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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries receives 0rder for very large LPG carrier from Astomos Energy


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has received an order from Astomos Energy for a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier. The LPG carrier on order features its world-class energy efficiency and outstanding versatility enabling it to flexibly accommodate the requirements of major LPG terminals. The LPG carrier to be built at MHI’s Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works, will measure 230.0 meters (m) in length overall (LOA), 36.6m in width and 11.1m in draft, with gross tonnage of 48,300 tons (t) and deadweight tonnage of 51,100t. The ship will have a capacity to carry up to 83,000 cubic meters (m3) of LPG.

The adoption of MHI’s unique hull design and other features provide the carrier with superlative fuel efficiency and outstanding adaptability to the connecting conditions of LPG terminals. Completion and delivery of the newly ordered carrier are scheduled for the second half of 2015.

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