Croatian yard starts building LNG container ships

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Though the charterer was not revealed by the yard, ships under construction may possibly include a duo booked in 2013 for a subsidiary of the yard, domestic shipping company Brodosplit-Navigation, based in Split, Croatia

Croatio’s Brodosplit and Brodosplit Naviation at that time had a contract for two multipurpose LNG-fuelled container vessels, reported Korean Shipping Messenger.

Each of the container vessels now under construction will have a slow speed 2 stroke dual fuel, combination LNG and HFO engine.

Also can use diesel fuel, and in emergency situations has the ability to drive with the cooking oil from food sectors, as well as all other oils or fuels.

Engines will be built in Brodosplit’s diesel engine factory, under the license of German-headquartered MAN Diesel & Turbo.

It will also produce the tanks in which the chilled gas will be stored, built according to Germanischer Lloyd recommendations and DNV GL classed.

Ships will be 184.43 meters long, 27.5 meters wide and 15.80 meters high. Their individual deadweight at 10.30 meters draft will be 24 thousand tons.

They will be able to carry 20 feet/6.1 m long containers, reaching 18-knot speed using engines operating at 11060 kW and 100 revolutions per minute.

Brodosplit will have four to five times lower cost per mile than the other ships of this class, and 30-50 times less will pollute environment, the yard said.

Brodosplit CEO Tomislav Debeljak said, “By building of these ships Shipbuilding Industry Split and Brodosplit-Navigation enter a shipbuilding market niche that will enable sustainable business operation for Split Shipyard, bigger engagement of capacities and acquisition of references for building of ships that will be in higher demand in near future?