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Lindenau Tanker Series
Receives Two Nominations
For International Awards
The MAN B&W-powered Conger has specially de- veloped ship lines for an optimized speed/power characteristic and good seakeeping properties.
Her Jastram-Werke bow thruster improves maneu- verability, while her double bottom and double side shell lower the risk of environmental pollution.
The 23,400-dwt double-hull chemical tanker Conger, largest ship ever to emerge from the Kiel yard of
German shipbuilder Lindenau
GmbH, was nominated for the "Out- standing Oceangoing Ships Award" by MARITIME REPORTER and
Engineering News" magazine (De- cember 1991 issue), and by the U.K. "Royal Institution of Naval Archi- tects" for "Significant Ships of the
The M/T Dorsch, one of the next two vessels of this series, was deliv- ered at the end of 1991. The third ship will be delivered at the end of 1992.
These double-hull tankers have the highest collision resistance
Germanischer Lloyd has ever clas- sified for a ship. All three have the highest IMO 1 class for the trans- port of chemicals in center tanks, and the IMO accepted these tankers as equal to the new double-hull tanker regulations.
Lindenau shipyard designed and delivered the first German-built double-hull tanker 15 years ago.
Since then, 16 double-hull tankers between 3,000 and 25,000-dwt have been delivered to international cli- ents. This tanker series is a new design and belongs to the Lindenau
Tanker Class 2000. The class corre- sponds with the highest interna- tional rules, regulations and envi- ronmental requirements.
The Conger is powered by a MAN
B&W main engine. Other machin- ery includes Renk-Tacke reduction gear, Vulkan coupling for the main engine, KaMeWa controllable pitch propeller and Yanmar auxiliary en- gines.
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