Kawasaki Heavy Industries Delivers 61,000 DWT Bulk Carrier ‘Market Cooper’

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced that it delivered the bulk carrier MARKET COOPER, with a capacity of 61,000 DWT (Kawasaki hull No. 8043, NACKS hull No. NE293), at the Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (NACKS), which is located in Nantong City, China and operated jointly with China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (China COSCO Shipping).

The vessel has a flush deck with a forecastle and five holds that are designed for optimum transport of grains, coal, ores and steel products. Four 30-ton deck cranes are installed along the center in between the hatch covers to enable cargo loading and unloading in ports that lack cargo handling facilities.

The vessel employs various technologies to achieve maximum fuel economy, including an energy-saving, electronically-controlled main diesel engine, a bow designed to reduce wave resistance, high propulsive efficiency propellers, and the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) and semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F), which all contribute to the vessel’s enhanced propulsion performance.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Delivers 61,000 DWT Bulk Carrier 'Market Cooper'
Image Credits: kawasaki.com

The vessel incorporates various energy saving technologies, which reduce both fuel consumption and emission of carbon dioxide (CO2), thereby complying with the EEDI* Phase 2 requirements.

* EEDI:Energy Efficiency Design Index . Compulsory international regulations requiring energy-efficiency compliance in newly built ships based on EEDI values, which specify CO2 emissions in grams for transporting one ton of cargo for one mile. EEDI regulation values apply in increasingly strict phases based on the construction-contract conclusion date and finished-ship delivery date.

Delivery, principal particulars, and features of the vessel are as described below.

Delivery March 11,2020
Principal Particulars
Length overall 199.90 m
Length between perpendiculars 197.00 m
Molded breadth 32.24 m
Molded depth 18.60 m
Molded draft 13.00 m
Gross tonnage 34,508
Deadweight 61,223 t
Hold capacity 77,539 m3
Main engine One set of MAN B&W 6S50ME-B9.3 diesel engine
Maximum continuous output: 8,130 kW at 108 rpm
Speed Approx. 14.5 kn
Complement 25 people
Classification American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Country of registration Panama

Reference: kawasaki.com

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