Multipurpose Vessel xHoegh Dyke' Delivered By Wartsila's Turku Yard

The 41,600-dwt multipurpose cargo ship Hoegh Dyke (shown above) was completed recently by the Turku Shipyard of Oy Wartsila Ab in Finland. Ordered by the Norwegian shipowner Leif Hoegh & Company A/S of Oslo, the vessel is the third and last in a series intended to transport containers, heavy bulk cargo, grain, long timber, special cargoes, and cars. Container capacity is 1,620 TEUs.

Main propulsion is by a low-speed Wartsila/Sulzer 4RLB90 diesel engine with a maximum continuous rating of 16,000 bhp at 102 rpm. It will be operated at the economy rating of 13,600 bhp at 90 rpm, producing a service speed of 16.4 knots on a draft of 30 feet. A 1,475-hp bow thruster is installed for enhanced maneuverability. The vessel has an overall length of 647.5 feet and beam of 105.6 feet. Electrical power is generated by two Wartsila Vasa 4R32 diesels and one Wartsila Vasa 8R22 engine, the three having a total output of 3,865 kw (5,215 bhp).

The underwater area of the hull is coated with self-polishing antifouling to improve fuel efficiency. The vessel has a very large bunker capacity, enabling her to take on fuel wherever it is cheapest. The cargo spaces, hatch covers, and cargo-handling equipment are designed specially for the owner's special cargoes in worldwide trading. The ship is fitted with a Jastram-T rudder having a rotor in the leading edge and flaps at the rear edge. With rudder and the bow thruster, it is possible for the vessel to turn practically in place.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 40,  Oct 15, 1984

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