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Newbuilding LNG carrier for JERA named ‘Sohshu Maru’

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has announced the naming of a newbuilding LNG carrier ordered by Trans Pacific Shipping 8 Ltd., a joint venture between MOL and JERA Co., Inc.

The ceremony was held at the Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI).

Among those on hand for the event were JERA Chairman Toshihiro Sano who named the vessel the Sohshu Maru, after which his wife, Eiko Sano, cut the rope.

Sohshu Maru is equipped with a Dual Fuel Diesel Electric (DFDE) propulsion system. 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 purchases from the Freeport LNG project in the US and other suppliers.

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