Wartsila Receives Order For 45,200-Ton Product Tanker

The Finnish owner Oy Gustav Paulig Ab has ordered a 45,200-dwt product tanker f r om Wartsila Turku Shipyards. Work will begin in late 1980, and the vessel will be delivered about a year later. The value of the order is about 140 million Finnish marks (approximately $35 million). The hull will be built at the Perno Shipyard, and the outfitting will be done at the Turku Shipyard.

The double bottom hull will be 185 meters in length (about 607 f e e t ) , with a 32.2-meter beam (about 106 f e e t ) . Her design draft will be 11.58 meters (about 38 feet) at 45,200 dwt. Cargo tanks will be equipped with an inert gas system, and pumps which will allow handling four different cargoes simultaneously.

A 13,600-hp Wartsila-Sulzer 4RLA90 slowspeed diesel engine will give the vessel a speed of 15.3 knots. Auxiliary power will be provided by three Wartsila-Vaasa 624TS diesel engines totaling 3,150 hp.

The vessel is designed to carry petroleum distillates, molasses, and caustic soda. She will be built to Lloyd's +100 A - l Oil Tanker, LMC, UMS, IGS, and the Finnish regulations concerning safety at work, as well as all environmental protection regulations.

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