A joint venture consisting of NYK and Geogas LNG has signed a long-term charter deal for one new LNG carrier with a unit of French state-controlled utility EDF.
According to a statement by Japan’s NYK on Tuesday, France LNG Shipping would deliver the new 174,000-cbm vessel to EDF LNG Shipping in 2025.
NYK said that South Korea’s Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries would build the new LNG carrier that would feature WinGD’s X-DF dual-fuel engines and GTT’s Mark III membrane system.
Also, the 297 meters long LNG vessel will have an Air Liquide–manufactured Turbo-Brayton refrigeration system that can tap surplus boil-off gas.
NYK did not provide any additional information regarding the contract.
EDF already charters one LNG carrier from France LNG Shipping. The 174,000-cbm Elisa Larus started serving the French firm in May 2020.
France LNG Shipping took delivery of several carriers last year, including the most recent delivery of the 174,000-cbm LNG Endurance, chartered by TotalEnergies.