Tsuneishi Shipbuilding hands over its first LPG carrier

Japanese shipbuilder Tsuneishi Shipbuilding has completed the delivery of its first liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier.

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding

The newbuilding was delivered to an undisclosed owner on January 31, 2024.

The LPG tanks were entirely manufactured in-house, and molding the tank head to the edge of the pressure tank was a significant challenge. Nevertheless, this task was successfully carried out using existing equipment, according to Tsuneishi.

The LPG carrier installed with these tanks will retain the main dimensions of the standard 5,000 cbm LPG carrier class. The vessel has a cargo tank capacity of 5,000 cbm, a length of 99 meters, a breadth of 17.6 meters, and a depth of 8 meters.

Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding of the Tsuneishi Group provided the expertise of tank manufacturing and gas outfitting, such as the basic design, the detailed design for the gas tank and gas system, the assembly procedure, and the precision management method.

As explained, the LPG carrier features a hull form that reduces propulsion resistance and the newest main engine technology to comply with the CO2 emission regulations of EEDI Phase 3. Equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR), this LPG carrier qualifies as an eco-ship with advanced propulsion and environmental performance that satisfies the requirements of the NOx Tier III regulations.