Megayacht Designed for Dual Fuels

By Keith Henderson at March 29, 2012 06:57
Filed Under: Company News, Research & Development
Italian builder Fincantieri, together with engine manufacturer Wärtsilä and designer Stefano Pastrovich have put forward a 325 ft megayacht concept called X-Vintage, using the dual fuels of LNG and MGO. The impending IMO Tier 3 regulation deadline of 2016 and the expected expansion of Emission Control Areas, using LNG avoids the necessity of having to incorporate exhaust treatment equipment to ensure compliance with the forthcoming regulations. In the X-Vintage, the twin tanks are located forward of the “garage for toys” where the headroom, out of necessity to accommodate some of the toys, is greater than on the other decks. A twin shaft electric propulsion system is specified with six Wärtsilä 6L20DF dual fuel generators each rated at 1,056 kW at 1,200 rpm. [More]

Construction Begins in Italy on Fourth FREMM Frigate

By Keith Henderson at April 14, 2011 10:59
Filed Under: Company News, General
Construction of the fourth FREMM European multimission frigate has begun at Fincantieri's shipyard in Riva Trigoso, Sestri Levante, Italy. The Italian Navy plan ten ships built by Fincantieri: the French Navy plan to take a total of eleven ships, to be built by DCNS at Brest and at Toulon. The Moroccan Navy has ordered one frigate from DCNS for delivery in 2013 and the Greek Navy has expressed interest for four FREMMs with an option for two more. The ship length is 113 m, beam 19 m and displacement 5,600 tonnes and uses a CODLAG propulsion arrangement. Under diesel electric power the maximum speed is 15 kn and when combined with the gas turbine 28 kn. [More]

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