LPG Carrier GENESIS RIVER Delivered
Nov. 20, 2018
Tokyo, November 20, 2018 – Kawasaki Heavy industries, Ltd. today delivered the GENESIS RIVER (Kawasaki hull no. 1736), a 82,200 m3 capacity liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier, for Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line). This is the 56th LPG carrier and the 7th LPG vessel of the same type to be built by the company.
Delivery, principal particulars, and features of the vessel are as described below.
|Delivery||November 20, 2018|
|Length overall||229.90 m|
|Length between perpendiculars||226.00 m|
|Molded breadth||37.20 m|
|Molded depth||21.00 m|
|Molded draft||11.20 m|
|Hold capacity||82,418 m3|
|Main engine||One set of Kawasaki-MAN B&W 7S60ME-C8.2 diesel engine|
|Classification||American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)|
|Country of registration||Panama|
Advantages Offered by the GENESIS RIVER
- This vessel adopts Kawasaki's uniquely developed bow shape called SEA-Arrow, which significantly improves propulsion performance by minimizing bow wave resistance.
- The main engine powering the vessel is an energy-efficient, electronically-controlled, ultra-long-stroke, two-stroke low-speed diesel engine. In addition, the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) and the semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F) contribute to reducing fuel consumption.
- Four independent cargo tanks are installed in the cargo holds for carrying liquefied petroleum gas. The tanks are designed to provide optimal thermal insulation and absorb low-temperature contraction.
- The cargo tanks are made with special cryogenic steel for loading LPG with a minimum temperature of –46°C. The tanks are wrapped in urethane foam for thermal insulation.
- The vessel is designed to be fully compliant with the New Panamax requirements and is able to navigate the newly expanded Panama Canal, which was completed in June 2016.