Zhejiang Province, China, August 14th, 2015 - TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING Inc., a group company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima) completed construction of "NORWAY PEARL", a 45,300 MT type bulk carrier "TESS45BOX" and delivered her to ship owner.
・TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.
・TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc.
TESS45BOX is a new developed ship subsequent to the TESS45 45,000-ton bulk carrier, of which a total of 69 vessels had been built since the 1990s. TESS45BOX was developed and reintroduced to the market in 2011, this is the 5th ship built by the group. She covers the diversified patterns of calling at port for bulk carriers ranging from 37,000 to 45,000 tons. At 183 meters in length, this new model is 3 meters shorter than the TESS45 (45,000 ton type bulk carrier), and this more compacted size enables to satisfy of more flexible combinations of port calls. A new box shape (for box-shaped cargo) has been adopted in this model, to enable to fix to the requirement of high efficient loading and shipment not only of bulk cargo such as grain and coal but also of square-shaped cargo such as pulp and steel products such as pipes. This increases value for customers, such as by making it easy to load and unload cargo through the wide access area by increasing of the efficiency in cargo handling and maintenance. Also, various improvements in hull shape and environment devices over the 30 year development of the TESS, Tsuneishi Economical Standard Ship, Series have been introduced, and these have resulted in a more energy-saving vessel as eco-friendly ship, which has about 13% higher fuel efficiency than the one of TESS45.
■ About the "NORWAY PEARL "
Type：45,300 MT bulk carrier "TESS45BOX"
Ship Name：NORWAY PEARL
Deadweight：45,224 metric tons
Main Engine：1 set of M.A.N.-B&W 6S50MC-C8.2 Type Diesel Engine
Service Speed：14 .5knots (normal PS)
Shipyard：TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc.
■ About TSUNEISHI GROUP (ZHOUSHAN) SHIPBUILDING, Inc.
This shipyard is the Chinese group company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (Head Office:Fukuyama, Hiroshima), located in Zhejiang Province, China. This shipyard has the capacity to build about 20-25 vessels per year, centered on the 30,000 ton to 100,000 ton class bulk carriers and container carriers, and builds also constructing tugboat.
Employees:：Approx. 4,800 (as of December 2014, including subcontractor employees)
Location：Xiushan Island, Daishan County, Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province, China
Shipyard area：Approx. 1,200,000 square meters
Main facilities：Two berths, one building dock, two 700-ton gantry cranes, one 3,000-ton floating crane, etc.
Ship type of delivered：Bulk carriers, Container carriers
－ For inquiries regarding this matter, contact: －
TSUNEISHI HOLDINGS CORPORATION
CSV Division, Marketing Communication Dept.
Head Office (Fukuyama) TEL: +81-84-987-4915
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