Gulf Oil and Gas accountACCOUNT

New LNG Carrier Akebono Maru Delivered

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 10/31/2011, Location: Asia

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. delivered the LNG carrier Akebono Maru to Shinwa Chemical Tanker Co., Ltd.. The 99.37m vessel, identified as Kawasaki Hull No. 1682, is the first in Kawasaki's new line of 3,500 m3-class domestic LNG carriers.

Features
- Demonstrating Kawasaki's long-accumulated expertise in liquefied gas carriers, the vessel features cryogenic pressure tanks and is intended mainly for domestic use. Kawasaki has built four domestic LNG carriers to date with a tank capacity of 2,500 m3, and with this vessel, it increased the capacity to 3,500 m3.
- The vessel is equipped with two cryogenic pressure tanks, capable of absorbing low-temperature contraction, for loading natural gas liquefied at -163°C. The cylindrical tanks are arranged horizontally in cargo holds independent of the hull.
- The tanks are insulated from external heat with the Kawasaki Panel System, which features a proprietary insulation structure. The tanks are also designed to withstand pressure so that boil-off gas (BOG) from the LNG can be contained.
- The cargo tanks are protected against collisions and grounding accidents by a double hull structure. As with larger LNG carriers, the cargo tanks also feature covers that protect them against external shocks and provide thermal insulation from ambient temperatures.
- Unlike conventional large-scale LNG carriers, Akebono Maru employs an oil-powered diesel engine as its main engine, since it does not need to consume BOG as fuel during voyages. These engines are usually used for domestic vessels.
- In addition to the usual loading and offloading operations at LNG terminals, the vessel is also planned to be used for ship-to-ship transfers of LNG, making it the first LNG carrier in Japan to be used for this application.

LNG Carriers News in Japan >>

Netherlands/Holland >>  7/1/2020 - BMT are pleased to announce the successful completion of sea trials for its latest design, the first of two 70m 100% LNG-fuelled ROPAX ferry designed ...
Qatar >>  6/30/2020 - Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas) announced the delivery of the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on a Q-Flex LNG carrier to the ...

Argentina >>  6/25/2020 - EXMAR has received written notification of force majeure from YPF S.A. (the “Notice”) under the Charter Agreement and Services Agreement for the TANGO...
France >>  6/23/2020 - TMS Cardiff Gas has taken delivery of another LNG tanker built by South Korea’s shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries. The newest addition to the shipp...

Finland >>  6/22/2020 - On June 18th, Hamburg based LNG supplier Nauticor, a subsidiary of the Nordic energy company Gasum, has conducted the initial ship-to-ship LNG bunkeri...
South Korea >>  6/22/2020 - On June 10, 2020, Excelerate Energy L.P. (Excelerate) took delivery of its tenth floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) the Excelerate Sequoia fr...

Related Categories: General  LNG Carriers  LNG Terminal  Natural Gas Storage  Oil and Gas Pipeline  Oil Storage  Railways  Tank Truck  Tankers 

Related Articles: General  LNG Carriers  LNG Terminal  Natural Gas Storage  Oil and Gas Pipeline  Oil Storage  Railways  Tank Truck  Tankers 


Japan Oil & Gas 1 >>  2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 |

More News

Related Links

Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright © 2020 Universal Solutions All rights reserved. - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy.