Mitsubishi Names Sayaringo Stage LNG Carrier
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding January 11 held a naming ceremony for a next-generation LNG carrier under construction for Trans Pacific Shipping 5, a joint venture of Jera and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), its parent company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), said the same day.
The new ship, named Nohshu Maru, is the fourth vessel of the latest model Sayaringo STaGE (Steam Turbine and Gas Engines) type vessel, featuring significant improvements in both LNG carrying capacity and fuel performance due to the adoption of a more efficient hull structure and an innovative hybrid propulsion system, MHI said. The Sayaringo STaGE is a successor to the Sayaendo class, which adopts the apple-shaped tanks and hybrid propulsion system functionality named STaGE.
Completion and delivery is scheduled for February 2019, after which the Nohshu Maru will be put into service, transporting LNG for the Freeport LNG Project in the US state of Texas (in which Jera is participating).
The naming ceremony was held at the Koyagi Plant of MHI's Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works. The carrier's deadweight tonnage is approximately 80,300 metric tons, with total tank holding capacity of 180,000m3.
The banner image shows LNG carrier Nohshu Maru (image credit: Mitsubishi)