Fincantieri Delivers Rail/Car/Passenger Ferry To Italian State Railways
The Palermo shipyard of Fincantieri recently delivered the rail/car/ passenger ferry Logudoro to the Italian State Railways. The ferry is now in service between Civitavecchia, near Rome, to Golfo Aranci in Sardinia, and between Messina, in Sicily, and Reggio Calabria.
Built to the rules of Registro Italiano Navale, the 2,040-dwt Logudoro, which has facilities for 1,000- 1,500 passengers and transport drivers, as well as the capability to handle rail coaches and wagons totaling a maximum of 1,350 tons and 100 private cars, is powered by two sixcylinder, four-stroke medium-speed diesel engines built by Fincantieri's Grandi Motori Trieste (GMT) Division. The two GMT550.6 turbocharged models, the largest in the GMT medium-speed engine series, develop a total of 16,800 bhp at 450 rpms. Each engine is connected by an electro-magnetic coupling to a Fincantieri reduction gear to give a constant propeller speed of 150 rpms. Ship speed and direction, ahead and astern, is regulated electro- pneumatically from either the bridge or engine room by the two Lips Italiana controllable-pitch propellers. Electric power for ship's services and lighting is supplied by four 1,300-kw Fincantieri GMT BL230 turbocharged, four-stroke, eight-cylinder diesel engines coupled to a 450-volt, 60-Hz Ansaldo threephase alternator. These engines are water-cooled but the 250-kw emergency generator is driven by an aircooled, four-stroke Isotta Fraschini diesel engine. Esacontrol supplied machinery control and monitoring systems.
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