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Takaroa Sun funded through NYK’s ‘green ? nancing’ ippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK

Group) announced the de- livery of Takaroa Sun, a

Nmethanol carrier equipped with two-stroke dual-fuel engine tech- nology that enables the vessel to be pow- ered by methanol. Built in South Korea at Hyundai MIPO Dockyard, the new ship was funded through NYK’s green ? nancing initiative established to sup- port environment-friendly projects.

Takaroa Sun was built with the MAN

Energy Solutions second-generation

B&W ME-LGIM two-stroke dual-fuel engine that runs on both methanol and conventional marine fuel. The vessel will be chartered to Waterfront Shipping

Company Limited (WFS), a wholly- owned subsidiary of Methanex Corpo- ration, the world’s largest producer and supplier of methanol, in a long-term time-charter agreement between WFS and NYK Bulkship (Asia) Pte. Ltd., an

NYK Group company based in Singa- pore.

“We are delighted to establish this re- lationship with WFS, which has exper- tise in methanol shipping, and we wel- come our ? rst methanol-fueled vessel into our ? eet. Making use of the NYK

Group’s attentive, safety-focused vessel management featuring advanced, new technology, we plan to fully meet the expectations of WFS. We will continue to transport cargo for customers around the world by corresponding to individual demands and strengthening our knowl- edge of new technologies,” said Takeshi

Kishi, managing director of NYK Bulk- ship (Asia) Pte. Ltd.

Takaroa Sun Main Particulars

Shipyard Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd.

Delivery August 16, 2019

Main Engines MAN ES ME-LGIM two-stroke dual-fuel engine Ship Type : 1A, Tanker for Oil Products and Chemicals, ESP, CSR, IMO Ship Type2, E0, TMON, ETC, CLEAN, VCS(2), LFL FUELLED, BWM(T) 31

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