Mitsubishi launches new LNG-powered ro-ro ship

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Mitsubishi launches new LNG-powered ro-ro ship
Christening of Trans Harmony Green. Photo from Mitsubishi Shipbuilding.
  • Mitsubishi Shipbuilding recently launched Trans Harmony Green, a liquefied natural gas-powered roll-on/roll-off ship
  • The vessel is roughly 195 meters long, about 30.6 meters wide and has a gross tonnage of 49,500
  • The ship’s main engine and generator engine are high-performance dual-fuel engines, each accommodating LNG or diesel fuel
  • Engines will cut carbon dioxide emissions by 25% and sulfur oxide emissions to near zero
  • After the January 2025 handover, Trans Harmony Green will service Toyofuji Shipping’s Asia routes

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. recently held a christening and launch ceremony for the Trans Harmony Green, a liquefied natural gas-powered roll-on/roll-off ship.

The Trans Harmony Green is one of two ships under construction for Toyofuji Shipping Co. Ltd.

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding is part of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group based in Yokohama. The ceremony was held at the Enoura Plant of MHI’s Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Handover of the ship is set for late January 2025 following completion of outfitting work and sea trials.

The Trans Harmony Green is roughly 195 meters long, and about 30.6 meters wide. It has a gross tonnage of some 49,500, and can simultaneously transport 3,000 passenger cars. It will be used on shipping routes in Asia.

The ship’s main engine and generator engine are high-performance dual-fuel engines, each accommodating LNG or diesel fuel. The engines enable a greater than 25% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to vessels with the same hull and powered by fuel oil, cutting sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions to near zero. This helps reduce its environmental footprint.

As part of MHI Group’s strategic initiatives for energy transition, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding today contributes toward realizing a carbon-neutral world by building LNG-powered ships, the company said in a statement.

This enables the maritime industry to achieve a low-carbon footprint.

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