MITSUI OSK Lines has signed a deal with shipbuilder Naikai Zosen to build two ferries running on LNG that will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 35%.
Both ships will be delivered in 2025. They will have a special aerodynamic shape, with a rounded bow that can use diagonal headwinds to facilitate propulsion.
To further reduce CO2 emissions, the vessels will be equipped with high-performance, high-efficiency engines and an energy-saving system developed by Naikai Zosen.
MOL said that compared to marine fuel oil, LNG reduces CO2 emissions by about 25%, sulfur dioxide by up to 100% and nitrogen oxide by about 85%. This will consent a significant reduction in a ship’s environmental impact.
Translation by Giles Foster