Courtesy of Minerva

Minerva newbuild completes sea and gas trials

The Greek shipping company Minerva, led by Andreas Martinos, has completed the sea trials and gas trials for the Minerva Psara LNG carrier.

Courtesy of Minerva

Minerva said on Friday that the Minerva Psara was first of a series of two LNG carriers the company currently has under construction at the DSME shipyard in South Korea.

The vessel will be capable of transporting up to 173,400 cubic meters of liquefied natural gas, and features MEGI two-stroke engines and a full reliquefication system on-board.

It is scheduled for delivery within January 2021 when it will start term employment with a major LNG charterer.

It is worth noting that the company laid the keel for the Psara at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) yard in Geoje, South Korea, in mid-March.

In total, the company has five LNG carriers on order scheduled for delivery in 2021 and 2022.