TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc., an Overseas Group Company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING, Completes and Delivers the Group’s 155th “TESS58” Bulk Carrier

October 16, 2014

TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING

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TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc., an Overseas Group Company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING, Completes and Delivers the Group’s 155th “TESS58” Bulk Carrier

AGIOS NIKOLAS′s sea trial

On October 9, 2014, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture) completed construction of “AGIOS NIKOLAS”, a “TESS58” 57,700 MT type bulk carrier, at group company TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc., and delivered her to ship owner.

・TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.
http://www.tsuneishi.co.jp/english/
・TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc.
http://www.tsuneishi-zs.com/en/

This vessel is the group’s 155th 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, “AGIOS NIKOLAS” 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 AGIOS NIKOLAS
Type:“TESS58” 57,700 MT bulk carrier
Name:AGIOS NIKOLAS
Length:190.00 meters
Breadth:32.26meters
Depth:18.00 meters
Deadweight:57,902 metric tons
Gross tonnage:32,360
Main engine:M.A.N-B&W 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 also constructing tugboat.

URL:http://www.tsuneishi-zs.com/en/
Business:Shipbuilding
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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