Namegiving of newbuilding
On Saturday 15 December 2007 Odense Steel Shipyard presented its latest newbuilding, an 11,000 TEU container vessel, for the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group.
Lady Bond accompanied by her husband, Sir John Bond, Chairman of Vodafone Group Plc, honoured A.P. Moller - Maersk and the Yard by naming the newbuilding EUGEN MÆRSK.
Like her seven predecessors, EUGEN MÆRSK will be part of the series of the world’s largest container vessels, and she will like her sister vessels set new standards for safety and environment. Environmentally friendly silicone paint covers the hull of the vessel below the waterline – reducing water resistance and cutting the vessel’s fuel consumption by 1,200 tonnes per year.
With her 14-cylinder Wärtsilä RT-flex diesel engine which develops 110,000 BHP, EUGEN MÆRSK will after delivery enter Maersk Line’s worldwide service and thereby together with the other vessels contribute to a global, competitive and flexible transport for the Company’s customers.
EUGEN MÆRSK will be registered in Randers and will be commanded by Søren Filip Hoppe with Steen Viig as Chief Engineer.