Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) has received a contract from Ecobunker Shipping for the construction of a multi-product (LNG and low sulfur fuel oil) bunkering vessel.
According to JMU, the 95-meter vessel will be built as a part of the STS LNG fuel supply business in Tokyo bay by three shareholders of EBS, Sumitomo Corporation, Uyeno Transtech, and Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation.
The bunker vessel will be homeported in the Port of Yokohama and the business itself will be subsidized from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
As explained by the shipbuilder, the hull design and construction will be subcontracted to Fukuoka Shipbuilding, and LNG tank fabrication including the LNG cargo handling system to Philippines-based Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Company.
JMU said the vessel will be the first of its type in Asia, capable of providing 1,500 cubic meters of compliant marine fuel oil and 2,500 cubic meters of LNG.