Bahamas and China Build ‘Ship of the Future’
Bahamian shipowners Campbell Shipping Ltd. has signed an order with Tsuji Heavy Industries (Jiangsu) Ltd., located at Changjiagang, Jiang Su for two 37,500 dwt double-hull log fitted bulk carriers, with an option for two more.
These ships, which will be classed by ABS and fly the Bahamas flag, are to have 179.9 meters length overall, with a 30.4 meters beam, a scantling draft of 10.2 meters and a service speed of 13.9 knots. Their prime movers will be MAN B&W 5S50ME-9.2 Tier II diesels, one of the engine makers latest and most fuel efficient Tier II compliant engines.
The vessels are being built to the “SEATRANSPORTER” series design developed by Nassau-based Algoship Designers, with basic, classification and production designs produced by Smart Engineering and Design Solutions Ltd. (SEDS), an engineering firm with offices in Nassau, Bahamas and Kochi, India. Both companies are affiliates of the GTR Campbell Marine Consultants (GTRC), which will be providing project management services in the shipyard – the unique ‘dream to delivery’ business model of turnkey shipbuilding that GTRC introduced to the maritime world almost 50 years ago.
ABS and ALGOSHIP closely cooperated during the design development of the Seatransporter design including detailed full ship FEM analysis. . Extensive CFD, Resistance, self Propulsion, Manouvering, Seakeeping and Cavitation tests were carried out the Wageningen and Berlin facilities of MARIN. MARIN played a significant role in the research and development carried out by Algoship on hull forms and energy saving devices for the SEATRANSPORTER design.china, marine, shipping