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Teekay delivers LNG carrier to Cheniere

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Teekay has released a statement claiming that the world’s second M-type, Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI) Type LNG carrier, the Oak Spirit, has been delivered to Cheniere Energy. The vessel joins its sister vessel, the Creole Spirit, and has already commenced its maiden voyage under the command of Captain Matthew Sumner.

Oak Spirit was launched in early September 2015 from the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea.

Teekay claims that the vessel is now operating under its five-year fee-based charter contract to Cheniere Energy, lifting volumes from the company’s Sabine Pass LNG export facility in Louisiana, US.

Teekay currently has seven additional vessels of this type under construction (at various stages) at DSME, including the Torben Spirit. The company claims that two further LNG MEGI newbuildings will be constructed at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard.

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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