In the category ‘specials’ the ships are highlighted that were built and designed with specials trades and purposes in mind.
The self-unloading bulk ships built for Erik Thun AB are a good example. These full block ships are dedicated to carry heavy bulks such as stones, gravel, coal etc. The special scraper and conveyor equipment moves the cargo fully automatic out of the closed holds to the shore, combining increased unloading speed combined with a minimum of dust. Over the years we built 6 of these bulk ships, our latest built presented in the datasheet.
Another special is our series of ‘Trollmax’ vessels that we have built for the same company. These ships are dedicated to transport goods from and to the ‘Vanern’ , the large lakes in interior Southern Sweden, accessible via the ‘Trollhattan’ Canal from Gothenburg. In this canal a set of locks must be passed that form a bottle-neck in this route. We have designed and built several series of ships that were dedicated to exactly fit through these locks with a maximum of cargo deadweight. This was achieved by an extremely high-block hull of light high tensile steel construction. Our latest ‘mark III’ design shows a further improvement, thanks to applying new calculation techniques we achieved more displacement combined with serious reduction in fuel consumption.
And last but not least our ‘Ecobox’ design – built for Symphony Shipping – which is characterized by its flexibility of loading combined with a very economical and ecological performance. The deckhouse is placed on the foreship for better protection of deck cargo and enabling oversized items to be loaded over the stern. Due to the open top notation it is possible to sail in all weather conditions without maindeck hatches to transport large project cargoes without height restrictions. These ships are equipped with 2 cargo cranes.