Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) and Tokyo Century Corporation held the naming ceremony for the newly-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier (*1) for JERA Co., Inc. (JERA) at Sakaide Shipyard of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI), on 7th August 2018.
The new vessel was given her name “ENSHU MARU” by Chairman of the Board of Directors Mr. Akihisa Mizuno of Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. “ENSHU MARU” comes from the name of an old district in western Shizuoka Prefecture named “Tohtoumi” which is part of the service area of Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.
Under the operation of LNG Marine Transport Ltd., “ENSHU MARU” will mainly serve the transportation route between Freeport LNG project in the United States and Japan after delivery and is expected to contribute to the stable transportation of energy for Japan.
(*1) Joint venture company with shares owned by “K” Line and Tokyo Century.
(*2) Boil-Off Rate (BOR): Ratio of natural vaporized gas against maximum tank capacity to indicate the capability of tank heat-insulation system.
(*3) Reheat Turbine Plant: Next-generation LNG carrier propulsion plant of high thermal efficiency and high reliability, incorporating the most advanced materials and control technologies including improvements in steam conditions to raise the thermal efficiency.