WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ has announced an order today from chemical tanker owner Stolt Tankers B.V. to supply the complete main propulsion systems for six new 38,000 dwt chemical tankers. The ships are being built at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group yard in China and includes options for two additional vessels.
The tankers will be 185 meters in length, with a 32.26 meter beam and will have 44,000 cubic meters of cargo carrying capacity. The first ship in the series is expected to be delivered in December 2015.
WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ notes that the ships will be conventionally powered via WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ RT-flex50 2-stroke engines, controllable pitch propellers with a tunnel gearbox and shaft generator, and oily water separators.
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