Containerships second LNG-fuelled vessel
under construction, M/S Containerships Strom, has been launched at Wenchong
Shipyard in China.
Launching was completed on 29th January during
Two of the four Containerships’
newbuilds are now launched and the construction work continues on an outfitting
pier. Engine room outfitting, bridge outfitting and accommodation part is
progressing well. Fuel gas tanks have been installed and gas system assembly
will start after the Chinese New Year holiday at the end of February.
Launching of M/S Containerships Strom
was followed by the keel laying of the third vessel. Her first pre-erected
block was located on the slipway 30th of January. 141 blocks for this third
vessel have been accepted. Steel cutting of the fourth LNG-fuelled vessel
started in September 2017, and 73 blocks have been accepted by owner and class
and further 60 blocks are in assembly progress.
The first newbuild, M/S Containerships
Nord, is scheduled for delivery during the first half of 2018. It will then be
followed by one vessel every eight weeks after the previous one. All vessels
are in operation in the beginning on 2019.