TSUNEISHI Receives Order for Two Methanol Dual Fuel KAMSARMAX Bulk Carriers from Diana Shipping

TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.(TSUNEISHI)has signed a letter of intent with global shipping company Diana Shipping Inc.  through MARUBENI Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) for an order of two Methanol Dual Fuel KAMSARMAX Bulk Carriers.

The ships are scheduled to be completed in the latter half of 2027 to the first half of 2028. With the aim of building zero-emission ships, TSUNEISHI launched R&D at an early stage for methanol-fueled ships using green methanol, which led to capturing the world’s first order in January of this year.

The KAMSARMAX is the best-selling ship design of TSUNEISHI with a sales record of more than 350 ships worldwide. The KAMSARMAX will be dual fuel-fired (methanol and heavy oil),by loading an independent large-capacity methanol fuel tank, ensured that the methanol-fueled bulk carrier has ample cruising distance to satisfy customer needs. Moreover, in addition to the significant enhancement in fuel efficiency due to the improved hull shape, compared to the conventional KAMSARMAX design, an upgraded version of “AEROLINE”, is applied. Meanwhile, unique wind resistance reduction technology used in the TESS 64/66 series, to KAMSARMAX to improve performance in the ocean.The simply structured methanol fuel tank is placed on the stern to maintain the large cargo hold capacity, which characterizes KAMSARMAX, while ensuring the safety and ease of cargo handling and safe and efficient maintenance by the crew. At the same time, most of the principal particulars and specifications of KAMSARMAX are applied to maintain its high versatility.

TSUNEISHI will continue to accelerate R&D for next-generation ships, fueled not only by methanol, but also ammonia, hydrogen, and other alternative fuels. By supplying customers with zero-emission ships that combine environmental performance with economy, TSUNEISHI contributs to reducing the impact on the environment.

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