Series Vessels Designed with FORAN in Operation

10/04/2018
Series Vessels Designed with FORAN in Operation

The Engineering and Technology group SENER announces that two container vessels designed by the Chinese company CIMC ORIC –that are part of a series designed with SENER’s FORAN System- are already in operation. These are vessels BG Diamond and BG Jade that have already been launched and are operating in the Pacific Ocean.

The vessels were designed by Chinese company CIMC Ocean Engineering Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd. (CIMC ORIC) and built in Chinese Changhong International Shipyard. The floating ceremony of the first one, BG Diamond, took place in July 2017. The series include 4+4 vessels in total, so there are still six vessels under construction. 

CIMC ORIC is a subsidiary company of the Group CIMC. FORAN system was implemented in this design company in December 2015. FORAN was used for whole design stages for this series of vessels, and modules of all disciplines of FORAN System have been used in the design. CIMC ORIC manage manager comments that the project was benefited from using the FORAN System throughout all the design process. 

The main particulars of the vessel BG Diamond are the following ones:

  • Length: 153m
  • Breadth: 24.5m
  • Depth: 11.8m
  • Design Draught: 7.6
  • Tonnage: 13,250 tons
  • Speed: 18 knots
  • Class: DNV-GL: +100 A5, CONTAINER SHIP, DG, IW, BWM (D2), LC, RSCS
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