Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo (“K” Line), announced the delivery of “KISOGAWA,” a 311,000 DWT-type VLCC at Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd, China, on November 15, 2017.
The company revealed the main features of the vessel, which include:
“The vessel achieves low fuel consumption (about 20% reduction compared with our conventional VLCC) by removing Bulbus Bow, applying ultra-long stroke slow speed main diesel engine and highly-efficient large diameter propeller.
A ballast water management system ensures ocean habitat is protected from unwanted environmental effects.”
The details of the vessel are as under:
LOA 339.50 m
DWT 312,020 MT
Beam 60.00 m
Gross Ton 161,486 T
Depth 28.90 m
Tank Capacity 350,337 ㎥
Draft 21.00 m
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Sea News, November 15