MOL, Kansai Electric name LNG carrier

Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines said that a naming ceremony for the newbuilding carrier LNG Fukurokuju, which is co-owned by MOL and Kansai Electric Power, took place on Tuesday at Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

The 165,134 cbm LNG tanker will serve a broad range of projects including the Australia Pacific LNG project after the delivery in 2016.

The vessel adopts a new steam turbine engine that reuses steam for heating, which will also reduce fuel consumption, and an advanced heat insulation system that offers the lowest LNG vaporization rate – 0.08% – of any LNG carrier in the world, according to MOL.

LNG Fukurokuju is 293 meters long and has four stretched Moss-type independent spherical type LNG tanks.


LNG World News Staff; Image: MOL