Switching from container shipping to tanker shipping Quinto Scheepvaart  opts for a Parsifal-type tanker (Source: Concordia Damen)

Concordia Damen commissioned to build an inland tanker

Dutch inland waterway shipyard Concordia Damen has been awarded a contract to build and equip an inland tanker for Dutch customer Quinto Scheepvaart B.V. The family-owned Quinto Scheepvaart has decided to move from container shipping to tanker shipping.

Quinto Scheepvaart has ordered the vessel of the Parsifal type, a new generation of mineral oil and light chemical tankers which Concordia Damen has developed itself and several of which are already operational. This type has a length of 110m and a width of 11.45m, with a deadweight capacity of 2,875 tonnes and a draught of 3.25m. The ship reaches a high speed with a relatively low power, with speeds of appr. 12 kn with two 500-kW engines. The stern side installation will be split into two accommodation houses, one for the family and one for the crew. The vessel design also can use smaller propellers, which is useful when river water levels are low.

Mr Bert Duijzer, the yard’s technical manager, said that in addition to a number of dry cargo vessels that it is building for stock, this tanker was already under construction, which means the yard can shorten the delivery time by months. The quick availability played an important role in the order being won.

The type of propulsion per ship in this type can be adapted to the wishes of the customer: diesel-electric, diesel-direct or LNG-electric. The ship, with its home port of Zwijndrecht, near Rotterdam, will sail with Caterpillar engines and is emissions Stage V compliant.

The tanker is expected to be delivered within a year, in December 2023.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
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