Netherlands’ Vertom welcomes fifth cargo vessel in series

Vertom Anette, a new 7,280DWT cargo vessel delivered to the Vertom Group
Vertom Anette (Photo: Thecla Bodewes Shipyards)

Dutch shipping company the Vertom Group recently took delivery of the fifth unit in a series of twelve 7,280DWT cargo vessels built by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards.

As with earlier sisters Vertom Cyta and Vertom Tomma, Vertom Anette was designed with an optimised hull form and hybrid diesel-electric propulsion. The propulsion is of modular construction to accommodate modifications that will allow the engines to run on future low-emission fuels such as hydrogen and methanol.

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 said that the installed power is considerably lower compared to ships of equal cargo capacity and with conventional propulsion.

The newbuild has an LOA of 118.6 metres, a beam of 14.3 metres, a draught of 6.3 metres, a cargo hold with a capacity of up to 9,336 cubic metres of bulk and general cargo, and space for 56 TEUs.

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