TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc., an Overseas Group Company of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding, Completes and Delivers the Group’s 189th “KAMSARMAX” Bulk Carrier

August 5, 2014


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TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc., an Overseas Group Company of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding, Completes and Delivers the Group’s 189th “KAMSARMAX” Bulk Carrier

NORD PLUTO′ s Naming & Delivery Ceremony

On July31, 2014, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan) completed construction of “NORD PLUTO”, a 81,600 MT bulk carrier, at group company TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc., and delivered her to ship owner.

・Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
・Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc.

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 189th 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 “NORD PLUTO”
Type:“KAMSARMAX Bulker” 81,600 MT type bulk carrier
Length:abt.229 meters
Breadth:32.26 meters
Depth:20.00 meters
Deadweight:81,944 metric tons
Gross tonnage:42,995tons
Main engine:M.A.N.- B&W diesel engine 6S60ME-C8.2
Service speed:14.5 knots (normal output)

A group company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima,Japan), which in 2014 is celebrating its 20th year of business on Cebu Island in the Philippines. This company builds about 20 vessels per year, centered on the 30,000 ton to 180,000 ton class bulk carriers, and is one of the top shipyards in the Philippines, employing over10,000 people directly or through cooperative companies. TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. received the Hall of Fame Award for Outstanding Community Projects and the Outstanding Exporter in the large enterprise category from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) for three years.
Business:Shipbuilding and repair
Established:September 1994
Employees:Approx. 13,000 ( including subcontractor workers and affiliate companies)
Location:Buanoy, Balamban, Cebu, Philippines 6041
Shipyard area:Approx. 1,470,000 square meters
Main facilities:Two berths, one building dock, one 3000-ton floating crane, etc.
Ship type of delivered: Bulk carriers, Pure car & truck carriers

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