ....................................Yanmar/6EY26L
Type of fuel used.......................................................MDO
Output/speed...............................2 x 1400kW/720rev/min
Alternator make/type ......................Nishishiba/NTAKL-RC
Output............................................................2 x 1625kVA
Boilers
Number/type ...................................Kawasaki/UME 22/20
Type of fuel ..............................................HFO/boil off gas
Output ........................................................2 x 22,000kg/h
Cargo tanks
Number ............................................................................3
Type .................................Moss independent spherical
Manufacturer ......................................................Kawasaki
Product range.............................................................LNG
Tank material.....................................................Aluminium
Cargo pumps
Number ........................................................6 (2 per tank)
Type ..................................................Submerged, electric
Make........................................................................Shinko
Capacity .........................................................6 x 850m/h
Cargo/machinery control systems
Make .........................................................................JRCS
Type ...................................Integrated automation system
Complement
Officers...........................................................................10
Crew...............................................................................15
Supernumaries/spare ......................................................8
Suez/repair crew..............................................................6
Stern appendages .................................rudder bulb and fins
Bridge control system
Make...................................................................Nabtesco
Type.................................Main turbines and CP propeller
One man operation .......................................................No
Fire detection system
Make ......................................Nippon Hakuyo Electronics
Type .................................................................FF-3062-20
Fire extinguishing system
Engineroom.......................................................Unitor CO2
Radars
Number ............................................................................3
Make ........................................................Japan Radio Co
Models ............JMA-9922 (X-band); JMA-9932 (S-band);
JMA-9923(X-band)
Contract date ....................................................2 March 2005
Launch/float-out date .................................26 February 2006
Delivery date ..............................................9 November 2007

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TEMBEK: Samsung-built for the


QatarGas2 project
Samsung Heavy Industries
Shipbuilder: ..............S
Co Ltd, (SHI), Korea
Vessel's name: ........................................Tembek
1605
Hull number: ................................................1
9337731
IMO number:..........................................9
Overseas Shipholding Group
Owner/operator: ...O
(OSG), USA
Samsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd,
Designer:.....S
Korea
Model test establishment used: .........................-Marshall Islands
Flag:...........................................M
Nil
Number of sister ships already completed:....N
1
Number of sister ships still on order: ................1
(for this owner at this yard)

AMSUNG'S contribution to the initial eight-ship,


first series of Q-flex LNG tankers, building in
Korea to service the Qatargas Train 4 project,
transporting gas loaded at Ras Laffan, Qatar, to the
South Hook terminal at Milford Haven, UK, and
elsewhere includes these two vessels ordered by the
US-based Overseas Shipholding Group. Two sister
ships were ordered simultaneously by OSG from
Hyundai (see Al Gattara), with four, slightly smaller
capacity versions constructed by Daewoo for the
German owner Pronav (see Al Ruwais).
Daewoo, Hyundai, and Samsung are contracted to
build a further 23 vessels of this Q-flex design, and 14
of the larger, 265,000m Q-max, with all 45 chartered to
operate for 25 years (plus options) to the QatarGas2
project.
As noted in an earlier review (Al Ruwais), the Q-flex
design features vessels of both 210,000m and
216,000m capacity, and as the first vessel of the initial
series to be completed, and of the larger capacity,
Tembek was for a short time, the largest LNG tanker in
the world. Of particular interest, the series marks a
breakthrough for MAN B&W into the LNG sector,
using de-rated versions of the 6S70ME-C two-stroke
electronically-controlled engine.
Unlike British Emerald, featured on another page and
also diesel propelled (but using medium-speed
machinery), these engines are not adapted for dual-fuel
operation, however, it is understood that machinery
installations of this type will be considered for inclusion
in subsequent Qatargas LNG tankers. Whereas turbinepropelled LNG tankers use boil-off gases as fuel, diesel
engined vessels require an alternative method of
dispersal, such as use with a dual-fuel engine, as noted
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subsequent return of gas to the cargo tanks, and no loss


