Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced its delivery of the “ENEOS GUNJO”, an 86,700 m3 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and ammonia (NH3) carrier powered by LPG.
n particular, the “ENEOS GUNJO ” is the second of Kawasaki’s newest-design 86,700 m3 capacity, LPG-fueled LPG/NH3 carrier, with the increased cargo capacity from the existing 84,000m3 LPG Carrier as well as ammonia loading capability.
As for LPG-powered vessels, Kawasaki has completed eight vessels to date, and the “ENEOS GUNJO ” is its 72nd LPG carrier in total.
As explained, this carrier is equipped with separate cargo tanks and has a capability of simultaneous transportation of LPG, which is already widely used as a low-carbon-emission energy source, and ammonia, which may be expected to be utilized as a new fuel in the low- and zero-carbon-emission societies.
Furthermore, this vessel is designed to increase cargo tank capacity, with keeping its principal dimensions like LOA and beam similar to conventional-type vessels so that the carrier can be berthed at major LPG terminals around the world.