BULKER DESIGNED FOR 30% LOWER FUEL CONSUMPTION

Burmeister & Wain Ship-yard in Copenhagen is now claiming to offer a dramatic solution to the problem of high fuel oil prices. It is a new bulk carrier of 60,000 tdw said to require 30 percent less fuel at 16 knots than a conventional ship of the same size and type. The new ship has been designated the B&W Economy Panamax. Innovations include a propeller disc area which is 100 percent larger than previously, representing an increase in diam from 6.35 to 9 m, and an optimum number of revolutions of 50 rev/min. To accommodate such a large propeller, Burmeister & Wain Shipyard has developed a new aft-body hull form. A close-fitting semi-duct for the propeller is built into this aft-body and the action of the propeller keeps the duct full of water so that even when the tips are above the water level outside the duct, the propeller is always turning fully in water.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Intec Press Limited

    3 Station Parade
    Whyteleafe, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Accession Number: 00136370
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM