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MAN B&W Diesel Propulsion for Anchor Handlers

Posted on May 19, 2006

MAN B&W Diesel A/S has been awarded a contract to supply complete twin-screw twin-in/single-out medium speed propulsion packages for eight Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS). The newbuildings, which will be built by Aker Yards AS, Norway, were ordered by the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group’s Maersk Supply Service.

The finalized vessels are expected to be delivered from Norway (from both Aker’s Brattvaag and Langsten shipyards) with two month intervals during 2008 and 2009. The 73 m AHTS vessel design, designated VS 472, is designed by the renowned Norwegian group of ship design consultants, Vik-Sandvik AS. The quadruple-engine propulsion packages are each based on a twin-screw, diesel-mechanical, twin-in/single-out plant with 7 cyl and 8 cyl L27/38 engines arranged in a ‘father and son’ configuration with Renk double gears.

Further the MAN B&W Diesel package supply incorporates complete 4 m ducted CP Propellers type VBS1080, complete shafting and propeller nozzles type FD 4030 – together with the Alphatronic 2000 Propulsion Control and Management System for engine control room and forward and aft bridge consoles.

For more information: www.manbw.com

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