India LNG Transport, a consortium comprising of three Japanese companies and one from India, has taken the delivery of a Petronet LNG-chartered tanker at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea.
The consortium includes Japan’s NYK, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and “K” Line, and the Shipping Corporation of India.
The 173,000-cbm LNG carrier named Prachi was delivered on November 30, the four-company consortium said in a joint statement.
The vessel joins Petronet LNG’s fleet as its fourth chartered vessel.
India’s largest LNG importer chartered the membrane-type LNG carrier for a period of 19 years.
Prachi will transport the chilled fuel from Chevron’s giant Gorgon project located on Barrow island in Western Australia to India.
The 295-meter long vessel will be managed by the Shipping Corporation of India.
LNG World News Staff