- One of the methods to supply LNG to vessels. LNG is supplied to the vessel at berth from tank trucks parked on the wharf.
MOL, Kyushu Electric Power Sign Basic Agreement for LNG Fuel Supply for Japan’s First LNG-Fueled Ferries: Sunflower Kurenai and Sunflower Murasaki
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. (Kyuden) today announced that the companies have concluded a basic agreement for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to two LNG-fueled ferries operated by MOL Group company Ferry Sunflower Limited (Ferry Sunflower) —the Sunflower Kurenai and the Sunflower Murasaki. LNG fuel supply is slated to begin around the end of 2022 upon the delivery of the ferries, which are now under construction. Around 50 tons of LNG fuel per day will be supplied via truck-to-ship* to these ferries berthed in Beppu Port (the northside wharf at the third pier) in Oita Prefecture. To speed up the fuel supply process, pipes called “skid” will be connected to four tank trucks, allowing them to fuel the vessels simultaneously.November 20, 2019 press release “MOL Group to Build Japan’s 1st LNG-fueled Ferries : Sunflower Kurenai and Sunflower Murasaki – Large Ferries Reduce Environmental Impact with Cutting-edge Technology and Compliance with Modal Shift, While Inheriting a Proud Tradition of Service -“ https://www.mol.co.jp/en/pr/2019/19076.html Company name Kyuden MOL Ferry Sunflower President Kazuhiro Ikebe Junichiro Ikeda Mitsujiro Akasaka Head office 2-1-82 Watanabe-dori, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 2-1-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 5-3-1 Ikushi, Oita-shi, Oita For further information, please contact: Media Relations Team, Corporate Communication Division Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org /TEL: 03-3587-7015/FAX: 03-3587-7705