On Thursday 9 March, 11.00 hrs, Ferus Smit's Nb. 434 was launched in Leer.
Nb. 434 is christened as ‘Symphony Provider’. She is the second in a series of two ECOBOX DP2 vessels that will be delivered to Symphony Shipping. As add-on compared to the already delivered ECOBOX design, these ships are equipped with a DP2 (Dynamic Positioning) system which keeps the vessel within an exact position or heading limits, even in the most severe wind and wave conditions.
The main design features:
- Main dimensions (Loa X B X T) 125 X 18.0 X 7.8 m.
- Propulsion system for DP2 operation with abt. ERN=92 performance. Consisting of two ducted azimuthing thrusters aft, and 3 bowthrusters forward. Driven by three main engines of aggregate 7400 kW output in combined diesel-direct and diesel-electric configuration.
- 10500 DWT, 429.000 cft hold volume.
- A large single hold of completely box shaped form.
- Large loading floor area for project cargoes, including complete movable tweendeck.
- 2 X 85 t cargo cranes.
- Deckhouse placed on foreship for better protection of deck cargo and enabling to load oversized items over the stern.
- Open top notation; sailing in all weather conditions without maindeck hatches to transport large project cargoes without height restrictions.
- The Ferus Smit ECO bulbless Canoe type bow, designed to reduce fuel costs and better sustained speed with excellent sea keeping behavior in harsh weather and sea state conditions.
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