LIQUEFIED GAS CARRIER

Kyokuyo's compact gas carriers are playing active roles in the gas distribution around the globe.

COMPACT LPG CARRIERS TO MEET THE GROWING GLOBAL DEMANDS

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There has never been a time when energy system transformation is as much a topic of conversation as it is today. With the rise of renewable energy and the development of battery technology, the energy structure is undergoing a period of upheaval on a global scale.

Although derived from fossil fuels, LPG contains almost no sulfur or other pollutants and emits fewer GHGs than coal or oil, making it an affordable and reliable energy source with good combustion efficiency. It is also to be noted that the gas is easy to handle and transport, with the little centralized infrastructure required.

Kyokuyo began building liquefied gas carriers in the 1980s. In response to the increasing capacity of small LPG carriers, which were mostly 3,500m3 before, and the rapidly growing global demand for LPG transport, we entered this sector in earnest in 2010 and beyond. Today, gas carriers have become one of our core products.

Liquefied gas carriers are classified into three types (pressurized, semi-refrigerated, and full-refrigerated) based on their cargo storage system. Kyokuyo builds two types: pressurized type, which transports gas at ambient temperature using high-pressure tanks, and semi-refrigerated type, which liquefies gas by cooling, in addition to compression. While the main cargoes for both types are propane or butane, they can carry, depending on the specifications, other substances like VCM and ammonia.

Liquefied gases are consumed everywhere in the world, and their supply sources are also found throughout the world. Kyokuyo's gas carriers are typically operated by leading international shipping companies to play a part in the seaborne gas distribution network in Asia, Africa, Europe, and other parts of the world.

Four Standard Designs to Satisfy Your Needs

To meet a wide variety of transportation needs, we currently offer four standard designs. For details please contact us!

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7,500m3 Pressurized Type

The new standard design which achieved a dramatic improvement in energy-saving performance through thorough CFD calculations. EEDI Phase 3 Compliant.

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7,000m3 Semi-Refrigerated Type

The semi-refrigerated type developed based on 7,500m3 pressurized design, suitable for a wide range of cargoes including ammonia. EEDI Phase 3 Compliant.

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11,000m3 Pressurized Type

A wide hull shape in pursuit of maximum cargo capacity within the 120m length limitation. A special rudder was adopted to ensure solid maneuverability.

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9,100m3 Semi-Refrigerated Type

The new semi-refrigerated design that achieves the ideal balance between cargo capacity and propulsion performance, with the LOA shorter than 120m.

KEY POINTS

  • Cargo Capacity up to 11,000m3
  • Full Pressurized Type or Semi-refrigerated Type
  • LOA shorter than 120m to Cope with Port Restrictions
  • Can be Compatible with a Variety of Cargoes including VCM and Anmonia
  • Experience with Leading International Operators
  • Rich Building Experience
  • Compliant to Newest Environmental Standard including EEDI
  • For Details and Customization, Please Contact Us

STATISTICS

Statistics for Liquefied Gas Carriers built by Kyokuyo after 2000. Figures E.E.O.E.

FEATURED GAS SHIPS

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NEW STANDARD WITH DRAMATICALLY IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

EPIC BREEZE

7,500M3 PRESSURIZED LPG CARRIER BUILT 2020

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7,000m3 Ammonia-loadable Semi-Ref Gas Carrier

PGC TAORMINA

7,000M3 SEMI-REF LPG CARRIER BUILT 2017

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All for Cargo Capacity. Wide Hull LPG Carrier.

KISBER

11,000M3 PRESSURIZED LPG CARRIER BUILT 2015

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Best Balance Between Capacity and Performance

IRENE A

9,100M3 SEMI-REF LPG CARRIER BUILT 2020

GAS CARRIER NEWS

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FIRST DELIVERY CEREMONIES UNDER COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

7,500m3 Liquefied Gas Carrier EPIC BREEZE

NEWS 266 : DECEMBER 2020

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CEREMONIES FOR NEW STAR

Naming & Delivery of STRAITS STAR - 7,500m3 LPG Carrier

NEWS 240 : JUNE 2018

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WISHING SAFE & PEACEFUL VOYAGES

Naming & Delivery of Semi-refrigerated LPG Carrier "PGC EIRINI"

NEWS 237 : APRIL 2018

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BLUE SEA, BLUE SKY AND LE GRAND BLEU

Naming & Delivery of 7,000m3 Semi-ref Gas Carrier "PGC TAORMINA"

NEWS 233 : NOVEMBER 2017

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KYOKUYO'S DESIGN CAPABILITIES
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ADVANCED COASTAL SHIPS
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