June 24, 2004
MAN B&W muscle for AHT
MAN B&W Diesel A/S, Alpha, Denmark is to supply a complete twin-screw medium-speed propulsion package for a 560 DWT Anchor Handling Tug newbuilding under construction at Dubai Drydocks shipyard, for Seaways International LLC, both located in the United Arab Emirates..
Delivery of the propulsion package to the yard is scheduled to take place during January/February 2005, but the sterntube equipment will be delivered earlier to suit the hull construction schedule. The completed AHT is scheduled for delivery to the owner during the summer 2005.
The vessel, for which a robust medium-speed engine package has been selected, will be named Seaways 9. The vessels operational service will be dedicated to anchor handling, ocean towage, berthing and terminal handling.
Principal Particulars are:
Length oa 45.0 m
Length, waterline 42.9 m
Breadth 12.6 m
Draft 4.65 m
Deadweight 560 tonnes
Bollard Pull 92 tons
Propulsion 2 x MAN B&W 8L27/38 packages
Classification Lloyds + 100A1 Multipurpose Tug + Firefighting 1 with Water Spray + LMC
A total main engine output of 2 x 2,720 kW (2 x 3,700 BHP) will supply the propeller thrust, for a bollard pull of more than 92 metric tons. The MAN B&W Alpha propulsion package type 2 x 8L27/38-VBS, which has been specified for the AHT newbuilding, includes: