Thecla Bodewes Shipyards presents the low fuel consumption multipurpose dry cargo vessel SALMO 5000 tdw at SMM 2022 in Hamburg-Germany.


Thecla Bodewes Shipyards is this year again presenting its diverse range of multipurpose vessels, shallow draft pushers and dredgers for the inland and shortsea shipping industry at the sector’s leading international trade fair, SMM, in Hamburg Germany (6 - 9 September 2022; Stand 511 - Hall B7 -Holland Pavilion).
This year’s SMM is all about sustainability and specifically "Driving the maritime transition". In this context Thecla Bodewes Shipyards is presenting their latest design SALMO 5000 tdw, a diesel-electric propelled multipurpose dry cargo vessel.

Investing in sustainable solutions towards zero emission shipping the SALMO 5000 multipurpose dry cargo vessel is developed by the design team of Thecla Bodewes Shipyards based on thorough market research. With design criteria matching future technical zero emission demands, the SALMO 5000 incorporates a number of solutions towards the transition to zero-emission shipping. Combined with years of shipyard experience in the field of short sea shipping, the SALMO 5000 is the ideal fit in the dry cargo market.

The 86,70 meter dry cargo vessel offers outstanding advantages in terms of an especially efficient hull shape and reliable diesel-electric propulsion system and fulfils all demands on a dry cargo vessel with highly efficient full box cargo hold and high stowage numbers.
The Salmo 5000 layout incorporates provisions for future alternative fuel sources and has space allocated for hydrogen powered fuel cells. Energy storage systems for peak-shaving and low emission harbour mooring are possible add-ons to the sophisticated diesel-electric propulsion system, which is a standard feature of the SALMO 5000.

Wilco Smit, project developer, and Emiel Mocking, head of newbuilding at Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, are very pleased with the new SALMO 5000 design: "We've noticed a lot of interest in highly efficient dry cargo vessels in this range. The high full box stowage numbers and the low fuel consumption of 4,5-ton MGO per day at 10 kts service speed stands-out from other vessels in the 5,000 tdw range" says Smit. Emiel Mocking adds: "Our company efforts in the search for sustainable solutions towards zero emission shipping definitely sees a further continuation in the Salmo 5000 vessel design. The ship’s systems are selected to be adapted at later stage, which is a great advantage for shipowners who care about the value chain and want to contribute to the transition to zero emissions".

The SALMO 5000 vessel incorporates an optimized sleek hull lines and electric propelled ICE propulsion. With a maximum full box and attractive stowage factor this 2,999 GT vessel is most suitable for dry cargo, containers on deck and project cargo.
The optional Open-Top class notation further provides for a full deck opening for larger project cargo transports. With drawing Plan Approval well underway at Bureau Veritas the shipyard is offering competitive delivery slots scheduled in early 2024.
More details are available upon request and the Thecla Bodewes Shipyard’s representatives will be present during SMM Hamburg to address all kinds of questions related to the new SALMO 5000 and other yard products.

About Thecla Bodewes Shipyards
Thecla Bodewes Shipyards consist of 4 shipyards in the Netherlands with its main facility in Kampen. Together the yards complement each other in design, construction, and turn-key delivery.
Today still family owned the group has a shipbuilding history of over 300 years. With this strong backbone the yard is a reliable partner for ship-owners as suppliers and build partners are selected with great care. During each project the shipyards adds specific knowledge to (pre-)design, engineering, production and aftersales. Innovation and “green-shipping” therefore are not a one-off thought but is imbedded into the yard’s DNA. Thecla Bodewes Shipyards develops and builds dry multipurpose vessels, shallow draft pushers and innovative dredgers.

Currently the yard is building a series of 6 multipurpose dry cargo vessels of 7,000 tdw for Vertom Group. The vessels are equipped with diesel-electric propulsion and feature a reduced resistance hull design. The first vessel in this 7,000 tdw range is due for launch in September 2022.