Completes and Delivers the Group’s 160th “TESS58” Bulk Carrier～TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.
August 4, 2015
On August 3 2015, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan) completed construction of “OCEAN MORNING”, a 58,000 metric ton bulk carrier, at Tsuneishi Factory TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd., and delivered her to ship owner.
TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.
This vessel is the group’s 160th TESS58 in the long-selling TESS (Tsuneishi Economical Standard Ship) product line, originated by Tsuneishi Shipbuilding 30 years ago, and is part of the HANDYMAX bulker series whose first ship was constructed in 2006.
In addition to being equipped with a deck crane, this ship features highly versatile capabilities to load not just bulk cargo but also steel and other materials. Designed as one of the larger ships in the highly maneuverable HANDYMAX series, “KELLET ISLAND” has a 58,000 ton loading capacity and is equipped with environmental devices to reduce wave resistance and wind resistance. She also features improved fuel economy for higher operating profitability.
■ About the “OCEAN MORNING”
Type：“TESS58” 57,700 MT bulk carrier
Deadweight：About 57,814 metric tons
Main engine：M.A.N. B&W 6S50ME-C8.2)
Service speed：14.5 knots (normal output)
Shipyard：Tsuneishi Factory, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.
■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.
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)
TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDSUTRIES (CEBU), Inc.（Cebu ,Philippines）
TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc.（Zhejiang, China）
TSUNEISHI IRON WORKS Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima)
TSUNEISHI TRADINGS Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima)
TSUNEISHI ENGINEERING Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima)
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