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February 28, 2005
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

"K" Line Places Orders for Two 153,200m3 DFDE Engine LNG Carriers

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) announced the execution of shipbuilding contracts with Samsung Heavy Industries Ltd. for two units of 153,200m3 LNG Carriers (*) scheduled for deliveries in 3rd and 4th quarter of 2008. These new vessels contain unique features as follows:

  • Compact Body :
    Achieves compact hull size by adopting membrane cargo containment system, which enables them to call at most of the existing loading and discharging terminals throughout the world.
  • Large Cargo Tank Capacity :
    Despite the compact hull size, these vessels hold large cargo tank capacity of 153,200m3, resulting in greater efficiency of LNG transportation.
  • DFDE Propulsion :
    Achieves efficiency and environmental benefit by adopting Dual Fuel Diesel Electric (DFDE) Engines, instead of traditionally employed Steam Turbine Engines. DFDE propulsion system is propelled by electric motors utilizing power generated by Diesel Generators being fueled by boil-off gas and/or marine diesel oil.

These two vessels will bring the LNG Carrier fleet to 38 vessels in total, including 11 managed by the "K" Line Group. "K" Line currently operates 26 LNG Carriers worldwide with 12 new buildings on order.

< Ship Particulars >

Loa 285.00M
Beam 43.40M
Full Draft 11.50M
Cargo Tank Capacity 153,200M3
Cargo Tank Type GTT Mark III


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