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Eco Star 85K Very Large Ethane Car- rier with its overall length of 231.60 m; maximum breadth of 36.60 m; maximum deadweight of 50,000 mt;

ME-GI Engines for World’s and scantling draught of 12.30 m.

Largest Ethane Carriers

JHW ordered ? ve 85,000 cu. m. Very have already been secured.

Large Ethane Carriers (VLECs) for a The vessels will also feature another

JACCAR/Hartmann Reederei joint ven- world-? rst in the form of their innova- ture, called UEC (United Ethane Carri- tive ‘Star-Trilobe’ tanks that consist of ers); each vessel will be powered by a three cylinders combined into one. Due (Image: Hartmann) single MAN B&W 6G60ME-GI main to better utilization of the space in the cargo holds, this results in higher ef? -

Offshore Co. Ltd. (DSIC) will construct engine. Dalian Shipbuilding Industry it came to selecting main engines for our ef? ciency, the propeller plant employs ciency and allows an increase in cargo propeller blades of Kappel design, as capacity of nearly 30 percent over sim-the vessels in China, while Hyundai newbuildings.”

The engines will meet Tier III emission well as a fairing cone/rudder bulb sys-

Heavy Industries (HHI) will build the ilarly-sized vessels with conventional requirements with the aid of MAN Die- tem. MAN Diesel & Turbo is also pro- engines in Korea. Delivery of the ? rst viding each vessel’s shaft-alternator tanks, reducing shipping costs through carrier is scheduled for the middle of sel & Turbo’s EGR (Exhaust Gas Recir- greater economies of scale.

culation) technique. They will feature an system. Upon construction, the vessels 2017. Captain Ulrich Adami, Fleet Man- MAN Diesel & Turbo said it sees sig- ager of Hartmann Schiffahrts GmbH injection pressure of 400 bar and form will be the largest ethane carriers ever ni? cant opportunities arising for gas- & Co. KG, said, “The ME-GI engine the main part of a propulsion system that constructed. MAN Diesel & Turbo also fueled tonnage as fuel prices rise and reports that it currently has eight ethane modern exhaust-emission limits tighten. appealed to us for several reasons, not also features a MAN Diesel & Turbo Al- least its environmental credentials with pha controllable pitch propeller. engines on order.

Indeed, research indicates that the ME- negligible slip of gas fuel, and its robust, The ME-GI engines will drive The newbuild ethane carriers form the GI engine delivers signi? cant reduc- stable combustion properties – even in VBS1810 propellers, which are the basis for United Ethane Carriers, a new tions in CO2, NOx and SOx emissions. largest Mk 5 models (diameter 7.6 m) ethane venture that the Hartmann Group heavy seas. We also viewed its high fuel Furthermore, the ME-GI engine has no ef? ciency and its ? exibility of being able ordered from MAN Diesel & Turbo’s is developing with Jaccar Holdings of methane slip.

propeller portfolio to date. To maximize Luxemburg for which long-term charters to run on HFO or ethane as pluses when

New Patrol Vessels for the Philippines

Incat Crowther has secured a contract to design a 50m multi-mission monohull patrol vessel for the Philippine Govern- ment. Two identical vessels of this type will be built in Manilla by Josefa Slip- ways.

The primary role of the vessels is to combat illegal ? shing for the Philippine government. With the local ? shing in- dustry losing billions of dollars to illegal ? shing, these assets will enhance law enforcement’s capability to patrol and protect territorial waters. The multi-mis- sion nature of the vessels also affords the ? exibility to lead in disaster relief and/or rescue operations, as well as to serve as a platform for research.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) with its operating agency, Bureau of

Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will operate the vessels.

Notable features of the steel vessel are a spacious aft working deck to ac-

Incat Crowther commodate both a rescue craft launched from a deck crane as well as 9m RHIB deployed from a specially designed well with a transom door. Ahead of the aft ing 36 personnel is at the front of the the mid deck is a conference room with Mitsubishi S16R2-T2MPTK engines, working deck, the main cabin houses a main cabin. a capacity of 14 personnel. coupled with a Masson MM W18000 spacious galley with adjoining freezer Below deck are the engine, control and The large pilothouse gives an unob- gearboxes and ? xed pitch propellers. and cold rooms, a medical clinic with equipment rooms as well as full accom- structed view forward and plenty of desk Two Yanmar 6HAL2-WHT generators adjacent lab, a large mess hall for the modations for 42 personnel. area for electronics and charts. It also will service the vessel’s electrical needs crew, and a private mess hall for of? cers. Accommodations for of? cers and en- has sleeping quarters for two pilots. with an additional emergency generator.

A large conference room accommodat- gineers are on the mid deck. Forward in The vessels will be powered by two 72 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • MARCH 2016

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