AN EXAMINATION INTO THE COST EFFECTIVENESS OF VLCC RE-ENGINING

The Economic factors governing the operation of large steam-propelled tankers have shown considerable changes in the last decade; between 1967 and 1976, bunker costs, as a percentage of operating costs, increased from 28 tp 45%, while maintenance costs decreased from 18 to 13% and crew costs from 32 to 29%. Methods of reducing operating costs to meet current conditions in the tanker market are being increasingly suggested, mainly by shipbuilding companies, and one method which is becoming more attractive is the re-engining of steam-turbine VLCCs with medium-speed Diesel plants. Order from BSRA as No. 49,505.

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    • This article is based on the paper Convert to Diesel and Revitalise Your Ships published by Grandi Motori Triests.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Fairplay Publications, Limited

    1 Pudding Lane
    London EC3R 8AA,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-5-18

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  • Accession Number: 00188732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM