China’s Wuhu Shipyard has secured an order for three 7,800 dwt multipurpose dual-fuel freighters from Finnish owner Langh Ship.
The Finnish-flagged ships will meet Finnish/Sweden 1A ice class requirements and will be classified by DNV.
Designed by Chinese marine architect SDARI, the ships will be 119.9 m long, 16.5m wide and will have a speed of 14 knots. They will be equipped with a Wärtsilä dual-fuel main engine powered by LNG that meets the requirements of Tier III in LNG operation.
Outokumpu has entered a long-term time charter with Langh Ship for the vessels, which will operate between Tornio, Finland and Terneuzen in the Netherlands. The vessels will transport semi-finished and finished steel products to customers and for further processing. On the back-haul the vessels will be loaded with steel scrap – the main raw material of Outokumpu stainless steel. The first vessel is scheduled for delivery in mid-2023.
The vessels can also run on liquefied biogas (LBG), and the LNG tank is both methanol and ammonia ready. There is also space reserved for the installation of batteries, which enable hybrid solutions.