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Hamburg Bridge

Posted by Viliyana Filipova on November 23, 2009 at 12:15 PM

IHI Marine United Inc. has delivered the 9,040TEU container ship, the HAMBURG BRIDGE (HN: 3232), to Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) at its Kure Shipyard, which is the seventh of the sister ships assigned to Asia-Europe trade ships. The maritime transport is the best and fastest developing sector from the economy and industry. The ships built last years are proving this fact with next innovations and modernizations. The HAMBURG BRIDGE is one of the largest container ships ever built in Japan and has incorporated various new environmentally friendly designs. This vessel uses a wider beam hull design that can achieve better stability. This results in less ballast water requirement during sea voyages than existing vessels. The vessel has fuel oil tanks located in the bulkheads (compartment between the cargo holds) as well as the double bottom hull, which will help avoid fuel oil leakage in the event of collision involving hull damage. The electronically controlled main engine is installed on this vessel, combustion conditions for which can be controlled under any load conditions by adjusting fuel injection and exhaust valves at suitable timing. This conserves fuel oil consumption and reduces emissions. To realize good propulsion performance, economical operation and good maneuverability, IHIMU designed the vessel with its sophisticated technology such as CFD analysis, 3DFEM ship-model analysis, walkthrough simulation and apparatus installation simulation utilizing CIM system “Ajisai” which IHIMU originally developed. The technology used for creating this large vessel was also installed on board of the cruise ships, from the small class.

Principal particulars

L (o.a.) x B x D: 336.0m x 45.8m x 24.4m

DWT/GT: about 87,000t/98,800

Loading capacity: 9,040 TEUs

Main engine: MAN B&W 12K98ME diesel x 1 unit

MCR: 67,270kW x 93.4rpm

Speed, service: 24.5kt

Categories: Container Ships

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