NYK to Build New Energy-saving Bulk Carrier
NYK has concluded a contract with Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) for construction of a next-generation energy-saving bulk carrier.
The new energy-efficient vessel not only will be compliant with NOx (nitrogen oxide) emission regulations (Tier III) and the IMO SOx emission cap. She will also have a larger cargo space than a conventional ship, leading to improved fuel economy. The ship’s carbon dioxide emissions also meet the stricter Phase 2 Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) requirements entering into force in 2020.
Also, cargo hold corrosion-resistant steel (JFE-SIP®-CC) developed by JFE Steel will be used for the parts of the ship to improve corrosion resistance. In accordance with “Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green” plan, the NYK Group continues to secure stable freight rates through long-term contracts and is making efforts to contribute to realizing a sustainable society through the operation of an environment-friendly ship.
The ship will be installed with a SOx scrubber (system for desulphurizing exhaust gas) to meet the IMO regulations (0.5 percent cap on sulfur content in marine fuels starting in 2020).
Length overall: about 299.9 meters
Breadth: about 50.00 meters
Designed draft: about 25.00 meters
Gross tonnage: about 108,900 tons
Deadweight tonnage: about 211,000 tons