New LNG Carrier for Ichthys LNG Project Named “OCEANIC BREEZE”

Events, LNG, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology — By on October 24, 2017 at 10:27 AM

Naming Ceremony of “OCEANIC BREEZE”

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) held a naming ceremony for a newly-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier at Nagasaki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI).

The new vessel was given her name “OCEANIC BREEZE” by Mr. Toshiaki Kitamura, President of INPEX Corporation (INPEX).

Designed by MHI, the vessel has adopted “SAYAENDO” which features a continuous cover integrated with the vessel’s hull that makes a reduction in weight and air resistance which accomplishes low fuel consumption while successfully achieving environmentally-friendly conditions.

“OCEANIC BREEZE” will be time-chartered by INPEX Shipping Co., Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of INPEX, and will be carrying LNG from the Ichthys LNG Project in Darwin, Australia to Naoetsu, Niigata after her delivery.

 

[Main Particulars of the vessel]

Owner Oceanic Breeze LNG Transport S.A.
Charterer INPEX SHIPPING CO., LTD.
Shipyard Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

(Nagasaki Shipyard)

LOA abt. 288m
Beam abt. 49m
Tank Type / Tank Capacity Moss / abt.155,300m3
Propulsion System Ultra Steam Turbine
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