NYK to Build Four New LNG-Fueled PCTCs

NYK has concluded a ship-building contract with China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing) Co Ltd for four LNG-fueled PCTCs. These four vessels will
NYK to Build Four New LNG-Fueled PCTCs
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NYK has concluded a ship-building contract with China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing) Co Ltd for four LNG-fueled PCTCs. These four vessels will be delivered from 2022 to 2023 and are planned to be assigned to transport vehicles mainly to/from Europe and/or to the Middle East. On these vessels, WinGD’s X-DF2.0 iCER main engine will be utilized for the first time in the world. This engine consumes less gas and reduces GHG by cutting methane emissions from exhaust gas by approximately 50%. Further, the vessels will be equipped with battery hybrid technology, which will improve fuel efficiency by mitigating main engine and electrical generator load fluctuations through the support of batteries. The use of LNG fuel, together with these new technologies and other developments such as hull modification, will contribute to a reduction of sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions by 99% compared to ships fueled by heavy fuel oil. Likewise, nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions will be cut by 96%, and CO2 emissions by approximately 40% or more (per unit of transportation).

Concluding this ship-building contract for these four vessels is in line with NYK’s plan to replace current vessels with around 40 newly built LNG-fueled PCTCs over the next decade to achieve NYK’s environment management target, which is to reduce CO2 emissions per ton-kilometer of transport by 50% by 2050. NYK aims to further advance to zero-emission vessels utilizing low-emission marine fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia from around the mid-2030s.

Outline of four vessels

Length overall: about 199.90 meters

Breadth: about 38.00 meters

Total car capacity: 7,000 units

Gross tonnage: 72,800 tons

Flag: To be decided

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