Finnish shipping company Langh Ship has ordered three multi-purpose dry cargo vessels of 7,800dwt from Wuhu shipyard in China. The vessels will serve global leader in stainless steel, Outokumpu, on the short-sea lane between Finland and continental Europe.
The vessels are equipped with dual-fuel engines which can run on several fuels and so be adjusted for future next generation propellants. As initial fuel they will use liquefied natural gas (LNG) which can be directly replaced by liquefied biogas (LBG).
”Thanks to the energy-efficient hull shape, these vessels have a lower engine power than the current vessels. Despite that they can load more cargo and keep the same service speed”, says Laura Langh-Lagerlöf, Managing Director, Langh Ship.
Delivery for the first vessel is scheduled in mid-2023, followed by the other two at short intervals. The newbuildings are designed for all-year traffic in the northern Gulf of Bothnia and will have ice class 1A. The design has been developed by Langh Ship in collaboration with Outokumpu and the Chinese ship designer Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI). The vessels are designed to meet Outokumpu sustainability targets by minimising emissions and complying with all known upcoming environmental regulations.
Langh Ship and Outokumpu start newbuilding project