Home' Ships and Shipping : December 2010 Contents ‘Castillo de Santisteban’
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Emresa Naviera Elcano,
STX Offshore &
27,000kW at 84.9rpm
1 x STX, 850kW
1 x Kawasaki, 2,000kW
19.5 knots (27,000kW at
2 x Furuno
1 x Yokogawa
1 x Yokogawa
2 x Yokogawa
38 +6 Suez
LNG carrier ‘Castillo de Santisteban’ was
built under survey to Bureau Veritas by
Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding and
recently delivered to Spanish owner
Empresa Naviera Elcano.
Flying the flag of Malta, the tanker has
an overall length of 299.9 metres and a
length between perpendiculars of 288
metres with a beam of 45.8 metres, a
designed draught of 11.5 metres, a scantling
draught of 12.5 metres and a depth to upper
deck of 26 metres. She has a deadweight at
scantling draught of 94,000DWT.
Five MAN dual-fuel 8L51/600F engines
power the 300-metre long LNG carrier with
each delivering 7,700kW at 514 rpm. The
newbuilding has been assigned by her
charterer, Spanish energy company Repsol
Gas Natural LNG (Stream), to the
Peruvian Camisea/Pampa Meichorita gas
project, the first natural gas liquefaction
plant in South America. The carrier has a
carrying capacity of 173,600m3 LNG.
Klaus Deleroi, Senior Vice President,
MAN Diesel & Turbo, said: “When it comes
to ship-propulsion technology, the future is
gas. Not only for LNG carriers, but also for
cargo vessels, ferries and even cruise liners.
Knowing this, it is important for MAN
Diesel & Turbo to have a strong reference
already at sea with our new 51/60 dual-fuel
engine, and that is exactly what we have
with the ‘Castillo de Santisteban’.”
The ‘Castillo de Santisteban’ recently
passed extensive gas and sea trials before
the hand-over to its owner. Its entry into
active service represents a milestone for
MAN Diesel & Turbo in that the order for
the ship’s dual-fuel engines, registered in
2007, was the very first received for this
engine type. The engine is especially
designed for propulsion systems for LNG
carriers and gas-fuelled ships, and focuses
on the safety requirements stipulated by
classification societies for gas operation.
The LNG carrier’s new propulsion system
is designed to give the vessel a higher degree
of redundancy in terms of maintenance
while sailing, and takes advantage of the
51/6ODF engine’s multiple fuelling options,
according to MAN Diesel & Turbo.
The 8L51/6ODF engines were built at
MAN Diesel & Turbo’s own works in
Germany. They can run on gaseous (for
example, vaporised LNG) or liquid fuels of
a wide range of qualities (HFO/MDO/MGO)
and have low emission levels.
At 1.5g/kWh (IMO cycle E2) in
gaseous-fuel operating mode, the 51/6ODF
already complies with future IMO Tier-Ill
limits for NOx by a considerable margin
without the need for exhaust-gas treatment
or any other countermeasures.
A single 850kW STX engine acts as
‘Castillo de Santisteban’ has a service
speed of 19.5 knots at 27,000kW propulsive
power when calculated at designed draught.
A 2,000kW Kawasaki bow thruster
enhances vessel manoeuvrability.
‘Castillo de Santisteban’ is equipped
with navigation and communications
instruments from Furuno and Yokogawa.
With a cargo tank capacity of 173,600m3,
the LNG carrier carries 5,400m3 of heavy fuel
oil, 100m3 of marine gas oil and 500m3 of
marine diesel oil.
Carrying 390m3 of freshwater, the vessel
has a complement of 38 plus six Suez crew.
For further information contact:
STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, Korea.
PH: +82 2 316 9925,
FX: +82 2 316 9910,
Web: www.stxship.co .kr
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