Chinese shipyard CIMC Raffles on Friday provided the globe’s biggest ice-rated multi-fuel ConRo vessel to Swedish shipownerWallenius Sol The initially in a two-vessel collection, Botnia Enabler is currently cruising under the Swedish flag.
The 27,000 dwt ship has a size of 242 meters, a light beam of 35.2 meters and also the highest possible Finnish-Swedish ice course to manage the rough winter months problems in the Gulf ofBothnia In enhancement to its traditional RoRo feature, Botnia Enabler likewise has a huge ability for containers.
“We’re incredibly pleased and proud to welcome Botnia Enabler to our fleet. The delays we suffered along the way are no secret, so finally seeing her leave port on her maiden voyage is a fantastic feeling. She’s been eagerly awaited by us and our customers,” states Ragnar Johansson, Managing Director, Wallenius Sol.
The ship will certainly fill freight in 2 Chinese ports prior to heading to Europe and also the Gulf ofBothnia Botnia Enabler is arranged to call at its initial European port, Antwerp, at the end ofJune Once the ship leaves the continent, she will certainly get in normal website traffic on her Zeebrugge-Antwerp-Kokkola-Skellefte å-Oulu-Kemi-Travem ünde course. Thus the container bring ability on the course will certainly raise by practically 300% from 336 TEU to 1,000 TEU contrasted to the ship presently offering the course, and also RoRo ability will certainly raise by practically 100%.
“This vessel will play an important role for our customers, who need more capacity, and for us and our ability to reduce our environmental and climate impact,” Johansson claimed.
Equipped to operate on LNG, LBG, diesel and also artificial diesel, Botnia Enabler is substantially a lot more power reliable per carried device than older vessels, and also according to IVL’s computations, she will certainly not just decrease greenhouse gas exhausts by 63%, however likewise NOx (96%), SOx (99%) and also particulates (99%).
Sister ship, Baltic Enabler, is arranged for shipment later on this summer season.