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Thursday, July 22, 2021 

Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding (MES-S) has completed and delivered a 66,000 dwt bulk carrier, 'Jal Kalpataru' (Hull No.1967), from its Tamano Shipyard.

This is the 23rd ship of the 'neo66BC', wide beam / shallow draught vessel in the neo series and the last merchant vessel to be built at MES-S, which is now shifting its core business to engineering services, contributing to the growth of the maritime industry in general.

Jal Kalpataru is equipped with four cranes and five cargo holds, with large hatch covers, offering capacity of over 82,600m3 for loading various cargos like coal, ore, grain, as well as lengthy/heavy cargo such as steel pipe and hot coil. Fuel oil consumption, using the Mitsui-MAN B&W 7S50ME-C9.7 main engine, is less than that of a conventional Supramax bulk carrier despite its larger capacity. The hull, 199.9m long and 36m wide, was developed to keep good performance in rough as well as calm sea conditions and to allow enhanced manoeuvrability. It has been built according to the Harmonised Common Structural Rules (H-CSR). Multiple fuel oil tanks allow switching of fuel oil to comply with environmental regulations.

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