Transport Of A Heavy FP Propeller

Saturday, March 03, 2001
In February John Crane-Lips transported one of the world's heaviest fixed pitch propellers from its premises in Drunen to 's-Hertogenbosch. This 6-bladed propeller has a diameter of 8.8 meters and a weight of 92.5 tons. The material of which the propeller is made is Cunial©, an alloy of copper, nickel and aluminum. Upon arrival in 's-Hertogenbosch the propeller was lifted with a large hoisting crane to put it on a barge and was then shipped to the port of Rotterdam. In Rotterdam the FPP was loaded into the mv Pohang Senator with destination Busan (South Korea). This heavy fixed pitch propeller is for a containership built in South Korea for French shipowner CMA CGM. The ship has a length of 286 meters bp (between perpendiculars) and a depth of 12 meters. The ship's load capacity is 6,250 containers (each of 20 foot), the speed will be 27,41 knots and the engine power is 68,520 kW. In 1997 John Crane-Lips produced the world's heaviest fixed pitch propeller with a diameter of 8.95 meters and a weight of 94.6 tons. This propeller was made for the "Rotterdam" of P&O Nedlloyd.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter May 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Propulsion

Tech & Design Solutions for Modern Workboats

EPA Tier 4 regulations (for engines of 804 hp and higher) and propulsion advancements have many manufacturers and vessel designers changing course to adapt to new requirements and customer demands.

WSS: Post-combustion Fuel Treatment Cuts Vessel Costs, Risk

Wilhelmsen Ships Service, a provider of products and services to the shipping industry, is advising vessel operators to wage war on soot. According to WSS, soot

Port of Caen Orders Damen ASD Tug 2810

The Port of Caen/Chamber of Commerce & Industry Caen Normandy (Chambre de Commerce et d’industrie de Caen Normandie) has placed an order for a Damen ASD Tug 2810.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0562 sec (18 req/sec)