ENGINE PLANTS IN TRIPLE SCREW CONTAINER SHIPS

Among the several third generation ships trading the Far East five vessels are distinguished by being diesel driven triple-screw ships. These vessels are powered by three direct coupled slow speed diesel engines with a total continuous rating of 55 MW (75,000 bhp) and maintain an average service speed of more than 26 kn in the fully loaded condition. This paper deals with the propulsion plants selected for these vessels with special regard to those in the two Danish owned vessels Selandia and Jutlandia. The first section of the paper deals with the reasons for the choice of diesel machinery and triple-screw propulsion for these vessels. Also, considerations regarding choice of propellers, as well as generating plant, are dealt with. In the second section, the engine plant in the two Danish vessels is described.

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    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Kongsted, E
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00130877
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Series A, Pt 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM