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.

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