Dalian: BigRoll Shipping has announced that Cosco Dalian Shipyard has been contracted to build two more MC Class module carriers, bringing the total number of vessels under construction to four.
The first two vessels BigRoll Barentsz and BigRoll Bering were ordered in 2013 and are scheduled for delivery late 2015 and early 2016.
The two additional vessels will be named BigRoll Baffin and BigRoll Beaufort. They are due for delivery mid 2016 and early 2017 respectively. All BigRoll vessels are named in honour of famous Arctic explorers, which was inspired by the ships’ suitability for shipping to Arctic areas.
The MC Class is BigRoll’s newly designed module carrier vessel. It is designed with particular focus on a high ballast capacity, low fuel consumption and high service speed. [18/12/14]