TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto ; Headquarters: Tokyo) today announced that, through a subsidiary, it has signed time charter contracts for four newbuilding liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers with NOVATEK Gas & Power Asia Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Russia’s PAO NOVATEK. The vessels will be constructed at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME ; Headquarters: South Korea), and are slated for delivery in 2024.
The newbuilding LNG carriers are equipped with the cutting-edge MAN Energy Solutions engines, which offer major improvements in fuel efficiency. It also adopts a new design that generates less boil-off gas from cargo tanks through the use of the re-liquefaction unit on board, and a shaft generator system that uses the rotating propeller shaft for power generation. These vessels are considerably more environmentally friendly than current LNG carriers.
MOL addresses environmental issues in accordance with the “MOL Group Environmental Vision 2.1“ (Note 1), and as a united team, it continually strives to achieve sustainable GHG net zero emissions, contributing to the realization of a low-carbon society.
Please refer to our previous press releases in relation with NOVATEK projects(Note 2).
Outline of vessel
|Ship type:||174,000m³ membrane type|
|Scheduled delivery:||after 2024|
Design renderings of the vessels
(Note 1) MOL Group Environmental Vision 2.1
(Note 2) For details, please refer to the following press releases.
- July 9, 2014:
MOL signs Ship Building Contracts with DSME for ice class carriers
- June 29, 2017
- MOL Signs Long-term Charter Contract of 4 LNG Carriers for Russia Yamal LNG Project
- September 27, 2019
MOL, JBIC, and NOVATEK Sign Cooperation Agreement for LNG Transshipment Projects in Kamchatka and Murmansk
- July 27, 2020
Ice-Breaking LNG Carrier makes first call at Japan – Northern Sea Route Voyage from Yamal, Russia to Japan –
- November 2, 2020
MOL signs Charter Contract for Three Ice-Breaking LNG Carriers for Arctic LNG 2 Project in Russia
- September 2, 2021