Fleet Manager for Operations, Hans-Petter Olsen and the site team of Klaveness are expected to celebrate the launching of the second CLEANBU, MV Barracuda this week. This ship has left the drydocks and is being shifted over to the outfitting berth.
Olsen said, “Now we only have 7 more months to go, before the vessel is ready to join our existing fleet of combination carriers and make its contribution to our commitment to clean sea”. The vessel is being built by New Yangzi shipyard in the Jiangsu province in China.”
The next generation of combination carriers, the CLEANBU fleet will all get names of ocean creatures, to emphasize on efforts to protec the oceans. These vessels have the same transport capacity as two vessels, a kamsarmax bulk carrier and a LR1 tanker, and are of the most environmentally friendly designs today in seaborne traffic.
The barracuda is a salt-water, ray-finned fish known for its large size, fearsome appearance and ferocious behaviour. The next generation of combination carriers have a unique design, representing the most climate friendly solution around.
“In our Australia trade in 2017 we reduced the CO2 emissions from shipping with the equivalent of CO2 emissions from around 15 000 cars. We cannot wait to see the MV Barracuda in action at sea,” the company said.
Sea News, June 13