NYK Stolt Shipholdings Inc. (NSSH), joint venture between NYK (Japan) and Stolt Tankers B.V. (Norway) has decided to install CLT propellers in two units of a series of four newbuildings of 12.500 m3 chemical tankers at USUKI SHIPYARD (Japan). Conventional propellers will be fitted in the first two units of the series, so that a very straightforward comparison on the performance of both types of propellers will be feasible.
SISTEMAR has received the order of design and supply of CLT propellers through its representative in Japan, JAPAN HAMWORTHY CO. LTD.
CLT propeller design has been already approved by NK Classification Society and the CLT propellers of 4,15 m. diameter and 4900 Kg. weight are being manufactured in China by YUANHANG PROPELLERS MANUFACTURING CO. LTD.
First CLT propeller for newbuilding S1757 will be delivered by February 2017 and the second one for newbuilding S1758 by April 2017.