RE-ENGINING OF A VLCC WITH LOW SPEED GEARED DIESEL ENGINES

The reengining of turbine powered VLCC's has in the past been accomplished using medium-speed geared diesel engines. The major reason for this is that medium-speed diesel engines of the required output range can normally be installed in existing engine rooms without involving substantial changes in the hull construction or the arrangement of auxiliary machinery and equipment. With the existing engine room arrangement of the AMOCO SEAFARER, it has been possible to incorporate slow speed diesel engines with lower fuel oil and lube oil consumption and lower maintenance costs than medium speed engines of equivalent output. The conversion of the AMOCO SEAFARER from steam to diesel will be carried out at Mitsui's Yura yard beginning in June, 1980. This paper presents the design philosophy and principal technical details involved in the conversion.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Shipboard Energy Conservation '80, presented by the New York Metropolitan Section of SNAME, New York, New York, September 22-23, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Michiura, T
    • Kozai, D
    • Vragel, P
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00322762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Plenary 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM