Friday Focus: 18000 TEU Maersk Triple E First Float!


Check out this startling video of the largest ship in the world at the time (2013), the 18000 TEU Maersk Triple E take its first float! 



The Triple E stands for:

– Economy of scale
– Energy efficiency
– Environmentally improved

Capacity: 18000 TEU
Length: 400 metres
Draft: 14.5 metres
Beam: 59 metres
Height: 73 metres
Optimum speed: 19 knots
Top speed: 25 knots
Deadweight: 165,000 tonnes
Engines: Twin MAN ultra-long stroke diesel engines, rated at 32 MW each, with fuel consumption of 168 g/kWh
Propellers: Twin propellers, with 4 blades, 9.8 m in diameter

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