KHI Delivers LNG carrier Marvel Pelican
Japanese public multinational corporation Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has delivered the Marvel Pelican, a 155,000 m3 capacity liquefied natural gas (LNG) transport vessel for use by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL).
The second of Kawasaki's line of 155,000 m3 capacity LNG carriers to be commissioned, this ship is designed to enable passage through the newly expanded Panama Canal, which opened for full operations in 2016.
The Marvel Pelican will be used by MOL primarily to transport LNG procured via the American Cameron LNG Project in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
While preserving hull dimensions to enable docking at major LNG terminals around the world, Kawasaki has optimized this vessel's hull structure to decrease overall ship weight.
Furthermore, the company has adopted a two-propulsion motor, twin-screw propulsion system to achieve the best propulsive performance possible, while also integrating a DFD electric propulsion system which increases fuel efficiency at all speeds.
Moving forward, Kawasaki will continue to pursue shipbuilding operations in light of the anticipated rise in demand for LNG and other clean-energy fuels.
The Marvel Pelican 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.