of valuable cargo.
Loading LNG carriers is carried out using shorebased pumps, after the tank has been cooled down to
the required temperature. Much of the equipment
required for the cargo handling operations will be
supplied to all the new Qatar fleet by Cryostar, and will
be used not only to maintain cargo tank pressure while
LNG loading is underway, but also during the tank
cool-down and warming-up procedures. It includes
high-duty compressors (also used to return vapour
generated during loading to shore) and heaters, and
LNG vaporisers. The compressors are of the integrally
geared, centrifugal type capable of flows over
35,000m/h, and the heat exchangers follow Cryostar's
proven design, as supplied to over 100 LNG carriers.
The Q-flex vessels are manned by 19 officers and 18
crew, with cabins also allocated to an eight-man Suez or
repair crew. The principal lifesaving equipment is a 42person freefall lifeboat operating over the stern from
the first tier of the superstructure. The latter is built
right aft over the engineroom. The swim-type after
body lines below incorporate the twin skegs to which
the two propellers are attached.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................315.00m
Length, bp.................................................................303.00m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................50.00m
Depth, moulded
to upper deck .......................................................27.00m
to trunk deck..........................................................35.10m
Width of double skin
side ..........................................................................2.62m
bottom ......................................................................3.35m
Draught
design ....................................................................12.00m
scantling ................................................................12.50m
Deadweight
design .............................................................100,800dwt
scantling..........................................................107,000dwt
Speed, service, 85% MCR ....................................19.50knots
Cargo capacity ......................................................216,200m
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................8300m
diesel oil.................................................................1030m
Water ballast ............................................................72,000m
Classification ............................................Det Norske Veritas,
+1A1 Tanker for Liquefied Gas, Ship
Type 2G (-163C, 500kg/m, 0.25bar g),
Nauticus (New-building), PLUS-2, COAT-2, CSA-2,
H-MON-1, F-AMC, OPP-F, E0, NAUT-OC, TMON, BIS
Percentage of high-tensile
steel used in construction .............................................15%

Main engines
Design ..............................................................MAN B&W
Model................................................................6S70ME-C
Manufacturer .........................................................Doosan
Number ............................................................................2
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output, each engine ..................2 x 17,300kW (de-rated)
Propellers
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer.......................SHI/Mecklenburger
Metallguss (MMG)
Number ............................................................................2
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed
Diameter ..............................................................7600mm
Speed.................................................................85rev/min
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................5
Engine make/type ...............................STX-MAN/7L32/40
Output/speed...............................5 x 3500kW/720rev/min
Alternator make/type ............................Nishishiba/NTAKL
Output/speed...............................5 x 3380kW/720rev/min
Boilers
Number ............................................................................2
Type ..............................................Forced draught marine
Make ...................................................................KangRim
Output ...........................................................2 x 8000kg/h
Cargo tanks
Number ............................................................................5
Design ................................................................GTT MkIII
Cargo pumps
Number ..................................................................10 sets
Type .............................................Submerged, centrifugal
Make.........................................................................Ebara
Material .............................................................Aluminium
Capacity .....................................................10 x 1400m/h
Cargo/ballast control systems
Make ................................................................Kongsberg
Type .....................................................................SVC-400
Complement
Officers...........................................................................19
Crew...............................................................................18
Suez/repair crew..............................................................8
Bridge control system
Make/type ..........................................Kongsberg AC-C20
One-man operation ......................................................Yes
Fire detection system
Make/type ............................................Consilium/CS3000
Fire detection systems
Cargo areas..........................................Unitor/dry powder
Engineroom ...........................Unitor/high-expansion foam
Radars
Number/make/type .................3 x Kongsberg/K-bridge
Integrated bridge
Make ................................................................Kongsberg
Model...................................................................K-bridge
Contract date .........................................................................Launch/floatout date ..............................................................Delivery date.....................................................October 2007

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VASILY DINKOV: pioneering Arctic


shuttle tanker
Samsung Heavy Industries
Shipbuilder:.........................S
Co Ltd (SHI), Korea
Vessel's name: ............................................Vasily Dinkov
1660
Hull number:...............................................................1
9372547
IMO number:.......................................................9
OAO Sovcomflot, Russia
Owner/operator ......................O
Samsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd,
Designer:...............S
Korea/Aker Arctic Technology, Finland
SSPA,
Model test establishment used:............................S
Sweden/Aker Arctic Technology
(AARC), Finland
Cyprus
Flag:.........................................................................C
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:...........................................N
Total number of sister
2
ships still on order:.........................................................2

