South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) Okpo shipyard has delivered 180,000-m3 LNG carrier LNG Rosenrot to a joint venture owned by Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Itochu Corporation
Following delivery, LNG Rosenrot entered into a service contract with Germany’s Uniper Global Commodities, wholly owned by one of the largest European gas and electricity companies, Uniper.
LNG Rosenrot is a sister vessel of LNG Schneeweisschen, delivered in July 2018 and also serving Uniper Global Commodities.
LNG Rosenrot is equipped with two WinGD Otto-cycle, slow-speed two-stroke dual-fuel X-DF engines, which can run on natural gas, MGO and HFO. Like its sister vessel, it is equipped with a methane refrigeration system-full reliquefaction supplied by DSME, which works with the high-efficiency X-DF engines to reliquefy surplus boil-off gas, making LNG transport more efficient and economical.
MOL LNG Transport (Europe) will act as the ship manager for the vessel and the registered owner is LNG Cornflower Shipping Corp, according to Equasis. Marshall Islands-flagged LNG Rosenrot has an overall length of 297.8 m, beam of 47.9 m and draught of 11.5 m.
More gas from Australia
Uniper recently struck a long-term sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Woodside Energy Trading Singapore to double the supply of LNG from an earlier binding agreement between the two parties.
Initial supply, commencing in 2021, will be up to 1 mta, increasing to approximately 2 mta from 2026. The majority of LNG supply from 2025 is conditional upon an FID on the development of the Scarborough gas resource offshore Western Australia. The 13-year term of the SPA is unchanged. Woodside and Uniper have also agreed to collaborate on potential carbon-neutral LNG, including enhanced carbon accounting, and future hydrogen opportunities.
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