2x20000 dwt Multipurpose Heavy Lift PX900 at Hudong Zhonghua

Ship designer: Neptun, Germany

Rickmers Group, an established shipowner, shipmanager and specialist in the global transportation of break-bulk, heavylift and project cargoes based in Germany, has ordered two vessels from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding part of CSSC group.
The newbuildings are multipurpose heavy lift vessels with the carrying capacity of 20.000 dwt. The vessels will each be equipped with two onboard cranes and will be known in the Rickmers fleet as PX-900-type vessels.

The delivery of the vessels will take place from January to March 2015. Van der Velden Marine Systems will deliver for each vessel one ESPAC™ rudder (Energy Saving Package by MMG and VDV).

  • Hudong Zhonghua

Vessel characteristics

Length Overall:170.90 m
Length between Perpendiculars:160.50 m
Maximum moulded breadth:25.20 m
Depth:13.85 m
Draft (scantling):9.60 m
Maximum speed ahead
at 100% MCR and SWL

16.50 Knots
Propulsion type:Single, Screw, FPP, MMG
Propeller diameter:5.70 m
Engine Type:MAN B&W 6S46 ME-B8
Main Engine power:8280 kW
Class:GL

Rudder characteristics

Blade area including bulb:20.6 m²
Torque:425 kNm
Max. turning angle:2 x 55º
Aspect ratio:1.63

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