NYK Line, the classification society Class NK and the power systems provider IHI Power Systems inked an agreement in order to set the world’s first ammonia-fueled tugboat into practical use.
Japanese energy solutions provider Kyushu Electric Power (Kyuden) has teamed up in long term transport agreements with com-patriot shipping companies NYK and MOL to deploy the world’s first LNG-fueled large coal carriers.
NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers, part of Japanese NYK Group company, has signed a contract with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, part of the China Merchants Group, to build two next-generation energy-saving heavy-lift vessels, to respond to the demand for transporting cargoes such plants, wind-turbine blades and equipment.
NYK and MTI Co. Ltd. have created an advance alarm system, able to detect anomalies on real-time, that water getting in lubricating oil cause. This alarm has already been installed on Haramachi Maru, aiming to prevent such problems and achieve preventive maintenance for the engine.
As part of NYK’s attempt to achieve ship decarbonization, the company announced that it is planning a new ship called ‘NYK Super Eco Ship 2050’, which will try to meet this goal. The vessel will use solar panels, alternative fuels such fuel cells, while it will weight less than conventional ships, thus requiring less energy.
On January 26, Japanese NYK Line signed a contract with EDF LNG Shipping Ltd., a subsidiary of Electricité de France, one of the largest electricity companies in the world, to charter out a newly built LNG carrier for seven years. The agreement includes optional extension periods for up to 13 additional years.
On 13 December, a naming ceremony was held at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyard Corporation, for a new LNG carrier ordered by Japanese NYK to MI LNG. The ship, named ‘Pacific Mimosa’, will be engaged in LNG transportation for JERA from Chevron’s Wheatstone LNG project in Australia.
Japanese NYK announced that it will deploy a binary cycle power generation system on one newly constructed Panamax bulk carrier to be operated by the company. The system will generate electricity from the exhaust heat emitted by the marine engine’s air cooler.
NYK has agreed to joint ownership of a LNG carrier with the Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. through a vessel-owner company shared by the two companies (NYK 30%, KEPCO 70%). This co-ownership is the first between NYK and KEPCO, and is expected to lead to a stronger relationship among the two companies.
A consortium comprising NYK, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line), and the Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI) took delivery of a new LNG vessel on November 30, 2016, in South Korea.
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