4,700-TEU Container Ship TYNE
The 4,700-TEU container ship TYNE (Hull No. 1403), built at the Chiba works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES), was delivered in March, 1995 to her owner MOL Euro-Orient Shipping S.A. of Panama. TYNE is extensively equipped with rationalized container handling devices, and powered by one of the world's largest fuel-efficient main diesel engine with a shaft generator system. It is a state-of-the-art container carrier with significant features of labor saving and automation.
1. The cargo space is divided into nine container holds, and containers can be stowed 12 abreast in eight tiers within the holds.
2. On the hatch covers, containers are loaded 15 abreast in five tiers (partly in four tiers), and 15 lashing bridges are arranged to facilitate quick and effective lashing.
3. A ballast console and an engine control console are centrally installed on the bridge to place different functions under a single control system.
4. Up to 350TEUs of refrigerated containers can be accommodated and temperature and operation of those can be centrally monitored from the cargo control room.
5. The vessel is powered by the latest 10K90MC model of Mitsui- MAN B&W main diesel engine, which drives a highly skewed propeller.
6. The generating set consists of, in addition to a diesel generator, a thyristor cyclo converter type shaft generator/motor (of 1,200 kW in rated output) and a steam turbine generator which can be driven also with surplus exhaust heat of the main engine. The plant can develop a total power output of 7,980kW and is controlled by a power management system.
7. Power needs while at sea, including those for refrigerated containers, are met solely by the diesel generator, shaft generator/motor and steam turbine generator to help saving fuel consumption as well as to reduce human labor needs and maintenance requirements. When power consumption on board is small, the shaft generator/motor can be operated as a motor in the propulsion assisting mode.