Mv Vertom Annette

The Dutch shipbuilder Thecla Bodewes Shipyards has successfully delivered of MV “Vertom Anette” to the Vertom Group.

The 7,280 dwt LABRAX vessel is the fifth in a series of 12 vessels for the Vertom Group to be completed by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards.

Just four days after the completion of the technical trials in the North Sea, MV “Vertom Anette” was officially handed over to Vertom Group..

The MV Vertom Anette, part of the Labrax series, was designed by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards and Groot Ship Design specifically for an electric propulsion system.

The diesel-electric propulsion system on board MV “Vertom Anette”, combined with the advanced power management system, minimizes energy losses, reduces overall fuel consumption and reduces CO2 emissions. This desired result has already been proven in the performance of the first four newbuildings, MV “Vertom Patty”, MV “Vertom Cyta”, MV “Vertom Tomma” and MV “Vertom Anne Marit”. In addition, the installed propulsion power on board the MV “Vertom Anette” is significantly lower compared to vessels with the same cargo capacity and conventional propulsion. With a length of 118.60m, a breadth of 14.30m and a full-box cargo hold of 329,700 cuft , the Labrax 7.280dwt offers competitive transport solutions.

Thecla Bodewes, CEO of Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, says that “Today, we celebrate not just the delivery of a new vessel, but the dedication, expertise, and passion of our entire team. This vessel again represents the pinnacle of modern shipbuilding, combining advanced technology, superior craftsmanship, and sustainable practices,” and she adds that “We are honored to partner with Vertom, a company that shares our vision for a sustainable and efficient maritime future. This vessel is a testament to what can be achieved when two industry leaders come together with a common goal”.

Arjan de Jong, CEO of Vertom Group, says that “The addition of MV Vertom Anette is another step towards a younger and more sustainable fleet for Vertom. We are very pleased with the overall performance of the vessels, which is even better than previously calculated,” and he adds that “The cooperation between Thecla Bodewes Shipyards and all Dutch maritime suppliers is going extremely well and is an example of the importance of Dutch expertise in shipbuilding, and we are looking forward to the next seven vessels.”

Source: Thecla Bodewes Shipyards

Video credit: Vertom Group