MOL marks its 1st transportation service contract with Uniper as LNG Schneeweisschen goes into service
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced today that on July 31st, the LNG carrier, LNG Schneeweisschen, jointly ordered by MOL and Itochu Corporation was delivered at the Okpo shipyard by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) in South Korea. The ship has entered in to a Transportation Service contract for several voyages with Uniper Global Commodities SE (Headquarters: Düsseldorf), 100% owned by one of the largest European gas and electricity companies, Uniper SE (Headquarters: Düsseldorf; formed by the separation of E.ON's fossil fuel assets into a separate company on 1st January 2016).
The LNG Schneeweisschen features two new technologies - the slow-speed two-stroke engine (X-DF) made by Winterthur Gas & Diesel, which can run on natural gas, MGO and Heavy Fuel Oil, and takes main engines efficiency to the next level; and the Methane Refrigeration System-Full Re-liquefaction (MRS-F) by DSME, which works with the high-efficiency X-DF engine to re-liquefy surplus boil off gas and returning it as LNG to the cargo tank. Both X-DF and MRS-F technologies will make LNG transport more efficient and economical.
[ Outline of LNG Schneeweisschen ]
LNG tank Membrane type
Cargo tank capacity 180,000m3
Main engine X-DF double-engine, twin-shaft system
Speed 19.5 knots
Ship management company MOL LNG Transport (Europe) Ltd.
Shipowner MOL 50%, Itochu 50%