77000 ton LNG Carrier delivered
to K Line LNG Shipping UK
CELESTINE RIVER will be owned and managed by London subsidiary..
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line)
today announced the successful delivery of its brand new 145,000m3
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Carrier "CELESTINE RIVER", constructed at
Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporationís Sakaide Shipyard in Kagawa, Japan.
"K" Line LNG Shipping (UK) Limited (KLNG), headquartered in London, is
the sole owner of the vessel, and will also be responsible for the
ship management of "CELESTINE RIVER" followed by two vessels for the
SnÝhvit project and one vessel for the Qatar Gas project. "K" Line
Group will, consequently, bring its LNG Carrier fleet to 32 vessels in
total, including 8 vessels managed by "K" Line Group.
Responding to the existing business in the Japanese market and a
growing interest in the Atlantic basin, "K" Line Group completed its
formulation of a trilateral framework among the "K" Line global bases
in the UK, the US and Japan. "K" Line Group is ready to respond to
increasing and diversified LNG shipping needs, such as short-mid term
and spot charters. For these reasons, KLNG will be owning and managing
This vessel will be chartered for a period of a maximum of ten years
to a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy, Inc., an American energy company,
soon after the delivery. KLNG will step up its endeavors to further
strengthen its transport capabilities and will flexibly and positively
respond to the increasing and diversified global LNG shipping demands.
While this 145,000m3 Moss type LNG Carrier, "CELESTINE RIVER", was
constructed as a multi-functional versatile vessel, it is compatible
with many major existing LNG terminals around the world. This vessel
will be utilized for transporting LNG primarily to LNG receiving
terminals being developed by Cheniere Energy in the US. Responding to
the growing demands of global LNG trading, this brand new vessel
promises efficient, reliable and customer-friendly LNG transportation.
LOA : 289.7m
Breadth : 49.0m
Depth : 27.0m
Dead Weight : 77,163mt
Cargo Tank Type : Moss Spherical
Cargo Tank Capacity : App. 145,394 m3
Builder : Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation