Hamburg-based Carsten Rehder Schiffsmakler and Reederei GmbH & Co. KG (Carsten Rehder) has sealed an agreement with Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GSRE) in India for the construction of 4+4 CORAL 7500-dwt multipurpose dry cargo vessels.

The CORAL7500 design by SEDS is optimized for the European short-sea trade, with highest cargo flexibility and readiness for the future energy transition, as Carsten Rehder informs.

The single cargo hold has been maximized for abt. 400.000cbf capacity and can be segregated with two bulkheads with the bulkhead panels also able be used as tween-decks.

The vessels will feature a bridge-forward design, with a flush aft deck and hatchcoverless (open top) notation, providing excellent flexibility for project cargo.

The propulsion concept of the vessels will be diesel-mechanic with a shaft generator and controllable pitch propeller.

The shaft generator will be capable of power-take-off, power-take-in and power-take-home. This hybrid-configuration allows very efficient sailing in combinator mode at lower and higher speeds. It also includes an extra power reserve for ice trade (Ice 1A) or future battery retrofit.

The design includes already at delivery a biofuel setup, with an additional bunker station and tank chain.

The main engine will be supplied by Anglo Belgian Corporation and is currently the only class approved engine type for methanol and hydrogen retrofit within its power segment today.

Source: Carsten Rehder