MOL places order for ISHIN-III bulker

05 Jan 2012

Mitsui OSK Lines has contracted a new Capesize bulker from Universal Shipbuilding Corp, that will adopt element technologies of the company’s next-generation vessel programme ISHIN-III to achieve high fuel efficiency.

The ship is slated for completion in late 2014. The ISHIN-III concept, applied to next-generation large-scale ore carriers, was announced by MOL in April 2010 and has been continually refined, making use of new technologies.

The new vessel will adopt various technologies which are at the core of the ISHIN-III concept, to boost fuel efficiency of the new ship by more than 20% compared to conventional Capesize vessels, with a corresponding reduction in CO2 emissions. Advanced features include:

  • steam turbine that generates electric power using exhaust heat from the engine;
  • hybrid power generation system to convert rotational force from the supercharger into electric power; and
  • electric power gained through the steam turbine and hybrid systems will assist vessel propulsion.

The newbuilding will have the following dimensions:
length: 300m
breath: 50m
depth: 25.0m
draught: 18.4m
capacity: about 209,000t
gross tonnage: about 107,000gt

MOL says that it continues to take a proactive stance in technological development with the aim of reducing the environmental burden of its ships.

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