The ship was developed in a joint effort by Namura Shipbuilding and MOL. According to a new long-term consecutive voyage service contract it is now going to serve the thermal power plants of Chubu Electrical Power.
MOL has stated that the ship is a highly reliant multi-functional coal carrier with a wide-beam/shallow-draft configuration and has a vast number of advanced features when regarding safety and fuel consumption saving.
The ship is “Hekinan MAX” type and has a length of 250 meters enabling it to fully optimize transport volume to the discharging port, Chubu Electric Power’s Hekinan Thermal Power Plant.
This new vessel is the successor of the Yahagi Maru, a coal carrier that managed to serve the needs of Chubu Electric Power for 21 straight years since 1992.
Source & Image: MOL