Thecla Bodewes Shipyards will build and deliver another two 7000-TDW diesel-electric multi-purpose dry cargo vessels for Vertom. In 2021, the Dutch yard already received an order from Vertom for four similar vessels.
Vertom is a Dutch internationally operating shipping company. The Labrax 7000-TDW cargo vessels are especially developed to Vertom’s requirements for providing tailor-made shipping solutions.
During detail engineering, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) optimisation of the hull design has been performed for a fuel-efficient speed-power performance powered by a future-proof modular electric propulsion system. The completely box-shaped cargo holds ensure maximum loading flexibility and cargo intake.
‘We are proud to have been awarded again the trust by Vertom for these exciting projects,’ says CEO Thecla Bodewes. ‘This second order from Vertom of another two vessels of the Labrax 7000 series shows that Thecla Bodewes Shipyards has firmly been established as a reputable partner for the design, development and construction of such innovative vessels and we are much looking forward to continuing our highly valued partnership with Vertom.’
Built in Kampen
The vessels, with a length of 118.60 metres and breadth of 14.30 metres, will be developed and constructed at Thecla Bodewes’ shipyard in Kampen, the Netherlands, in collaboration with experienced Dutch suppliers and subcontractors. The first of the series of four vessels, BN358 Vertom Patty, will be launched in Kampen on 23 September.
The delivery of the next vessels in this series is scheduled for 2022 and 2023. The newly contracted vessels 5 and 6 will be completed and delivered in 2024 and 2025.