Skip to main content

Mitsubishi holds christening ceremony for next-generation LNG carrier

Published by
LNG Industry,


Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd has announced that it has held a christening ceremony for a next-generation LNG carrier currently being built for a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL): MOG-X LNG Shipholding S.A.

The vessel is the third Sayaringo STaGE (steam turbine and gas engines) type vessel, and is named LNG JUNO. It is Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s latest carrier to feature significant improvements in both LNG carrying capacity and fuel performance through the adoption of a more efficient hull structure and an innovative hybrid propulsion system. The ship will be used to transport LNG for projects such as the Freeport LNG project in Texas, US, in which Osaka Gas Co. Ltd is taking part.

The ceremony was held at the Koyagi Plant of MHI’s Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works. The ship has an overall length of 297.5 m, a width of 48.94 m, a depth of 27 m, and a draft of 11.5 m. It also has a deadweight capacity of approximately 80 300 t, which is the largest within the Sayaringo series, and the tanks have a total holding capacity of 180 000 m3.

According to the statement, the Sayaringo STaGE is the successor to Sayaendo – a vessel highly acclaimed for its improved Moss-type spherical tanks and outstanding reliability. The adoption of the apple-shaped tanks and hybrid propulsion system functionality in the new Sayaringo STaGE has allowed for a significant increase in LNG carrying capacity, as well as overall fuel efficiency.

Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/lng-shipping/25102018/mitsubishi-holds-christening-ceremony-for-next-generation-lng-carrier/

You might also like

 Webinar

[WEBINAR] Insulation advances: Mitigating noise and CUI in your LNG plant

Heightened noise levels are harmful to the well-being and productivity of a plant’s personnel as well as the surrounding environment. With excessive noise presenting so many financial and health and safety risks, LNG plants need reliable, cost-effective noise-reduction solutions. This webinar will outline the most popular acoustic standards in the industry today and distill down to the audience what they need to know in order to best protect their work personnel and profits.

Register for your free space today »

 
 
 

Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):


 

This article has been tagged under the following:

LNG carrier news