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2019, April 23d, ‘Orange Strait’, the last vessel from a series of four freezers, was delivered to her owners Seatrade / GreenSea, by Guangxin Shipbuilding & Heavy Industry Co., Ltd (GSHI). We congratulate Seatrade / GreenSea and GSHI with this achievement.
The vessels are designed as high volume freezers (300,000 cubft) with limited draught and all are equipped with loading booms to allow her performing efficient cargo operations at sea (transshipment operations).
During the design- and engineering process Groot Ship Design worked together with Seatrade’s specialists who were taken temporarily from the fleet to shore. This cooperation was highly valued and contributed to a better understanding between operations and engineering.
The hull lines and the performances of the vessel were determined in house by Groot Ship Design, using its own CFD program FINE/Marine from NUMECA. The hull form was further optimized, checked and model tested at MARIN research facility. Based on the input from Seatrade and requested performance it was decided to use a hull with bulbous bow and 2-stroke main engine for propulsion. Deck areas with sufficient work space and afsthsip configuration with protection against piracy were considered from the early stage in the design. During design and engineering a 3D model, using the CADMATIC software was used, showing the team how the vessel was going to look like. Using this kind of design tools for such a vessel with a lot of equipment and outfitting turned out to be very valuable and highly appreciated.
Groot Ship Design cooperated with the building yard during building and delivery, finalizing the delivery documents for all four vessels. We wish to thank all parties for the good cooperation during the time the series were developed and built. We wish Orange Strait and her crew safe voyages.
Series of four (f.l.t.r.)
Orange Spirit, 2018, December 20th
Orange Sea, 2019, January 22d
Orange Stream, 2019, March 19th
Orange Strait, 2019 April 24th