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Alabama Shipyard to Repair MSC Tanker

World Marine of Alabama (WMA), a division of World Marine, LLC, com- petitively bid and won a contract to dry- dock and repair the USNS Lawrence H.

Gianella (T-AOT-1125), a Military Sea- lift Command (MSC) tanker operated by

Ocean Shipholdings, Inc.

World Marine, LLC purchased all the assets of Signal International in De- cember 2015, including the Mobile,

Alabama-based shipyard. World Marine remains one of the safest shipyards in the country, with its Alabama facility boast- ing zero accidents for over 460 days, and an OSHA total recordable injury rate (TRIR) of 0.0 for 2015. Ocean Shiphold- ings is a Houston-based vessel opera- tions company with a history of success- ful projects with the Mobile shipyard.

The contract is expected to commence

MV Lawrence H. Gianella in late April for 45 calendar days. Under board hull cleaning and painting, ballast hauls, sea valve rebuilding, and more. delivers petroleum products to Depart- the contract, WMA will be completing tank inspections and painting, main and The USNS Lawrence H. Gianella is ment of Defense storage and distribution many repair items, including steel and generator engine overhauls, electrical 615 X 90 ft. and carries over 237,000 facilities worldwide, including fuel de- pipe renewals, underwater and free- switchgear cleaning and motor over- barrels of petroleum cargo. This vessel livery trips to Antarctica.

Norwegian Fish Food Carrier to Run on LNG olls-Royce has signed a $6.5 million contract with Tersan

Shipyard in Turkey to supply

Ra lique? ed natural gas (LNG) propulsion package for a cargo carrier designed by NSK Ship Design for Nor- wegian ship owner NSK Shipping. The vessel will deliver ? sh food on behalf of

BioMar Group.

The new cargo carrier will be a slightly larger sister ship to NSK Shipping’s MS

Høydal which was the world’s ? rst LNG powered cargo vessel and which was de- livered from Tersan Shipyard in 2012.

Both ships are designed by NSK Ship

Design. The 81.5-m-long vessel will be able to carry 2,700 metric tons of ? sh food to ? sh farms along the Norwegian

Rolls-Royce coast. The new cargo carrier is expected to be delivered from the yard in 2017.

The LNG Propulsion system comprises main engine also generates electricity for the market using a spark plug ignition. signi? cant reduction in fuel and lubri- one eight-cylinder Bergen C26:33 natu- the ship. The HSG will generate electri- Alternative “dual fuel” engines use a cation oil consumption. In addition, the ral gas engine rated at 2,160 kW, Promas cal power for the ship even if the engine small amount of diesel for ignition. The clean, safe engine rooms and advanced combined rudder and propeller system, power output varies, saving fuel. The B and C Series engines emit around 22 technology can reduce maintenance one tunnel thruster in the bow and one HSG can also act as a propulsion mo- percent (including methane slip) less costs as well as providing a more pleas- in the aft, and a Rolls-Royce automation tor (PTI) providing an alternative power carbon dioxide (CO2) per unit of power ant working environment for the crew. and dynamic positioning (DP) system. source should LNG becomes unavail- than a diesel engine and nitrogen oxide BioMar has 11 factories producing ? sh

The vessel is also equipped with the able – a prerequisite for class approval. (NOx) emissions are reduced by 90 per- food, in Norway, Chile, Denmark, Scot-

Rolls-Royce hybrid shaft generator Rolls-Royce claims its Bergen Gas En- cent. Sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions are land, Spain, France, Greece, Turkey and (HSG) propulsion system, meaning the gines are the only pure gas engines on negligible. Bergen gas engines deliver a Costa Rica. 72 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • APRIL 2016

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