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The Cruise Shipping Edition

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Izar Sestao Delivers LNG

Carrier Bilbao Knutsen

Izar Sestao delivered Bilbao Knutsen to Knutsen OAS, which will operate it lor Repsol YPF. The ship has an LNG capacity of 138,000 cu. m. and it is the second ship with these characteristics built by the yard, following the FOC

Inigo Tapias.

The burgeoning gas carrier segment is a key market for Izar, which has ample technical and industrial capacity in

Sestao and Puerto Real. There are two more LNGs under construction at Izar's

Puerto Real shipyard. Bilbao Knutsen was launched in September 2002. The ship underwent sea trials in November and the gas trials in December, which consisted on the cooling, loading and unloading of the tanks. For this purpose 5.000 cu. m. of LNG from Bahia de

Bizcaia were used.

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Main Particulars

Length 933 ft. (284.4 m)

Breadth 139 ft. (42.5 m)

Draft 37.3 ft. (11.38m)

Depth 83.3 ft. (25.4 m)

Speed 19.5 knots

Crew 40

Propulsion . .28,000 kW at 83 rpm generated hy one

Kawasaki-IZAR steam turbine, provided by IZAR's

Turbine Factory. This factory, located in Fcrrol, has also provided the condenser of the propulsion plant.

Gladding-Hearn Gets

Pilot Boat Orders

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding is building new pilot boats for the Portland, Maine and

Delaware pilots. The shipyard's new

Chesapeake class of pilot boats has also been built for the Virginia, Maryland, and

Tampa Bay pilots. The Portland pilots will take delivery of their new launch in

September, while the Delaware pilot boat is scheduled for delivery in November.

The all-aluminum boats, designed by C.

Raymond Hunt Associates, measure 52.5 x 17-ft. with a 4.8 ft. draft, and are designed to reach 25 knots. The Portland pilots' launch will be powered by twin Caterpillar 3406E diesel engines, each delivering 600 bhp at 2,100 rpm, with Twin Disc M65114A gear-boxes. The Delaware pilots, on the other hand, chose Daewoo V18TIM 10-cylin- der engines, coupled to ZF 350A gears. The engines turn five-blade Hall & Stavert bronze propellers. The Portland launch will have a

Northern Lights generator, with 10 kW of output. Both vessels will be equipped with heated handrails and decks to prevent ice build-up in the winter. They are designed to have wide side-decks, and side and rear doors. At the transom will be throttle and steering controls and a winch-operated U- frame over a recessed platform for pilot res- cue operations.

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Cruise Ship Terminal

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Tel (310) 522-9698 • Fax (310) 522-1043

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