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  • MOL signs Ship Building Contracts with DSME for ice class carriers
    édité le 10/07/2014

MOL signs Ship Building Contracts with DSME for ice class carriers
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that joint venture companies between MOL and China Shipping (Group) Company, concluded and signed shipbuilding contracts with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. in Korea to build three ice class LNG carriers. These ice class carriers are intended for Yamal LNG project, which is currently Russian's most strategic project in energy. The signing by other owner of remaining carriers required for Yamal LNG fleet will be made in Russia.

The ice class LNG carriers for the project will have independent ice-breaking capabilities that enable them to sail in icy seas with maximum 2.1m ice thickness. The vessels will be capable of transporting LNG from Yamal LNG plant at Sabetta in Yamal Peninsula, Russia, to main LNG markets in the world. During summer period, the carriers will also be able to independently sail on Northern Sea Route to transport LNG to East Asia.

MOL will bring to the project its 130 years of first class and reliable navigation experience and through this new undertaking will develop its know-how and resources needed for ship operation on Northern Sea Route, which should further enhance and expand MOL's ocean transport services.

Profile of New Ice Class LNG Carrier

- Dimensions: Length: 299m, Breadth: 50m
- Ship Type: 172,000 m³ membrane type
- Ice Class/ Specifications : RMRS ARC7/  Special specifications for Arctic environment
- Ice-break sailing capabilities: Icebreaker bow structure; Aft structure: 3-axis POD propeller - Max. ice breaking capacity: ice thickness 2.1m (when going astern)
- Shipyard: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.

About Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) is an ocean shipping company that meets the needs of the times in a range of fields. The fleet ranges from specialized dry bulkers for iron ore, coal, and wood chips to tankers that transport crude oil and LNG, and car carriers and containerships that deliver a variety of finished products. MOL muscle moves today's global economy. Our business, ocean shipping in main, supports communities and industries around the world, by concentrating on group-wide strengths.

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Origine : Communiqué Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

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