Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced today an agreement with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, to build a Sayaendo-series liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier. This vessel will be used mainly for transportation of LNG produced by the Ichthys LNG Project in Australia for Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. and Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. Gas production from that field is scheduled to begin by the end of 2016.
After receiving an order for two ships in October 2011, to date MHI has received orders for six Sayaendo series carriers in total, including the current order.
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