Kawasaki Heavy Splashes Wisdom’s New Bulker
Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries has launched Amis Nature, a Supramax bulk carrier ordered by Taiwanese shipping company Wisdom Marine Lines.
The launching ceremony took place at Kawasaki’s Kobe Works on May 22, 2018.
As informed, the ship is the sixth energy-saving type bulk carrier with a capacity of 55,000 dwt developed by Kawasaki. Following the outfitting at the Kobe Works quay, the carrier is expected to be delivered to its owner in August 2018.
The 31,700-ton newbuild features a length of 189.9 meters and a width of 32.26 meters. Its market value currently stands at USD 22.92 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.
The vessel has a flush deck with forecastle and five holds that are designed for optimum transport of grains, coals, ores and steel products. Four 30-ton deck cranes are installed along the center in between hatch covers to enable cargo loading and unloading in ports that lack cargo handling facilities.
Amis Nature has an ME-B energy-saving main diesel engine featuring electronic fuel injection, a highly efficient propeller, as well as the Kawasaki semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F) and rudder bulb with fins (RBS-F), which all contribute to the vessel’s enhanced propulsion performance, Kawasaki said.
Including Amis Nature, Wisdom Marine currently has a total of fourteen vessels on order at Japanese shipyards, scheduled for delivery between June 2018 and September 2020, according to the company’s website.