Bulk Carrier Red Orchid Delivered
Dec. 11, 2015
Tokyo, December 11, 2015 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. delivered today the bulk carrier Red Orchid, with a capacity of 61,000 DWT (Kawasaki hull no. 8018, NACKS hull no. NE211), for Cardinal Maritime S.A. at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (NACKS) located in Nantong, China.
Delivery, principal particulars, and features of the vessel are as described below.
|Delivery||December 11, 2015|
|Length overall||199.90 m|
|Length BPP||197.00 m|
|Molded breadth||32.24 m|
|Molded depth||18.60 m|
|Molded draft||13.00 m|
|Gross tonnage||34,618 t|
|Hold capacity||77,546 m3|
|Main engine||One set of HHM-MAN B&W 6S50ME-B9.2-TII diesel engine|
|Maximum continuous output||8,130 kW at 108 rpm|
|Speed||Approx. 14.45 kn|
|Class||Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)|
- The vessel has a flush deck with a 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 an energy-saving, electronically-controlled main diesel engine, highly efficient propellers, the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) and semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F), as well as a bow designed to reduce wave resistance, 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.