New LNG carrier for Ichthys LNG project named “PACIFIC BREEZE”
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) held naming ceremony for the newly-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier at Sakaide Shipyard of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI), the company said in its press release.
The new vessel was given her name “PACIFIC BREEZE” by Mr. Jeng-Zen Fang, Vice President of CPC Corporation, Taiwan (CPC).
Designed by KHI, PACIFIC BREEZE is the largest Moss-type LNG carrier. She is also the first Moss-type LNG carrier equipped with the Tri-Fuel Diesel (TFD) Propulsion System which accomplishes low fuel consumption together with bringing environmentally friendly conditions.
“PACIFIC BREEZE” will be time-chartered by IT Marine Transport Pte. Ltd., a joint-venture company between INPEX Corporation and TOTAL S.A., and consigned to CPC and will be carrying LNG from the Ichthys LNG Project in Darwin, Australia to Taiwan after her delivery.