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Colombo Dockyard set to build six electric hybrid powered Eco Bulk Carriers for Misje

25 Aug 2020

Sri Lanka-based Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) said it is proceeding with a signed contract with Misje Eco Bulk AS (Misje), to build six (6) firm plus four (4) optional Eco Bulk Carriers.

The contracts were signed on 14th March 2020 but are scheduled to come into effect only in September 2020 with owners final board approval, it said. 

Misje Eco Bulk AS is a fully owned subsidiary of Kåre Misje & Co., a family owned Norwegian company which provides maritime services from chartering and operation to technical and financial management.

CDPLC said these 89.95m long vessels are designed to hold a cargo capacity of 5000 DWT and the type of cargo they could carry includes bulk cargo, grain, timber, unit loads and containers. 

Each vessel is powered by a 4 stroke diesel engine with an Electric Hybrid system supplying additional power through a Battery system.

CDPLC noted that these vessels are developed as eco-friendly vessels, as they have lower emissions compared to a conventional Bulk Carrier of the same size. 

The concept and the basic design of the innovative Bulk Carriers are developed by Wartsila Ship Design Norway AS and the detailed designing will be carried out by CDPLC.

The first vessel of the series is scheduled to be delivered in 18 months and the subsequent vessels will be delivered in 4 month intervals.   

“Amidst the negative impact from last year’s Easter Sunday incident and the current COVID-19 pandemic, this showcases the successful marketing efforts carried out by CDPLC in a challenging environment,” said CDPLC.

“CDPLC has been targeting the European market extensively, especially for the construction of Eco friendly Bulkers, Cable Laying and Repairing Vessels, Service Operation Vessels, etc… which are in demand and CDPLC is extremely confident of serving these emerging requirements in Europe with the capacity and experience CDPLC has gathered over the past four and half decades of shipbuilding expertise.”

Photo credit: Colombo Dockyard PLC
Published: 25 August, 2020

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