Fincantieri Delivers 135,000-DWT Bulker To Italian Owner

The Marghera yard of Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani recently delivered the 135,000- dwt bulk carrier Ignazio to shipowner Fermar Company, Ferruzzi Group.

The ship will be utilized to transport coal for the Italian thermoelectric power plants of stateowned ENEL Company under a 10-year contract.

The Ignazio is 853 feet long, 141 feet wide, with a 75-1/2-foot depth. A fully automated propulsion plant can be directly controlled from the bridge. The main engine is a two-stroke GMTSulzer diesel with a maximum rating of 17,800 hp. She has a service speed of 15 knots.

The Ignazio is also fitted with a Selesmar Vector Integrated Navigation System which provides navigation planning, position fixing, route steering and data monitoring, and with satellite navigation and satellite communications systems.

Fermar's fleet comprises four bulk carriers, four LPG carriers, three tankers and two concrete carriers.

At present, Fincantieri has another bulk carrier of 145,000 dwt, that will be delivered next year, and a 90,000-dwt tanker under construction at its shipyards.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 56,  Sep 1990 Kim Shanahan

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