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October 4, 2014

Osaka Gas Vessel Named "LNG Venus'

(From left) 2nd MOL President Koichi Muto, 3rd Osaka Gas President Hiroshi Ozaki, 5th MHI Executive Vice President Yoichi Kujirai

(From left) 2nd MOL President Koichi Muto, 3rd Osaka Gas President Hiroshi Ozaki, 5th MHI Executive Vice President Yoichi Kujirai

 

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. President: Koichi Muto) today announced the naming ceremony of 'LNG Venus', a newbuilding liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier held at the Nagasaki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; President: Shunichi Miyanaga; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo). The vessel is under construction at MHI and will serve Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.

As a large group of guests looked on, Osaka Gas President Ozaki named the vessel, and his wife cut the rope.
 
The LNG Venus is co-owned by MOL and Osaka Gas’ wholly owned subsidiary, Osaka Gas International Transport Inc.

(President: Shigeru Chikamoto; Headquarters: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture). After its completion, it will sail under a charter contract with Osaka Gas.
 
Aiming toward its goal of “solid growth through innovative changes” set forth in the midterm management plan STEER FOR 2020, MOL continues to offer value-added services – backed by the experience, know-how, and network accumulated as the world leader in LNG carrier ownership and management – to customers including electric power and gas utilities in Japan.
 
[LNG Venus]
Length              : 288.0 m
Breadth             : 48.94 m
Draft                  : 11.55 m
LNG tank           : MOSS independent stretched spherical-type tank system
          (with continuous tank cover)
Deadweight tonnage  :138,000 MT
Tank capacity              : About 155,000 m3 (*)
(*) Actual loading capacity: 153,000 m3
Main engine                : Reheating system steam turbine
Speed               : 19.5 knots
Shipyard           : Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyard
Ship management company  : Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
 

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