Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) has concluded time-charters for two new LNG carriers with Diamond Gas International, a Singapore affiliate of Mitsubishi Corporation.
NYK also concluded a contract with MI LNG Company Limited for the construction of the LNG carriers, the company said in its press release.
The ships will haul gas from the Cameron LNG (liquefied natural gas) project in Louisiana in the US to Asia, primarily Japan.
These new ships will be delivered in 2018 and assigned to transport LNG for the Cameron LNG Project in the U.S. state of Louisiana which Mitsubishi Corporation under the ship management by NYK.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has confirmed that it has won an order for two ‘Sayaringo STaGE,’ a next-generation LNG carriers, for delivery NYK Line.
The new 165,000 cbm vessels will have apple-shaped tanks as part of the Sayaringo series of tanks, which have a greater LNG-carrying capacity, according to the statement.
These carriers will also have a structure that reduces ship weight and air resistance, in addition to a hybrid propulsion system combining a steam turbine and engines that can be fired by gas (STaGE; Steam Turbine and Gas Engines), resulting in cuts in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, the statement added.
The carriers on order feature a new design that will achieve significant improvements in both LNG carrying capacity and fuel efficiency through the adoption of a more efficient hull structure and an innovative hybrid propulsion system, said a statement.