Bulk Carrier Florence K Launched
Apr. 19, 2013
Tokyo, April 19, 2013 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. today launched the Florence K bulk carrier, with a capacity of 58,000 DWT (Kawasaki hull no. 1701), for Itochu Corporation at its Kobe Works. After it is outfitted at the Kobe Works quay, the carrier will be delivered in June 2013.
Features of the Florence K
- 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 main diesel engine, 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.