Universal Shipbuilding Corporation unveils green ship design


Universal Shipbuilding Corporation has unveiled the design of its next generation large bulk carrier, with claims it can reduce Green House Gases (GHG) by 25%.

More than 50 staff members in design; research and development; and commercial sections have spent over a year working on the project for the G-Series ‘green ship’ with developments being made mainly through improving hull performance and machinery plant efficiency.

The design also aims to reduce GHG by 50% within 10 years and an example of the series, a 200,000 DWT type bulk carrier, is said to save over 10 tonnes of fuel oil consumption per day.

The G-Series will be available for delivery from the Japanese shipbuilders in 2014 and the design will also be expanded for other types of vessels including tankers.

Chief Executive Shinjiro Mishima said: “We are continuously keeping our activities of research and development of every single technology in order to attain the next rigid target of 50% GHG reduction by 2020. This G-Series with 25% GHG reduction is only just halfway to our long-term target.”