MOL Ferry Sunflower to Build 2 Newbuilding Ro-Pax Ferries

Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd announced that naming and delivery ceremonies for the coastal dry bulker Kaiei Maru were held at Murakami Hide Shipbuilding Co Ltd.
MOL Ferry Sunflower to Build 2 Newbuilding Ro-Pax Ferries

Among those on hand for the event were Takeshi Tanimura, president of Kaita Biomass Power Co Ltd. The Kaiei Maru will be operated by MOL Group company MOL Coastal Shipping Ltd and serve Kaita Biomass Power. The Japanese name "Kaiei" is the combination of the letter "kai" derived from the city name Kaita-cho" and the letter "ei," which expresses wishes for prosperity. The vessel's name reflects its role in contributing to the future growth of the power plant and Kaita-cho.

The Kaiei Maru is a coastal dry bulker equipped with a self-unloader and will serve in routine transport of mainly woody biomass fuels, which will be used for thermal plants, from relay terminals in Japan to the Kaita Power Plant.

LOA: 99.99m

Breadth: 18.40m

Draft: About 5.00m

Gross tonnage: 2,137 tons

Deadweight tonnage: About 3,800 tons

Cargo hold capacity: About 4,300 cuic meter

Main engine: Diesel internal combustion engine

Speed: 11.8 knots

Loading capacity: 1,000m3/h

Shipbuilder: Murakami Hide Shipbuilding Co Ltd

Ship operator: MOL Coastal Shipping Ltd

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