Newbuilding LNG Carrier for JERA Named Nohshu Maru

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Noshu Maru LNG Vessel MOL

MOL’s President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda announced the naming of a newbuilding LNG Carrier ordered by a JV of MOL and JERA Co., Inc. Trans Pacific Shipping 5 Ltd. The ceremony was held at the Nagasaki Shipyard. The new vessel will serve JERA.

Among those attending the event were Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. President Satoru Katsuno, who named the ship the Nohshu Maru, after which his wife cut the rope.

The Nohshu Maru is the second vessel for MOL to feature the MHI-developed cargo tank.

It also has MHI’s hybrid dual-shaft Steam Turbine and Gas Engines (STaGE) propulsion system. This is an environment-friendly, economically superior design, which achieves a further reduction in fuel cost while minimizing CO2 emissions.

The vessel will transport LNG that JERA purchases from the Freeport LNG Project in the United States and other suppliers.

Technical details – Nohshu Maru
• Length: 297.5m
• Breadth: 48.94m
• Draft: 12.9m
• LNG tank: MOSS independent stretched spherical type tank system (with continuous tank cover)
• Deadweight tonnage: 149,367 tons
• Tank capacity: About 177,300m3 – Actual loading capacity in total LNG tank capacity 180,000m3
• Main engine: Reheating system steam turbine, electric propulsion motor
• Speed: 19.5 knots
• Shipyard: Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
• Ship management company: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.