The Japanese shipbuilder Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd hosted the naming ceremony of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier built for Osaka Gas Co. and Kyushu Power Co., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines said.
Osaka Gas Representative Director and President Honjo, named the vessel the LNG Saturn, and his wife cut the rope.
The vessel will serve to transport LNG that Osaka Gas and Kyushu Power mainly purchased from Australia Ichthys LNG project and the LNG carrier will be managed by MOL.
This marks the first time that an LNG carrier wholly owned by a Japanese shipping company will serve on joint transport for electric power and gas companies in Japan.
The 153,000 cbm LNG carrier boasts Moss-type non-spherical tank and 138,000 in gross tonnage. It is 288 meters long and features 48.94m in breadth and 11.55m in draft.