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While pricing information was not available, IZAR assures that, in looking at the complete lifecycle of the ship, pricing is competitive on the internation- al marketplace.

Inigo Tapias and its four sister ships were built to be compatible with these 12 ports of call, as required by RYPF, the charterer: Bilbao, Barcelona, Huel- va, Cartagena, Boston, Penuelas (Puerto

Rico), Bonny (Nigeria), Das Island (UAE), Point Fortin (Trinidad & Toba- go), Bethouia (Algeria), North West

Shelf (Australia), Ras Laffan (Qatar),

Qalhat (Oman). In total, for the five ship series, there are two charterers, RYPF and U. Fenosa; and three shipowners,

Naviera F. Tapias, Elcano and Knut- sen/Marpetrol.

In total, for the five ship series, there are two charterers, RYPF and U. Fenosa; and three shipowners, Naviera F.

Tapias, Elcano and Knutsen/Marpetrol.

Following is the delivery schedule:

Ship# Charterer Yard Delivery 1 RYPF Sestao Aug. 2003 2 RYPF Puerto Real Nov. 2003 3 RYPF Sestao Feb. 2004 4 Fenosa Puerto Real July 2004 5 RYPF undecided Dec. 2004

The yard currently has four additional "slots" open for ships of this size and type for deliveries in December 2004,

July 2005, October 2005 and March 2006, and is aggressively trying to fill them.

Though it has been 32 years since

Spain has built an LNG carrier, it is interesting to note that the last vessel delivered, Laieta, is still providing reli- able service to RYPF on its Algiers to

Barcelona route.

March, 2002

Inigo Tapias Main Particulars

Length, o.a 933 ft. (284.4 m)

Length, b.p 889 ft. (271 m)

Breadth 139.4 ft. (42.5 m)

Depth to main deck 83.3 ft. (25.4 m)

Depth to trunk deck 105.6 ft. (32.2 m)

Draft 37.4 ft. (11.4m)

Air draft 179.3 ft. (54.65 m)

Ballast 49,900 cu. m.

Fuel 7.900 cu. m.

Lube oil 100 cu. m.

D.0 470 cu. m.

F.W 1,000 cu. m.

Cargo 138,000 cu. m.

Deadweight 68,200 tons

Speed 19.5 knots

Sea trial speed 90% MCR =21 knots (Ballast conditions)

Fatigue life 40 years W-W

Discharge time 12 hours

Cargo containment system .Membrane NO 96 - GTT

Complement 40 persons

Propulsion Steam Turbine 28,000 kW Cu S3 rpm

Reduction gear Double reduction tandem type

Main boilers 2 x 65 tm/h fa: 61.8 kg/cu. cm.

Propeller Fixed, 5 blade, 8.7 m diameter

Turbine Kawasaki-Iza

Boilers Mitsubishi

Turbo Generators Mitsubish

Diesel Generators MAN-Wartsila

Auxiliary charge machinery Cryostr

Charge pumps Ebara

Feed pumps Shinko

Automation Konsberg-Simrad

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