ASILY Dinkov is the first of three shuttle tankers


building at Samsung's Geoje Island shipyard,
especially to carry oil from the Varandey terminal in the
new Pechora Sea oil field, to Murmansk in northern
Russia. Transporting oil in the Arctic Ocean is normally
carried out by conventional, ice strengthened tankers,
which follow nuclear powered or diesel-electric
icebreakers through channels cut in the ice, however,
this pioneering vessel, developed jointly by SHI and
AARC, will combine both functions, claiming the
distinction of being the first tanker of this size to
perform this voyage through ice unaided.
Although not formally featuring Aker's patent DAS
'double-acting' hullform, as used with the Arctic tanker
Mastera (Significant Ships of 2003), this new series is
designed for both forward and aft motion through ice
up to 1.5m thick and topped by a 0.20m snow covering,
at speeds up to 3knots. Ice navigation is assisted by a
pronounced cut-away stem and forefoot, and modified
aft end lines which include twin skegs, fitted forward of
two 10,000kW ABB Azipod propulsors, and form a
'tunnel' under the stern.
The concept of 'double-acting' working in the ice
followed research which showed that icebreaking
qualities improved when ships ran astern, and became a
reality when podded propulsion was introduced, since
this allowed the pods to be turned through 180deg, to
drive a ship either forward or astern. Here, a 6.6kV
diesel-electric power system is employed to supply the
pods, and the ship's electrical services, using two
alternators each of 11,200kW output coupled to
Wrtsil 16V38 diesel engines, and one of 4200kW
using a 6L38 prime mover. A harbour set of 1000kW
and an emergency set of 600kW are also installed, and
a 2000kW thruster is positioned at the bow.
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The hull is double-skinned, with five pairs of cargo


tanks and two slop tanks surrounded by side spaces
allocated for water ballast. Ice strengthening to Russian
Ice Class LU6 requirements is incorporated and the
vessel has been awarded an 'Arctic Passport' (ice
certificate) by the Russian Central Marine Research &
Design Institute. The ship is fully winterised to cope
with the extremely cold weather as low as -45oC.
The cargo and slop tanks are fitted with stainless steel
heating coils, and cargo handling is carried out using ten
Marflex 800m/h deepwell pumps, with the slop tanks
served by two similar pumps of 400m/h duty. Cargo
loading at 10,000m/h at the Varendey offshore
terminal is accomplished using a bow loading facility
designed to be environment-friendly by not allowing oil
spills. Pure epoxy coatings have been applied to tank
bottoms and deckheads.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa....................................................................................258.00m
Length, bp...................................................................................234.70m
Breadth, moulded.........................................................................34.00m
Depth, moulded............................................................................21.00m
Width of double skin
side ............................................................................................2.60m
bottom........................................................................................2.20m
Draught ..........................................................................................14.00m
Gross ..............................................................................approx 50,000gt
Deadweight..............................................................................70,000dwt
Speed, service, approx 90% max propulsor output..............16knots
Cargo capacity, oil ....................................................................85,300m
Bunkers
heavy oil ..................................................................................3600m
diesel oil.....................................................................................200m
Water ballast...............................................................................38,000m
Fuel consumption
main engines ...............................................................80tonnes/day
auxiliaries ......................................................................20tonnes/day
Classification ..........................Russian Maritime Register of Shipping,
2 A1
KMzLU6
Oil Tanker (ESP) with exclusive approval for shaft power
also American Bureau of Shipping, +A1(E),
Oil Carrier, SH, SHCM, +AMS, +ACCU, VEC,
SPM, NIBS, ESP, Baltic Ice Class equivalent
to RMRS Ice Class LU6, Icebreaking Tanker
Percentage of high tensile
steel used in construction.................................65%
Diesel-electric system
Main diesel-driven alternators
Number........................................................................................3
Engine make/type ......................................2 x Wrtsil 16V38;
1 x Wrtsil 6L38

Manufacturer ...................................................................Wrtsil
Type of fuel used..................................................................HFO
Alternator make/type...................................................................Output.............................................2 x 11,200kW; 1 x 4200kW
Propulsors
Make.......................................................................................ABB
Type....................................................................................Azipod
Number........................................................................................2
Propeller: pitch.....................................................................Fixed
diameter ..................................................................5600mm
material...........................................................Stainless steel
Output ....................................................................2 x 10,000kW
Special adaptations...................can operate ahead or astern
Diesel-driven alternators
Harbour set
Make/type.....................................................................................Output .......................................................................1 x 1000kW
Boilers
Number/type .......................................................2 x forced draught
Make .......................................................................................Aalborg
Cargo tanks
Number........................................................................10 plus 2 slop
Grades of cargo carried .....................................................crude oil
Coated..............................................................................pure epoxy
(bottoms and deckheads)
Cargo pumps
Number........................................................................10 plus 2 slop
Type.......................................................................................deepwell
Make.........................................................................................Marflex
Stainless steel ................................................................................Yes
Capacity.................................................10 x 800m/h: 2 x 400m/h
Ballast/cargo control systems......................................Valmarine ICMS
Complement
Officers..............................................................................................16
Crew..................................................................................................18
Supernumaries/spare.......................................................................2
Suez/repair crew................................................................................6
Bow thruster
Make .............................................................................................ABB
Number...............................................................................................1
Output.....................................................................................2000kW
Bridge control system
Make .............................................................................................ABB
Type...................................................................................pod control
One man operation.......................................................................Yes
Fire detection system
Make .............................................................................Consilium
Type.................................................................................addressable
Fire extinguishing systems
Engineroom............................................................................NK/CO2
Radars
Number ....................................................3
Make........................................................JRC
Contract date ...........................................................10 November 2005
Launch/float-out date ........................................................20 June 2006
Delivery date............................................................31 December 2007

