Completion of construction and delivery of the first "TESS45BOX" bulk carrier new ship by Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipbuilding Inc., a Tsuneishi Shipbuilding overseas group company

July 10, 2014



Completion of construction and delivery of the first

SS140′s sea trial

On July 9, 2014, Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Head office: Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture), via group company Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipbuilding Inc., completed construction of the 45,400 MT type bulk carrier "TESS45BOX" the "BUNUN BRAVE" and delivered the ship to the shipowner Bunun Brave S.A. (Taiwan).



TESS45BOX is a new developed ship subsequent to the TESS45 45,000-ton bulk carrier, of which a total of 69 vessels had been built since the 1990s. TESS45BOX was developed and reintroduced to the market in 2011, She covers the diversified patterns of calling at port for bulk carriers ranging from 37,000 to 45,000 tons. At 183 meters in length, this new model is 3 meters shorter than the TESS45 (45,000 ton type bulk carrier), and this more compacted size enables to satisfy of more flexible combinations of port calls. A new box shape (for box-shaped cargo) has been adopted in this model, to enable to fix to the requirement of high efficient loading and shipment not only of bulk cargo such as grain and coal but also of square-shaped cargo such as pulp and steel products such as pipes. This increases value for customers, such as by making it easy to load and unload cargo through the wide access area by increasing of the efficiency in cargo handling and maintenance. Also, various improvements in hull shape and environment devices over the 30 year development of the TESS, Tsuneishi Economical Standard Ship, Series have been introduced, and these have resulted in a more energy-saving vessel as eco-friendly ship, which has about 13% higher fuel efficiency than the one of TESS45.

■ About the "BUNUN BRAVE"
Type:45,400 MT bulk carrier "TESS45BOX"
Length:183.0 meters
Breadth:30.4 meters
Depth:16.5 meters
Deadweight:45,556 metric tons
Gross Tonnage:27,440tons
Cargo Access Area Size:
     Cargo hold No.1: length 16.80 meters × width 18.4 meters
     Cargo holds No.2 to 5: length 20 meters × width 25.2 meters
Main Engine:Mitsui MAN B&W Diesel Engine 6S50MC-C8.2
Service Speed:14 knots (normal PS)
Shipyard: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 approximately 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:Approx4,800 (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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