MOL's Newbuilt LNG Carrier "LNG Rosenrot" Goes into Service for Uniper

LNG Carrier Equipped with X-DF Propulsion Engine

Tokyo - January 26, 2021

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on January 25th, the LNG carrier LNG Rosenrot, jointly ordered by MOL and Itochu Corporation (President: Yoshihisa Suzuki; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) was delivered at the Okpo shipyard by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) in South Korea. The ship has entered into a transportation service contract with Uniper Global Commodities SE (Headquarters: Düsseldorf), 100% owned by one of the largest European gas and electricity companies, Uniper SE (Headquarters: Düsseldorf).

The LNG Rosenrot is a sister vessel of LNG Schneeweisschen (Note 1) that was delivered on 31st July 2018 and is serving under transportation service for Uniper Global Commodities SE. LNG Rosenrot is equipped with the slow-speed two-stroke engine (X-DF) made by Winterthur Gas & Diesel, which can run on natural gas, MGO and Heavy Fuel Oil, and takes main engines efficiency to the next level. X-DF technologies will make LNG transport more efficient and economical.

MOL as one of the world's leading LNG carrier owner/operator, will service Uniper by providing safe, reliable and highest possible quality LNG transportation services and will as ever meet high expectations of its global customers by leveraging its accumulated experience and know-how and bringing solutions utilizing the state of the art marine technologies.

LNG Carrier "LNG Rosenrot". Image by MOL.

Outline of LNG Rosenrot
Length : 297.9m
Breadth : 47.90m
Draft : 11.50m
LNG tank : Membrane type
Cargo tank capacity : 180,000m3
Main engine : X-DF double-engine, twin-shaft system
Speed : 19.5 knots
Shipbuilder : DSME
Ship management company : MOL LNG Transport (Europe) Ltd.
Shipowner : MOL 80%, Itochu 20%

(Note 1) For details, please refer to: August 1, 2018 press release: MOL Marks its 1st Transportation Service Contract with Major German Utility Company Uniper as LNG Schneeweisschen Goes into Service -LNG Carrier Equipped with MOL's First Milestones: X-DF Propulsion Engine and MRS-F Reliquefaction System-

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