On January 8, a naming ceremony for a LNG carrier, jointly ordered by MOL and China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited, was held at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd.
The «LNG Merak» is the second of the four newbuilding LNG carriers for the Yamal LNG Project announced at the end of June, 2017, and the sister vessel of the «LNG Dubhe», which was delivered at the end of last October at the same shipyard.
According to MOL, the “LNG Merak” will be engaged transporting LNG produced by Yamal LNG from transshipment terminals in Europe to Asia LNG terminals.
- Length: 295.0 m
- Breadth: 45.00 m
- Draft: 11.50 m
- LNG tank: Membrane type
- Cargo tank capacity: 174,000 m3
- Shipyard: Hudong
- Ship management company: MOL LNG Transport (Europe) Ltd.
- Ownership: MOL 50% / China COSCO Shipping 50%