Marchen Maersk Named at Odense Steel Shipyard

Thursday, May 15, 2008

 On May 10, Odense Steel Shipyard presented its latest newbuilding, a 7,000 TEU container ship, for the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group.

Ingrid Steenstrøm Nielsen, wife of Finn Buus Nielsen, Managing Director, Odense Steel Shipyard, honored A.P. Moller – Maersk and the Yard by naming the newbuilding Marchen Maersk. More than 500 employees and companions from A.P. Moller - Maersk and the Yard were invited to celebrate the event.
Marchen Maersk is the second ship in a series of six container ships. The ship is designed and built to meet the highest demands for safe, precise, environmentally friendly and economic transportation of goods all over the globe. Among other things, a waste heat recovery system is installed to optimize the use of the energy produced.
Marchen Maersk is a rational and highly automated ship thoroughly monitored by advanced computer systems.
With her 12-cylinder Wärtsilä RT-flex diesel engine which develops 93,000 BHP, Marchen Maersk will after delivery enter Maersk Line's worldwide liner service.
Marchen Maersk is registered in Dragør and will be commanded by Captain Hans Pauli Henryson with Michael Skov Refslund as Chief Engineer.

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