On Friday the 22nd of November, Shipyard’s Nb. 438 was successfully launched at the Ferus Smit’s yard in Westerbroek.
M.V. Arklow Accord is the second vessel in a series of 6 that will be delivered to Ferus Smit client from the city of Arklow, Ireland. The design is a bulk oriented general cargo ship that will be mainly employed in the shipment of wheat, corn and other bulk commodities in European waters.
The design is a slightly modified version of the first series of 8600 dwt bulkers that Ferus Smit built under the name of Arklow B – series. The new design is adapted for ice-class 1A, with modified bow form and propulsion with a propeller nozzle added. At the same time the main engine output was decreased to 2000 kW for better fuel efficiency.
This first ship has the following characteristics:
- Loa = 119.495 mtr
- Lpp = 116.895 mtr
- B = 14.99 mtr
- D = 9.70 mtr
- T max = 7.160 mtr
- Hold volume = 350.000 cft
Delivery of Arklow Accord will be in January 2020
Source: Ferus Smit