Bulk Carrier Donau K Delivered
Aug. 20, 2012
Tokyo, August 16, 2012 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. today delivered the Donau K bulk carrier to KWA 1692 Shipping S.A at its Sakaide Works. The vessel (Kawasaki hull no. 1692) is the 19th state-of-the-art bulk carrier with a capacity of 58,000 DWT to be developed by Kawasaki.
Features of the Donau K
|1.||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.|
|2.||The vessel employs the latest in technology to achieve maximum fuel economy, including an energy-saving main diesel engine, highly efficient propellers, the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F), as well as a bow designed to reduce wave resistance, which all contribute to the vessel’s enhanced propulsion performance.|
|3.||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.|