Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. delivered last Friday (Oct 26) the MAYASAN (Kawasaki hull no. 8030, NACKS hull no. NE248), a very large crude oil carrier (VLCC), to Saber Tanker Corporation.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries delivered 311,000-ton VLCC MAYASAN

The vessel was delivered at the Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (NACKS) shipyard, which is located in Nantong, China and operated jointly with China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited.

The MAYASAN is the third vessel of Kawasaki's newly developed 311,000-ton (deadweight tonnage) VLCC.

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

Principal Particulars

 Length overall  339.50 m
 Length between perpendiculars  334.10 m
 Molded breadth  60.00 m
 Molded depth  28.90 m
 Molded draft  21.00 m
 Gross tonnage  162,156
 Deadweight  312,006 t
 Main engine  One set of MAN B & W 7G80ME-C9.5-TII diesel engine 
 Maximum continuous output 22,800 kW at 58 rpm
 Complement  36 people
 Classification  ClassNK
 Country of registration  Panama

Kawasaki's new VLCC replaces the conventional bulbous bow with a newly designed bow form that extends the vessel's length at the waterline. This new design greatly reduces wave-making resistance from bow waves during navigation, enabling greater propulsive performance.

The use of a low-speed, ultra-long-stroke main engine together with a high-efficiency, large-diameter propeller provides low fuel consumption.

The new vessel complies with the newly established Harmonized Common Structural Rules (HCSR) in order to ensure more reliable hull strength, and also offers excellent safety performance.

Source: Kawasaki Heavy Industries