TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) announced that a naming ceremony for two newbuilding LNG carriers was held at the Tsu Shipyard of Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU; headquarters: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture; President: Kotaro Chiba) on April 24.

The two vessels will transport LNG from the Cove Point LNG Project in the United States to Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Takashi Uchida). (*1)

Among the many guests on hand for the ceremony was Tokyo Gas President Takashi Uchida, who named the vessels the Energy Innovator and the Energy Universe after which his wife cut the rope.

The vessels are the 10th and 11th LNG carriers that Tokyo LNG Tanker Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Satoshi Tanazawa) owns and manages. MOL is involved in the management of eight of those ships, including the two newbuilding carriers.

Leveraging its accumulated experience and knowledge as one of the world’s leading LNG carrier owners and management companies, MOL continues to offer safe, high-quality and efficient LNG transport service to customers.

Length/Breadth/Draft 299.9m/48.9m/11.5m
LNG Tank/Cargo Capacity Self-supporting prismatic shape IMO Type B (SPB) (*2) cargo tank/165,000m3
Main Engine Tri-fuel diesel electric propulsion system
Speed 19.5 knots
Ship Management Company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
Flag Japan
Shipowner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. 90%, Tokyo LNG Tanker Co., Ltd. 10%
Length/Breadth/Draft 299.9m/48.9m/11.5m
LNG Tank/Cargo Capacity Self-supporting prismatic shape IMO Type B (SPB)(*2) cargo tank/165,000m3
Main Engine Tri-fuel diesel electric propulsion system
Speed 19.5 knots
Ship Management Company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
Flag Panama
Shipowner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. 100%

At the naming ceremony in front of Energy Innovator

 

(*1) MOL manages three of the vessels, which will be launched mainly to supply Tokyo Gas with LNG the Cove Point LNG Project.