VESSEL REVIEW | Vertom Cyta – Hybrid multi-purpose cargo ships to be modified for future fuels

VESSEL REVIEW | Vertom Cyta – Hybrid multi-purpose cargo ships to be modified for future fuels

Vertom Cyta (Photo: aus Holtenau)

Dutch shipping company the Vertom Group has taken delivery of two new multi-purpose cargo vessels built by compatriot shipyard Thecla Bodewes.

Vertom Cyta and Vertom Tomma are the second and third ships in a series of ten 7,000DWT vessels ordered by Vertom from the same yard. All ten ships in the series were designed with optimised hull forms and hybrid diesel-electric propulsion. The propulsion on each ship is of modular construction to accommodate modifications that will allow the engines to run on future low-emission fuels such as hydrogen and methanol.

Vertom Cyta (Photo: Salet)

In combination with an advanced power management system, the propulsion helps minimise energy losses as well as reduce overall fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Vertom added that the installed power on each vessel is considerably lower compared to ships of equal cargo capacity and with conventional propulsion.

The two ships each have an LOA of 118.6 metres, a beam of 14.3 metres, a draught of 6.3 metres, a gross tonnage of 4,766, a box-shaped cargo hold with a capacity of up to 9,336 cubic metres of bulk and general cargo, and space for 56 TEUs. The propulsion meanwhile delivers a speed of just over 11 knots.

Design work on Vertom Cyta and Vertom Tomma was provided by Netherlands-based Groot Ship Design.

Vertom Cyta (Photo: GUERIN)

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Vertom Cyta & Vertom Tomma
Type of vessel:Multi-purpose cargo vessels
Owner:Vertom Group, Netherlands
Designer:Groot Ship Design, Netherlands
Builder:Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, Netherlands
Length overall:118.6 metres
Beam:14.3 metres
Draught:6.3 metres
Deadweight tonnage:7000
Gross tonnage:4766
Capacity:9,336 cubic metres; 56 TEUs
Maximum speed:11.1 knots
Type of fuel:Diesel

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