VT Halter Marine is a shipyard of Singapore Technologies Engineering located in Mississippi. The company has made a contract for the impressive $350 with the Crowley Maritime. VT Halter Marine is supposed to build 2 Container Roll-on/Roll-off (ConRo) ships. The process of the creation of the vessels is planned for the first months of the next year and the location was determined - the Pascagoula facility in the United States of America.
The ships are called El Coquí and Taíno, they are differ from the other ships with their low emission profile, increased ship speed and ship capacity. The purpose of these vessels is to be used in the shipping and logistics services with destination Puerto Rico - U.S. The design of El Coquí and Taíno will be given to Warstila Ship Design working in cooperation with the Seattle-located naval architecture and marine engineering subsidiary of Crowley, Jensen Maritime.
The Container Roll-on/Roll-off ships are planned to be 219.5m long, 32.3 wide, depth of the draft 10m and deadweight equal to 26,500tonnes. The structure of the vessels will allow them to transport 2,400 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of cargo and around 400 vehicles. LNG will fuel the ships. The maximum speed estimated is 22 knots. LNG is more stable and eco-friendly fuel. The vessels are expected to be delivered in 2,5 years.
Jensen Maritime vice president Johan Sperling announced that the 2 vessels are planned to comply or exceed all regulatory requirements and have the CLEAN notation, which requires lower operational emissions and discharges, a Green Passport, both issued by classification society Det Norske Veritas (DNV).
VT Halter Marine is a modern shipbuilding company that combines the 60 year experience and tradition with the new innovative technologies. The company is known for its services and maritime products, ship design, construction and repair. All requirements and regulations of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyds, Det Norske Veritas, IMO and other regulatory bodies and classification societies, in the process of building vessels, are taken in consideration. The company is specialized in the production of building and designing of small to medium sized ocean-going vessels.