The First Chinese Classification Society (CCS) Wood-chip Carrier “SDM QUANZHOU” was Successfully Delivered
Recently, the 64,000t wood-chip carrier “SDM QUANZHOU” built by CSSC Chengxi Shipyard Co., Ltd. for Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. was successfully delivered in Yangzhou. The relevant leaders of CCS Jiangsu Branch attended the delivery ceremony.
Highlights: low energy consumption, large capacity, and multi-cargo loading
The development of wood-chip carrier is closely associated with the paper industry. At present, China has become the world's largest paper-making country, with an increasing demand for raw materials of paper-making and a growing demand for wood-chip carriers. Due to the relatively low density of wood-chip, compared to ordinary dry bulk carriers, wood-chip carriers have a larger depth and width, as well as a larger cargo hold capacity.
The “SDM QUANZHOU” delivered this time was upgraded by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) based on the R&D of original Bohui 640,00t wood-chip carrier and in accordance with the latest regulations and conventions. It is a large wood-chip carrier with lower fuel consumption, higher speed, and more environmentally friendly and economic benefits.
The ship, 210m long, 37m wide and 23.5m deep, has a structural draft of 11.95m, a design speed of 14.1 knots, and a total of 6 cargo compartments and 3 ship cranes. With the structural arrangement and member scantlings of cargo hold areas fitted with single deck, double bottom, hopper tanks and single skin but without topside tank, it has a larger loading volume compared to the ships of the same size. In addition, this ship can also carry a total of 48 40-foot containers on the cargo hatch cover. This ship's energy efficiency design index (EEDI) is 32% lower than the benchmark value through lines optimization.