New LNG carrier for EDF LNG Shipping delivered

May 19 2020 Print This Article

On May 15, 2020, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier ELISA LARUS, owned by France LNG Shipping (and under a long-term charter contract with EDF LNG Shipping, has been delivered. The vessel was built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries.

For France LNG Shipping, this vessel is the first long-term contract with EDF LNG Shipping and will be engaged in LNG transportation for up to 20 years.

The vessel has a 174,000 cubic meter capacity membrane-type cargo tank fitted with a GTT Mark III Flex cargo containment system and a dual-fuel slow-speed engine (WinGD X-DF).
In addition, the vessel, classed by Bureau Veritas, has been awarded the French classification society’s cyber security notation. This is the first such award of a cyber notation for an LNG carrier.

In accordance with its medium-term management plan “Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green”, the NYK Group seeks to secure stable freight rates through long-term contracts and continue to encourage creative solutions in its efforts to contribute to stable energy transport services.