FKAB, an independent Marine Engineering Company, mainly active in the marine and shipbuilding industry, has delivered the second vessel out of six in the Gothia Tanker Alliance series of vessels. This time it was Ramanda for the owner Rederi AB Älvtank. This FKAB design is an environmental friendly 16,300 DWT tanker equipped with dual-fuel engines for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) operation and is of ice class 1A.
This vessel concept is named FKAB T24C1 and was developed by FKAB together with the owner Furetank. Through our FKAB offices in Sweden & China, we also delivered Basic Design & Detail Design to the shipyard.
Two more vessels of the remaining four will be delivered during 2018 by the shipyard Avic Dingheng.
Furetank T24C1 — 20 000 m3 Chemical & Product Tanker
Furetank T24C1 is a 20 000 m3, TIER III oil product tanker for chemicals (IMO II and III) and oil products. It is designed for low fuel consumption and high cargo capacity with a density of 1,54 ton/m3 in an SECA area trade. The hull form is designed for good performance in harsh weather conditions. The tanker is designed for European waters considering the Stanlow locks, St. Lawrence Seaways, draught restriction in various ports and keeping the total length below 150m. Vessel is divided into 12 cargo tanks, of which one is dedicated for slop and 2 drain tanks on deck. Complying with 12 grades.
Propulsion is provided by a medium speed dual fuel engine with a gearbox with PTI/PTO and shaft generator coupled to a CP propeller in nozzle. PTI ‘Take me home’ device through PTI from the auxiliaries. In order to save fuel the shaft generator is running on various rpm allowing optimum propeller rpm at various speeds.
The general T24 design is obtainable with various main particulars, considering restriction in ports and channels, with two and four stroke main engines, with steam or thermal oil heating, electrical or hydraulic driven cargo pumps, propeller with nozzle or without and with auxiliary engines tailor-made to customer demands.
Service speed 13,0 knots at draught 8,85m, 80% MCR with 15% sea margin and shaft generator output of 300 kW. Fuel consumption at 13,0 knots including shaft generator without sea margin, LNG 11,3 ton/day and pilot fuel of 0,13 ton/day. Fuel consumption at 13,0 knots including shaft generator without sea margin MGO 13,7 ton/day.