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EFFICIENCY-OPTIMISED WALLENIUS PCTC ENTERS SERVICE

Friday, November 20, 2020 

Wallenius Wilhemsen says its latest PCTC vessel, 'Tannhauser', is entering service between Asia and Europe.

Built at the CSIC Xingang shipyard in China and with a capacity equivalent to 7,700 cars, Tannhauser, like her sister vessels Titus and Traviata, is designed with energy efficiency in mind.

Extensive modelling has been performed to optimise the hull to diminish drag and wave resistance, while the engine has been tuned for low-load operation, which reduces fuel consumption. Her specially designed bow delivers better wave-cutting ability than conventional bows to reduce the seagoing resistance and thereby the propulsive energy demand.

The vessel’s bunker system, which can operate on different bunker qualities, further improves efficiency, while the electrically hoistable deck panels in the cargo hold allow for fast, safe and flexible operations when transporting breakbulk, rolling equipment and cars.

“Right now there is a capacity demand in the fleet and this new vessel type is more energy-efficient than some of our older vessels that are currently in cold lay-up,” said Geir Fagerheim, SVP, marine operations.

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