New Zealand: Wilh. Wilhelmsen Names Large Car and Truck Carrier Titania
Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA has named the latest addition to its fleet MV Titania. Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Engineering, MV Titania with the length 227.8m is the largest vehicle and truck carrier in the world. The naming ceremony was held at the Grand Harbour with First Lady Margaret Abela naming the ship.
LCTC (Large Car and Truck Carrier) MV Titania is part of the 7th generation of this design from DSME in South Korea.
The vessel is arranged with 13 decks for cargo, engine room aft, wheelhouse forward and living quarters in one tier on the upper deck. The cargo holds are constructed with one row of pillars in general, except for two pillars in the aft part (aft of fr 78), and a longitudinal pillar spacing of 9.6m.
Cargo Hold Arrangement & Capacity
Heavy cargo units can be loaded on deck 1, 3, 5 and 8. Deck 2, 4, 6, 7 and 9 are divided into liftable sections to accommodate a variable cargo mix efficiently. These deck panels are hoisted and lowered by two mobile deck lifters.
Cargo can be loaded and discharged over a wide and strong stern ramp or via the smaller side ramp. The side ramp can give access to deck 5 and 6, thus permitting two separate cargo flows during loading and discharging. All cargo decks are generally accessed via fixed ramps.
Tank Arrangement and Capacities
Water ballast can be carried in the double bottom, wing tanks forward and the forepeak and aftpeak tank. To improve stability, the ship carries fixed ballast in one double bottom centre tank.
The vessel is powered by one electronically controlled slow speed, two stroke main engine and propelled by a single fixed pitch (FP) propeller cast in Ni-Al-Bronze. The engine room installation meets the requirements for the class notation Unattended Machinery Room (UMS).
A green Passport, issued by Lloyds Register according to IMO’s Guidelines on Ship Recycling, 2003, lists all materials and substances known to be potentially hazardous. Water ballast is treated by a chemical-free state-of-the-art water ballast treatment system. All engines complies with forthcoming IMO Tier II regulations for reduced NOX-emissions.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, March 9, 2012; Image: wilhelmsenasa