AESA Wins Orders From Cuba, Sweden; Will Build Seven Ships

Spain's Astilleros Espanoles SA was recently awarded a five-vessel construction contract by Cuban shipping companies and a two-ship contract by a Swedish firm.

Under the Cuban contract, Empresa Navegacion Mambisa, the largest shipping line in Cuba, has ordered three 314-1/2-foot-long refrigerated cargo ships, and Empresa Navegacion Caribe (Navcaribe) has ordered two 1,600 m3 LPG/ammonia carriers. The vessels will be constructed at the builder's Juliana yard for a 1990 delivery.

The Swedish order, which was awarded by Laurin Maritime AB of Gothenburg, calls for the construction of two 46,000-dwt chemical/ products carriers. The vessels will be about 598 feet long, 105 feet wide and have a depth of 58 feet. The ships will be built at AESA's Sestao yard and delivered in December 1990.

The designs of all the vessels being built by AESA specify MAN B&W Diesel main propulsion machinery. Each 262-foot LPG/ammonia carrier will be powered by MAN B&W main machinery which will develop 2,480 bhp at 250 rpm, while the three reefers will each be powered by MAN B&W main engines supplying 4,560 bhp at 200 rpm.

The Swedish ships will each feature MAN B&W engines developing 12,750 bhp at 102 rpm.

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