Thecla Bodewes Shipyards has delivered MV Vertom Anette to the Vertom Group. This 7280-DWT LABRAX vessel is the fifth in a series of twelve for Vertom to be completed by the shipyard.

Just four days after the completion of the technical trials in the North Sea, MV Vertom Anette was officially handed over to Vertom Group. The crew’s experience with the LABRAX vessels already in service was fed back to the shipyard, allowing improvements to be made to make the vessels even more efficient so that they can be used to their full potential.

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Electric propulsion system

Equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion system, MV Vertom Anette incorporates state-of-the-art technology to ensure maximum fuel efficiency, safety and environmental sustainability. Its advanced design optimises performance while reducing environmental impact, in line with the industry’s evolving sustainability goals.

The MV Vertom Anette, part of the LABRAX series, was designed by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards and Groot Ship Design specifically for an electric propulsion system. The diesel-electric propulsion system on board MV Vertom Anette, combined 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 four newbuildings, MV Vertom Patty, MV Vertom Cyta, MV Vertom Tomma and MV Vertom Anne Marit.

In addition, the installed propulsion power on board the MV Vertom Anette is significantly lower compared to vessels with the same cargo capacity and conventional propulsion. With a length of 118.60 metres, a breadth of 14.30 metres and a full-box cargo hold of 329,700 cuft, the LABRAX 7280 DWT offers competitive transport solutions.

Equipped with the latest navigation systems, energy-efficient propulsion system, and environmentally friendly features, MV Vertom Anette is designed to set new standards in operational efficiency and environmental stewardship.

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The handing over ceremony took place in Harlingen seaport with representatives of both companies attending.

‘The addition of MV Vertom Anette is another step towards a younger and more sustainable fleet for Vertom. We are very pleased with the overall performance of the vessels, which is even better than previously calculated,’ says Arjan de Jong, CEO of Vertom Group. ‘The cooperation between Thecla Bodewes Shipyards and all Dutch maritime suppliers is going extremely well and is an example of the importance of Dutch expertise in shipbuilding, and we are looking forward to the next seven vessels.’

Photo by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards.

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