Completes and Delivers the Group’s 6th “TESS35” Bulk Carrier~TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Cebu), Inc. in Philippines~

On August 12th 2015, TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Cebu), Inc., a Philippine Group Company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING, completed construction the 6th “TESS35” 35,300 metric ton type bulk carrier and delivered to the ship owner.



This vessel is the group’s 6th TESS35. Of the 30,000-ton class ships, TESS35 places priority on versatility and is thus compact in size with an overall length of 177 meters, giving it flexibility in the combination of ports that it can be scheduled to call into. Like the TESS58, it is equipped with four deck cranes. The ship has a hatch cover with a larger opening, and a semi-box shaped hold area that is also suited for transporting steel products, which makes it easier to handle cargo and enhances customer value by offering such benefits as improved cargo handling efficiency and ease of maintenance. Furthermore, TESS35 is an energy-saving ship with enhanced fuel efficiency, realized by improving the shape of the hull and by implementing energy-efficient technologies such as the MT-FAST*2, which is a multiple-wing structure that is attached to the front part of the propeller to smooth out the water flow and improve propulsion efficiency, as well as TOP-GR*3 propellers with higher efficiency and lower vibration for greater propulsion efficiency.

*1 MT-FAST was jointly developed with MTI (Monohakobi Technology Institute), a Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Group company.
*2 TOP-GR (Tsuneishi Optimized Propulsive Gear) technology increases propeller propulsion efficiency. Precise computer-based calculations and simulations were carried out to develop an energy-saving propeller, with every detail from blade number, diameter, aerofoil shape, and blade geometric distribution optimal design for high efficiency and low vibration.

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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