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MOL’s newbuilt LNG carrier to serve Cameron LNG

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LNG Industry,

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has announced the delivery of the LNG carrier Marvel Heron.

Prior to the vessel’s delivery, on 30 August, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. held a naming ceremony at the Nagasaki Shipyard Koyagi Plant of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. As a crowd of VIPs and well-wishers looked on, the vessel was named Marvel Heron by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Executive Managing Officer Yoshio Kometani.

The Marvel Heron is the second of the three newbuilding LNG carriers, that will sail under charter contracts signed with Mitsui & Co. in September 2014 and January 2015. The vessels will mainly transport LNG from the Mitsui & Co. backed Cameron LNG project in Louisiana, USA.

The Marvel Heron adopts the hybrid dual-shaft steam turbine and gas engine (STaGE) propulsion system. This is an environment-friendly, economically superior design, which achieves further reduction in fuel costs while minimising CO2 emissions.

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