Oman Shipping Names Two Valemax Bulkers

By Keith Henderson at May 22, 2012 07:52
Filed Under: Company News, Industry Events
Oman Shipping Company (OSC) today celebrated a double naming ceremony of two of the world’s largest dry bulk carriers at builder Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries Company, China. The 200,000 GT vessels have an LOA of 1,187.7 ft, and deadweight of 400,000 t. In total, 35 ships of this class are being built by four different shipyards, two in China and two in South Korea. There are slight differences in the ship dimension according to the builder and preferences in engine supplier and type. The vessels produce very low emissions on a cargo ton per mile basis and consequently the Valemax Class is one of the most efficient dry bulk carriers in service 35 per cent reduced emissions. [More]

MAN 51/60 Dual Fuel Engines for Russian LNG Carrier

By Keith Henderson at April 03, 2012 07:49
Filed Under: Company News
The Russian Sovcomflot (SCF Group) ordered two ice2 class LNG carriers last year with STX, S.Korea. The Atlantic-max carriers have capacity of 170,000 cubic meters using a reinforced membrane structure. Vessels of this capacity have a LOA of approximately 980 ft and beam of 150 ft. The vessels use a dual fuel electric propulsion system giving 19.5 kn comprising two 8L51/60DF engines of 8MW at 514 rpm and two 9L51/60DF engines of 9MW at 514 rpm. The engines will be built at the MAN Augsburg factory for delivery end 2012. [More]

STX Finland, Viking Line Sign Agreement for $330m Cruise Ferry

By Jocelyn Redfern at November 04, 2010 15:11
Filed Under: Company News
STX Finland Oy and Viking Line ABP have signed a preliminary agreement for the construction of a new generation cruise ferry for Viking Line. The agreement includes an option for a sister ship. The ship price will be about $330m, and will be built at Turku shipyard for delivery in the beginning of 2013. [More]

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