Launching of Nb. 437 ‘Arklow Abbey’
On Thursday the 18th of July, 11.00 hrs, our Nb. 437 will be launched at Westerbroek.
Nb. 437 will be christened as ‘Arklow Abbey’. She is the first vessel in a series of six that will be delivered to our new client from the city of Arklow, Ireland. The design is a bulk oriented general cargo ship that will be mainly employed in the shipment of wheat, corn and other bulk commodities in European waters.
The design is a slightly modified version of the first series of 8600 dwt bulkers that Ferus Smit built under the name of Arklow B – series. The new design is adapted for iceclass 1A, with modified bow form and propulsion with a propeller nozzle added. At the same time the main engine output was decreased to 2000 kW for better fuel efficiency.
This first ship has the following characteristics:
– Loa = 119.495 mtr
– Lpp = 116.895 mtr
– B = 14.99 mtr
– D = 9.70 mtr
– T max = 7.160 mtr
– Hold volume = 350.000 cft
Delivery of Arklow Abbey will be in September 2019.