Tsuneishi Group (ZHOUSHAN) Shipbuilding Inc., an Overseas Group company of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding, Completes and Delivers the Group’s 180th “KAMSARMAX” Bulk Carrier
May 20, 2014
On May 19, 2014, Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture) completed construction of “ATROTOS HERACLES”, a 81,600 MT bulk carrier, at group company Tsuneishi Group (ZHOUSHAN) Shipbuilding Inc., and delivered her to ship owner CHIJIN SHIPPING S.A. (Republic of Panama).
This vessel is a “KAMSARMAX bulker” developed by Tsuneishi Shipbuilding in 2004. The first of these ships was completed in 2005 at the head shipyard of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding, and this is the 180th ship built by the group.
Tsuneishi Shipbuilding was one of the first in the industry to increase the deadweight of PANAMAX bulkers, the largest type of bulker that is able to navigate the Panama Canal, from the previous 70,000 tons to over 80,000 tons (as much as 82,000 tons). This type of vessel boosts transport efficiency. The name “KAMSARMAX bulker” comes the fact that it meets the 229-meter ship length restriction for entry to the Port of Kamsar, a major bauxite shipping port in the Republic of Guinea.
■About the ATROTOS HERACLES
Type: “KAMSARMAX Bulker” 81,600 MT type bulk carrier
Name: ATROTOS HERACLES
Length: 229 meters
Breadth: 32.26 meters
Depth: 20 meters
Deadweight: 81,922 metric tons
Gross tonnage: 43,007 tons
Main engine: Mitsui MAN B&W diesel engine 6S60ME-C8.2
Service speed: 14.5 knots (normal output)
Shipyard : Tsuneishi Group (ZHOUSHAN) Shipbuilding, Inc.
■About Tsuneishi Group (ZHOUSHAN) Shipbuilding, Inc.
This shipyard is a group company of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture), established over 10 years ago in Zhejiang Province, China. This shipyard has the capacity to build about 20 vessels per year, centered on the 30,000 ton to 100,000 ton class bulk carriers and container carriers, and builds is also constructing tugboats.
Established: December 2003
Employees: Approx. 4,800 (as of December 2013, including subcontractor employees)
Location: Xiushan Island, Daishan County, Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province, China
Shipyard area: Approx. 1,200,000 square meters
Main facilities: Two berths, one building dock, two 700-ton gantry cranes, one 3,000-ton floating crane, etc.
Ship type of delivered: Bulk carriers, Container carriers
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