TANKER UNDER RETROFIT FOR ARCTIC SERVICE GETS NEW PROPULSION DESIGN

The world's largest azimuthing propulsion drive will be installed on an oil tanker under retrofit for arctic service by a Finnish shipyard. And plans call for the drive's installation on four 135,000 cu m LNG carriers. The 11.4-mw (15,275 hp) Azipod azimuthing electric propulsion drive is being installed on Nemarc's 16,000 dwt arctic tanker M/T Uikku (Fig. 1). Nemarc is a shipping company formed by Neste Oy and Kvaerner Masa-Yards Inc., Helsinki.

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