The design of a batch of 6 bulk carriers to be constructed in Fosen Yard has been revealed. Conoship International Projects (CIP) developed an innovative, future-proof, and environmentally friendly ship series. The bulk carrier capacity is 3600 DWT and is capable of operating in sea-river conditions.
The design and construction in Fosen Yard follow the vision of Conoship, “Return to the North“. The 1952-founded company wants to build complete ships again together in the northern region and to make shipbuilding from Harlingen to Emden of major importance again.
Environmentally friendly and clean fuel-ready design
The ship’s design is optimized for fuel consumption and reduces CO2 emissions by about 10%, depending on sailing routes.
With an innovative mind, Conoship believes that developing a large number of vessels that at the time of their launch were unique in the world.
The CIP3600 design for this series is featuring diesel-electric propulsion system, ConoDuctTail®, and optimized hull lines. The design is ready for wind-assisted propulsion, as it is prepared for the placement of two Econowind VentiFoils®. CIP3600 contributes greatly to the ship’s reliable and efficient performance.
The vessel is 88.8 meters in length, 13.2 meters in width, and has a molded draft of 5.0 meters. With the holdings capacity of 180,105 cu.ft and service speed at 10 knots.
Conoship has a strong focus on sustainability: reducing fuel consumption and weight, while maximizing intake, increases not only the profitability for clients but also reduces its ecological footprint. The EEDI of the vessel as calculated as a diesel-driven vessel is already below the phase 3 requirements. Furthermore, a switch of fuel type to future fuels such as liquid hydrogen or ammonia is facilitated by smart arrangement design, where the requirements of the future fuels have been taken into account from the beginning of the conceptual design process.
“We are delighted with the order,” says 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. Since 2019 we want to re-establish shipbuilding in Germany, at least in certain segments with Fosen Yard Emden GmbH, as a member of the Fosen Group. The yard in Emden is located on an area with over 550.000 m2 and has a long tradition of building various types of vessels. Its 100 employees enable it to build high quality at competitive prices.”
The construction of this first series of 6 cargo vessels is planned for spring 2022, while the entire series is expected to be delivered in 2023.
“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”, says Maarten Sickler, Director of Conoship International Projects.
The long-term goal of Conoship
Conoship always prioritizes carbon-free shipping adopted on its design. With the great services, Conoship is an ambitious and innovative ship design and engineering office and dedicated to supporting clients during all phases of the shipbuilding process. From the first board sketch up to the delivery of the ship.
Conoship is participating in the LNG-Zero project, which is part of the Dutch Maritime Masterplan, a large program towards an emission free maritime sector. The LNG-ZERO project includes the development of a complete cycle for the application of an advanced LNG-ZERO concept, which was originally introduced by TNO.
The project gathers the strong support from;
- Energy and infrastructure developers (Shell, Carbon Collectors, end users (Heerema, Anthony Veder)
- Suppliers & system integrators (VDL AEC Maritime with Carbotreat, Conoship International).
In response to the clear request to European, LNG-ZERO research is a first step to sustainable shipping, to reach a emission-free shipping industry.