Completes and Delivers the Group’s 19th “T−CORE180” Bulk Carrier ~TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Cebu), Inc. in Philippines~

March 23, 2015

TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU)

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Completes and Delivers the Group’s 19th “T−CORE180” Bulk Carrier ~TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Cebu), Inc. in Philippines~

DREAM CANARY`s sea trial

On March 23rd 2015, TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Cebu), Inc., a Philippine Group Company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING, completed construction of “DREAM CANARY”, the 19th“T−CORE180” 180,000 metric ton 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/

T−CORE180 is the brand name of the 18,000 metric ton type capsize bulk carrier designed and developed in 2007 by TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.

The number “180” refers to its 18,000-ton deadweight capacity. With a total length of 291.1 meters, breadth of 45 meters, and depth of 24.5 meters, the ship is compact in size for its class while boasting a 20,000-cubic-meter cargo capacity.

T−CORE180 incorporates many new environmentally friendly technologies such as SEAWORTHY, a bow design which enables the ship to navigate efficiently even in rough weather conditions by reducing wave resistance up to 5%, and a patented superstructure design with a slanted-corner configuration that reduces air resistance developed in cooperation with HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY. These innovative technologies result in both enhancing fuel efficiency for improved economic performance and reducing CO2 emissions.

■Main details    
Type:D/W 180,000 mt type bulk carrier
Name:DREAM CANARY
Length:291.90 m
Breadth:45.00 m
Depth:24.50 m
Deadweight:180,528 metric tons
Gross tonnage:92,379
Main engine:M.A.N.-B&W 7S65ME-C MARK7
Service speed:15.2
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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