MOL names LNG carrier duo for Tokyo Gas

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) named a pair of LNG carrier newbuildings for Tokyo Gas at Japan Marine United’s Tsu Shipyard on Wednesday.

The 165,000 cu m LNG carriers Energy Universe and Energy Innovator were named by Tokyo Gas Takashi Uchida with his wife cutting the rope. The two new vessels will be used to transport gas from Cove Point LNG Project in the US to Tokyo Gas in Japan.

The newbuilds bring the fleet Tokyo LNG Tanker to 11 LNG carriers. The Energy Universe is 100% owned by MOL, while the Energy Innovator is 90% owned by MOL and 10% by Tokyo LNG Tanker.

MOL is involved in the management eight of the 11 vessels including the two newbuildings. The company also manages the Energy Liberty LNG which is used for transport from the Cove Point LNG project in the US.

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Posted 25 April 2019

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Marcus Hand

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