The Japanese based Tsuneishi Shipbuilding has delivered on January 31 its first ever newbuild LPG carrier to an unnamed buyer.

The newbuild vessel has a length of 99m, beam of 17.6m, a depth of 8m and a cargo tank capacity of 5,000m3.

The shipbuilder mentions that the LPG tanks were entirely manufactured in-house, and the molding of the tank head to the edge of the pressure tank was a significant challenge,

Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding, being part of the Tsuneishi Group, provided the expertise of tank manufacturing and gas outfitting, such as the basic design, the detailed design for the gas tank and gas system, the assembly procedure, and the precision management method.

Tsuneishi says that the LPG carrier features a hull form that reduces propulsion resistance and the newest main engine technology to comply with the CO2 emission regulations of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Phase 3.

The vessel is also equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), an exhaust gas treatment equipment, so that this LPG carrier qualifies as an eco-ship with excellent propulsion and environmental performance that satisfies the requirements of the NOx Tier III regulations.

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding, which was founded in 1917 in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan, engages in shipbuilding and repairs, and is the anchor company of the Tsuneishi Group.

The group has manufacturing bases in Japan (Tsuneishi Factory, the HQ), Philippines, and China with the company building bulk carriers, container carriers, and tankers. It has also 815 employees as shown in the company’s data in November 2023.