It was a beautiful day for this special moment; the christening of Lady Hanneke, the first in a new series of six ships. The festive ceremony took place in the harbour of Delfzijl at the quay of our client Wijnne Barends. The christening was performed by Mrs. Hanneke Nijhoff-Faber, wife of former Wijnne Barends director and namegiver of this ship. 

Conoship has a long relationship with Wijnne Barends in the construction and development of coastal vessels. The design of this ship is based on the previous Lady H series and has been improved to comply with SOLAS2009 requirements.  Furthermore an ECO mode integration with optimal propeller revs for reduced fuel consumption has been implemented into this ICE1A vessel. Lady Hanneke was built in India and has a deadweight carrying capacity of over 4,200 tons and a length of 98 meters. It complies with the increased environmental requirements that apply to newbuildings (IMO Tier III standard). Compared to existing comparable ships in the fleet of Wijnne Barends, an improvement of the stern and more optimal propulsion has improved fuel consumption by an average of 15%.

Read more about this ship:
Lady H series (portfolio page)

Read more about the event:
News on Wijnne Barends website (Dutch)

Photo credits: all images are courtesy of Wijnne Barends and Baudewijn Fotografie