Schichau Seebeckwerft Delivers Gas Carrier

The Geeste yard of Schichau Seebeckwerft AG recently delivered the ethylene gas carrier Etagas to Sloman Neptun, Bremen, West Germany.

The Etagas has an overall length of 439-1/2 feet, molded breadth of 61 feet, draft of 27 feet and deadweight tonnage of 8,500 tons. Her propulsion equipment consists of a single MAN B&W Diesel 7L52/55B diesel engine, which develops 6,000 kw (8,046 hp) at 450 rpm. The rest of the propulsion package consists of Renk-Tacke HSA-1000 C reduction gearing and a Liaaen EG 135 variable pitch propeller. Auxiliary power is provided by three SWDiesel 6FHD 240 diesel engine generator sets, which supply a total of 2,325 kw at 720 rpm.

Classed by Germanischer Lloyd, GL 100 A4 E2 Liquefied Gas Tanker Type 2g + MC E2 AUT INERT, the Etagas can transport liquefied gases such as ethlylene, VCM and PO in three cargo tanks with a total capacity of 8,327 m3. The sophisticated gas carry can carry products to as low as -104 degrees C.

She will have a service speed of about 16 knots and be manned by a crew of 21.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 36,  Jan 1989

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