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Kyuden agrees milestone LNG-fuelled coal carrier deal with NYK and MOL

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Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. (Kyuden) has engaged in long term transport agreements by deploying the world’s first LNG-fuelled large coal carriers with Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd (MOL).

The vessels are expected to become the world’s first LNG-fuelled large coal carriers, under the operation of NYK and MOL, to import coal to Kyuden’s coal-fired power plants.

The LNG procured for Kyuden’s thermal power plants will be supplied to the vessels as fuel at the loading facility of Kitakyushu LNG Co., Inc., a 75% owned subsidiary of Kyuden.

The three companies contribute to the realisation of a low carbon society by implementation of LNG as an environment friendly fuel, which effectively reduces carbon emissions from marine transport.

NYK, MOL, and Kyuden aim to positively collaborate for sustainable marine transportation of coal, with the reduction of its environmental impact.

The LNG will be supplied using a shore-based LNG loading facility.

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