Japan-based shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has delivered a bulk carrier named BBG Baise for SPDB Financial Leasing.

The vessel was handed over at Dalian Cosco KHI Ship Engineering (DACKS).

Located in China’s Dalian City, DACKS is jointly run with China Cosco Shipping Corporation.

With a 61,000 deadweight tonnage (dwt) capacity, BBG Baise features a moulded breadth of 32.24m, moulded depth of 18.6m and moulded draft of 13m.

BBG Baise can sail at a speed of approximately 14.5 knots, operating on one set of MAN B&W 6S50ME-B9.3 diesel engines.

The 197.05m-long vessel has a gross tonnage of 34,584t and hold capacity of 77,539m³.

With the capacity to accommodate 25 crew members, the ship has been classified by the Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (LR) and registered in Liberia.

BBG Baise comprises a flush deck with a forecastle as well as five holds to support the transportation of grain, coal, ores and steel products.

Four 30t deck cranes are deployed along the centre of the vessel, in between the hatch covers, for the loading and unloading of cargos in ports that lack cargo handling facilities.

The ship is loaded with several technologies to enhance fuel economy as well as provide enhanced propulsion performance.

These include an energy-saving, electronically-controlled main diesel engine, along with high propulsive efficiency propellers.

In addition, BBG Baise is equipped with the Kawasaki rudder bulb system with fins (RBS-F) as well as a semi-duct system with contra fins (SDS-F).

Last month, KHI delivered two bulk carrier vessels, namely Beltrader and Belguardian, to Japan’s Lepta Shipping.