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VLCC with '20%' bunker savings delivered to K Line

11,000-dwt Kisogawa delivered in China.



K Line's VLCC, the Kisogawa, is said to achieve a 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption compared with conventional VLCCs. Image credit: K Line


Updated on 17 Nov 2017 13:55 GMT

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd (K Line) has announced the delivery of the Kisogawa, a 11,000-deadweight-tonne (dwt) very large crude carrier (VLCC) at Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd's shipyard in China, on November 15.

The ship is said to achieve a 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption compared with conventional VLCCs by removing the bulbous bow, applying an ultra-long-stroke, slow-speed main diesel engine and a highly efficient large-diameter propeller.

Last month, K Line held a naming ceremony for its newly built liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGC), the Oceanic Breeze, which is part of the 'Sayaendo' series of ships designed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) and features a peapod-shaped continuous cover integrated with the ship's hull in lieu of a conventional hemispherical cover. The lightweight continuous cover is said to improve aerodynamics, substantially reduce wind pressure and slash fuel consumption.

During K Line's fiscal 2016, which covers the 12-month period between April 2016 and March 2017, K Line's vessels bunkered 3,872,000 tonnes of fuel, which was a decrease of 70,000 tonnes, or 1.8 percent, compared with 3,942,000 tonnes in fiscal 2015.

Since 2007, K Line's bunker consumption has fallen by 678,000 metric tonnes, or 14.9 percent.

The main particulars of the Kisogawa have been provided below.

LOA: 339.50 m
Beam: 60.00 m
Depth: 28.90 m
Draft: 21.00 m
Deadweight (dwt): 312,020 mt
Gross tonnes: 161,486 tonnes
Tank capacity: 350,337 cubic metres
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