On November 18 MV Symphony Atlantic (flying the Dutch flag) was launched at Scheepswerf Ferus Smit in Leer (DE). Symphony Atlantic is the first in a series of two Ecobox XL vessels, which are an evolution of the successful Ecobox and Ecobox DP series that the yard has delivered to Symphony in recent years.
Therefore the original Ecobox design is lengthened by more than 21 mtr, extending her box shaped hold to more than 100 mtr length on the tanktop, and 112 mtr above the movable tweendeck level. The new ships are 18 mtrs wide, enhancing her cargo deadweight further, and maintaining here flexibility of loading while keeping a very low resistance on both flat water and in waves.
Fuel consumption is further reduced by integrating a novel ORC waste heat generator in the propulsion system. This system further consists of a 3300 kW main engine driving a nozzled controllable pitch propeller running in fully automatic combinator mode. The fuel system will also be suitable for bio blend fuels.
Source: Symphony Shipping