Fairfield Chemical’s LNG-powered tanker floated out in Japan

Japan’s Fukuoka Shipbuilding has launched Fairfield Chemical’s third in the series of four LNG dual-fuel stainless steel chemical tankers.

Fairfield Chemical, which was in March acquired by MOL Chemical Tankers, a unit of Japan’s shipping giant MOL, said in a social media post that the launching ceremony for the 26,300-dwt Fairchem Prestige took place on April 22.

The firm said that it expects to take delivery of the LNG-powered tanker in November 2024.

Piror to this, Fukuoka floated out Fairchem Pathfinder on September 14 last year and Fairchem Pioneer on April 7.

Fairfield Chemical’s LNG-powered tanker floated out in Japan
Image: Fairfield Chemical Carriers

The shipping firm ordered Fairchem Pioneer and Fairchem Pathfinder in June 2021.

After that, it exercised an option for two more stainless steel chemical tankers, Fairchem Prestige and Fairchem Pinnacle, in 2022.

MOL Chemical Tankers purchased Fairfield Chemical for $400 million.

Fairfield Chemical’s fleet consists of 36 chemical tankers.

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