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Two newbuilders in 2021

 

HYBRID SELFDISCHARGING BULK CARRIERS
The ships will be built at Royal Bodewes, the Netherlands, and will be delivered end 2021. These ships will be the most environment friendly ships within this segment ever built, being fitted with a hybrid power system. As per our knowledge will they also be the first ever HYBRID BULK CARRIERS ever built.

 

Technical details

LOA: 119,95 m
Beam: 15,80 m
Draft: 7,50 m
Deadweight: 9.150 tons
Gross tonnage: 5.700
Main engine: Wartsila 8L26 2600 kW
Battery capacity: 339 kWh
Loading/discharging rate: 900 tons/hour

Special features

  • Largest self-dischargers with excavator in the market.
  • Low fuel consumption due to economical main engine and hull.
  • Battery package reducing engine running hours, thus reducing fuel consumption by more than 350
    tons per year.
  • Propulsion only by battery for shorter period – enabling reduced emissions and noise during manoeuvring in port.
  • Increased safety due to Take-me-home function, which is possible by using battery in combination
    with auxiliary engine in case of malfunction main engine.
  • Reduced fuel consumption due to peak shaving during steaming by means of battery and shaft
    generator.
  • Electric excavator making loading and discharging nearly free of noise.
  • Capability of getting electrical power from shore enabling stay at port and loading and discharging
    completely free of emissions.
  • The ships will be adaptable to future fuels like hydrogen (fuel cell)

The owners are delighted to offer these special ships to new customers and that, owners believe, will be a game changer when it comes to reducing emissions, bunkers costs and increasing efficiency. Despite the fact that owners haven’t had a request so far for such ships, they are firmly committed to offer ships that can meet future demands in respect of emissions.

Masters and chief officers experienced to sail on self-discharging vessels, operating in Norwegian and European waters will be required on this and similar vessels. Chief engineers with good speaking English will be welcomed as well. These new-building vessels will have installed special battery packages and modern control systems. The owners will need experienced specialists which are interested in gaining experience on such items.