Design Rationale Balticborg
The ice-strengthened Sto-Ro vessel Balticborg and sister Bothniaborg, were completed by Volharding Shipyards based on our design in 2004 and delivered to the shipping company Royal Wagenborg. These vessels has been designed and constructed for the carriage of wood pulp, paper reels, containers and trailers. The ship design is arranged with three cargo decks, whereby sto-ro freight is accommodated on the main deck.
The main trading area of is the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia. Therefore the vessel has been constructed in compliance with the Finish-Swedish ice class requirements. The vessels have two enclosed holds and an upper deck. A stern ramp gives access to the upper deck, main deck and tanktop. A fixed ramp on port side leads to the upper deck, where a fixed ramp at starboard leads to the tanktop. The wheelhouse is situated at the fore ship and the engine room is situated at the aft ship.
Balticborg was one of the first cargo vessels with BV class notations “Cleanship” and “Clean Air”. Resulting in a mention in the publication ‘Significant Small Ships of 2004’.
What did a ‘Cleanship’ notation mean in 2004? As you can imagine, rainwater or seawater that falls on deck gets polluted if there’s oil and grease on there. And that would wash away into sea. Balticborg is equipped with a solution for this: environmental pollution is prevented by collecting deck water into a zero dumping tank and filtering it before being pumped overboard.
Another part of the green notation is the paint of a ship. So solvent-free paints are used on the hull or in tanks where possible and water-based paints are used within accommodation and engine room spaces of Balticborg.
|Length over all||153.05 m|
|Length between p.p.||144.20 m|
|Breadth moulded||21.60 m|
|Depth to maindeck||6.35 m|
|Depth to upperdeck||15.20 m|
|Draught (summer)||7.10 m|
|Speed (service)||16.5 kn|
|Ice Class||Finish-Swedisch 1A|
|Trailer load upper deck||36 stc.|
|Trailer load main deck||49 stc.|
|Trailer load bottom||24 stc.|
|Container load upper deck||50 TEU|
|Container load main deck||110 TEU|
|Container load bottom||48 TEU|
|Capacity upper hold||462075 cb. ft|
|Capacity lower hold||216295 cb. ft|
|Main engine||9450 kW|
|Auxiliary engines||532 kW|
|Bow trhusters (2x)||515 kW|
|Stern thruster||515 kW|
|Potable water||107 m3|
|Ballast water||570 m3|
Images courtesy of Royal Wagenborg, Maritime Connector and Marek H.