Nordseewerke Launches 2,700 TEU Ship

Wednesday, July 18, 2007
A 2,700-TEU containership – Yard No. 554 – was launched last month at Nordseewerke GmbH, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Stystems AG. The final outfitting of the ship will last until the end of November, when the ship will be delivered to the GEBAB in Meerbusch. The 2,700 TEU ship will be run by the MARTIME shipping company in Elsfleth. Yard No. 554 is the seventh container ship of the 2,700 TEU series, and an eighth -- Yard No. 555 – will follow before the new 3,400 TEU class will be started in the autumn of this year. The container ship was built according to Germanischer Lloyd regulations. The 37,900 dwt ship measures 215.5 x 29.8 m with a 10.1 m loaded draft. It's container capacity is 2,702 TEU, driven by a power plant generating 21,770 kW at 108 rpm.

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