TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) yesterday announced the naming of a newbuilding LNG Carrier ordered by Trans-Pacific Shipping 8 Ltd., a Joint Venture between MOL and JERA Co., Inc. (JERA) 

JERA’s New LNG Carrier Named Sohshu Maru

The ceremony was held at the Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI).

Among those on hand for the event were JERA Chairman Toshihiro Sano, who named the vessel the Sohshu Maru, after which his wife, Mrs. Eiko Sano cut the rope.

Sohshu Maru is equipped with DFDE (Dual Fuel Diesel Electric) propulsion system. This system achieves heat efficiency and is a more environment-friendly, economically superior design than normal Steam Turbine propulsion system.

The vessel will transport LNG that JERA purchases from the Freeport LNG Project in the United States and other suppliers.

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 safe, high-quality LNG transport services for customers.

Outline of Sohshu Maru:

 Length  299.90m
 Breadth  48.90m
 Draft  11.80m
 LNG tank  MOSS independent stretched spherical type tank system
 Gross tonnage  About 135,951tons 
 Tank capacity

 About 177,269m

(*)at -163℃, 100% capacity

 Main engine  DFDE
 Speed  About 19.5 knots
 Shipyard  KHI
 Ship management company  MOL