Bow Optima enters the Odfjell fleet

13 May 2020

The fourth and final of Odfjell’s newbuilt 49,000 dwt chemical tankers was officially delivered from the yard on April 22, 2020.

The delivery of the fourth ship marks a milestone in Odfjell’s extensive newbuilding program. It was a historic moment when the delivery contract was signed and the Shipboard Management Team gathered for the flag hoisting onboard.

For Bow Optima, the COVID-19 restrictions have led to unforeseen challenges in the final phase of construction. In the meantime, the vessel will remain at the Hudong Shipyard.

Selected features – the Hudong class: Built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co.Ltd Shanghai China; 49,000 dwt Stainless Steel Chemical Tanker; 33 segregated Stainless Steel cargo tanks of Duplex 2205 material; Total cargo volume abt. 55,000 m3; OCIMF compliant manifold arrangement and separate chemical manifold; Consumption 21,5 MT/day at 14,0 knots at design condition; Maximum cargo discharge rate is 3600 m3/hr; Nitrogen capacity 4500 Nm3/hour; Main Propulsion 7,820 Kw; Main engine type MAN B&W 6550ME-C9.5; NOx emission standard is Tier III.

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