China: HTS Completes Sea Trials for Eagle Bulk’s 57.000 DWT Bulk Carrier
After a 3-day sea-trial, on February 26th 2012, Hantong shipyard successfully accomplished various testing programs for 57.000 DWT Bulk Carrier (HT091). The vessel, built for Eagle Bulk and class approved by LR, is a new supramax bulk carrier optimised to burn less fuel oil.
The efficiency improvements have been achieved by carrying out a number of straightforward – but effective – changes including: de-rating the main engine, a new propeller design which has been optimised for the de-rated engine, and fitting a mewis duct.
The daily main engine consumption at a speed of 14 knots at ballast draft, which would have been about 29.4 tonnes, is now about 26 t and the daily main engine consumption at a speed of 13.5 knots at design draft, which would have been about 29.8 t daily, is now about 26.30 t. The engine’s output has been reduced by nearly 1,000 KW to 8,500 KW.
Gross tonnage – 32,913 t
Summer DWT – 57,000 t
Length – 190 m
Beam – 32 m
Draught – 13.1 m
Jiangsu Hantong Ship Heavy Industry Co (HTS) is a newly-built large and medium-sized enterprise. The shipyard gained the accreditation of ISO9001:2002 and OSAH14000/GB25008 the quality management system and is engaged in the construction of large vessels and ocean engineering units approved by Class like ABS、DNV、BV、LR、CCS.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, March 6, 2012; Image: cnhtship