10 new coasters for a complete fleet renewal
Vega-Reederei has placed an order for ten Conoship-designed coasters as it looks to rejuvenate its fleet. The company will add the ten 3,800 dwt diesel-electric vessels into the market at the right time as its current fleet is consuming high volumes of fuel while also being on the senior end of the fleet age spectrum.
The company said that upon market re-entry, it will operate a 100 per cent newbuilding fleet. Due to the design og the general cargo vessels, they can be upgraded to full electric operation by replacing three main engines with green power sources like hydrogen cells.
The vessels are designed by Dutch Conoship and the building contracts have been signed by a company of the Sinomach Group, a Chinese state-owned manufacturing group. Deliveries will occur as early as August 2024 until May 2025, on a monthly basis.
Conoship 3,800 DWT
The Conoship’s 3,800 DWT is a general cargo vessel for the short-sea shipping trade. The powering and propulsion of the vessel is by means of electro motors in combination with diesel generator sets. The propeller has a large diameter ensuring, in combination with a ConoDuctTail and the optimised hull lines, possible efficiency, and lowest possible fuel consumption. The design also provides the possibility of integrating the eConowind-unit, which can lead to fuel savings and emission reductions.
The contracted newbuildings will reduce environmental impact and enhance efficiency. The vessels are designed to meet and surpass environmental standards required in today’s maritime industry and it is a step in the right direction to further reduce the shipping carbon footprint.
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