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Newly designed Bulk Carrier, commonly called "IS" NEXTER, has been completed
Oct. 29. 2010

On 29th Wednesday of September, the Naming & Delivery ceremony of a 95,000M.T.DW type bulk carrier "DOUBLE FORTUNE" for her Owner CATALINA SHIPPING S.A., has been held very successfully with a big party in our Marugame Headquarter.

She is the first vessel of the NEXTER series, which has been developed as the Post-Panamax bulk carrier of Imabari Shipbuilding Group. Although existing panamax bulk carrier has 32.2meter beam to suit with present Panama Canal restriction, our NEXTER has been designed as the most optimum next generation bulk carrier which replaces the existing panamax bulk carrier, having larger deadweight of 95,000m.t. and larger beam of 38meter.

The main characteristics of NEXTER are as follows:
* Realized larger deadweight of 95,000m.t. by extending the overall length to 234.9m.
* Restricted beam of 38meter enables NEXTER more flexible access to world main ports, and achieved high propulsive performance.
* 7 cargo holds allow loading various kind of cargoes including iron-ore, coal and grain etc.
* Electric driven deck machineries, hatch covers and ballast valves minimize the oil leakage risk.
Even under laden condition, ballast valves are accessible, which improve maintenance performance.
* Fuel consumption is improved by the installation of Hybrid-fin as the energy saving device.
* F.O. shifter is implemented as the countermeasure to the cargo heat damage.

We have secured over 50 orders for NEXTER from domestic and overseas customers. Mainly our Marugame shipyard shall be engaged in the construction of NEXTER, and we will endeavor to secure more orders.

We sincerely wish that M.V. DOUBLES FORTUNE will cope with the expectations of the Owner and parties concerned, and will play active roles in the world wide shipping field as the new generation bulk carrier predicting the trend of the future.

Principal Particulars:
Length 234.9m
Breadth 38.00m
Depth 19.90m
Gross Tonnage 50,617
Deadweight 95,790MT
Main Engine
B&W 6S60MC-C (Mark7)
Full view of M.V. DOUBLE FORTUNE
Full view of M.V. DOUBLE FORTUNE
Commemorative picture at the naming ceremony.
Commemorative picture at the naming ceremony.
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