Kawasaki Receives Order for 82,200 m³ LPG Carrier

Jun. 23, 2017

Tokyo, June 23, 2017 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has concluded a shipbuilding contract with Kumiai Navigation (Pte) Ltd in Singapore for one 82,200 m3 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier. This contract is for the construction of the 60th LPG carrier for Kawasaki and also the 10th vessel of the same (LPG carrier) model. The vessel for Kumiai Navigation will be built at Sakaide Shipyard and is scheduled for completion and delivery in 2020.

This vessel adopts a Kawasaki-developed bow shape called SEA-Arrow (Sharp Entrance Angle bow as an Arrow), which significantly improves propulsion performance by minimizing bow wave resistance. The main engine installed on this vessel is an energy-efficient, electronically-controlled, super long-stroke, two-stroke low-speed diesel engine. In addition, special energy-saving devices which contribute to reduced fuel consumption are installed around the propeller.

Furthermore, in order to satisfy new restrictions on SOx (sulfur oxide) emission control which will be implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2020,* the vessel will be equipped with a SOx scrubber (exhaust gas cleaning system). Kumiai Navigation and Kawasaki also agreed to install the SOx scrubber on another LPG carrier, which is scheduled to be delivered in 2019, and this will be the first vessel to be installed with a SOx scrubber by Kawasaki.

As various IMO regulations on exhaust gas become increasingly strict, Kawasaki will continue the development and construction of environment-friendly vessels.

Principal Particulars
Length overall Approx. 230.00 m
Length between perpendiculars 226.00 m
Molded breadth 37.20 m
Molded depth 21.00 m
Molded draft (Summer) 11.20 m
Tank capacity 82,200 m3

* SOx emission control: Currently, SOx emission restrictions in North American and European emission control areas (ECAs) limit sulfur content in fuels to 0.1% or less. Starting on January 1, 2020, regulations will require that ships operating in all other parts of the world achieve fuel sulfur content levels of 0.5% or less, or alternatively use equipment to reduce SOx in exhaust gases to an equivalent level.


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