The new concept builds upon the existing tailor-made Rotra concept with the ROTRA MARE and ROTRA VENTE vessels. The new vessels have been designed to accommodate the increasing size and weight of the next generations of offshore wind turbine components and, at the same time, to ensure large cargo intake and operational flexibility.
ROTRA FUTURA and ROTRA HORIZON will measure 167.6 x 26m and will be fitted with a stern ramp, three Liebherr cranes and a unique gantry system, allowing stowage of blades in three tiers, providing excellent flexibility in cargo composition and method of loading.
Energy consumption has been reduced thanks to an aerodynamically and hydro-optimized hull shape, a low-resistance special hull coating and Wärtsilä diesel engine with a 15% lower consumption and carbon footprint compared to today's standards. In addition, a hybrid propulsion system and an exhaust gas cleaning system meeting the highest IMO Tier 3 standards have been integrated into the new vessels, with special attention also being paid to waste heat recovery.
The two new vessels will be built at Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard in China and are scheduled for delivery in spring and summer of 2025.
2008-built ROTRA MARE was lengthened in 2022 by 11,6m at Holland Shipyards
May 26 2023
The second of P&O Ferries two new double-ended giants for its Dover-Calais service has been delivered
Nov 29 2023
Seizure of the GALAXY LEADER PCTC chartered by NYK
Nov 21 2023
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