LPG Carrier GENESIS RIVER Delivered

Nov. 20, 2018

Tokyo, November 20, 2018 – Kawasaki Heavy industries, Ltd. today delivered the GENESIS RIVER (Kawasaki hull no. 1736), a 82,200 m3 capacity liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier, for Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line). This is the 56th LPG carrier and the 7th LPG vessel of the same type to be built by the company.

Delivery, principal particulars, and features of the vessel are as described below.

Delivery November 20, 2018
Principal Particulars
Length overall 229.90 m
Length between perpendiculars 226.00 m
Molded breadth 37.20 m
Molded depth 21.00 m
Molded draft 11.20 m
Gross tonnage 46,794
Deadweight 54,149 t
Hold capacity 82,418 m3
Main engine One set of Kawasaki-MAN B&W 7S60ME-C8.2 diesel engine
Complement 35 people
Classification American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Country of registration Panama

Advantages Offered by the GENESIS RIVER

  1. This vessel adopts Kawasaki's uniquely developed bow shape called SEA-Arrow, which significantly improves propulsion performance by minimizing bow wave resistance.
  2. The main engine powering the vessel is an energy-efficient, electronically-controlled, ultra-long-stroke, two-stroke low-speed diesel engine. In addition, the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) and the semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F) contribute to reducing fuel consumption.
  3. Four independent cargo tanks are installed in the cargo holds for carrying liquefied petroleum gas. The tanks are designed to provide optimal thermal insulation and absorb low-temperature contraction.
  4. The cargo tanks are made with special cryogenic steel for loading LPG with a minimum temperature of –46°C. The tanks are wrapped in urethane foam for thermal insulation.
  5. The vessel is designed to be fully compliant with the New Panamax requirements and is able to navigate the newly expanded Panama Canal, which was completed in June 2016.


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