This comparative study of alternative types of Diesel machinery installation <all with mechanical transmission> was presented at a Lohmann & Stolterfoht symposium held in Paris in Dec. 1982. After emphasising the importance of economic aspects of design, the Authors consider the propulsion system as a unit which may include, in particular, one or more shaft alternators <waste heat recovery is, however, outside the scope of the paper>. Three types of ship - the container ship, shuttle tanker and cruise ship - are used as a basis for a comparison <objective as far as possible> between alternative designs of machinery installation, with pay-out period <POP>, internal rate of return <IRR> and net present value <NPV> being used as economic criteria. The basis ships are: a 1400 and a 2200 TEU container ship <neither of these is yet in service>; the 16,240 kW <mcr> shuttle tanker Jarena; the cruise/car liner Scandinavia <see Abs. No. 59731, June 1983>; and the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam <see Abs. No. 59578, May 1983>. The layout of the actual or proposed machinery installations of these ships, and of alternative designs that might have been chosen, is shown diagrammatically, and technical and economic data for them are tabulated, discussed and compared in some detail. Though the study has its limitations, the Authors are able to draw some general conclusions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Shipbuild. Mar. Engng. Intl., 106 <1983>, p.157 <Apr.> (7 pp., 8 tab., 12 diag.)
  • Authors:
    • Gallin, C
    • Heiderich, O
  • Publication Date: 1983


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  • Accession Number: 00685012
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM