Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Christens Mitsui’s New LNG Carrier

Marvel HeronMarvel Heron; Image Courtesy: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Japan’s Mitsubishi Shipbuilding held a christening ceremony for a next-generation LNG carrier under construction for Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on August 30.

Named Marvel Heron, the 297.5-meter-long vessel is the second unit of its type built by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding for Mitsui.

After completion scheduled in September, the LNG carrier will go into service primarily transporting LNG for the Cameron LNG Project, in the U.S. state of Louisiana, in which Mitsui is a participating partner.

Featuring 79,000 dwt and a total holding capacity of 177,000 m3, the ship achieves improvements in both LNG carrying capacity and fuel performance through a more efficient hull structure and hybrid propulsion system, according to Mitsubishi Shipbuilding.

Marvel Heron’s sister ship was christened the Marvel Crane at a ceremony held on February 21, 2019. The previous unit was handed over to Mitsui in late March and is now in service.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>


<< Sep 2019 >>
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

The Smart Ship Exchange

The Exchange will look at the issues involved with increasing autonomy in shipping with an introduction to the concept…

read more >

3rd MarSat Workshop

The MARSAT project wants to operationalise and standardise EO products and aims to develop…

read more >

Global Sustainable Shipping Forum 2019

The event will provide valuable insights from conference sessions, great networking opportunities and will offer…

read more >

OEE Conference & Exhibition 2019

OEE2019 is organised by Ocean Energy Europe, the industry association representing ocean energy in Europe.

read more >