TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc., an Overseas Group Company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING, Completes and Delivers the Group’s 196th“KAMSARMAX” Bulk Carrier
November 18, 2014
On November 5, 2014, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan) completed construction of “NORD CAPELLA”, 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 196th 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 “NORD CAPELLA”
Type：“KAMSARMAX Bulker” 81,600 MT type bulk carrier
Main engine：M.A.N.- B&W 6S60MC-C7
Service speed：14.5 knots (normal output)
Shipyard：TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Cebu), Inc.
■ About TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc.
TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU) Inc. is a joint venture between Japan-based shipbuilder Tsuneishi Group（head office: Fukuyama， Hiroshima，Japan) and the Aboitiz Group. TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), group company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd., is celebrating its 20th year in operation in Balamban, Cebu, Philippines. TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU) builds about 20 vessels per year, centered on 30,000 ton to 180,000 ton class bulk carriers, and is one of the top shipyards in the Philippines. It employs over 10,000 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
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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