Grontmij launched a new Handysize bulk carrier which is powered by MAN.

By Peter Pospiech at April 18, 2013 06:16
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, Marine Diesel Engines
SEAHORSE 41 – (41,000 DWT) is the new Handy size design and is based on same concept ideas as the famous and successful SEAHORSE 35 and 375, but with slightly enlarged dead weight. The vessel size in the Handy size segment has gradually increased from below 30,000 ton and with Grontmij latest SEAHORSE 41 design, deadweight exceeds 40,000 ton. In the SEAHORSE 41, length overall has been maintained at 180m, while the breadth has been taken out from 30.0m to the present Panamax gauge of 32.26m, with the scantling draught set at 10.5m and hull depth increased from 14.7m to 15m.The SEAHORSE 41 is designed to accommodate the new Green Engine Type from MAN Diesel, which is a MAN 5G50ME-B9.3 supplying 6.500 kW to the propeller. The new engine type has extremely long stroke, which in combination with the enlarged NPT propeller provides very high propulsion efficiency. These features combined with energy saving device from Becker Marine Mewis Duct result in very low fuel consumption. Becke... [More]

“JELGAVA” guards Latvia’s Coast-Line

By Peter Pospiech at April 15, 2013 11:16
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, Shipyards
On April 11th 2013 the third SWATH@A&R Patrol Boat for the Latvian Navy was launched at well-known German Abeking & Rasmussen Shipyard in Lemwerder near Bremen. Mrs. Inta Englande, as representative of the town of Jelgava, Latvia, dropped the bottle of champagne onto the bow and named the Vessel “JELGAVA”.This ship  is  the  third  of  a  series  of  five  well  proven  25m  SWATH@A&R  design  by Abeking & Rasmussen. In co-operation with Riga-Shipyard, the vessels are being built in Riga and Lemwerder. The new vessels feature is a modular mission bay at the fore ship. By fitting  appropriate  mission  payloads,  such  as  a  diving  module  or  a  MCM  module,  the capabilities of the vessels can be enhanced flexibly to new roles still to come. Cost  effective  patrol  and  surveillance  and  SAR... [More]

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