Kawasaki Heavy to build LPG/ammonia carrier for BGN INT DMCC
Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries has signed a contract to build an 86,700 m3 LPG and liquefied ammonia carrier powered by LPG fuel for Dubai-based BGN INT DMCC, it said on February 24.
The vessel, which has a length of 230 m and a breadth of 37.2 m, is equipped with separate cargo tanks designed to carry LPG and liquefied ammonia at the same time. Kawasaki Heavy plans to complete the construction at its Sakaide Works in 2025.
Another feature of the vessel is the greater capacity of the cargo tanks as compared with conventional carriers, which was achieved without significantly changing the vessel’s length, breadth, or other main specifications, Kawasaki Heavy said.
Fuelled by low-sulfur fuel oil and LPG, the vessel meets SOx emission standards set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as well as the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Design Index Phase 3 regulations, which are applicable to adopt stricter CO2 emission standards in 2022.