News Release

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Newbuilding LNG Carrier for Kansai Electric Power Named LNG JUROJIN


TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today took part in a naming ceremony for the newbuilding liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier (*1) LNG JUROJIN, which is co-owned by MOL and Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (KEPCO; President and Director: Makoto Yagi; Headquarters: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture), at the Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (President and CEO: Shunichi Miyanaga; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo).

Among the many guests on hand were KEPCO President and Director Yagi, who named the new vessel, and his wife, who cut the rope.

After delivery, the LNG JUROJIN will serve a broad range of LNG transport projects, including the Ichthys LNG Project.

To realize its goal of "solid growth through innovative changes" stated in the midterm management plan STEER FOR 2020, the MOL Group draws upon its decades of experience and know-how as the world's leading LNG carrier owner and management company and works aggressively to provide value-added LNG transport services tailored to the needs of customers, including electric power and gas companies in Japan.

(*1)Please refer to the press release on October 1, 2013:

MOL, Kansai Electric Power Reach Agreement on Joint Ownership of 2 New LNG Carriers

(*2)The LNG JUROJIN is the second vessel, announced in the press release on June 29, 2012:

MOL, Kansai Electric Power Sign Deals to Build, Charter 2 LNG Carriers

[ Outline of LNG JUROJIN ]

(1) Length : 288.0m
(2) Breadth : 48.94m
(3) Draft : 11.55m
(4) LNG tank : Stretched MOSS independent stretched spherical-type tank system

  with continuous tank cover
(5) Deadweight tonnage : 136,739tons
(6) Tank capacity : 155,300m3(*)

  (*)Actual loading capacity : 153,000m3
(7) Main engine : Reheating system steam turbine
(8) Speed : 19.5knots
(9) Shipyard : Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding, Co., Ltd.
(10) Ship management company : Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

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