TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that it has ordered a new cape-size bulker that will adopt element technologies of the next-generation ISHIN-III vessel program to achieve high fuel efficiency. Universal Shipbuilding Corporation (President: Shinjiro Mishima) will construct the new ship, slated for completion in late 2014.
MOL has repeatedly studied various technologies to realize the concept for the ISHIN-III series of next-generation vessels (large-scale iron ore carriers) announced in April 2010.
The newbuilding vessel will adopt the following element technologies which are at the core of the ISHIN-III concept. New technologies will boost fuel efficiency of the new ship by more than 20% compared to conventional cape-size vessels, with a corresponding reduction in CO2 emissions. Advanced features include:
. A steam turbine that generates electric power using exhaust heat from the engine.
. A hybrid power generation system to convert rotational force from the supercharger into electric power.
. In addition, the electric power gained through the steam turbine and hybrid systems will assist vessel propulsion.
MOL continues to take a proactive stance in technological development with the aim of reducing the environmental burden of its ships.
[Specifications]Length: 300.0m-Breath:50.0m-Depth:25.0m -Draft:18.4m-Capacity: About 209, 000 tons -Gross tonnage: About 107, 000 tons