Friday, 06 May 2016
MOL Launches Coastal LNG Shuttle Transport Project in Indonesia
- 1st Discharging
Operation Conducted –
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO:
Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that it has teamed up with a local partner in
Indonesia, PT Pelindo Energi Logistik (PEL; President Director: Denny Hermanto)
to launch joint operation of the LNG carrier Triputra, which conducted
the project's first discharging operation at the Port of Benoa on Bali Island.
This is the second coastal shuttle transport project
following one serving for West Java(*), for which MOL secured an order in 2011.
In that project, a vessel shuttle-transports LNG to the Port of Benoa, and
discharges it to a floating storage unit (FSU) moored there.
PEL, the charterer, is working to establish a gas value
chain with the new method-transferring LNG discharged to FSU to the floating
regasification unit (FRU) moored at the pier. This facility regasifies the LNG
and pipes the gas to a power plant on Bali. This is a groundbreaking project
that pioneers a new mode of transport for natural gas.
Since 1986 when MOL established a joint ship management
company with a local partner in Indonesia, it has focused on training
Indonesian mariners. As a world-leading LNG carrier owner and management
company, it takes a proactive stance in offering LNG transport services in
Southeast Asia including Indonesia, where domestic demand is increasing for natural
gas as a clean energy source, by effectively using its accumulated know-how and
resources not only in the ocean LNG carrier field, but also in coastal LNG
(*) Please refer to the
press release on December 20, 2011:
MOL Wins Order
for Indonesia's 1st Coastal Transport Project