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MATHILDE MAERSK

March 2, 2009

Last big ship from Lindø ?

On Saturday, February 28, 2009 the Maersk Group's Odense Steel Shipyard named its latest newbuilding, MATHILDE MAERSK, a 7,000 TEU containership for the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group.

MATHILDE MAERSK is the last ship in a series of six -- and could well be the last large containership to be built at Denmark's historic Lindø yard.

On January 21, the yard's board agreed a new business model. The yard will continue building ships, but they will be smaller, including, potentially, ships for the offshore area. At the same time, external businesses are being invited to use some of the Lindø facilities for production of heavy steel products. Some facilities, such as maintenance, workshops and infrastructure, are to be used by both the yard and the external businesses.

The business model is supported by the conclusions of an extensive analysis carried out by internationally recognized consultancy A.T. Kearney.

Meantime, MATHILDE MŪRSK is an example of advanced European large ship construction, designed and built to meet the highest demands for safe, precise, environmentally friendly and economic transportation of goods all over the globe.

MATHILDE MŪRSK is a highly automated ship thoroughly monitored by advanced computer systems to ensure an optimal and efficient operation.

The propulsion machinery develops 84,000 BHP.

To minimize fuel consumption and thereby CO2 emissions, the 12-cylinder Wärtsilä RT-flex diesel engine has been optimized for a more efficient and economical service speed. In addition, a waste heat recovery system is installed.


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