Bulk Carrier Kouyou Delivered

Jun. 10, 2013


Tokyo, June 10, 2013 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it delivered the Kouyou bulk carrier to Venus Ocean Navigation S.A. at its Sakaide Works on June 7. The vessel (Kawasaki hull no. 1699) is the 29th state-of-the-art bulk carrier with a capacity of 58,000 DWT to be developed by Kawasaki.

Features of the Kouyou 

  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, 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.
  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.


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