Conoship International Projects has developed a diesel-electric 3,600 DWT general cargo vessel, suited for sea-river operations, which is ready for wind-assisted propulsion and the use of future fuels such as liquid hydrogen and ammonia.
Announcing the new design, Conoship said a series of six vessels will be constructed at Fosen Yard Emden in Germany, with delivery of the first vessel slated for Spring 2022.
The design features an enlarged propeller in combination with a ConoDuctTail. The vessel will also be prepared for the installation of two Econowind VentiFoils, which would reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by around 10%, depending on sailing route.
The company noted that the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) of the vessel, as calculated as a diesel-driven vessel, is already below the phase 3 requirements.
‘We are very proud that this ultra-fuel-efficient cargo vessel is developed according to our philosophy to build in series in the North of Europe,’ commented Maarten Sickler, Director of Conoship International Projects.
‘We are delighted with the order,’ said Carsten Stellamanns, managing director of Fosen Yard Emden.
‘The order is intended to become a flagship project and attract other similar projects to the region.’
Delivery of the six planned vessels is expected to be completed in 2023.
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