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WAN HAI 601: CSBC crosses the


6000TEU box-ship threshold
China Shipbuilding Corp (CSBC),
Shipbuilder: ...C
Taiwan
Vessel's name: ................................Wan Hai 601
HNO870
Hull number: ..........................................H
9327786
IMO number...........................................9
Wan Hai Lines Ltd, Taiwan
Owner/operator: .......W
China Shipbuilding Corp, Taiwan
Designer:........C
HSVA,
Model test establishment used: ................H
Germany
Total number of sister
3
ships already in service:..................................3
Total number of sister
Nil
ships still on order: ........................................N

Heavy Industries. Operating on heavy fuel oil, it


develops 54,904kW at 91rev/min and is directly
coupled to a FP 8700mm diameter propeller. When
running at 90% MCR and allowing a 15% sea margin,
the service speed is 26knots. To improve propulsive
performance, and reduce overall fuel cost, a PBCF
(propeller boss cap fin) has been mounted behind the
propeller.
Four diesel alternator sets (Yanmar engine/Taiyo
alternator) are fitted, each developing 1980kW at
720rev/min, and an Aalborg 4000kg/h boiler generates
steam. Manoeuvrability is enhanced by a Kawasaki
2000kW bow thruster.

Length, oa .................................................................276.20m
Length, bp.................................................................263.80m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................40.00m
Depth, moulded ..........................................................20.20m
Width of double skin
side ..........................................................................1.90m
bottom ......................................................................2.00m
Gross.........................................................................66,190gt
Deadweight
design ...............................................................50,415dwt
scantling............................................................67,797dwt
Draught
design ....................................................................12.80m
scantling ................................................................14.00m
Speed, at 90% MCR, 15% sea margin,
design draught .........................................................26knots
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................7544m
diesel oil...................................................................653m
Water ballast ............................................................14,308m
Fuel consumption
main engine only ..................................198.30tonnes/day
Classification ....Det Norske Veritas, +1A1 Container Carrier,
E0, TMON, Nauticus (Newbuilding),
BIS, DG-P, COAT-1 also China
Register, 100+E, Container Carrier,
CMS (CAU) +
Percentage of high tensile
steel used in construction .............................................54%
Heel control system ...........................Auto control 700m/h
Main engine
Design...................................................................Wrtsil
Model ............................................................10RTA96C-B
Manufacturer ........................................................Hyundai
Number ............................................................................1
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output ...............................................54,904kW/91rev/min
Propeller
Material ......................................Nickel-aluminium-bronze
Designer/manufacturer .........................CSBC/Nakashima
Number ............................................................................1
Pitch ..........................................................................Fixed
Diameter ..............................................................8700mm
Speed.................................................................91rev/min

TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
HE frequent increases in TEU capacity recorded
against many of the containership designs featured
in annual Significant Ships reviews often come about as a
result of some quite minor change to an earlier, basis
design, and Wan Hai 601, the largest vessel, and also the
first post-Panamax containership in the Wan Hai fleet,
enters service as a development of CSBC's existing
5500TEU capacity design. The single-deck, doubleskinned hull is laid out with seven holds, five of which
are forward of a machinery space positioned at about
three-quarters length. Above this, the tall, narrow
deckhouse has been increased in height above that of
the basis design, to meet SOLAS visability
requirements over the two additional tiers of
containers which can now be carried on the foredeck.
As a consequence of this modification, the
classification society equipment numeral has increased,
and the layout of mooring equipment and hawsepipes
on the forecastle has been revised, to suit the more
powerful windlass and larger diameter chain cable now
required. Other changes forward, are an extension of
the upper deck bulwark, and the heightening and
strengthening of the breakwater at the forecastle front,
in order to reduce the effects of green water.
Taking into account the two additional tiers of
containers, the total TEU intake is now 6039, and the
height of the lashing bridges has been increased, to
facilitate securing them by stevedores. As in the
prototype design, Wan Hai 601 can carry eight tiers of
standard-height TEU, plus one of 'high-cube' units in
the holds, and it is interesting to note that frame spacing
has been increased in way of the holds to allow a bigger
longitudinal spacing between boxes stowed on the hatch
covers, to suit Australian MUA rules. Electrical sockets
are positioned so that 500 refrigerated FEU can be
loaded in the first two tiers of containers carried on the
hatch covers, and provision is made for dangerous
goods to be carried in Nos 2, 3, and 4 holds.
Wan Hai 601 is propelled by a Sulzer (Wrtsil)
10RTA96C-B main engine, manufactured by Hyundai
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Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................4
Engine make/type...........................Yanmar/8N280L-EV
Type of fuel .................................................................HFO
Output ............................................4 x 2133kW/72rev/min
Alternator make/type..............................Taiyo/FEK63B-10
Output ..........................................4 x 1980kW/720rev/min
Boiler
Number/type.....................1 x AQ10/12W vertical oil fired
Make .....................................................................Aalborg
Output .................................................................4000kg/h
Hatch covers
Designer ..........................................................MacGregor
Manufacturer............................................................CSBC
Type.....................................................Lift-away pontoons
Containers
Lengths ........................................................TEU/FEU/45ft
Total TEU capacity.....................................................6039
on deck ................................................................3438
in holds .................................................................2601
homogeneously loaded to 14tonnes ...................4165
reefer plugs .....................................................500FEU
Tiers/rows (maximum)
on deck .................................................................8/16
in holds ..................................................................9/14
Ballast control system
Make............................................................Heishin Pump
Type ................................................FEWV-300D/VK-20NB
Complement
Officers...........................................................................12
Crew...............................................................................13
Suez Canal crew..............................................................6
Stern appendage..................Propeller Boss Cap Fin (PBCF)
Bridge control system
Make............................................................................JRC
Type ..........................................Integrated bridge system
Bow thruster
Make...................................................................Kawasaki
Number ............................................................................1
Output ...................................................................2000kW
Fire detection system
Make...................................................Nohmi Bosai
Type.............................................................FAC513B-20L
Fire extinguishing systems
Cargo holds/engineroom ............................NK Fixed CO2
Radars
Number ............................................................................3
Make............................................................................JRC
Model....................................................1 x JMA-9933-SA;
1 x JMA9923-7XA; 1 x JMA9922-6XA
Waste disposal plant
Incinerator
Make..............................................................Sunflame
Model......................................................OSV-1200SAI
Sewage plant
Make ..........................................................Hamworthy
Model ...................................................................ST2A
Contract date...........................................................July 2004
Launch/float-out date..............................................April 2007
Delivery date............................................................July 2007

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YACHT EXPRESS: the world's first


purpose-built yacht carrier
Yantai Raffles Shipyard,
Shipbuilder: ...................Y
People's Republic of China
Vessel's name:..............................Yacht Express
178
Hull number: ..................................................1
9346029
IMO number:..........................................9
Dockwise Transport NV,
Owner/operator:............D
The Netherlands/Dockwise
Yacht Transport, USA
MARIN,
Model test establishment used: ..............M
The Netherlands
The Netherlands Antilles
Flag: .............................T
Total number of sister
Nil
ships already completed:..............................N
Total number of sister
Nil
ships still on order: ........................................N

HE global growth of the yachting industry has


brought with it a 'niche' demand for the fast and
safe transport of private power and sailing yachts
between the premier international cruising and racing
grounds. Dutch specialist heavylift transport group
Dockwise recognised this trading opportunity some 20
years ago, and since then its fleet of semisubmersible
vessels has carried more than 8000 craft to destinations
worldwide. With the delivery of Yacht Express, the
company is now in a position to extend its operations,
and offer a regular 'liner-type', scheduled service to
these locations for its customers.
The privately-owned Yantai Raffles shipyard, based in
northern China, is of particular interest, since it differs
from many other builders in the Republic by
specialising in 'value added' contracts, rather than series,
cargo ship production, with Yacht Express typical of its
current focus. Claimed to be the first purpose-built
yacht carrier in the world, the vessel is also the largest
and, with a service speed of 18knots, the fastest: the
latter distinction allowing transatlantic transit times to
be cut from 15 to eight days.
The design features a high superstructure built on a
deep forecastle, behind which is a 165m x 31m open
dock-bay with a total deck space of 5115m, and a
permissible loading of 20tonnes/m. Yacht cargoes are
floated in and out of the dock over the stern and
secured for transit, with protection provided by spray
screens at each side of the dock. Further protection is
afforded to the expensive yacht paintwork by the
inclusion of soot prevention systems in the exhausts,
similar to that used on cruiseships.
A diesel-electric propulsion system has been installed,
the main components of which are two Alconza 6.6kV
alternators driven by Wrtsil 12V38B common rail
diesel engines developing 8700kW each, installed in a
room under the forward superstructure. These supply
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two 5100kW Alconza propulsion motors, positioned at


