Mitsubishi splashes Toyofuji Shipping’s LNG-powered RoRo ship

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), has held a christening and launch ceremony for the first of two new liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) ships under construction for Japanese Toyofuji Shipping.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)

The ceremony was held at the Enoura Plant of MHI’s Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works in Yamaguchi Prefecture on June 7, 2024.

The vessel Trans Harmony Green is approximately 195 meters long, has a breadth of 30.6 meters, and has a gross tonnage of approximately 49,500.

The ship can simultaneously transport about 3,000 passenger cars. Its main engine and main generator engine are dual-fuel engines, each accommodating LNG or diesel fuel.

According to MHU, these engines could enable a greater than 25% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to ships with the same hull and powered by fuel oil.

They could also cut SOx (sulfur oxide) emissions to near zero, thereby helping to reduce the vessel’s environmental footprint.

The ship’s handover is scheduled for late January 2025 following completion of outfitting work and sea trials.

Trans Harmony Green will serve as a RoRo vessel on shipping routes in Asia.

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, as part of MHI Group’s strategic initiatives for energy transition, works toward realizing a carbon-neutral world by building LNG-powered ships enabling the maritime industry to achieve a low-carbon footprint.

A few months ago, Mitsubishi launched salvage tug built for Nippon Salvage. The vessel, named Koyo Maru, is scheduled for handover this month.

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Meanwhile, the Japanese shipbuilder also christened and launched a RoRo ship for Fujitrans Corporation.

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