Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced that on July 31, 2018, the LNG carrier, LNG Schneeweisschen, jointly ordered by MOL and Itochu Corporation, was delivered at the Okpo shipyard by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. in South Korea. The ship has entered into a transportation service contract for several voyages with Düsseldorf-based Uniper Global Commodities SE, 100 per cent owned by one of the largest European gas and electricity companies, Uniper SE.
The LNG Schneeweisschen features two new technologies—the slow-speed two-stroke engine (X-DF) made by Winterthur Gas & Diesel, which can run on natural gas, MGO and Heavy Fuel Oil, and takes main engines efficiency to the next level; and the Methane Refrigeration System-Full Re-liquefaction (MRS-F) by DSME, which works with the high-efficiency X-DF engine to re-liquefy surplus boil off gas and returning it as LNG to the cargo tank. Both X-DF and MRS-F technologies will make LNG transport more efficient and economical.
To further deepen and develop the relationship with Uniper, MOL continues to take a proactive approach in adopting cutting-edge ship technologies to provide safe, high-quality and reliable transport services and to meet increasing demand for LNG transportation, while leveraging its experience and knowhow accumulated as one of the world’s largest owners and managers of LNG carriers, said a release.