Completes and Delivers the Group’s 3rd “TESS35” Bulk Carrier ～TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc.
April 8, 2015
On April 8th 2015, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (Head Office: 1083 Tsuneishi, Numakuma-cho, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima, Japan; President: Kenji Kawano) completed construction of the TESS35 (35,300-ton bulk carrier) “Daiwan Fortune”, the 3rd of its latest model in the TESS*1 series, at its group company TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc., and delivered it to the ship owner.
・TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.
・TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc.
This vessel is the group’s 3rd TESS35. Of the 30,000-ton class ships, TESS35 places priority on versatility and is thus compact in size with an overall length of 177 meters, giving it flexibility in the combination of ports that it can be scheduled to call into. Like the TESS58, it is equipped with four deck cranes. The ship has a hatch cover with a larger opening, and a semi-box shaped hold area that is also suited for transporting steel products, which makes it easier to handle cargo and enhances customer value by offering such benefits as improved cargo handling efficiency and ease of maintenance. Furthermore, TESS35 is an energy-saving ship with enhanced fuel efficiency, realized by improving the shape of the hull and by implementing energy-efficient technologies such as the MT-FAST*2, which is a multiple-wing structure that is attached to the front part of the propeller to smooth out the water flow and improve propulsion efficiency, as well as TOP-GR*3 propellers with higher efficiency and lower vibration for greater propulsion efficiency.
*1 MT-FAST was jointly developed with MTI (Monohakobi Technology Institute), a Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Group company.
*2 TOP-GR (Tsuneishi Optimized Propulsive Gear) technology increases propeller propulsion efficiency. Precise computer-based calculations and simulations were carried out to develop an energy-saving propeller, with every detail from blade number, diameter, aerofoil shape, and blade geometric distribution optimal design for high efficiency and low vibration.
Type：D/W 35,300mt type bulk carrier
Deadweight：35,300 metric tons
Main engine：M.A.N.-B&W 6S50ME-B8.3
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 -25vessels per year, centered on the 30,000 ton to 100,000 ton class bulk carriers and container
carriers, and builds also constructing tugboat.
Employees:：Approx. 4,300 (as of December 2014, 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, Tugboat
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