On July 2ndMitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. President & CEO, Junichiro Ikeda announced the naming of a newbuilding LNG Carrier ordered by Trans Pacific Shipping 8 Ltd. a Joint Venture between MOL and JERA Co., Inc. during a ceremony held at the Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
LNG Carrier was named Sohshu Maru and it is equipped with DFDE (Dual Fuel Diesel Electric) propulsion system. DFDE system can use both heavy fuel oil and natural gas, which has different component as an energy resource. “This system is environmentally-friendly because vessel can use natural boil off gas efficiently”, stated the Japanese line on its online press release. This system achieves heat efficiency, and is a more environment-friendly, economically superior design than normal Steam Turbine propulsion system.
The vessel will transport LNG that JERA (Japan’s Energy for A New Era) purchases from the Freeport LNG Project in the United States and other suppliers.
“The MOL Group draws upon its decades of experience and know-how as the world’s leading LNG carrier owner and management company, and works aggressively to provide safe, high-quality LNG transport services for customers”.