AUSTRALIAN-BUILT RO-RO SHIPS WITH GAS TURBINE PROPULSION

The 14,550 tdw RO/RO vessel "Union Rotorua" has a length oa of 188.14 m, a beam of 26.07 m, a draft of 7.92 m and is powered by a Thomassen G.E. MS5262RB regenerative cycle heavy duty gas turbine developing 27,800 hp giving a speed of 20 knots. The location of the gas turbine on the upper deck was a relatively late decision but resulted in a significant gain in cargo space below decks of 12%, compared with earlier proposals based on twin medium speed diesel engines.

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    Royal Institution of Naval Architects

    10 Upper Belgrave Street
    ,   USA 
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Accession Number: 00170112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM