bluetech 42

Navibulgar Orders Optimized Bulkers from Hongqiang Shipyard

Rob Almeida
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August 22, 2014

bluetech 42

Designed by Finnish naval architecture firm Foreship BlueTech Ltd, the Bluetech 42 is a new eco-friendly handysize bulk carrier that features a 15 percent  larger hold and 5 – 9 percent greater deadweight as compared to other vessels in its class.  At the same time however, hull and structural optimization has reduced its fuel consumption/hold volume and deadweight ratios to the lowest in their class, according to Foreship.

In an announcement this week, Bulgarian ship  owner Navibulgar signed a contract for 4 firm + 2 options for these vessels at Hongqiang shipyard.

Vessel Particulars:

  • LOA 185 m
  • Beam 31.0 m
  • DWT: 42300 t
  • Hold volume 57750 m3
  • Draught 10.5 m
  • Ice class 1C
  • Main engine MAN 5G50 B9.5 TII  ?NCR 4900 kW
  • ME consumption 18.4 t/day
  • Service speed 14 knots


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