HistoryAbout the Mitsui E&S Group

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  • 2000
  • 2018

19171948

With the mission for modernizing
Leading Japan's shipbuilding industry since our founding.

1917

Established as the Shipbuilding Division of Former Mitsui & Co. in Tamano City (Presently), Okayama Pref.

Scenery of salt field before factory construction

Completed the our first ship "Kaisei Maru"

1924

Completed the Japan's first ship driven by diesel engine "Akagisan Maru",

1926

Entered the technical licensing agreement with Burmeister & Wain A/S of Denmark for marine diesel engine production.

1937

Separated from Former Mitsui & Co. to become Tama Shipyard Co., Ltd.

1940

Completed chemical plant factory.

1942

Changed company name to Mitsui Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd.

1948

Completed the first export steel whaler KNURR buil in Japan since the end of the war

19501999

Expand business domains.
Grows to become comprehensive heavy machinery manufacturer.

1952

Moved head office functions to Tokyo.
Organized the department for research and development at Tamano Shipyard.

Tokyo head office "Mitsui Honkan"

1961

Launched the world's first large-size automated vessel, "Kinkasan Maru".

"Kinkasan Maru"

Entered the technical licensing agreement with PACECO., Inc. concerning the PACECO type container cranes.

Entered the technical licensing agreement with PACECO., Inc.

1962

Chiba Works commenced operation.

Chiba Works

Concluded an export contract for a sulfuric acid production plant for Taiwan, as the company's first export contract in the chemical field.

1966

Exported the first Japanese-made hovercraft to Thailand.

Completed the world's largest capacity axial flow blower for the blast furnace for Nippon Kokan. (Presenty "JFE Steel Corporation")

1967

Completed Japan's first shore-side container crane.

Quay side container crane "PORTAINER" at Kobe port

Opened Chiba Laboratory at Chiba Works.

Chiba Works

1968

Completed the 500,000 dwt building dock at Chiba Works.

Scenery of dock construction

1971

Completed the "Mitsuminesan Maru", super automated tanker.

1973

Completed the "Mitsuminesan Maru", super automated tanker.

Completed the 300-ton/day capacity sludge incinerating plant, the largest of its kind in the Orient, for the Tokyo Metropolitan government.

1975

Built the "Berge Emperor", a 400,000 dwt class oil tanker, the largest of its kind ever built by the company.

400,000 dwt class oil tanker "Berge Emperor"

1976

Changed company name in English to Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Achieved an aggregated total of 10 million bhp in the Mitsui-B&W diesel engine production.

1978

Opened the Akishima Laboratory.

1981

Oita Works commenced operation.

1984

Completed the 125,000m3 LNG carrier "Senshu Maru".

LNG carrier "Senshu Maru"

1987

Built "Polyconfidence", the world's largest floating hotel at sea.

POLYCONFIDENCE

1988

Acquired PACECO's crane trading rights, shares.

1990

Bought out Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S, a power generation engineering firm of Denmark.

1992

Completed the most advanced diesel engine factory at Tamano Works

1993

Completed the most advanced steel structure plant, one of the largest in the industry, at Oita Works.

1995

Completed 10,000m-class deep sea unmanned ROV "Kaiko".

10,000m-class deep sea unmanned ROV "Kaiko"

1996

Received the first order for a high-power light-weight compact ADD diesel engine, intended to serve as main generator engine for a large oceanographic vessel of the Maritime Safety Agency.

1999

Changed the former Yura Dockyard into a subsidiary company, MES Yura Inc.

20002018

Globalization.
For sustainable growth.

2002

Launched deep-sea scientific riser drilling vessel "CHIKYU" for Japan Marine Science and Technology Center.

Deep-sea scientific riser drilling vessel "CHIKYU"

Completed MES's first membrane type LNG carrier with the loading capacity of 147,100m3.

2003

Established Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair, Inc., buying out shipbuilding related business from Niigata Engineering Co. Ltd.

MODEC Inc. listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Market for the first time as a subsidiary company of MES.

2005

Established new company philosophy , management policy and standards of conduct.

Accomplished accumulated shipment of 200 sets quay side container crane "PORTAINER".

Quay side container crane "PORTAINER"

2006

Completed installation of 1000-ton goliath crane at Chiba Shipyard.

1000-ton goliath crane

2007

Completed Technology Succession Centers in Tamano Works and Chiba Works.

Skills Transfer Center / Chiba Works

Operated Safety Training Center in Tamano Works.

Completed world largest class ore careeier 320,000DWT "BRASIL MARU" .

320,000DWT "BRASIL MARU"

2008

Achieved accumulated production of 700 units in PC hybrid pontoon.

2009

Accumulated Orders of Reciprocating compressor reached 1,000 sets.

Reciprocating compressor

2010

Deliveries of "Mitsui's 56",a big hit 56,000dwt Bulk Carrier series by MES reached 100 sets.

First Ship of Mitsui's 56

2011

Our joint venture company in China "MES FERROTEC CHINA CO.,LTD."
starts production of induction heater equipment

Accomplished acumulated shipment of 1,000 sets Rubber tyred gantry crane,"Transtainer".

2012

Achieved the world record in accumulated production of 80 million BHP with a single brand of Mitsui-MAN B&Wdiesel engine.

2013

Completed "neo Supramax 66BC ",1st ship of the new generation Eco-ship.

2014

Showa Aircraft Industry co.,Ltd. Is consolidated as a susidiary.

Shipped 300th Portainer,a quayside gantry crane.

Quay side container crane "PORTAINER"

2015

Achieved the world record in accumulated production of 90 million bhp with a single brand of Mitsui-MAN B&W diesel engine.

Bought out TGE Marine Gas Engineering GmbH, a German gas carrier engineering company.

TGE Marine Gas Engineering GmbH

Completed the "ME-GI",Japan's first marine diesel engine fueled by natural gasCompleted the "ME-GI",Japan's first marine diesel engine fueled by natural gas

2016

Established new company long term vision , MES Group 2025 Vision.

MES Group 2025 Vision

2017

Marked 100th anniversary.

100th anniversary of foundation

2018 

Towards the next 100 years.

2018

Shift into holding company structure and changed its name to "Mitsui E&S Holdings"

Established Mitsui E&S group logo mark

Achieved the accumulated production of 100 million bhp with a single brand of Mitsui-MAN B&W diesel engine.(Total production : 6,555 units)

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