A general purpose medium size tanker has been developed with three key concepts, "the creation of customer value through thorough market analysis", "an improvement to quality through a review of the production process" and "consideration for the environment".
An optimum vessel model with the most effective propulsion performance was adopted based on the thorough use of numerical computations and water tank testing.
High grade specifications have been incorporated to not only satisfy the latest requirements and regulations but also to cater to a wide range of requirements of the USCG and major oil companies.
Double hulling fuel tanks and pump rooms, as well as a paint coating on the outer plates, reduce impact with sea water.
A reduction in fuel consumption has been achieved through the incorporation of NBS propellers (new type of wing section propellers), which is a patented technology of the SHI Group, as well as SILD (energy saving duct mounted in front of the propellers) and a HLES rudder (specially shaped rudder).
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