Indian tanker gets Kappel propeller retrofit

02 Dec 2013
A 4% fuel saving is anticipated for Indian tanker Jag Lavanya after a Kappel propeller retrofit

A 4% fuel saving is anticipated for Indian tanker 'Jag Lavanya' after a Kappel propeller retrofit

MAN Diesel & Turbo’s PrimeServ retrofit team is to provide a propeller upgrade for a 105,000dwt crude oil carrier owned by Great Eastern Shipping Company (GESCO) of Mumbai, India.

The Jag Lavanya was delivered from Samsung-in 2004. Retrofit calculations on different FP propellers suggested the ship would benefit from the Kappel design. Christian Wollerup Sørensen, sales manager, MAN Diesel & Turbo said: “With this vessel’s speed and operating profile, the new Kappel propeller will deliver a fuel saving of 4% together with a reduced level of pressure impulses to hull – and without adding any other, efficiency-improving devices.”

The four-bladed, 6.9m propeller for the Jag Lavanya will be delivered from MAN’s partner in China, Dalian Marine Propeller, in January 2014. “As a result of the excellent and efficient cooperation between the Mumbai shipowners and MAN Diesel & Turbo’s India and Frederikshavn locations – and last, but not least, our Dalian Marine Propeller production partner in China – we agreed upon an extraordinarily short delivery time to match a planned docking by the vessel”, said Mr Sørensen.

MAN Diesel & Turbo and Dalian Marine Propeller are cooperating on another recent order for a series of 7.2m Kappel propellers for the world’s largest car carriers to be built by Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry, China.

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