SENER has announced 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. The vessels, BG Diamond and BG Jade, 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 includes 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 manages manager comments that the project benefited from using the FORAN System throughout all the design process.

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

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