Third OTECO 9000 general cargo vessel joins Briese’s fleet
Briese Schiffahrts GmbH & Co has continued its fleet expansion as the third OTECO 9000 general cargo vessel, ECO Trophy, was added to the company’s fleet. It is the third of a total of ten Open-Top Eco Generation general cargo vessels being built at the Dayang Offshore shipyard in China.
The first two vessels have already been delivered towards the end of last year, with ECO Titan, the first one delivered, has already kicked off operations in November delivering wind turbine blades on its maiden voyage from China to Europe.
The OTECO 9000 series of vessels is a further development of the OTECO 5000 general cargo vessels in the company’s fleet, like MV Monika.
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 in several compartments by using tween deck panels and/or grain bulkheads.
The basic design and class approval documents have been made by Dutch engineering office Groot Ship Design (GSD).