Bulk Carrier Geiyo K Launched
Oct. 13, 2015
Tokyo, October 13, 2015 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it launched the Geiyo K bulk carrier for Sealift Maritime, S.A. at its Kobe Works on October 10, 2015.
This vessel (Kawasaki hull no. 1727) is the fourth of a new energy-saving type bulk carrier with a capacity of 55,000 DWT developed by Kawasaki. After it is outfitted at the Kobe Works quay, the carrier will be delivered in January 2016.
|Length overall||Approx.189.90 m|
|Length BPP||187.00 m|
|Molded breadth||32.26 m|
|Molded depth||17.90 m|
|Molded summer draft||12.50 m|
|Main engine||One set of Kawasaki-MAN B&W 6S50ME-B8.2 diesel engine|
|Maximum continuous output||7,730 kW at 108 rpm|
|Class||Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)|
- The vessel has a flush deck with forecastle and five holds that are designed for optimum transport of grains, coals, ores and steel products. Four 30-ton deck cranes are installed along the center in between hatch covers to enable cargo loading and unloading in ports that lack cargo handling facilities.
- The vessel employs the latest in technology to achieve maximum fuel economy, including a newly developed ME-B energy-saving main diesel engine featuring electronic fuel injection, highly efficient propellers, as well as the Kawasaki semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F) and rudder bulb with fins (RBS-F), which all contribute to the vessel's enhanced propulsion performance.
- The main engine and generator engine comply with Tier II NOx emission standards set by the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships.