The Netherlands-headquartered Spliethoff has held a christening ceremony for its DP2 B-type vessel Brouwersgracht in the Cacaohaven in Amsterdam.


Image source: Spliethoff

HLPFI readers will recall that Spliethoff took delivery of Brouwersgracht – the first of two DP2 B-type vessels – from the Mawei shipyard in China earlier this year.

According to Spliethoff, Brouwersgracht and its sistership Bloemgracht combine the capabilities of an ice-strengthened multipurpose vessel with a DP2 system, which makes them suitable for offshore delivery of large volumes and heavy cargoes.

The 12,500 dwt ships have been equipped with an automated crane system, and two Huisman 500-tonne capacity heavy lift mast cranes.

To comply with the strict regulations regarding SOx and NOx-emissions, the propulsion and power generation systems have been equipped with scrubbers and SCR systems. Combining this with their fuel-efficient design makes the vessels environmentally friendly and in line with the Spliethoff Group’s continuous pursuit of greener business operations.

Bloemgracht is slated for delivery later this year.