NYK Line announced the delivery of LNG carrier Diamond Gas Crystal on 31 May
The newbuild will transport LNG from the LNG Canada project in British Columbia, as well as from other locations around the world, under an 18-year time-charter contract with Diamond Gas International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, who also has a stake in the LNG Canada project.
The Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries-built ship is owned by NYK, Asia LNG Transport and Mitsubishi Corp through the joint venture Diamond LNG Shipping. NYK Group will be responsible for ship management.
Diamond Gas Crystal is equipped with a state-of-the-art WinGD dual-fuel slow-speed diesel engine (X-DF diesel engine) and can operate on marine gas oil or boil off gas stored in the cargo tank.
The 297-m long vessel will also feature a reliquefaction system that can use reliquefied excess boil-off gas and return it to the cargo tank.
The cargo tank will be a 174,000-m3 capacity membrane-type tank that will use advanced insulating materials to suppress the boil-off rate in the cargo tank and realise superior efficiency and economical LNG transportation.
NYK Line has also signed a shipbuilding contract with China Merchants Jinling Shipyard for four LNG-fuelled pure car truck carriers to be delivered between 2022 and 2023.
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