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  • 2019 August 5 17:29

    "K" Line, Namura Shipyard get DNV GL approval for new concept design of LNG-fuelled Ore Carrier

    Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (herein called “K” Line) announced that “K” Line and Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (herein called “Namura Shipyard”) have joint AIP (Approval in Principle) for the concept design of an LNG-fuelled Ore Carrier from DNV GL. Work on this joint project for the development of an LNG-fuelled ore carrier has complied with both environmental and actual operation requirements as follows, based on the second generation WOZMAX® of Namura Shipyard.

    • To keep almost same deadweight and normal service speed as WOZMAX®
    • To keep enough endurance for round-trip between Singapore and Brazil in gas fuel
    • mode, arranging the LNG tanks in center section of hull.
    • To achieve EEDI phase 3 by means of primary fuel changes to LNG.

    Comparison of principal particulars

     

     

     

     

    In addition to LNG fuel conversion, we studied the possibility of it being combined with Shaft Generator, Binary Cycle Power Generation System and Lithium Battery so as to further reduce CO2 emissions and confirmed that this system can achieve an additional further 4% reduction of fuel oil consumption.

    IMAGE OF ON-BOARD GENERATIING SYSTEM

    “K” LINE is continuously attempting to obtain greater efficiency in its operations as well as further reduction of CO2 emissions and environmental pollutants in accordance with “K” LINE ENVIROMENTAL VISION 2050*3, our long-term environmental management vision. This system is considered as one of the efficient systems that will help us achieve our goals by 2050.
    Environmental concern with greenhouse gas emission effect is growing and “K” LINE will, based on “K” LINE ENVIROMENTAL VISION 2050, encourage less environmental load from marine transport by operating ships that are highly energy efficient and which contribute to conservation of the global environment.

    About WOZMAX, EEDI

    • WOZMAX (registered brand of Namura Shipyard): an optimum size of vessel that can call main West Australian iron ore loading ports, which stands for “West” “OZ” “MAX”.
    • EEDI (Energy Efficiency Design Index): the number of grams of CO2 emitted when carrying 1 ton of cargo for 1 mile, and 30% reduction is required in phase 3, compared with the reference value which is the average of vessels built between 1999 and 2008.

    About “K” Line
    Formed in 1919 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) today is one of the largest Japanese transportation companies and the sixteenth largest container transportation and shipping company in the world, owns and / or controls large cargo ships, including dry cargo ships (bulk carriers), container ships, container terminals, liquefied natural gas carriers, ro-ro ships and tankers. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its overseas offices are in Manila, Middle East and Yangon. The company has  24 affiliated companies in Japan and 285 in other countries.




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