Kawasaki Heavy Industries delivers LNG carrier Marvel Pelican
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the delivery of the LNG carrier Marvel Pelican. Kawasaki said that the LNG carrier in question was the 155,000 cbm Marvel Pelican.
The second of Kawasaki's line of 155,000 m3 capacity LNG carriers to be commissioned, this ship is designed to enable passage through the newly expanded Panama Canal, which opened for full operations in 2016.
The Marvel Pelican will be used by MOL primarily to transport LNG procured via the American Cameron LNG Project in the U.S. state of Louisana. The vessel is the third of the three newbuilding LNG carriers (Note1), that will sail under charter contracts signed with Mitsui & Co. in September 2014 and January 2015. The vessels will mainly transport LNG from the Mitsui & Co.-backed Cameron LNG project in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
The Marvel Pelican is equipped with DFDE (Dual Fuel Diesel Electric) propulsion system (Note2). This system achieves heat efficiency, and is a more environment-friendly, economically superior design than normal Steam Turbine propulsion system.
While preserving hull dimensions to enable docking at major LNG terminals around the world, Kawasaki optimized the vessel’s hull structure to decrease overall ship weight. Also, the company adopted a two-propulsion motor, a twin-screw propulsion system to achieve the best propulsive performance possible while also integrating a DFD electric propulsion system, which increases fuel efficiency at all speeds.
Maritime Business World