LPG Carrier Dorset delivered
Nov. 30, 2011
Tokyo, November 30, 2011 – Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. today delivered it delivered an 80,000㎥ LPG carrier, the Dorset (Kawasaki hull number 1643) to Xing Long Maritime S.A. The ship is the 48th LPG carrier built by Kawasaki, and the 9th of this particular model.
- The ship employs Kawasaki’s “SEA-Arrow” (Sharp Entrance Angle bow as an arrow), developed to minimize bow wave resistance and improve propulsive performance, as well as the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) designed to reduce fuel consumption.
- The ship employs the main engine with a fuel-efficient ultra long-stroke two-cycle low-speed diesel engine.
- To load petroleum gas that has been liquefied at low temperature, the ship’s cargo hold has four separate insulated storage tanks that absorb low-temperature contraction separately from the ship.
- The storage tanks are made of special low-temperature purpose steel and are surrounded with urethane foam insulation to permit loading of liquefied petroleum gas at temperatures as low as －46℃.
- The environmentally designed fuel tank has double-wall construction to prevent ocean pollution.