Completes and Delivers the Group’s 1st “TESS58 AEROLINE” ~TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Cebu), Inc. in the Philippines

March 10, 2015

TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU)

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Completes and Delivers the Group’s 1st “TESS58 AEROLINE” ~TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Cebu), Inc. in the Philippines

ELLENITA`s sea trial

On March 10th 2015, TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Cebu), Inc., a Philippine Group Company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING, completed construction of “ELLENITA”, a“TESS58 AEROLINE” D/W 57,500 mt type bulk carrier and delivered to the ship owner.

・TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.
 http://www.tsuneishi.co.jp/english/

・TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc.
 http://www.thici.com/

This vessel is the group’s 1st TESS58 AEROLINE. The TESS58 AEROLINE is a premium class vessel featuring the higher fuel efficiency design of the TESS58, part of the TESS (Tsuneishi Economical Standard Ship) product line. AEROLINE is a new technology for reducing wind resistance, which combines the cut-corner design for the accommodation corner in previous models with a newly developed streamlined shape for the fore upper bow, for a 10% reduction in wind resistance. The fore upper bow has been rounded, giving the ship a stylish streamlined design.
Fuel efficiency is further improved not only by the low-resistance hull design but also by the incorporation of proprietary energy-savings technologies and an electronically controlled engine.

■About the ELLENITA 
Type :57,500MT type Bulk Carrier
Name :ELLENITA
Length :190 meters
Breadth :32.296 meters
Depth :18.018 meters
Deadweight :57,501 metric tons
Gross tonnage :32,540
Main engine :M.A.N. -B&W 7S50ME-B9.3
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., was celebrated 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.

URL:http://www.thici.com/
Business:Shipbuilding and repair
Established:September 1994
Employees:Approx. 12,200 (as of December 2014, including subcontractor employees)
Shipyard area:Approx. 1,470,000 square meters
Main facilities:Two building slipways, one building dock, 1300-ton floating crane, etc.
Ship type of delivered:Bulk carriers, pure car & truck carriers

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