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Det Norske Veritas +1A1,
General Cargo Carrier /
RO/RO, MCDK, E0, TMON,
Wallenius Lines, Sweden
MAN B&W L70ME-C8
20,100 kW @ 95rpm
6 x fixed, 3 x hoistable
138,000 cubic metres
12 metres wide,
505 tonnes SWL
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL)
has added 'Parsifal', its second Mark-V
Ro-Ro vessel, to its fleet.
Built at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in
Nagasaki, Japan, 'Parsifal' is a sister vessel
to 'Tonsberg', delivered to WWL in March.
The Mark V series are the largest ships of
their kind, with a length overall of 265
metres, a beam of 32.26 metres, a draught
under full load of 12.3 metres, and a depth
of 33.22 metres.
The vessel boasts a cargo volume of
138,000 cubic metres over six fixed and
three hoistable decks. The entire cargo hold
is arranged for high and heavy cargo such
as excavators, bulldozers, wheel loaders and
harvesters. With a width of 12 metres and a
safe working load of 505 tonnes, the
vessel's stern ramp offers the possibility to
ship larger units, further facilitated by the
clear height of the main deck of 7.1 metres.
Cargo can even be loaded on the weather
deck, which has a ramp from the deck
below. Three decks can be hoisted by
electric winches to provide maximum
flexibility and utilisation.
Propulsion comes from a single MAN
B&W L70ME-C8 7-cylinder, 2-stroke,
rated 20,100kW at 95rpm, driving a
'Parsifal' is WWL's most fuel-efficient
vessel to date, with an optimised hull-form
and a number of energy-saving features
such as a streamlined rudder design and
duck tail. In the engine room, an advanced
turbo-generator produces electricity from
waste exhaust heat. In total, these
initiatives help to reduce emissions per
cargo unit by 10-15 percent.
In addition, a PureBallast ballast water
treatment system is installed with a
capacity of 1,000 cubic metres per hour
fulfilling the IMO's Convention on Ballast
Water Treatment. All fuel oil is stored in
protected deep tanks both forward and aft
to minimise the risk of leakage in case of
grounding or collision.
'Parsifal' will commence service in
WWL's round-the-world trade. A total of
four Mark V vessels will be delivered for use
by WWL during 2011-12.
For further information contact:
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan.
PH: +81 95 828 4715,
FX: +81 95 828 4705,
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