On November 1, the Longkou Shipyard in Shandong, China held a keel laying event for the initial of Wallenius Marine’s brand-new Sleipner auto service provider vessels.
In the summer season of 2021, Wallenius Marine and also Volkswagen authorized an agreement for 2 multi-fuel vessels with the capacity to lug 6,500 cars and trucks each. After distribution, the vessels will certainly be hired bent on Volkswagen Konzernlogistik GmbH & &Co OHG and also deliver brand-new cars of the Volkswagen Group for at the very least ten years, with ship administration from Wallenius Marine.
The Sleipner ship layout was developed by Knud E. Hansen and also Wallenius Marine and also consists of a number of functions to lower the ecological impact, to name a few no demand for ballast water when totally filled. Each vessel will certainly be 200 meters long and also 37 meters broad.
The vessels are being integrated in blocks, which are currently being assembled adhering to the keel laying event at Longkou Shipyard, had by CIMC Raffles.
“We are entering a new phase – from design work and simple block production to assembly of the blocks for a vessel on the slipway. It is very satisfying to see the vessel growing on the slip, according to the set timetable” stated task supervisor Dan Reineck.
The initial ship is set up to release on June 30, 2023 in advance of its intended October 30 distribution day. The 2nd vessel is slated for distribution in 2024.