Wilson signs contract for the construction of six Conoship’s 3,800 DWT

Wilson ASA places a significant contract for the construction of six state-of-the-art 3,800 dwt future-proof newbuildings designed by Conoship International

Wilson ASA, a leading European player in the short-sea market, announces the signing of a significant contract for the construction of six Conoship’s 3,800 dwt future-proof newbuildings with a focus on environmental benefits, flexibility, and efficiency. In addition, Wilson can declare an option for eight more vessels, totalling the order of 14 vessels. This milestone underscores Wilson’s commitment to a sustainable and forward-looking maritime industry.

Conoship’s 3,800 DWT is an innovative General Cargo Vessel for the short-sea shipping trade. The powering and propulsion of the vessel is by means of electro motors in combination with diesel generator sets. The propeller has a large diameter ensuring, in combination with a ConoDuctTail® and the optimised hull lines, the best possible efficiency, and lowest possible fuel consumption. The design provides the possibility of an easy conversion of the type of fuel in the future.

In an ever-evolving industry, Wilson and Conoship believe flexibility is key, and the newbuildings are designed to adapt to a wide range of fuel and energy types going forward. The contracted newbuildings will reduce environmental impact and enhance efficiency. The vessels are designed to meet and surpass environmental standards required in today’s maritime industry and it is a step in the right direction to further reduce the shipping carbon footprint.

The vessels will be constructed at Cochin Shipyard, in Kerala, India and the plan is for the newbuildings to be ready for delivery by early 2025.

About Conoship International

Conoship International is a ship design and engineering company at the forefront of innovation and technology in the maritime industry. Since 1952, over 2,000 ships have been built according to the company’s designs.

Conoship provides solutions for the shipping industry, from feasibility studies, consultancy services, design, and basic engineering, to workshop drawings, to project development, with a strong focus on efficiency and sustainability. The company has an international and diverse team, passionate about reducing the environmental impact of the shipping industry.

About Wilson

For about 100 years Wilson has been a provider of efficient and flexible transport services for the mining and manufacturing industries. The Norwegian company has the largest short-sea fleet in Europe, and every year transports about 15 million tons of dry cargo across the continent.

As a fully integrated shipping company, Wilson handles everything in-house: chartering and operations, ship management, marine accounting, crewing, purchasing, legal and insurance. The company set the goal of complying with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) ambitious requirements and targets for reducing harmful environmental emissions, both by air and sea.

About Cochin Shipyard

Cochin Shipyard (CSL) is one of the leading shipbuilding & repair yards in India, which has an infrastructure that combines economy, scale, and flexibility, and has ISO 9001 accreditation. CSL also has an exclusive area set for offshore construction and future expansion.

As one of India’s top 10 public sector undertakings, CSL has been rated excellent by the Government of India, four times in a row for achieving the targets set for the yard under the MOU system.

With specialised industry knowledge and superior resources, CSL has constantly unfolded new levels of excellence in shipbuilding and ship repair. As a technology leader in India, CSL has adopted the Japanese Integrated Hull Outfitting and Painting system (IHOP) for its new construction, which gives a clear edge to CSL in the field of fabrication of commissioning of accommodation modules & topside modification.

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