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Largest Spanish RoPax Enters Service IZAR Hosts Keel Laying Of LNG Carrier
The largest Spanish flagged RoPax ferry, named Fortuny, has been deliv- ered by IZAR's Puerto Real shipyard to the Spanish shipowner Trasmediter- ranea. The contract for the construction of this ferry was landed by Puerto Real yard, formerly part of Astilleros
Espanoles group, on July 30, 1999. The new ferry has become the fastest vessel to join the owner's fleet, with a 23.5 knot speed on the engines' 85 percent contin- uous service rating.
On trials, the vessel reached a top speed or more than 25 knots. Propulsion power is supplied by four 7.240 kW diesel engines rated at 500 rpm, coupled by pairs to two shaft lines and two CP propellers. Maneuvering equipment includes two 1.000 kW bow-tunnel thrusters.
With an overall length of 566 ft. (172 m), a breadth of 86 ft. (26.2 m) and a depth of 20 ft. (6.2 m), the ferry is also the largest in Trasmediterranea's fleet.
The vessel has a capacity to carry 1,000 passengers, part of them in 200 cabins.
Accommodation is also provided for 71 crew.
The ship incorporates spacious and comfortable public areas and includes restaurants, shops, nursery school, swimming pools (even an indoor winter pool), sauna, jacuzzis, solarium, gym, cinema, disco, and several bars and lounges.
Of the vessel's total 25,000 sq. m. built area, 10,000 sq. m. are exclusively occu- pied by passenger and crew spaces. The vessel has a freight capacity of 1,800 lane meters, equivalent to 80 trucks and 336 cars. The rolling cargo area com- prises three decks.
The ship satisfies all the latest safety regulations. Large area fin stabilizers and an active anti-heeling system have been incorporated. This vessel com- pletes the fleet renewal program of
Spain's leading shipping company.
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Length, (o.a.) 566 ft. (172.6 m)
Length, (b.p.) 515 ft. (157 m)
Breadth, molded 86 ft. (26.2 m)
Depth to main deck 30 ft. (9.2 m)
Deadweight, design 5,000 dwt
Draft, design 20.3 ft. (6.2 m)
Speed, trials at 85 percent MCR 23.5knots
ClassificationBV Class 13/3 + E Ferry, Deep sea, AUT-
PORT-F, Short International Voyages, 1100 persons,
SOLAS 1997, Stockholm Agreement
Main engines 4 x 7240 kW @ 500 rpm
Propellers 2 cpp
Passenger 1,000 in Cabins 748
VIP class 64
Tourist class 660
Disabled people 24
Truck lane length 1,809 m
Car lane length 830 m
Two stern, One 48 m x 3.5 m interna] ramp
Rudders 2 semi-spade type
Thrusters x bow tunnel
Steering gear Electro-hydraulic
Stabilizers Retractable, hydraulic
Roll reduction .. .85/90 percent at service condition
Jose Silveira, chairman of Elcano attended the LNG keel laying at IZAR's Puerto Real yard.
The keel was laid last month for the first of three LNG carriers being built at
IZAR Puerto Real yard for Elcano for servicing the transport of natural gas from Repsol's concession in Trinidad
Tobago to Spain.
The operators for the remainder of the
LNG series that is being constructed at
IZAR Sestao yard, will be Knutsen OAS
Shipping and Naviera Tapias.
Scheduled to enter service in 2003, the vessel series was recently enlarged with a fourth order, placed by Spanish power company Union Fenosa.
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