Powered with EcoFuel

VG EcoCoasterTM is an extremely energy efficient dry cargo carrier, capable of using alternative fuels, EcoFuel. The new vessels will meet all the maritime environmental regulations coming into force in next few years, and in many cases will even exceed them. VG EcoCoasterTM is designed to cause considerably less environmental impact than conventional dry cargo vessels. The hull and machinery of the newbuildings are optimized to the speed of 10,5 knots in open water conditions. Power required for Ice Class 1A is achieved by a diesel electric driven booster unit. The the fuel consumption is almost halved compared to conventional dry cargo vessels of similar type and size, and therefore also cut emissions remarkably. The vessels will be equipped with a dual fuel system, main engine ABC 8DZC being suitable for biofuel and MGO. Biofuel for the vessels is produced in VG EcoFuel’s (part of Meriaura group) refinery located in Uusikaupunki.



Cargo hold




Technical data

TC-Owner Meriaura Ltd.
Type VG EcoCoaster
Built 2016 Royal Bodewes, Papenburg Germany
Classification BV I  Hull  Mach, Finnish/Swedish ice class 1A,
Flag Finland
P&I Club Alandia
GT / NT 3405 / 1636
DWAT 5019
DWCC Summer/Winter 4850
Lenght (LoA) 103 m
Breadth 13,60 m
Draught 6,13 m (summer) / 6,10 m (winter)
Airdraft in ballast / loaded 23,5 m
Cargo hold 216.000cbft, 6116m3
movable bulkheads 2pcs, partial tween decks
Hold dimensions 64,80 x 11,20 x 8,65 m
Hatch covers pontoon type, load 2t/m2, grain holes
Service speed 10,5 knots
Main engine 1650 kW
Bow thruster  1 x 500 kW