KHI Delivered LPG-fuel-propelled LPG/ammonia carrier “ENEOS GUNJO”

Recently, Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) delivered the Eneos Gunjo, a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-fueled LPG/ammonia carrier, to Eneos Ocean Corporation.

The “Eneos Gunjo” is Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ second LPG-fueled 86,700 cbm LPG/ammonia carrier, and is an upgraded version of the existing 84,000 cbm LPG carrier, with an increase in cargo capacity and ammonia carrying capacity. The first 86,700 cbm LPG/ammonia carrier AXIS RIVER was delivered in June this year.

Powered by LPG, the vessel has an overall length of 229.90 meters, a beam of 37.20 meters, a full load draft of 11.65 meters, a speed of about 17 knots, a crew of 29 and a deadweight of 56,503 tons, which is equipped with a Kawasaki-MAN B&W 6G60ME-C10.5-LGIP diesel engine, and is classed by ClassNK .

Kawasaki Heavy Industries says the 86,700 cbm LPG/ammonia carrier is equipped with separate liquid cargo tanks for transporting both LPG and ammonia. LPG is widely used as a low-carbon emitting fuel, while ammonia is attracting attention as a next-generation alternative fuel for decarbonization in the shipping industry. The vessel has been designed to increase cargo tank capacity while keeping its main dimensions similar to those of conventional types of vessels so that the vessel can be berthed at major LPG terminals all over the world.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries will continue to develop and provide environmental-friendly ship technologies such as LPG-fueled LPG carriers, LPG/ammonia carriers and other environmental-friendly merchant ships, as well as LPG/ammonia carriers, which are attracting attention as a next-generation energy source, in order to respond to increasingly stringent environmental regulations and specific action plans represented by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) worldwide, and to contribute to the realization of a low-carbon and decarbonized We will contribute to the realization of a low-carbon and decarbonized society.

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