Completes and Delivers the Group’s 158th “TESS58” Bulk Carrier ~TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Cebu), Inc. in the Philippines

On March 4th, 2015, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd.’s group company in the Philippines, TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Cebu), Inc., completed construction of “IVS AUGUSTA” a TESS58 57,700 metric ton bulk carrier, and delivered it to the ship owner.

・Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

・Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc.

This vessel is the group’s 158th TESS58 in the long-selling TESS (Tsuneishi Economical Standard Ship) product line, originated by Tsuneishi Shipbuilding 30 years ago, and is part of the HANDYMAX bulker series whose first ship was constructed in 2006.
In addition to being equipped with a deck crane, this ship features highly versatile capabilities to load not just bulk cargo but also steel and other materials. Designed as one of the larger ships in the highly maneuverable HANDYMAX series, “KELLET ISLAND” has a 58,000 ton loading capacity and is equipped with environmental devices to reduce wave resistance and wind resistance. She also features improved fuel economy for higher operating profitability.

■ About the IVS AUGUSTA 
Type:“TESS58” 57,700 MT bulk carrier
Length:190.00 meters
Breadth:32.26 meters
Depth:18.00 meters
Deadweight:57,803 metric tons
Gross tonnage:32,339
Main engine:M.A.N.-B&W 6S50ME-C8.2
Service speed:14.5 knots (normal output)

TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU) Inc. is a joint venture between Japan-based shipbuilder Tsuneishi Group(head office: Fukuyama,Hiroshima,Japan) and the Aboitiz Group. TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), group company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd., was celebrated its 20th year in operation in Balamban, Cebu, Philippines. TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU) builds about 20 vessels per year, centered on 30,000 ton to 180,000 ton class bulk carriers, and is one of the top shipyards in the Philippines. It employs over 10,000 people directly or through cooperative companies. TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. received the Hall of Fame Award for Outstanding Community Projects and the Outstanding Exporter in the large enterprise category from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) making it the company’s 9th recognition.

Business:Shipbuilding and repair
Established:September 1994
Employees:Approx. 12,200 (as of December 2014, including subcontractor employees)
Shipyard area:Approx. 1,470,000 square meters
Main facilities:Two building slipways, one building dock, 1300-ton floating crane, etc.
Ship type of delivered:Bulk carriers, pure car & truck carriers

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