The World's First! Stena Bulk Holds Digital Ship Naming Ceremony

- Feb 06, 2018-

Shipowners, shipyards, numerous guests came to the scene to hold the vessel naming ceremony, in the digital age such a traditional way may soon be a thing of the past.


It is learned that the Swedish shipping company Stena Bulk held a unique digital naming ceremony on January 17 at its Hellerup new office in northern Copenhagen, Denmark, to name the company "Stena Immortal" a 50000 DWT MR oil tanker . This is the first time that the world has adopted the naming of digital ships(welding overlay,flange,pipe spooling).


According to reports, "Stena Immortal" was not present at the Copenhagen naming ceremony, but in the United States, Houston operations, so the Copenhagen ceremony using modern technology, and in Houston, when champagne bottles hit the bow, the use of a The drone took the picture and transmitted the signal to Copenhagen.
Erik Hånell, president and chief executive officer of Stena Bulk, said: "This new vessel naming ceremony uses existing modern technology as a sign of the times, and we aim to be more efficient in everything we do. Rituals symbolize sustainability, efficiency and new technologies(welding overlay,flange,pipe spooling) that we are striving for and we want to be a leader in this process. "

According to International Ship Network, the MR-Type product carrier was built by GS Shipping in 2016 and is owned as to 50% each by Stena Bulk and Indonesia's Golden Agri Resources. The 183-meter long and 32-meter wide is the eighth of a series of 13 IMO II MAX tankers Stena Bulk built in 2012 and is operated by Stena Weco, a joint venture between Stena Bulk and Weco. The last ship (welding overlay,flange,pipe spooling)in the series has been delivered. Including the "Stena Immortal", Stena Bulk company fleet currently has more than 100 ships.