Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has ordered a 209,000 dwt cape-size bulker at Universal Shipbuilding Corporation. Slated for completion in late 2014, the ship will incorporate key technologies from MOL’s next-generation ISHIN-III vessel program to achieve high fuel efficiency.
MOL has studied a number of 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 ISHIN-III technologies that will boost its fuel efficiency by more than 20 percent 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.
Capacity: About 209,000 tons
Gross tonnage: About 107,000 ton
December 29, 2011