PANAJI: MV Lady Hannah, the 4220 DWT Ice Class 1A MPP Cargo Carrier Vessel, sixth and the last from a series of six vessels, was successfully delivered to Netherlands-based client Wijnne & Barends from Chowgule’s Loutulim shipyard on Nov 30th, 2021, states a press release.
The contract for a series of 6 vessels was signed in 2017 and the deliveries started from June 2019. These energy-efficient Ice Class vessels are first of its kind to be built in India. The vessels, with a deadweight of 4,200 tons, length overall of 98.2 metres, breadth of 13.4 meters, depth of 7.8 meters and draft of 5.6 meters are designed and built to meet most recent environmental guidelines applicable in shipping industry (Tier III standards).
Arjun Chowgule, Executive Director of Chowgule and Company, commented: “The team at Chowgule SBD worked relentlessly to meet delivery schedules despite the Covid-19 pandemic. The workforce commitment made it possible to deliver 4 vessels after the first lockdowns started.. They worked with full resolve to overcome various challenges especially related to the supply chain. The shipyard has again created a benchmark due to its experienced and committed team.”
Chowgule SBD has recently been awarded the contract to build six high energy-efficient new electric hybrid vessels for AtoB@C Shipping AB, the Swedish unit of Finland’s ESL Shipping Ltd. This is the first large order for lower carbon emission ships in India.
The 5,350 DWT Hybrid Ice Class General Cargo ship offers leadership in technology innovation. It will be propelled by a Diesel Electric Hybrid propulsion system, with Battery Back-up system for silent operation in different modes like Peak Shaving Mode, Power Take In (PTI) and Power Take Home (PTH) modes for operation in Scandinavian countries. This ship will operate on concept of Energy management with Zero Emission and Green Ship. The deliveries of these ships will commence from the third quarter of 2023.