Ferus Smit Shipyard Launches First ECOBOX Design [VIDEO]

Ferus Smit Shipyard

On February 21, 2015, the multi-purpose cargo carrier Nordana Sky was launched from Ferus Smit Shipyard in Leer, Germany.  The Nordana Sky is the first vessel in a series of six ECOBOX-design ships that will be delivered to Dutch shipowner, Symphony Shipping.  She will be chartered out to the Danish shipping company Nordana, and sail in her fleet after delivery.

Vessel Particulars:

  • Main dimensions (Loa X B X T) 122.5 X 17.0 X 7.8 meters
  • 105,00 DWT, 429,000 cubic feet of hold volume
  • Iceclass 1A with 3000 kW main engine
  • A large single hold of completely box shaped form
  • Large loading floor area for project cargoes, including complete movable tweendeck
    2 X 80 tons cargo cranes.
  • Deckhouse placed on foreship for better protection of deck cargo and enabling to load oversized items over the stern.
  • Open top notation; sailing in all weather conditions without maindeck hatches to transport large project cargoes without height restrictions.
  • The Ferus Smit ECO bulbless Canoe type bow, designed to reduce fuel costs and better sustained speed with excellent sea keeping behavior in harsh weather and sea state conditions.
  • Propeller equipped with a duct for enhanced thrust at lower speeds and reduction of maximum installed propulsion power

ferus smit ecobox

In early January, Symphony Shipping signed an order with Ferus Smit to build and deliver two DP2 ECOBOX-design multi-purpose cargo carriers.  The two ships will have dual azimuthing thrusters aft and three tunnel thrusters forward powered by a combined diesel-direct and diesel-electric system totaling about 8,000 kW.