This year’s SMM is all about sustainability and specifically “Driving the maritime transition”. In this context, Thecla Bodewes Shipyards is presenting its latest design Salmo 5000 tdw, a diesel-electric propelled multipurpose dry cargo vessel.

The Salmo 5000 multipurpose dry cargo vessel is developed by the design team of Thecla Bodewes Shipyards based on market research. With design criteria matching future technical zero-emission demands, the Salmo 5000 incorporates a number of solutions towards the transition to zero-emission shipping. The ship is designed for the short sea dry cargo market.

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Ready for future fuel sources

The 86.70 metre dry cargo vessel offers an efficient hull shape and reliable diesel-electric propulsion system and fulfils all demands on a dry cargo vessel with highly efficient full box cargo hold and high stowage numbers.

The layout incorporates provisions for future alternative fuel sources and has space allocated for hydrogen powered fuel cells. Energy storage systems for peak-shaving and low emission harbour mooring are possible add-ons to the diesel-electric propulsion system, which is a standard feature of the Salmo 5000.

‘We’ve noticed a lot of interest in highly efficient dry cargo vessels in this range,’ say Wilco Smit, project developer at Thecla Bodewes Shipyards. ‘The high full box stowage numbers and the low fuel consumption of 4.5 tonnes MGO [marine gas oil, Ed.] per day at 10 knots service speed stands-out from other vessels in the 5000 tdw range.

Emiel Mocking, head of newbuilding at Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, adds: ‘Our company efforts in the search for sustainable solutions towards zero-emission shipping definitely sees a further continuation in the Salmo 5000 vessel design. The ship’s systems are selected to be adapted at later stage, which is a great advantage for shipowners who care about the value chain and want to contribute to the transition to zero emissions.’

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Open top

The SALMO 5000 vessel incorporates optimised sleek hull lines and electrically propelled internal combustion engine (ICE) propulsion. With a maximum full box and attractive stowage factor, this 2,999 GT vessel is most suitable for dry cargo, containers on deck and project cargo.

The optional open-top class notation further provides for a full deck opening for larger project cargo transports. With drawing Plan Approval well underway at Bureau Veritas, the shipyard is offering delivery slots scheduled in early 2024.

Vessels for Vertom

Currently, Thecla Bodewes Shipyards is building a series of six multipurpose dry cargo vessels of 7000 tdw for Vertom Group. The vessels are equipped with diesel-electric propulsion and feature a reduced resistance hull design. The first vessel in this range is due for launch in September 2022.

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