Electric propulsion ship “AMANOKAWA” constructed by TSUNEISHI FACILITIES & CRAFT wins Small Passenger Ship Category in Ship of the Year 2012
June 24, 2013
TSUNEISHI FACILITIES & CRAFT CO., LTD. (HQ: 1471-8 Urasaki-cho, Onomichi, Hiroshima; President: Jun Kambara) completed construction of its first electric propulsion ship “AMANOKAWA” in October 2012, and The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers named it 2012 Ship of the Year – Small Passenger Ship Category.
・TSUNEISHI FACILITIES & CRAFT CO., LTD.
AMANOKAWA is a plug-in electric propulsion ship that uses lithium-ion batteries as its main power source. Constructed under the concept of a “clean and comfortable cruise,” the ship has low noise/vibration and zero emissions. The ship is currently in use as a sightseeing ship in the canals of Osaka City and is popular for its comfortable ride as well as the unique design and lighting not found on conventional ships. This type of ship is expected to become standard in the next-generation marine traffic infrastructure.
・Vessel type: Electric propulsion ship
・Vessel name: AMANOKAWA
・Length: 15.00 metres
・Breadth: 3.20 metres
・Draft: 0.5 metres
・Gross tonnage: 11 tonnes
・Service speed: 4 + knots
・Shipbuilder: TSUNEISHI FACILITIES & CRAFT CO., LTD.
－ TSUNEISHI FACILITIES & CRAFT CO., LTD.－
TSUNEISHI FACILITIES & CRAFT CO., LTD. operations comprise aluminium alloy vessel building, repairing, general construction, and lifeboat businesses. Through these enterprises, the company pursues safety and comfort for marine traffic and for daily life, and aims to coexist with nature while placing value on human ties.
Head office address: 1471-8 Urasaki-cho, Onomichi, Hiroshima 720-0551, Japan
Representative & President: Jun Kambara
Businesses: Manufacturing and repairing of aluminium (light alloy) vessels, maintenance and inspection of lifeboats, general construction
Established: December 2010
Capital: 50 million yen
Number of employees: 44 (end of December 2015)
Craft factory (construction surface area): 2,982.09 square metres
Main facilities: Marine railway 49metres x 499 G/T, two 30t/15t overhead cranes, etc.
Types of vessels built: Passenger vessels, fishery patrol vessels, etc.
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