MOL Announces Naming Of Newbuilding LNG Carrier For JERA As ‘Sohshu Maru’
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced the naming of a newbuilding LNG Carrier in the ceremony which was held at the Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI). The new building LNG carrier was ordered by Trans-Pacific Shipping Ltd., which is a Joint Venture between MOL and JERA Co., Inc. (JERA).
JERA Chairman Toshihiro Sano and his wife Mrs Eiko Sano were present in the event. JERA Chairman Toshihiro Sano named the vessel the Sohshu Maru, after which his wife, Mrs Eiko Sano cut the rope.
Sohshu Maru is equipped with DFDE (Dual Fuel Diesel Electric) propulsion system. This system is a more environment-friendly, economically superior design and achieves more heat efficiency as compared to the normal Steam Turbine propulsion system.
The vessel will transport LNG purchased by JERA from the Freeport LNG Project in the United States and other suppliers.
The MOL Group draws upon its vast experience and knowledge regarding how as the world’s leading LNG carrier owner and management company and works aggressively for providing safe, high-quality LNG transport services for customers.
Outline of Sohshu Maru
- Length 299.90m
- Breadth 48.90m
- Draft 11.80m
- LNG tank MOSS independent stretched spherical type tank system
- Gross tonnage About 135,951tons
- Tank capacity About 177,269m3
(*)at -163℃, 100% capacity
- Main engine DFDE
- Speed About 19.5 knots
- Shipyard KHI
- Ship management company MOL