the stern under the counter behind a central skeg, and
which are directly coupled to a pair of Lips azimuthing
pulling thrusters fitted with CP propellers.
Two 1020kW Wrtsil/A van Kaick diesel-alternator
sets are also installed to serve ship's needs. The
installation carries DNV's RP redundancy notation,
demonstrating an ability to run on one engine and
thruster, in which condition speeds of 14knots can still
be achieved.
A 1640kW Wrtsil bow thruster is installed to
enhance manoeuvrability, and two retractable spud
poles are fitted P&S, right aft, and another on the
centreline at the bow, to assist in stabilising the hull
during cargo handling operations. Ballasting and deballasting are important components of the floaton/float off concept, and Yacht Express uses four
1200m/h main ballast pumps for this task. To enable
owners and/or riding crew to accompany yachts in
transit, Dockwise has included accommodation to the
highest standard in its new vessel, with cabins for 50
passengers provided in the superstructure, together
with amenities such as a swimming pool built into a
deckhouse extension over the dock area, fitness centre,
restaurant, and cinema.
TECHNICAL PARTICULARS
Length, oa .................................................................209.03m
Length, bp.................................................................191.88m
Breadth, moulded .......................................................32.20m
Depth, moulded
to main deck ............................................................8.50m
to forecastle deck ..................................................26.00m
to bridge deck .......................................................38.00m
Draught
design, forward........................................................4.00m
aft ................................................................5.00m
scantling ..................................................................5.80m
submerged ............................................................17.00m
Block coefficient, 5.80m draught...................................0.601
Gross.........................................................................17,951gt
Lightweight ........................................................15,800tonnes
Deadweight
4m draught ..........................................................6000dwt
5.80m draught ..................................................12,500dwt
Speed
economic...............................................................16knots
max cruising..........................................................18knots
Capacity, dock area....................................................5115m
Bunkers
heavy oil.................................................................2850m
diesel oil...................................................................315m
Water ballast......................................................33,900tonnes

Fuel consumption at 16knots ............................34tonnes/day


Classification ...........Det Norske Veritas 1A1, General Cargo
Carrier, RP, E0, DK (E0), PWDK, NAUT (OC)
Diesel-electric power system
Main engines
Design/manufacturer.......................................Wrtsil
Model ...............................................................12V38B
Number.......................................................................2
Type of fuel used ..................................................HFO
Output.....................................2 x 8700kW/600rev/min
Alternators
Make......................................................Alconza/6.6kV
Number.......................................................................2
Output/speed .........................2 x 8700kW/600rev/min
Electric propulsion motors
Make................................................................Alconza
Number.......................................................................2
Output........................................................2 x 5100kW
Propulsion units
Make ......................................................................Lips
Type ......CS3500-SP/WO azimuthing pulling thrusters
Number.......................................................................2
Propeller material ..............................................bronze
Pitch ..........................................................Controllable
Diameter .........................................................4500mm
Diesel-driven alternators
Number ............................................................................2
Engine make/type........................................Wrtsil 6L20
Type of fuel used........................................................HFO
Output/speed...............................2 x 1020kW/900rev/min
Alternator make ..............................................A van Kaick
Output .............................................................2 x 1020kW
Lifesaving equipment ........2 x 50-person enclosed lifeboats
Crew ....................................................................................24
Passengers..........................................................................50
Bow thruster
Make .....................................................................Wrtsil
Number/output................................................1 x 1640kW
Bridge control system ..................................................Imtech
Fire extinguishing systems
Engineroom.................................................Marioff Hi-Fog
Radars
Number ..............................................2 x ARPA A3500 TS
Types.............................................1 x X-band; 1x S-band
Make .......................................................................Imtech
Integrated bridge system
Make .......................................................................Imtech
Contract date .........................................................................Launch/float-out date ...................................19 January 2007
Delivery date.....................................................October 2007

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