Chowgule Group delivers sixth vessel to Dutch client

Chowgule Group delivered the sixth and last from a series of six ice-class cargo vessels to the Netherlands-based client Wijnne & Barends.

The 4,200 tonne vessels have a length of 98.2m and are designed to meet most recent environmental guidelines applicable in the shipping industry.

M V Lady Hannah is the last of the six ships and is also the 32nd vessel to be successfully delivered to a European client. The vessels were built at the Chowgule Group’s shipyard at Loutolim and deliveries began from June 2019.

“The team at Chowgule SBD worked relentlessly to meet delivery schedules despite the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Arjun Chowgule, executive director of Chowgule and Company.

In September, Chowgule SBD bagged a contract to build six high energy-efficient new electric hybrid vessels for AtoB@C Shipping AB, the Swedish unit of Finland’s ESL Shipping Ltd. This is the first large order for lower carbon emission ships in India.

The hybrid ice-class general cargo ships will be propelled by a diesel electric hybrid propulsion system, with battery back-up system for silent operation in different modes for operation in Scandinavian countries. Deliveries of the hybrid ships will commence from the third quarter of 2023.