Ferus Smit Launches Arklow Abbey
The Arklow Abbey was successfully launched at Shipyard Ferus Smit in Westerbroek, in Netherlands.
M.V. Arklow Abbey is the first vessel in a series of six that will be delivered to our client from the city of Arklow, Ireland, said a press release.
Designated as newbuild (Nb. 437) the cargoship was christened Arklow Abbey before slipping into the adjacent canal waterway.
The design is a bulk oriented general cargo ship that will be mainly employed in the shipment of wheat, corn and other bulk commodities in European waters.
The design is a slightly modified version of the first series of 8600 dwt bulkers that Ferus Smit built under the name of Arklow B – series.
The new design is adapted for Iceclass 1A, with modified bow form and propulsion with a propeller nozzle added. At the same time the main engine output was decreased to 2000 kW for better fuel efficiency.