Tsuneishi Group (ZHOUSHAN) Shipbuilding Inc., an Overseas Group Company of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding, Completes and Delivers the Group’s 149th “TESS58” Bulk Carrier
June 4, 2014
On June 3, 2014, Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture) completed construction of “CATHERINE MANX”, a “TESS58” 57,700 MT type bulk carrier, at group company Tsuneishi Group (ZHOUSHAN) Shipbuilding Inc., and delivered her to ship owner CATHERINE MARINE LTD. (Isle of Man).
This vessel is the group’s 149th in the long-selling TESS (Tsuneishi Economical Standard Ship) product line, originated by Tsuneishi Shipbuilding 30 years ago, and is part of the HANDYMAX bulker series whose first ship was constructed in 2006.
In addition to being equipped with a deck crane, this ship features highly versatile capabilities to load not just bulk cargo but also steel and other materials. Designed as one of the larger ships in the highly maneuverable HANDYMAX series, “CATHERINE MANX” has a 58,000 ton loading capacity and is equipped with environmental devices to reduce wave resistance and wind resistance. She also features improved fuel economy for higher operating profitability.
■ About the CATHERINE MANX
Type： “TESS58” 57,700 MT bulk carrier
Name： CATHERINE MANX
Length： 190.00 meters
Breadth： 32.26 meters
Depth： 18.00 meters
Deadweight： 57,964 metric tons
Gross tonnage： 32,360 tons
Main engine： MitsuiMAN B&W diesel 6S50ME-C8.2
Service speed： 14.50 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), located 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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