Royal Bodewes signs new orders contract with Aasen Shipping


Royal Bodewes has announced that Aasen Shipping has ordered three new hybrid powered methanol-ready self-dischargers. Delivery of the vessels is set for December 2025, April 2026 and
September 2026.

The order of three new hybrid powered methanol-ready self-dischargers followed after Royal Bodewes successfully built ‘Aasfjell’ and ‘Aasfoss’, which were delivered in 2021 and 2022.

Main characteristics:

  • LOA 119,95 m
  • Beam 15,85 m
  • Draft 7,50 m
  • DWAT 9.400 tons
  • GT 5.700
  • NT 3.000
  • Main engine 2250 kW Wartsila 6L25

The ships will have a similar design as the previous new buildings built for Aasen Shipping, however with some upgrades. 

They will feature a large battery pack, which will enable peak shaving for both main engine and auxiliary engine. The cargo handling machine will be electric, which will again reduce noise and emissions. In ports where shore power is available, these ships can both self-load and self-discharge completely free of emissions.

The combination of a modern hull, battery pack and variable frequency drive, reduce emissions and fuel consumption to a much lower level than any comparable ships in the market.

Emission-free operations
The ships will hold class notation Methyl/Ethyl alcohol fuelled ready. Once green methanol is available, these ships can easily be rebuilt to consume green methanol. In that case the ships can
operate completely emission-free, both in port and at sea.

To become emission-free is the biggest challenge of our generation. These ships are our and Aasen Shipping’s response to this challenge. Our joint goal is to utilize the technology available to become
emission-free. These ships will cut emissions, reduce fuel costs, and also keep carbon-costs to a minimum.

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