TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING, First retrofit work for Ballast Water Management System completed ～Installed on cape-size bulk carrier
April 17, 2015
TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (headquartered at 1083 Tsuneishi, Numakuma-cho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. President : Kenji Kawano) TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING conducted its first retrofit installation of Ballast Water Management System (hereafter called BWMS retrofit work). The first retrofitting work was done in 2013 at TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. on an existing cape-size bulk carrier. The ship entered the dock on March 3, and installation was completed on March 20. The ship left dock on March 23 after various tests were performed.
・TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.
Installation of BWMS to existing ships is being endorsed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which adopted the Ballast Water Management Convention for the preservation of biodiversity. This Convention will come into force one year after being ratified by 30 countries, and the total of the world’s merchant shipping tonnage is over 35%. Currently, 44 countries ratified the Convention, and the world merchant shipping tonnage has reached 32.86% (as of March 24, 2015).
TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING will develop the market in retrofitting ships for BWMS (which is said to be a 2～3 trillion market) by comparing different manufacturers’ BWMS performance based on capacity and installation space, as well as by calculating the retrofitting expenses and lifecycle costs, in order to continue offering the most appropriate and economically efficient BWMS retrofit projects that are in line with the ship’s operating schedule.
■About TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.
The TSUNEISHI GROUP was established in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan around 112 years ago, with shipbuilding and shipping transport as its core business operations. As a group company and a top-reputed shipbuilder in Japan, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. constructs a total of about 60 vessels per year from all 3 of its shipyards --- the Tsuneishi Factory at Head Office in Japan, and two other foreign production yards, each located in the Philippines and in China. Its products are mostly bulk carriers ranging from the 30,000-ton to 180,000-ton class vessels.
Field of Business：Shipbuilding, Ship repair
Established ：July 1917
Capital：100 million yen
Employees：721 (as of December 2014)
Business Locations：Tsuneishi Factory (Numakuma-cho, Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima,Japan)
TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc.（Cebu ,Philippines）
TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc.（Zhejiang, China）
TSUNEISHI IRON WORKS Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima)
TSUNEISHI TRADINGS Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima)
TSUNEISHI ENGINEERING Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima)
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