TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Cebu), Inc.,an Overseas Group Company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING, Completes and Delivers the Group’s 154th “TESS58” Bulk Carrier

September 19, 2014


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TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Cebu), Inc.,an Overseas Group Company of  TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING, Completes and Delivers the Group’s 154th “TESS58” Bulk Carrier

LUNITA′ sea trial

On September 17, 2014, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture) completed construction of “LUNITA”, a “TESS58” 57,700 MT type 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 the group’s 154th 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, “LUNITA” 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 LUNITA
Type:“TESS58” 57,700 MT bulk carrier
Length:190.00 meters
Breadth:32.26 meters
Depth:18.00 meters
Deadweight:57,775metric tons
Gross tonnage:32,402
Main engine:M.A.N.-B&W 6S50MC-C8.2
Service speed:14.5 knots (normal output)

A group company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd., (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture), 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) making it the company’s 9th recognition.

Business:Shipbuilding and repair
Established:September 1994
Employees:Approx. 13,000 (including subcontractor workers and affiliate companies)
Shipyard area:Approx. 1,470,000 square meters
Main facilities:Two building slipways, one building dock, two 1300-ton floating cranes, etc.
Ship type of delivered:Bulk carriers, pure car & truck carriers

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