Briese adds second OTECO 9,000 ship to fleet
Briese Schiffahrt has made a new addition to its fleet with the second newly-built OTECO 9,000, pushing the fleet expansion project further along. The company’s first vessel in the series, the ECO Titan was delivered a month ago already after completing the sea trials.
The second vessel in the OTECO 9,000 series is named ECO Trust, and was pretty much built in parallel with the ECO Titan at the Dayang Offshore shipyard in China. Briese Schiffahrt noted that all the subsequent vessels in the series will have an ECO T… name. ECO Trust will be followed by ECO Trophy. This refers to the eco-friendly design of this ship type in terms of both ecological but also economical points of view.
The OTECO 9000 is 132.8 metres long and 18.85 metres wide, with a smaller beam of only 17.6 metres at the waterline. The superstructure is arranged on the foreship, therefore the full open deck area of more than 2000 square metres can be used for stowage of deck cargo.
The large cargo hold with a length of about 85 metres in the lower hold and 97.4 metres in the upper hold can be divided flexibly into several compartments by using tween deck panels and/or grain bulkheads.
The basic design and class approval documents have been made by the Dutch engineering office Groot Ship Design (GSD).