VESSEL REVIEW | Botnia Enabler – Multi-fuel Con-Ro ships be part of Wallenius SOL fleet

VESSEL REVIEW | Botnia Enabler – Multi-fuel Con-Ro ships be part of Wallenius SOL fleet

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China’s Yantai CIMC Raffles Shipyard lately delivered two new Con-Ro ships to Swedish shipowner Wallenius SOL.

Botnia Enabler and Baltic Enabler every have a size of 242 metres, a beam of 35.2 metres, a summer time draught of 8.7 metres, and the best Finnish-Swedish ice class to deal with the cruel winter situations within the Gulf of Bothnia. Along with their capability for five,800 lane metres of freight, the vessels even have capability for 800 TEUs. Lodging are in the meantime obtainable for 22 crewmembers and 12 passengers on every ship.

The newbuilds are every powered by two WinGD-7RT-flex50DF 21,000kW multi-fuel engines able to operating on LNG, liquefied biogas, or MGO whereas auxiliary energy is out there within the type of two MAN 9L28/32DF engines. The primary engines drive controllable-pitch propellers to ship a service velocity of roughly 20 knots. A variety of three,600 nautical miles will be achieved throughout MGO-only sailings whereas LNG working mode will allow the ships to cowl 1,800 nautical miles.

Botnia Enabler (Photograph: CIMC Raffles)

The proprietor stated the ships are considerably extra vitality environment friendly per transported unit than older vessels. Additionally, based on calculations by the Swedish Environmental Analysis Institute, the ships is not going to solely scale back greenhouse fuel emissions by 63 per cent, but in addition emissions of NOx, SOx, and particulates by 96 per cent, 99 per cent, and 99 per cent, respectively.

Supplying LNG to the engines on every Con-Ro are a pair of IMO sort C 685-cubic-metre gas tanks. The onboard LNG tanks may also provide energy for the ships to make sure low emissions throughout port visits. Alternately, shore energy connections could also be used.

The 2 27,000DWT, ice-rated ships, which Wallenius SOL claims are the biggest ice-rated multi-fuel Ro-Ro vessels on this planet, will sail on common visitors on the service that covers Zeebrugge, Antwerp, Kokkola, Skellefteå, Oulu, Kemi, and Travemünde. The proprietor added that the newbuilds’ introduction into service means the container-carrying capability on the route will enhance by virtually 300 per cent from 336 TEUs to 1,000 TEUs in comparison with the ship at present serving the route, and Ro-Ro capability will enhance by virtually 100 per cent.

Design work on Botnia Enabler and Baltic Enabler was supplied by Danish naval structure agency Knud E. Hansen in collaboration with Wallenius Marine, which may also be chargeable for the manning and the technical operation of the brand new vessels. Each newbuilds are classed by Lloyd’s Register.

Photograph: Wallenius SOL

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Botnia Enabler & Baltic Enabler
SPECIFICATIONS
Sort of vessel: Con-Ro vessels
Classification: LR ✠100A1, Roll on Roll off Cargo Ship, Container cargoes on Climate deak, ShipRight (SDA, CM, ACS(B)), Ice Class IAS FS, *IWS, LI, ✠LMC, LFPF(GF,NG), UMS, NAV 1, IBS. Descriptive Notes: ShipRight (BWMP(T), SCM, IHM-EU)
Flag: Sweden
Proprietor: Wallenius SOL, Sweden
Designer: Knud E. Hansen, Denmark
Builder: Yantai CIMC Raffles Shipyard, China
Size total: 242 metres
Beam: 35.2 metres
Draught: 8.7 metres
Deadweight tonnage: 27,000
Capability: 5,800 lane metres; 800 TEUs
Principal engines: 2 x WinGD-7RT-flex50DF, every 21,000 kW
Propulsion: 2 x controllable-pitch propellers
Auxiliary engines: 2 x MAN 9L28/32DF
Cruising velocity: 20 knots
Vary: 3,600 nautical miles
Kinds of gas: LNG; biogas; MGO
Gas capability: 1,370 cubic metres
Crew: 22
Passengers: 12
Operational space: Gulf of Bothnia

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