On 14 March 2014, China Water Transport Net reported that Tsuji
Heavy Industries had recently launched the world first LNG fueled
multipurpose general cargo vessel. Norlines and Rolls-royce
co-designed the vessel and the design was the winner of the
"Next Generation Ship Award" at Nor-shipping 2011.
The brand new launched vessel was an absolute green design as
she relies purely on liquidated natural gas for propulsion. In
contrast with the traditional diesel engine which burns heavy
diesel, the fresh design can reduce CO2 emission by 35 percent; NOx
emission by 95 percent while SOx emission and particles (soot) from
the fuel will be completely eliminated. Furthermore, the vessel was
sophisticated in structure. To satisfy the multipurpose design, the
yard has to build five refrigerated cargo holds on the second deck
and bottom deck while other equipment was required to be installed
on the first deck to facilitate container, bulk chemical and Ro-Ro
carriage. Due to this is the very first design, the yard spent
lengthy time in underwater outfitting as well as building and
testing the refrigerated cargo holds. In order to deliver the
vessel in time, Tsuji has constituted a dedicated team on technical
and testing team, and the vessel was finally launched after
Back to late 2011, Tsuji won the contract to build the high tech
vessel through fierce competition with more than 20 other
world-class shipyards, including some prestigious yards from
Germany, South Korea and Turkey. Tsuji Heavy Industries is a
subordinate company of Jiangsu Fengli Group. The company is run by
a Japanese management team and also kept a robust offshore team
consisted of veterans from Singaporean prestigious companies such
as Keppel. The strong management team may explain why the high-tech
design was placed to Tsuji for building.
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