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Delivered on September 7, 2010, 'Baltic Klipper' is a refrigerated
cargo carrier designed and built by Japan's Kitanihon
Shipbuilding for Netherlands Antilles-based owner Sun Rosie
Shipping to be operated by Seatrade Groningen.
The steel cargo vessel has an overall length of 165 metres on a
beam of 25 metres with a depth of 14 metres and a draught of
The 15,600DWT has gross tonnage of 14,091GRT and net
tonnage of 7,238NRT.
She is powered by a single Hitachi / MAN B&W 6S60MC-C8
main engine, rated at 14,280kW, driving a single, five-bladed fixed
pitch propeller. She has a maximum speed of nearly 24 knots and a
cruising speed of approximately 20.4 knots.
The vessel has a range of 16,000 nautical miles.
Auxiliary power for the vessel is supplied by a Yanmar
6EY26L engine rated at 1,620kW, coupled to a Nishishiba
'Baltic Kllipper' has a suite of navigation and communications
electronics supplied by JRC.
Across her four holds, she has a total capacity of 17,876m3, with
a hold container capacity of 108TEU and an on-deck container
capacity of 503TEU.
The ship is equipped with life and rescue boats.
'Baltic Klipper' carries up to 2,000m3 of fuel and uses 55.5
tonnes per day.
She has a crew of 25.
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 ship 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 emergency generator.
'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
'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.
'Baltic Klipper' -- A 611TEU reefer from Kitanihon for Seatrade
'Castillo de Santisteban' -- A 173,600m3 dual-fuel-powered LNG carrier from STX
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