4-ENGINE POWER PLANT A DISTINCT ADVANTAGE IN ANCHOR-HANDLING/SUPPLY SHIP

Future oil operations on the Norwegian Continental shelf pose the requirement for a new type of anchor-handling vessel with versatile and specialised capability. Existing tonnage equipped with twin- engine propulsion systems meets this requirement only to a limited extent. The demand for higher installed power and greater operational flexibility has led to increasing use of 4-engine installations. The economic and technical factors affecting the choice of propulsion system, whether twin-engine or four-engine, are discussed in this article. Four basic types of propulsion unit are considered: A. 2 engines, pure diesel drive; B. 2 engines, combined diesel and diesel- electric drives; C. 4 engines, pure diesel drives; D. 4 engines, combined diesel and diesel-electric drives.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Skip og Rigg, No. 4 <1983>, p. 24 (6 pp., 4 graphs, 6 diag.)
  • Authors:
    • Solnes, M
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • Norwegian

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684874
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM