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October 02, 2014

LNG Carrier for Osaka Gas Named LNG Venus

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that a naming ceremony for the LNG Venus, a newbuilding liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier was held at the Nagasaki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; President: Shunichi Miyanaga; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo). The vessel is under construction at MHI and will serve Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (President: Hiroshi Ozaki; Headquarters: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture).

As a large group of guests looked on, Osaka Gas President Ozaki named the vessel, and his wife cut the rope.

The LNG Venus is co-owned by MOL and Osaka Gas' wholly owned subsidiary, Osaka Gas International Transport Inc. (President: Shigeru Chikamoto; Headquarters: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture). After its completion, it will sail under a charter contract with Osaka Gas.

Aiming toward its goal of "solid growth through innovative changes" set forth in the midterm management plan STEER FOR 2020, MOL continues to offer value-added services – backed by the experience, know-how, and network accumulated as the world leader in LNG carrier ownership and management – to customers including electric power and gas utilities in Japan.

[ LNG Venus ]

Length   : 288.0 m
Breadth : 48.94 m
Draft : 11.55 m
LNG tank : MOSS independent stretched spherical-type tank system
(with continuous tank cover)
Deadweight tonnage : 138,000 MT
Tank capacity : About 155,000 m3 (*)
(*) Actual loading capacity: 153,000 m3
Main engine : Reheating system steam turbine
Speed : 19.5 knots
Shipyard : Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyard
Ship management company : Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

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