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Kyushu Electric Power to deploy LNG-fuelled large coal carriers

26 Dec 2019

Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. (Kyuden) has recently engaged in long term transport agreements with Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd (MOL) to deploy the world’s first LNG-fuelled large coal carriers, they said on Wednesday (25 December).

Both vessels, under the separate operation of NYK and MOL, will import coal to Kyuden’s coal-fired power plants.

The LNG procured for the LNG-fuelled large coal carriers will be supplied at the loading facility of Kitakyushu Liquefied Natural Gas Co., Inc., a 75% owned subsidiary of Kyuden.

“The three companies contribute to the realization of a low carbon society by implementation of LNG as an environment friendly fuel which effectively reduces carbon emissions from marine transport,” said the companies in a joint statement.

“NYK, MOL, and Kyuden aim to positively collaborate for sustainable marine transportation of coal, with the reduction of its environmental impact.”

Operator NYK MOL
LOA / Beam 235m / 38m 235m / 38m
DWT 95,000 mt 95,000 mt
Shipyard Oshima Shipbuilding Namura Shipbuilding
Delivery April 2023 April 2023

Photo credit: NYK / MOL
Published: 26 December, 2019


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