Switching To Engineering Business After Final Delivery


  • Mitsui E&S delivers its last merchant ship as it switches to engineering business
  • the company announced that it is closing its “shipbuilding business” and switching to engineering services

Japanese shipbuilder Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co. has completed and delivered its last commercial vessel, a 66,000 dwt bulk carrier says a press release published on MES.

Switch to engineering services

After years of financial losses in its shipbuilding operation, the company announced that it is closing its “shipbuilding business” and switching to engineering services. Mitsui’s last vessel, which is 38,000 gross tons, has a length of 199.99 meters and 18.45 meters depth. The JAL Kalpataru is part of the yard’s wide beam shallow draft vessel design called “neo series”.

Features of the vessel

  • the capacity of more than 82,600 cbm for loading various cargos like coal, ore, grain, as well as lengthy/heavy cargo such as steel pipe and hot coil:
  • wide beam (over-P’max) and shallow draft which will allow the ship to have wide flexibility for operations and high transport efficiency:
  • multiple fuel oil tanks for switching of fuel oil to meet the strengthened restriction for SOx emission:
  • fuel oil consumption is less than that of a conventional Supramax bulk carrier despite its enlargement.

The final ship delivery ceremony was held on 21 July 2021 at Tamano Shipyard. In spring this year, the company announced a business tie-up with Tsuneishi Shipbuilding as part of its consolidation efforts.

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Source: MES


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