TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING announces results from joint research with Hiroshima University ~also giving attention to improving the crew’s work environment, such as reducing noise in the engine room

May 26, 2015

TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING

[Business reports] [CSR]

TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING announces results from joint research with Hiroshima University ~also giving attention to improving the crew’s work environment, such as reducing noise in the engine room

The workshop of joint research

TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan) with Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, reported the joint research results in the workshop held on April 27, 2015 at Tsuneishi Factory.

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TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING and Hiroshima University have been continuing the joint research for eleven years since the program started in June 2004. Research activities are being conducted in the four fields of performance, structure, outfitting, and environment. The findings from this joint research have been adopted in multiple areas of the newly developed TESS58 AEROLINE (58,000-ton class bulk carrier) ship completed this March, such as the streamlined bow for reducing wind resistance, and a stern with high propulsion efficiency. Research will focus not only on increasing the performance of the ship, but also on enhancing the work environment of the crew, such as reducing the noise in the accommodation space and the engine room.

Professor Hiroki Yasukawa of the Graduate School of Engineering at Hiroshima University commented, “I am grateful for the fact that our joint research with TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING has been continuing for more than ten years. One of the reasons why we started this joint research was because we wished to have our technological knowledge put into good use in the real world. I am very happy that the results of our research are being implemented into actual ships that are being built. All of us will continue to put our best effort, working both rigorously and vigilantly, in our subsequent research.”

■About TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.
The TSUNEISHI GROUP was established in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan around 112 years ago, with shipbuilding and shipping transport as its core business operations. As a group company and a top-reputed shipbuilder in Japan, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. constructs a total of about 60 vessels per year from all 3 of its shipyards --- the Tsuneishi Factory at Head Office in Japan, and two other foreign production yards, each located in the Philippines and in China. Its products are mostly bulk carriers ranging from the 30,000-ton to 180,000-ton class vessels.

President:Kenji Kawano
Field of Business:Shipbuilding, Ship repair
Established :July 1917
Capital:100 million yen
Employees:721 (as of December 2014)
Business Locations:Tsuneishi Factory (Numakuma-cho, Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima,Japan)
URL:
TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc.(Cebu ,Philippines)
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TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc.(Zhejiang, China)
http://www.tsuneishi-zs.com/en/
TSUNEISHI IRON WORKS Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima)
http://www.tsuneishi-iw.jp/
TSUNEISHI TRADINGS Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima)
http://www.tsuneishi-tradings.co.jp/  
TSUNEISHI ENGINEERING Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima)
http://www.tsune-e.com/

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