Thecla Bodewes Shipyards has launched the 7280-DWT vessel MV Vertom Anne Marit for the Vertom Group. The launch ceremony took place at Thecla Bodewes Shipyards in Kampen on 23 November.

The ceremony celebrated the strong relationship between culmination of meticulous craftsmanship and cutting-edge design that went into the creation of the vessel. The launch ceremony included the traditional christening, with the Vertom Anne Marit named and blessed by its Godmother Mrs. Anne Marit Evjen Engø, wife of Tom Engø – manager at Strand Shipping As, marking the vessel’s readiness to embark on its maiden voyage.

The MV Vertom Anne Marit is the fourth vessel in a series of ten vessels and represents a significant addition to Vertom Group‘s fleet. Built by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, this vessel exemplifies the highest standards of maritime engineering and design.

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Featuring a diesel-electric propulsion system, the Vertom Anne Marit boasts state-of-the-art technology, ensuring maximum fuel consumption efficiency, safety, and environmental sustainability. Its advanced design optimises performance while reducing environmental impact, aligning with the industry’s evolving sustainability goals.

The MV Vertom Anne Marit, part of the Labrax series, was specifically designed by Groot Ship Design and Thecla Bodewes Shipyards for a diesel-electric propulsion system. The Labrax series marks an important milestone in the development of sustainable shipping solutions and is therefore fully in line with the ambitions of both the Vertom Group and Thecla Bodewes Shipyards to make a substantial contribution to the transition to an emission-free shipping industry.

The diesel-electric propulsion system on board of the MV Vertom Anne Marit, in combination with the advanced power-management system, minimises energy losses, reduces overall fuel consumption and reduces CO2 emissions. This desired result has already been proven in the performance of the first three newbuild vessels, MV Vertom Patty, MV Vertom Cyta and MV Vertom Tomma.

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Lower installed propulsion power

In addition, the installed propulsion power on board MV Vertom Anne Marit is considerably lower compared to ships of equal cargo capacity and with conventional propulsion. With a length of 118.60 metres, a width of 14.30 metres and a full-box cargo hold of 329,700 cuft (7280 dwt), the Labrax 7280-DWT series offers competitive transport solutions.

‘The addition of MV Vertom Anne Marit is another step towards a younger and more sustainable fleet for Vertom,’ says Arjan de Jong, CEO at Vertom. ‘We are very pleased with the overall performance of the vessels, which is even better than formerly calculated. The collaboration between Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, Groot Ship Design and all Dutch maritime suppliers is going extremely well and sets an example for the importance of Dutch expertise in shipbuilding.’

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