Japanese shipowner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has announced that the dual-fuel LPG/ammonia carrier (VLGC) “Aquamarine Progress II”, ordered by its Singapore based group company Aramo Shipping (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., was delivered on 26th April by Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in Japan.

The VLGC “Aquamarine Progress II” with 230.0m length, 36.6m breath and 87,119.30 m3 cargo tank capacity will sail under a time charter contract with Japanese based LPG importer and distributor GYXIS Corporation.

The dual-fuel vessel can run on either LPG or conventional heavy oil, and when LPG is used as fuel, CO2 emissions can be reduced by about 20% and sulphur oxides (SOx,) particulate matter (PM), and so on. by about 90% compared to heavy oil.

In addition, the specifications of the vessel allow for the transport of ammonia as well as LPG. Ammonia, which emits no carbon dioxide during combustion, is expected to increase in demand in the future as a next-generation clean energy source.

The naming ceremony was held on March 12 at the Imari Works of Namura Shipbuilding, and the vessel was named by GYXIS President and Representative Director Keiji Tanaka. Along with GYXIS, MOL will further contribute to the stable supply of LPG to Japan through the operation of the “Aquamarine Progress II”.

Source: Mitsui O.S.K.