December 13, 2004

Kawasaki to build new design LNG carrier

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line), jointly with Osaka Gas International Transport Inc. (a 100% subsidiary company of Osaka Gas) and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), has concluded a shipbuilding contract for a new 153,000 cu.m LNG carrier with Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation.

The ship will be mainly used to carry LNG for Osaka Gas from the Qalhat LNG Project in Oman from 2009.

The ship will have four spherical LNG tanks three of which are being given a 2 m vertical stretch. This advantage enables tank capacity to be increased by about 5.5% but within almost the same ship dimensions and with the same fuel oil consumption

New LNG Carrier Specifications

Shipbuilder: Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation

Delivery: December 2008

LNG Tank Capacity: 153,000M3

Tank Type: Spherical Moss Type x 1 and Spherical Stretched Moss Type x 3

Length/Breadth: 289.5m/49.00m

Full Load Draft: 11.76 m

Gross Tonnage: 124,000 tons

Service Speed: 19.5knots


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