NYK announced the order of its first two liquefied petroleum gas dual-fuel very large gas carriers from Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. Both ships will be built at the KHI Sakaide Works shipyard and are set for delivery in 2022. These new VLGCs will comply not only with the SOx Global Cap regulations that were tightened from January 2020 but also with the EEDI phase 3 requirements.
In addition, by equipping the ships with LPG tanks on deck, it will be possible to load LPG for fuel separately from the LPG cargo. Having the LPG tanks on deck allows more LPG to be loaded for fuel and thus extends the cruising range of the vessel when LPG is used as fuel.
In the future, by promoting the development of an eco-friendly fleet, NYK will provide customers with a low-carbon transportation mode and contribute to the reduction of environmental loads and the realization of a sustainable global society.
- Outline of Vessel
Length overall: approx. 230 meters
Breadth: 37.20 meters
Depth: 21.90 meters
Summer draft: 11.60 meters
Tank capacity: approx. 86,500 cubic meters (includes the on-deck tank capacity of 2,500 cubic meters)