TECHNOLOG partners with United Arabic Shipping Company from design to handoverThe MV BARZAN has a capacity of 18,800 TEU. The 400m-long and 58.6m wide container ship is LNG ready and is one of six newbuildings of this size built for UASC. Another 11 container ships, each with a capacity of 15,000 TEU were also built. All 17 units will be delivered by the Korean shipbuilders Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Samho.The Hamburg-based company TECHNOLOG has partnered with UASC since 1997 and supports the shipping company from the first draft of the tendering documents through to delivery of the entire fleet. The first 15,000 TEU ship entered service at the end of November last year. Like the MS Sajir, classified by DNV GL, the project partners emphasised energy efficiency. The 368m-long and 51m-wide freighter is deployed on the Asia-Europe route.“The highly modern ultra-large container ships enable us to significantly reduce CO2 emissions per container,” says Jorn Hinge, President and Chief Executive Officer of UASC. According to TECHNOLOG Director Hans-Jürgen Voigt, CO2 emissions per standard container in this new class of container ship are “significantly below those of the 13,500-TEU container ships,” that were equipped with standard motors upon leaving the shipbuilder’s as recently as three years ago. All 17 new builds, he says, rely on quick and cost-efficient LNG retrofitting.