Brodosplit cuts steel for LNG fueled containerships

DECEMBER 15, 2015 — Croatian shipbuilder Brodosplit has cut the first steel for four LNG-fueled 2,000 TEU DNV GL class containerships ordered by sister company Brodosplit Shipping Company. The first of the four is scheduled for delivery from the shipyard in November 2017.

"By building these ships we enter a market niche that will enable sustainable business operation, bigger engagement of capacities and acquisition of references for the building of ships that will be in higher demand in the near future," says Tomislav Debeljak, CEO of Brodosplit and owner of Brodosplit Shipping Company.

"DNV GL experts were involved from the design phase and worked very closely with Brodosplit to realize this project. We are very pleased with the cooperation and look forward to continuing our work together in the future," says Ivo Siljic, Senior Lead Surveyor at DNV GL – Maritime.

With an individual deadweight of 24,000 dwt, the vessels will be over 184 meters long and 27.5 meters wide. They will have a capacity of 2,000 TEUand reach speeds of up to 18 knots.

The containerships feature two-stroke dual fuel (LNG/MGO) engines built under license from MAN by Brodosplit's diesel engine factory, which will also build the ships' LNG tanks.

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