United Wind Logistics (UWL) has taken delivery of the deck carrier, MV BoldWind, which will shortly start her long-term charter with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.
The MV BoldWind will now start her maiden voyage from Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard’s yard in Zhenjiang, China, to Europe.
On the maiden voyage, the 148.5-metre vessel will carry wind turbine blades from China to Norway.
UWL has a second deck carrier under construction at Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard. This vessel, MV BraveWind, is expected to be delivered within the next four months. The shipbuilding contract has an option for two additional vessels.
BoldWind has a deadweight of 10,000 mtons, a deck length of 128 metres, and a width of 28 metres. She combines an optimized hull design and diesel electric propulsion to suit its dedicated service field, UWL said.
The electric package is supplied by ABB and powered by four MAN diesel generators. Additionally, the MAN engines meet IMO Tier III emission regulations being equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction system.
“We are proud to affirm our company’s aspirations to take over as front-runners for an eco-friendly shipping industry. We are already looking forward to receiving the sister newbuilding MV BraveWind in four months from now,” said Christoph Puschmann, managing director of UWL.
The Hamburg-based UWL currently operates one specialized deck carrier, MV Vestvind, which has been on a charter with MHI Vestas since June 2017.
NOTE: The original article has been amended.