TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced that the company has ordered two 'EeneX' next-generation coal carriers from Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd..
The EeneX series was designed in pursuit of the optimal coal carrier for electric power companies in Japan. The two vessels MOL ordered will operate under contracts with Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-POWER) and Hokuriku Electric Power Company, supplying coal from overseas to their power plants in Japan.
MOL anticipates ongoing orders for EeneX vessels and expects them to play a leading role in the MOL Group's coal carrier business.
The EeneX carrier design reflects MOL's proactive stance in providing safe, reliable, and stress-free transport of resources and energy.
Outline of EeneX:
- LOA: About 235m
- Breadth: About 38m
- Depth: About 20.05m
- Deadweight tons: About 89,900MT
- Double-hull structure for all cargo holds
- Semi-box shaped hold
- Eliminated ballast hold (cargo holds only)