Seven Damen vessels for Hamburg Süd

07 Mar 2013

Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR) has just completed a contract for installing the first Becker Twisted Fin on seven container vessels owned by Hamburg based liner shipping company, Hamburg Süd.

To complete the project in time, the vessel calls were organised in such a way that they could each be dry-docked for a maximum of six days every consecutive week.

The contract began with the MV Santa Catharina and ended with the MV Santa Rosa, which was re-delivered in the last week of February. The completion of this project also contributed to accreditation of the ISO 14001-2004 standard for the vessels.

The Becker Twisted Fin is developed in order to improve the performance of the vessel in combination with the propeller and the aft body of the vessel. During tests, it showed a reduction in fuel consumption for this type of vessel of nearly 4%. Becker Twisted Fins allow Hamburg Süd and Damen Shiprepair to contribute in a small, but significant way to environmental protection.

Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam is one of the 12 repair yards owned by Damen Shiprepair & Conversion in North West Europe, the latest members being ARNO Dunkerque (France), Shipdock Amsterdam and Shipdock Harlingen (NL).

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