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Products and solutions, 2006-10-31, 05:01 PM

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems wins order for the construction of six 3400 TEU container vessels

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems - a company of ThyssenKrupp Technologies - has won the order for the construction of six 3400 TEU container vessels. Four ships will be built at HDW-Gaarden in Kiel, whereas the remaining two will be built at Nordseewerke in Emden. Thus, a total of ten container ships of the compact 3100 to 3700 TEU container vessel family are under contract. The six container vessels are scheduled to be delivered in the time from 2009 to 2010. With this order, jobs at both Emden and Kiel will be safeguarded for a longer period.

The new compact container ships featuring a capacity for 3400 TEUs (which is equivalent to 3400 20ft containers) are a new development of Nordseewerke. The new vessels meet the requirements of charter companies for worldwide service and can be operated economically both as feeders and in the line service.

The ships will be built in compliance with the regulations of Germanischer Lloyd and will have the following main characteristics:
・ Length, overall: approx. 228.50 m
・ Moulded breadth: 32.22 m
・ Moulded depth: 18.55 m
・ Payload capacity: 42,650 t
・ Container capacity: 3426 TEU incl. 500 reefer container connections
・ Propulsion power: 29,000 kW at 104 rpm
・ Service speed: approx. 23.75 kts

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