Dutch shipbuilder Ferus Smit has launched Symphony Performer, the first in a series of two ECOBOX DP2 long range supply vessels being built for its compatriot shipping company Symphony Shipping.
The 10,500 dwt ship was launched at Ferus Smit’s shipyard in Leer, Germany, on October 14, 2016.
Featuring a length of 125 meters and a width of 18 meters, the newbuilding has a large loading floor area for project cargoes, including movable tweendeck.
In addition, the 7,000 gross ton Symphony Performer has a large single hold of completely box-shaped form.
The ship’s deckhouse is placed on foreship for better protection of deck cargo and enabling to load oversized items over the stern.
Both ECOBOX DP2 vessels are equipped with a DP2 (Dynamic Positioning) system which keeps them within an exact position or heading limits.
The Symphony Performer is scheduled for delivery in December 2016, while the second vessel, the Symphony Provider, is expected to join the company’s fleet in April 2017.
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