Great Ships 2018: World’s Largest MOSS Type LNG Carrier

By Greg Trauthwein

Pacific Breeze, a 182,000 cu. m. capacity LNG carrier, is the world’s largest MOSS type LNG carrier ever constructed, built at Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan (KHI). This capacity was achieved by extending the equatorial ring section of No. 3 and 4 cargo tanks by 1.6m in height from the conventional spherical shape, which increases approximately 5,000m3 from the second largest MOSS type LNG carrier constructed by KHI. Kawasaki Panel System was adopted for the thermal insulation system of the cargo tanks, which offers outstanding LNG boil-off rate performance of no more than 0.08% per day. This ship is equipped with a Tri-Fuel diesel (TFD) electric propulsion system performing excellent fuel efficiency across a broad range of speeds. PACIFIC BREEZE is time-chartered by IT Marine Transport Pte. Ltd., a joint-venture company of INPEX Shipping Co., Ltd. and Total Marine Transport B.V. and engaged in transportation of LNG produced at the Ichthys LNG Project in Darwin, Australia.

Ship Type  LNG Carrier
Ship Builder  Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Ship Owner  Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Delivery Date  March 8, 2018
Classification  Bureau Veritas
Length (OA)  299.94 m
Length (BP)  286.50 m
Breadth  52 m
DWT  92,830 Tons
Depth  28 m
Draft  12.2 m
Speed about  19.5 Knots
Fuel Type   Fuel gas/Diesel oil/Heavy Fuel Oil
Main engines(Main propulsion unit)   Main propulsion motor x 2 sets
Propellers  1 set of fixed pitch propeller
Generators(Main generator diesel engine)   KAWASAKI-MAN 8L51/60DF x 5 sets

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 31,  Dec 2018

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