Feyz Group and Damen sign a new shipbuilding contract

From left to right: Yasin Us (Partner, Feyz Group), Engin Aynaci (General Manager, Feyz Group), Serkan Leke (Chairman of the Board, SLPLUS Holding), Jan Willem Dekker (CCO, Damen Shipyards), Boran Bekbulat (Regional Sales Director, Damen Shipyards)

Türkiye-based shipowner Feyz Group ordered in August, as Shipping Telegraph reported, three CF3850 Combi Freighters at Damen Shipyards but is now back with a further order of two more newbuilding’s.

SLPLUS Holding with the backing of Feyz Group’s operational capabilities, has at the Damen Shipyards placed a new order for a Combi Freighter (CF) 5000 and an additional CF 3850 with scheduled deliveries at the end 2024 with the vessels being built at Damen Yichang Shipyard in China.

Damen Shipyards states that the CF 5000 shares many of the core design attributes of the CF 3850, as being 86.60 metres in length, it has a hold capacity of 7,000 m³ and can carry up to 5,080 tonnes of cargo or 164 TEU containers.

It also offers the possibility to have four tween decks that can be assembled to form two bulkheads in the hold for even more versatility.

Lashing points are provided at all the desired locations and there are container fittings on the tank top and hatches.

The tank top is also certified to carry loads up to 15 tonnes per square metre and the vessel has classification approval for dangerous goods and loading aground.

The ABC 6DZC engine type is the same as that in the smaller CF 3850, but in the CF 5000 it runs at higher revolutions per minute with 1000 rpm which delivers 1326 kilowatts.  

“Due to the positive market reaction to our recent order from Damen, we have decided not to wait and will proceed with renewing our fleet without wasting any time. With these new orders, we are enhancing the versatility of our fleet, while simultaneously maintaining interchangeability and improving reliability, thanks to Damen’s standardization philosophy,” Mr Engin Aynaci, the general manager of Feyz Group, noted.

“We are delighted that the Feyz Group has returned with SLPLUS Holding to us so soon after their recent order for the three CF 3850s. We greatly value their commitment to a long-term relationship with the Damen Group,” added Boran Bekbulat, Damen regional sales director.