The namong ceremony for NYK’s new VLGC which will charter to Astomos Energy Corporation under a long term contract. It was held in Kumamoto prefecture at the Ariake Shipyard of Japan Marine United Corporation on the 19th of October.
The senior operating officer at Astomos Energy Corporation, Kazuhisa Otsuka named the ship ‘Lily Promenade’ at the ceremony. Mariko Kurokawa had cut the ceremonial rope holding the vessel in place. Along with the managing corporate officer, Akira Kono many others from the company attended the event.
The NYK owned VLGC is the first new ship that has a SOx scrubber that complies with the SOx emission regulation of the International Maritime Organization that comes into force on January 2020.
The ship will be more 10% energy efficient thus, meeting the IMO EEDI phase 1 requirements. Along with this, the ship will become a tanker that is more fuel efficient with the energy saving devices and low friction paint.
An important role is played by the Astomos in the field of LNG business as it is expected that it will continue to grow with the progress in oil refineries and gas field development in the Middle East, the United States, the West Coast of Canada and Australia. The LNG fleet and the LNG transportation service will be expanded by the NYK continuously along with the strengthening of the relationship that NYK and Astomos have with each other.
According to the medium term management plan of NYK, ‘Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green’ it aims to get stable freight rates by long term contracts and to take steps and make contributions to stabalize the LNG transport services by giving creative solutions.
Length overall: 230.00 meters
Breadth: 36.60 meters
Molded depth: 22.20 meters
Cargo tank capacity: about 83,000 cubic meters
Gross tonnage: about 51,000 tons
Shipbuilder: Japan Marine United Corporation
Delivery: Scheduled for October 30, 2019