Vertom Anette launched byThecla Bodews Shipyards

20 April 2024

On April 10 Thecla Bodewes Shipyards successfully launched MV Vertom Anette for the Vertom Group. The launch ceremony, held at Thecla Bodewes Shipyards’ facility in Kampen, witnessed the culmination of months of meticulous craftsmanship, innovation, and dedication.

MV Vertom Anette is the fifth vessel in the successful LABRAX series and, like all her sisters, is a masterpiece of maritime engineering and environmentally friendly design elements aimed at improving operational efficiency using a diesel-electric propulsion system.

LABRAX series

The innovative LABRAX series was designed by Groot Ship Design and engineered by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards. The series marks an important milestone in the development of sustainable shipping solutions and is therefore fully in line with the ambitions of both the Vertom Group and Thecla Bodewes Shipyards to make a substantial contribution to the transition to an emission-free shipping industry.

The LABRAX series have been specifically optimized to achieve the lowest possible Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). Although not mandatory for diesel-electric propelled cargo vessels the EEDI of the Vertom Anette performs 38% under the current phase 3 EEDI requirements as required under the IMO MARPOL Convention.

The diesel-electric propulsion system on board of MV Vertom Anette, in combination with the advanced power-management system, minimizes energy losses, reduces overall fuel consumption and reduces CO2 emissions. This desired result has already been proven in the performance of the other LABRAX newbuild vessels. In addition, the installed propulsion power on board MV Vertom Anette is considerably lower compared to ships of equal cargo capacity and with conventional propulsion. With a length of 118.60m, a width of 14.30m and a full-box cargo hold of 329,700 cuft (7,280 dwt), the Labrax 7,280dwt series offers competitive transport solutions.

Source: Vertom Group