TKMS Blohm + Voss Nordseewerke Last Newbuild

Monday, December 14, 2009
Photo courtesy ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AG

On December 11, the last newbuilding of a series of 3,400 TEU container ships entered the waters at the Emden-based TKMS Blohm + Voss Nordseewerke – a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. This technical launch took place nine months after the laying down of the first double-bottom section. Once fully afloat, the vessel was immediately hauled over to the outfitting pier, where it will remain moored until its scheduled handover at the end of the first quarter of 2010.

The container vessel (yard number 559) is the last of a series of six 3,400 TEU container ships that have been designed by TKMS Blohm + Voss Nordseewerke and constructed jointly by the Emden shipyard and Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft in Kiel.

The commercial shipbuilding crisis has meant that this container ship will be the last produced at TKMS Blohm + Voss Nordseewerke, which will now cease its newbuilding operations. By taking this step, the Emden site will now be able to reposition itself as a future manufacturing centre for offshore wind turbine components. In early 2010, the new owner SIAG-Schaaf Industrie AG will start work on converting the existing dockyards to serve this purpose. In the future, the site will be known as SIAG Nordseewerke.

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems will continue to handle vessel repairs and outfitting work at Emden and will be keeping its Engineering Unit for naval vessels in operation at the site.

The container ship has been built in compliance with the rules and regulations of Germanischer Lloyd with the following principal dimensions:
Length, o.a.    749.5 ft
Length, b.p.    716 ft
Moulded breadth    105.7 ft
Moulded depth    61 ft
Strength draft    39.3 ft
Design draft    34.5 ft
Deadweight    42,600 t
Container capacity    3,426 TEU
Reefer connections    500
Service speed (90% MCR)    23.3 kn
Propulsion (100% MCR)    28,880 kW at 104 rpm
 

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