Ferus Smit Launches Arklow Wind
Dutch shipbuilder Ferus Smit successfully launched ‘Arklow Wind’ at the Ferus Smit yard in Leer.
"M.V. Arklow Wind is the second vessel in a series of 4 that will be delivered to our client from the city of Arklow, Ireland," said a press release.
By design, Arklow Wind (which will sail under the Irish Flag) is an enlarged version of the 8500 DWT ships that we have delivered to Arklow Shipping in the past.
In comparison with these vessels, Arklow Wind has almost twice the carrying capacity of 16500 DWT. She is equipped with a 3840kW main engine in order to achieve low fuel consumption.
Meanwhile, Ferus Smit informed that it will launch M.V. ‘Shetland’ at the Ferus Smit Westerbroek Yard on 11th of April.
M.V. Shetland is the third dedicated cement carrier build for the joint venture JT cement, in which Erik Thun AB cooperates with KG Jebsen Cement from Norway.
The vessel is equipped with an LNG fuelled propulsion system. This unique design incorporates a 200 m3 pressurised LNG tank positioned in the foreship. While sailing on LNG, the vessel will meet the most stringent emission criteria, as well as new norms that might be in place in futures for environmental sensitive areas.
The cement cargo system will consist of a fully automated cement loading and unloading system, based on fluidization of cement by means of compressed air.