The liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier ELISA LARUS, owned by France LNG Shipping (a French ship-owning company jointly owned by NYK and Geogas LNG*) and under a long-term charter contract with EDF LNG Shipping**, has been delivered. The vessel was built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries.
For France LNG Shipping, this vessel is the first long-term contract with EDF LNG Shipping and will be engaged in LNG transportation for up to 20 years.
The vessel has a 174,000 cubic meter capacity membrane-type cargo tank fitted with a GTT Mark III Flex cargo containment system*** and a dual-fuel slow-speed engine (WinGD X-DF).
In addition, the vessel, classed by Bureau Veritas, has been awarded the French classification society’s cyber security notation****. This is the first such award of a cyber notation for an LNG carrier.
In accordance with its medium-term management plan “Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green”, the NYK Group seeks to secure stable freight rates through long-term contracts and continue to encourage creative solutions in its efforts to contribute to stable energy transport services.