MHI Receives Order for NYK Line

Press Release
Monday, October 15, 2012
Pure car and truck carrier delivered by MHI to NYK Line

Designed to Achieve 30% Reduction in Fuel Consumption Per Car.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), jointly with Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., has received an order to build two next-generation pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) for Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line). Formal contract signing will take place soon. In building the two vessels, MHI will provide Imabari with design information on PCTC 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.



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.



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.
 


Even before this latest development, MHI and Imabari have already been in a fruitful collaborative relationship. In May this year, the two companies agreed to collaborate on technology relating to container ships. That initiative aims at establishing a structure to strengthen and expand the two companies' high value-added container ship businesses by effectively integrating MHI's design capabilities and Imabari's shipbuilding capacity and strong cost competitiveness. In July, MHI further agreed to license the manufacture and marketing of its deck machinery to Imabari.
 


MHI has adopted a long-term strategy for its shipbuilding and ocean development business to focus on high value-added vessels, such as cruise ships and next-generation LNG carriers, and to strengthen its engineering operations by providing proprietary technologies to other companies both in Japan and abroad. Imabari has been seeking to further enhance its advanced ship-related technologies, including energy-saving features. The intentions of the two companies thus meshed and led to the conclusion of the new collaborative agreement.



Gathering momentum from the selection of its design concept for NYK Line's next-generation PCTC, going forward MHI now intends to ratchet up its proposal-based marketing activities in a quest to further expand its engineering business.



Note: "Over-Panamax" refers to ships that are too large to pass through the existing Panama Canal. Panamax parameters are 294.0m in length overall (LOA), 32.3m in width and 12.0m in draft. When the canal's planned expansion is completed in 2014, the size of passable ships will increase to 366m in LOA, 49m in width and 15.2m in tropical freshwater (TFW) draft.
 

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

Shipbuilding

NSRP Risk Management Panel and SCA Joint Meeting

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Risk Management Panel will be meeting jointly with the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) November 5-6, 2014 in Virginia Beach, Va.

Scottish Sea Farms Takes New Vessel Delivery

Scottish Salmon Farms has taken delivery of its latest vessel – powered by twin Doosan V158TIH main engines supplied by WaterMota.   Designed by consultant naval

Fincantieri to Build Third New Princess Cruises Ship

Fincantieri says it has signed an agreement with Carnival Corp. to build  the new cruise ship for its Princess Cruises brand at a cost of about 600 million euros.

Ports

Redwood City Sees Cargo Movement Boost

Port of Redwood City reports 19% increase in cargo movement; highest since 2006 and third highest in modern history Reflecting a significant increase in construction

Montreal Could Become an Oil Export Hub

Montreal has emerged as an export base for Western Canadian heavy sour crudes as prospects to construct new pipelines to the British Columbia coast, Eastern Canada and U.

Fifth Tanker of Iraqi Kurdish Oil Loading in Turkey

The fifth cargo of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan was being loaded at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan on Thursday and the tanker was scheduled to depart on Friday, Turkish energy officials said.

Environmental

BMT ARGOSS Awarded OHSAS 18001

BMT ARGOSS, an operating company of BMT Group Ltd. has been awarded the universally recognized standard for occupational health and safety, BS OHSAS 18001. BMT ARGOSS,

Quality hat-trick for GAC Marine Logistics

Global ship spares logistics provider GAC Marine Logistics Inc. (GML) has secured ISO certifications in recognition of its Quality Management, Environmental

BMT Oceanica Wins Major Water Corporation Bid

Marine and coastal environment specialist, BMT Oceanica (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, is delighted to announce that it has won the bid to provide Ocean

Fuels & Lubes

Enterprise to Expand Houston Ethane Export Terminal

Enterprise Products Partners LP said it was looking at expanding the ethane export facility it is building on the Houston Ship Channel after winning another transport contract.

There’s Still Time for SHIPPINGInsight Award Entries

Entry submissions for the first SHIPPINGInsight Award are due Friday, Aug. 1, but organizers said they will continue to accept nominations through following week to provide some extra time.

MOL Ship Management Earns Energy/Enviromental Certifications

First company to receive ISO50001 certification from Nihon Kaiji Kyokai.   MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd. (MOLSHIP), a core ship management company in the corporate group headed by Mitsui O.

Marine Power

WEG to Showcase Drive Solutions at SMM

WEG, a global supplier of drive systems, will showcase its range of systems for the shipbuilding and offshore industry at this year’s SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology Fair) in Hamburg.

Scottish Sea Farms Takes New Vessel Delivery

Scottish Salmon Farms has taken delivery of its latest vessel – powered by twin Doosan V158TIH main engines supplied by WaterMota.   Designed by consultant naval

There’s Still Time for SHIPPINGInsight Award Entries

Entry submissions for the first SHIPPINGInsight Award are due Friday, Aug. 1, but organizers said they will continue to accept nominations through following week to provide some extra time.

Logistics

Kurdistan Says Crude Cargo Near Texas Legally Sold

A $100 million cargo of crude oil in a tanker near Texas was legally shipped and sold by Kurdistan, lawyers for the autonomous region in Iraq told a U.S. court in a letter seen on Thursday,

Redwood City Sees Cargo Movement Boost

Port of Redwood City reports 19% increase in cargo movement; highest since 2006 and third highest in modern history Reflecting a significant increase in construction

UK Oil Imports Exceed Exports for First Time in 30 Years

Britain imported more oil products than it exported last year for the first time in 30 years, an official report shows, and analysts say the country is likely to

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
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: 0.2096 sec (5 req/sec)