Mitsui OSK. Lines (MOL) and Kyushu Electric Power (Kyuden) have concluded a basic agreement to supply LNG to two LNG-fuelled ferries.
These are currently under construction and will operate for MOL Group company, Ferry Sunflower – ’Sunflower Kurenai’ and ‘Sunflower Murasaki’.
LNG fuel supply is due to begin around the end of 2022 upon the ferries’ delivery.
Around 50 tonnes of LNG per day will be supplied via truck to the ships while berthed in Beppu in Oita Prefecture.
To speed up the fuel supply process, pipes called ‘skids’ will be connected to four tank trucks, allowing them to fuel the vessels simultaneously.
LNG will be supplied to the tank trucks at the loading station of Kyuden Group company Oita Liquefied Natural Gas Company (Oita LNG). Niyac Corp (Niyac) will transport and supply LNG to the ferries and Oita Gas will oversee safety during LNG bunkering operations.
Kyuden will sell the LNG to Ferry Sunflower through MOL Group company MOL Techno-Trade.