NYK Line Order PCTC's From MHI

Press Release
Monday, October 15, 2012
PCTC Image courtesy of MHI

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) jointly with Imbari Shipbuilding receive orders for two Pure Car & Truck Carriers (PCTC's).

 In building the two vessels, MHI will provide Imabari with design information on PCTC construction, incorporating advanced ship technologies, including installation of various devices and systems to reduce environmental burdens, such as the Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS).

Imabari will contribute significantly to the project through its strong cost competitiveness. The newly designed car carriers will feature an over-Panamax* size hull, and their advanced energy-saving technologies are expected to enable a over 30% reduction in fuel consumption per loaded vehicle compared with existing ships. The two ships are slated for completion in 2015.

Each pure car carrier on order will be 200 meters (m) in length, 35m wide and 38m in draft, with capacity to carry approximately 7,000 vehicles. The larger ship size is being adopted in anticipation of the planned expansion of the Panama Canal, which is expected to reach completion in the autumn of 2014.



Based on MHI's design concept and technologies related to energy saving, Imabari will undertake aspects from the basic design through actual ship construction. MHI will also supply various core components, including the main engines, propellers and MALS. 


MALS is MHI's proprietary technology that reduces frictional resistance between the ship hull and seawater by introducing a layer of air bubbles blown from the ship's bottom. In addition to MALS and an electronically controlled Mitsubishi-UE marine diesel engine, the new vessels will adopt the Mitsubishi Hybrid Turbocharger, a generator-integrated hybrid MET turbocharger for marine diesel engines that utilizes exhaust gas not only to drive the turbocharger but also, using its waste heat, to generate the vessel's electric power supply while at sea.

The new design will also employ an MHI windscreen at the ship's bow that reduces wind resistance from headwinds and a Mitsubishi Energy Saving Hybrid Inverter Pump (MESHIP), an inverter-controlled cooling seawater pump that enables optimized energy-saving pump operation according to the main engine's operating conditions. 








 

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Total CEO Killed in Moscow Runway Accident

Private jet collided with snow plow during takeoff; Total's CEO a defender of Moscow policies. Insiders Boisseau and Pouyanne long seen as potential successors.

Offshore Oil: Lamprell Completes Caspian Sea Drilling Unit

UAE-based Lamprell said that it completed construction of the second Caspian Sea jackup drilling rig, Mercury, for service in the Caspian Sea.   "I am delighted

Salamander Energy Updates on SONA Transaction

Salamander Energy said it has submitted a draft shareholder circular to the Financial Conduct Authority in relation to previously stated plans to divest of an interest in the Greater Bualuang Area.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1092 sec (9 req/sec)