HERO vessel MV Tannhauser ready to set sail
The newest addition to our series of HERO vessels, MV Tannhauser is scheduled to make her maiden voyage from Asia to Europe.
Smart design for energy efficiency
Built at the CSIC Xingang shipyard in China and with a capacity equivalent to 7,700 cars, MV 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,” says Geir Fagerheim, senior vice president, marine operations.
As part of the WW Ocean fleet renewal programme, in which old tonnage is replaced, these new HERO vessels not only deliver improved efficiencies from an operational perspective, but from an environmental one too.