July 28, 2011

E-Ship 1

The E-Ship 1 is a RoLo cargo ship that made its first voyage with cargo in August 2010. The ship is owned by the third-largest wind turbine manufacturer, Germany'sEnercon GmbH. It will be used to transport wind turbine components. The E-Ship 1is a Flettner ship: four large rotorsails that rise from its deck are rotated via a mechanical linkage to the ship's propellors. The sails, or Flettner rotors, aid the ship's propulsion by means of the Magnus effect—the perpendicular force that is exerted on a spinning body moving through a fluid stream.

Name:E-Ship 1
Builder:Lindenau GmbH shipyards in Kiel,Germany
Cassens Werft in Emden, Germany
Launched:2 August 2009[1]
Completed:6 August 2010
Status:in active service, as of 2010
General characteristics
Class and type:Ice class E3
Tonnage:10,500 metric tons deadweight (DWT)
Length:130 m (426 ft 6 in)
Beam:22.5 m (73 ft 10 in)
Draught:6 m (20 ft) to 9 m (30 ft)
Propulsion:3.5 MW diesel engines (2x)
Flettner rotors (4x)
2 propellors
Speed:Max 17.5 kn (32.4 km/h; 20.1 mph)
Capacity:3 holds below deck, 20.580 m³
Notes:Special classification: Germanischer Lloyd

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