Bulk Carrier Amis Elegance Launched
Oct. 17, 2014
Tokyo, October 17, 2014 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. today launched the Amis Elegance bulk carrier for Amis Elegance S. A. at its Kobe Works.
This vessel (Kawasaki hull no. 1719) is the second of a new energy-saving type bulk carrier with a capacity of 55,000 DWT developed by Kawasaki. After it is outfitted at the Kobe Works quay, the carrier will be delivered in January 2015.
- The vessel has a flush deck with 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 a newly developed ME-B energy-saving main diesel engine featuring electronic fuel injection, 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.