Mitsui O.S.K has announced that its newbuild coal carrier, which was delivered by Imari Shipyard and Works of Namura Shipbuilding this week, will serve Chubu Electronic Power.
The Shin Yahagi Maru was developed by MOL and Namura Shipbuilding as a high-technology vessel, with a wide beam/shallow draft configuration and wide range of advanced safety and energy-saving features. According to MOL, the vessel is so-called “Hekinan MAX” because it is the characteristic 250 metres in length, allowing it to maximise transport volume to its discharging port, Chubu Electric Power’s Hekinan Thermal Power Plant.
Shin Yahagi Maru takes over from Yahagi Maru, the coal carrying vessel which served Chubu Electric Power for 21 years starting in 1992. It will work under a new long-term consecutive voyage service contract.