Baynunah Class Corvette

By Keith Henderson at March 08, 2012 03:43
Filed Under: Navy News
Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), UAE, recently launched their third Baynunah Class corvette, hull number four of a fleet of six. The Baynunah program is due for completion for the UAE Navy by 2014. The hull of LOA 234 ft (71.3 m) displaces 915 t and is constructed of steel with an aluminum superstructure. There is an unusual CODAD propulsion system comprising four diesel engines driving three waterjets The four engines are MTU 16V595 TE90 rated at 4.2 MW. Maximum speed with all four engines running is 32+ kn: at the cruising speed of 15 kn the range is 2,400 nm. The Baynunah class corvettes have a design endurance of 14 days. [More]

"K" Line's LNG Powered Car Carrier Project

By Keith Henderson at August 23, 2011 05:52
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Shipping line K-Lines, Japan is developing, KHI and DNV, a car carrier to be powered by Liquid Natural Gas (LNG). The vessels of length 470 ft (143 m) will have a capacity for 2,000 automobiles and is planned to be in service by 2015. The vessel will have two LNG tanks, each in its own independent compartment. Propulsion is by twin Kawasaki KG-12 in-line twelve cylinder Green Gas engines each of 5MW at 720 rpm via a twin input, single output (TISO) gearbox driving a single CP propeller. [More]

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