Japan launches ship-to-ship LNG bunkering project

Specifically, Kaguya, based at JERA’s Kawagoe Thermal Power Station, will supply LNG fuel to K Line’s first LNG-fueled car carrier that is scheduled to be delivered by the end of FY2020.

Moreover, the fuel was bunkered onto a car carrier Sakura Leader which will be operated by NYK at the construction yard of Shin Kurushima Toyohashi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Another feature of the vessel is its dual-fuel diesel engine and the fuel gas supply system (FGSS) engineered by TGE Marine Gas Engineering GmbH of Mitsui E&S Group.

The 3,500-cbm vessel is owned by Central LNG Marine Fuel Japan, a joint venture company of K line, JERA, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK). It was constructed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

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