K Line Deploys “Corona Youthful” Bulker
"K” LINE's newest vessel to deploys Binary Cycle Power Generation System and will starts the onboard trial.
“K” LINE announced that one of its new 91,000-DWT-type coal carriers, “CORONA YOUTHFUL,” was delivered with a binary cycle power generation system developed by KOBE STEEL, LTD. at OSHIMA SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD. on 1 February 2019 with operational trial having commenced in order to confirm performance and durability at sea as joint research between KOBE STEEL and “K” LINE.
Binary cycle power generation system is a waste heat recovery electric power generation system utilizing compression heat by scavenging air from the main engine, which, in turn, contributes to reduction in fuel oil consumption of diesel generator engine.
“K” LINE is continuously attempting to obtain greater efficiency in its operations as well as further reduction of CO2 emissions and environmental pollutants in accordance with “K” LINE ENVIROMENTAL VISION 2050, a long-term environmental management vision. This innovative binary cycle power generation system is considered as one of the efficient systems to help the firm achieve its goals by 2050.
Environmental concern with the greenhouse gas emission effect is growing and “K” LINE will, based on “K” LINE ENVIROMENTAL VISION 2050, encourage less environmental load from marine transport by operating ships that are highly energy efficient and which contribute to conservation of the global environment
CORONA YOUTHFUL is same type as “K” Line’s specialized fleet for transport of thermal coal known as the “Corona-series.” The Corona-series consists of epoch-making coal carriers equipped with wide beam and shallow draft, which are the most suitable type to enter ports of Japanese Thermal Power Stations to discharge cargo.
CORONA YOUTHFUL is equipped with latest energy-saving and ecological technology such as Advanced Flipper Fins and Rudder Bulb which promote her propeller efficiency as well as ballast water management system which saves marine ecosystem.
With this new latest deployment, the Corona-series now consists of 20 carriers.
The Corona-series at a glance ...
- LOA: 234.99 M
- DWT: 91,861 MT
- Beam: 43.00 M
- Gross Tons: 52,128 T
- Depth: 18.40 M
- Net Tons: 28,945 T
- Full Draft: 12.885 M
- Hold/Hatch: /5