New LNG Carrier for Tokyo Gas Named
NYK and Tokyo LNG Tanker Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd., have a long-term charter contract for this vessel.
At the ceremony, Takashi Uchida, president at Tokyo Gas, named the ship Energy Glory, and his wife cut the ceremonial rope holding the vessel in place. NYK president Tadaaki Naito was also in attendance.
Energy Glory is the third vessel to be jointly owned by NYK and Tokyo LNG Tanker (Tokyo LNG Tanker 70 percent; NYK 30 percent), and after delivery the ship will be mainly used over the next 20 years for LNG transportation from the Cove Point LNG project in the U.S.
This new carrier is equipped with an SPB design (self-supporting prismatic-shape IMO type B ) developed by IHI Corporation and JMU. Most of the tank is fitted inside the hull, allowing for favorable front views from the vessel’s bridge as well as reduced wind resistance for more robust propulsion and reduced fuel consumption.
The vessel features a tri-fuel diesel electric propulsion system that can use low-sulfur oil, heavy oil or gas.
Length Overall: 299.9 meters
Breadth: 48.90 meters
Cargo Tank Capacity: about 165,000 cubic meters
Gross Tonnage: 122,800 tons
Deadweight Tonnage: 87,000 metric tons
Builder: Japan Marine United Corporation