Gudrun Mærsk

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Gunvor Maersk of the Gudrun Maersk class at the Århus Bay in 2005
The "Gunvor Maersk" container ship of the "Gudrun Maersk" class.
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Name: Gudrun Maersk
Operator: Maersk Line
Builder: Odense Steel, Denmark
Completed: 2005
Status: in service
General characteristics
Class and type: container ship
Length: 367 m (1,204 ft)
Beam: 43 m (141 ft)
Draft: 14.5 m (48 ft)
Propulsion: Wärtsilä 12RT-flex96c, 68,640 kW at 102 rpm
  • 24 knots (44 km/h) (maximum)
  • 23.2 knots (43 km/h) (cruising)
Capacity: 8,500 containers (company statistics)

The Gudrun Maersk is a very large container ship, capable of carrying 8,500 TEU and with a deadweight (DWT) of 115,700 metric tons. The ship was built in 2005 and is operated by the Maersk Line.


The container vessel Gudrun Maersk was constructed at the Odense Steel shipyard in Denmark and launched in 2005. At the time it was the world's largest container vessel, a title it lost in 2006 to the Emma Maersk. The Gudrun Maersk has a capacity of 8,500 TEU.[1] The length of the vessel is 367 m (1,204 ft) and the beam is 43 m (141 ft).[2] The vessel's deadweight is 115,700 metric tons[3] with a gross tonnage of 97,933.[4] The maximum power of the Sulzer 12RT-flex96C low-speed common rail main engine of Gudrun Maersk is 68,640 kW (93,211 bhp)at 102 rpm. Gudrun and her 5 sister ships use exhaust heat recovery and cogeneration, producing 6 MWe and reducing the need for diesel generators.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Ship and Yacht Information". March 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  2. ^ Blenkey, Nick. Containerships: taking it to the Malaccamax? AllBusiness, 1 July 2006. Accessed: 4 December 2010.
  3. ^ Ships Index. Accessed: 4 December 2010.
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  5. ^ Waste Heat Recovery (WHR): Fuel savings with less emissions Wärtsilä Corporation, 2006. Accessed: 4 December 2010.
  6. ^ HEINRICH SCHMID. High-efficiency waste heat recovery in service Wärtsilä Corporation, 2006. Accessed: 4 December 2010.

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