Cunard's Queen Elizabeth keel laying ceremony today

shamrock
2nd July 2009, 15:30
The keel of the new Queen Elizabeth will be laid today at Fincantieri's Monfalcone Yard in Trieste....

http://www.travelmole.com/stories/1137174.php

Billieboy
2nd July 2009, 18:04
Good yard that one, last time I was there was '74 or so. one of the better ports in Italy. Ansaldo main engines? (I got lost with the link Shamrock!).

fred henderson
2nd July 2009, 18:50
Good yard that one, last time I was there was '74 or so. one of the better ports in Italy. Ansaldo main engines? (I got lost with the link Shamrock!).

I expect that they she will have the same power plant as Queen Victoria:

Four 16 cylinder 16ZAV40S Sulzer diesel engines built by Wärtsilä
Two 12 cylinder 12ZAV40S Sulzer diesel engines built by Wärtsilä
Each engine is coupled to an ABB Oy alternator and the maximum output from the entire power station is 63.4MW. The engines come on-line as needed to meet both propulsion and hotel power.
Propulsion is by two 17.6MW 360 degree azimuthing ABB Azipods.

Fred (Thumb)

Billieboy
2nd July 2009, 20:48
Sulzer would be a better choice Fred, there's still an awful lot of bits, (on six big engines), to fall off though! These DP units are really the rage these days, I think I'd be lost, just a little bit, except for getting the lumps off and on in reasonably quick time.

shamrock
2nd July 2009, 21:13
Another article regarding QE...with a photo of said keel piece...

http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/captain-greybeard/2009/07/keel-laying-ceremony-for-queen-elizabeth.html