MHI vessel wins award

The ‘Tønsberg’ was awarded the ‘Ship of the Year 2011’ award by JASNAOE The ‘Tønsberg’ was awarded the ‘Ship of the Year 2011’ award by JASNAOE

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been awarded the ‘Ship of the Year 2011’ award by Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE) for its ro-ro ship, ‘Tønsberg’.

The 74,622gt ship was ordered by Norway's Wilh. Wilhelmsen group and Sweden's Wallenius group. The ro-rovessel was built at MHI’s Nagasaki Shipyard and Machinery Works in March 2011 and was delivered to the Wilh. Wilhelmsen group.

TheTønsberg was chosen by JASNAOE for its transport efficiency and energy savings, as the most technologically, artistically and socially superior ship. The vessel is designed to carry high and heavy (H&H) cargo such as construction machinery, machine tools and railway cars.

The environmentally compatible ship measures 265m loa, 32.26m in breadth and 33.22m in height, making it the largest ship of its type. MHI has made the Tønsberg environmentally compatible with a ballast water treatment system, waste heat recovery system and an electronically controlled engine.

The award ceremony for MHI’s 6th award is due to take place on 25 July 2012.

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