United Wind Logistics takes delivery of first new deck carrier
PRESS RELEASE – United Wind Logistics has taken delivery of the first of two new deck carriers, the MV Boldwind. The second vessel will follow later within the year.
MV BoldWind will start her maiden voyage towards Europe, where she will be employed in a long-term charter in the offshore wind industry. On her maiden voyage, the vessel will carry windmill blades from China to Norway.
With a deadweight of 10.000 tonnes and a deck of 128 by 28 meters, the vessels offer great flexibility and attractive intake for any huge or heavy cargo, UWL states.
The carriers combine an optimized hull design and diesel-electric propulsion to suit its dedicated service field. The electric package is supplied by ABB and powered by four MAN diesel generators driven by MDO. Additionally, the MAN engines meet IMO Tier III emission regulations being equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction system.
“We are proud to affirm our company’s aspirations to take over as front-runners for an eco-friendly shipping industry. We are already looking forward to receiving the sister newbuilding MV BraveWind in four months from now,” says Christoph Puschmann, managing director of UWL.