Kawasaki Delivers Bulk Carrier KN BLOSSOM
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd has delivered the bulk carrier KN BLOSSOM, with a capacity of 82,000 DWT (Kawasaki hull No. 8065, NACKS hull No. NE340), for KUMIAI NAVIGATION (PTE) LTD at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co Ltd, which is located in Nantong City, China and operated jointly with China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited
Delivery, principal particulars, and features of the vessel are as described below.
Delivery June 22, 2021
Length overall 228.90 m
Molded breadth 32.24 m
Molded depth 20.20 m
Molded draft 14.50 m
Gross tonnage 44,375 t
Deadweight 82,032 t
Hold capacity 97,760 m3
Main engine MAN B&W 6S60ME-C8.5 diesel engine x 1 SET
Speed Approx. 14.2 knots
Complement 25 people
Classification American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Country of registration Singapore
The vessel has a flush deck with a forecastle and seven holds that are designed for optimum transport of grains, coal and the other products.
The vessel employs various technologies to achieve maximum fuel economy, including an energy-saving, electronically-controlled main diesel engine, 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.
In order to satisfy new restrictions on SOx emissions control*1 which is implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in January 2020, the vessel includes a set of SOx scrubber*2 at the exhaust gas outlets of the main engine and the power generation engine. With this system, general high-sulfur fuel oil can be used, which is expected to reduce the cost of fuel oil.
The vessel incorporates various energy saving technologies, which reduce both fuel consumption and emission of carbon dioxide (CO2), thereby achieved with the EEDI*3 Phase 2 requirements.