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Products and solutions, 2008-10-02, 01:00 PM

Launching of the second 3,400 TEU container ship at TKMS Blohm + Voss Nordseewerke in Emden

Hamburg / Emden, October 2, 2008

On October 2, without having been christened first, the second of a series of 3,400 TEU container ships was launched at TKMS Blohm + Voss Nordseewerke – a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems – in Emden. Immediately after floating up, the ship was hauled to the outfitting pier where it will be berthed until delivery at the end of December.

The container ship having been launched – yard number 557 – is the second 3,400 TEU ship of a series of twelve. The first 3,400 TEU container ship was delivered on August 29. Another seven ships of this type are still in the order book of the Emden yard. Four of them will be built by HDW-Gaarden in Kiel. For the shipping line – GEBAB in Meerbusch – it is the second 3,400 TEU newbuilding in succession.

On October 8 the next ship of the same type – yard number 558 – will be laid down to be built for the shipping company Hartmann, Leer.

The container ship has been built in compliance with the rules and regulations of Germanischer Lloyd.

Main characteristics:
Length overall approx. 228.50 m
Length between perpendiculars 218.22 m
Moulded breadth 32.22 m
Moulded depth 18.55 m
Strength draught 12.00 m
Design draught 10.50 m
Deadweight (D=12.00 m) 42,600 t
Container capacity 3,426 TEU
Reefer connections 500
Service speed (90 % MCR) 23.3 kts
Propulsion (100 % MCR) 28,880 kW at 104 rpm

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