MOL's newbuilding LNG carrier for JERA named Nohshu Maru
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has announced the naming of a newbuilding LNG Carrier ordered by a JV of MOL and JERA Co., Inc., Trans Pacific Shipping 5 Ltd. Ceremony was held at the Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. The new vessel will serve JERA, the company said in its release.
The Nohshu Maru is the second vessel for MOL to feature the MHI-developed Sayaringo cargo tank.
It also adopts MHI's state-of-the-art technology-the hybrid dual-shaft Steam Turbine and Gas Engines (STaGE) propulsion system. This is an environment-friendly, economically superior design, which achieves a further reduction in fuel cost while minimizing CO2 emissions.
The vessel will transport LNG that JERA purchases from the Freeport LNG Project in the United States and other suppliers.