TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc., an Overseas Group Company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING, Completes and Delivers the Group’s 191 st “KAMSARMAX” Bulk Carrier
September 4, 2014
On September 3, 2014, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan) completed construction of “ALKIMOS HERACLES”, a 81,600 MT bulk carrier, at group company TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc., and delivered her to ship owner.
・TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co ., Ltd.
・TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, 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 191st 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 class). 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 “ALKIMOS HERACLES”
Type：“KAMSARMAX Bulker” 81,600 MT type bulk carrier
Deadweight：81,922 metric tons
Main engine：M.A.N.- B&W 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), 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 also constructing tugboat.
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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TSUNEISHI HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Marketing Communication Dept.
Head Office (Fukuyama) TEL: +81-84-987-4915
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