Wilson and Cochin Shipyard extend trust in Conoship designs with order for eight CIP6300 ships

Wilson confirms eight more vessels and extends newbuilding programme to 14 vessels


Wilson ASA, a leading European player in the short-sea market, announces the signing of a significant contract for the construction of eight state-of-the-art CIP6300 future-proof newbuildings at Cochin Shipyards with a focus on environmental benefits, flexibility, and efficiency. The vessels are designed by Conoship International to contribute to Wilson’s efforts to meet environmental targets. The order comes in addition to the six CIP3800 vessels announced in June 2023.

A total of 14 newbuildings are being constructed at Cochin Shipyard and will be delivered from 1st half of 2025 until 2028. These new, modern vessels will contribute to both the growth and fleet renewal of the existing Wilson fleet.

The CIP6300 is equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion system, a large diameter propeller and optimized hull lines which lead to the lowest possible fuel consumption and comes with the option to install 3 VentoFoil units for further fuel reduction. It features a single cargo hold with high cubic capacity making it ideal for carrying a variety of heavy and light cargo. The well-thought-out design allows for the possibility of changing the fuel type in the future.

The CIP Series vessels 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.

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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.

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