An ABS-classed LNG carrier has been delivered to Diamond LNG Shipping, a joint venture between Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK Line.
Ordered by Diamond LNG Shipping through MI LNG, Diamond Gas Orchid was constructed by Nagasaki-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Structure and delivered by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding.
The vessel is intended for operation in Louisiana, transporting LNG for the Cameron LNG project.
Diamond Gas Orchid has a continuous steel cover that reduces ship weight and air resistance while increasing LNG-carrying capacity.
The uses a hybrid propulsion system combining a steam turbine and engines fired by gas. Efficient use of the engines’ waste heat in the steam turbine results in substantial improvement in plant efficiency, enabling high-efficiency navigation throughout a full range of speeds.
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