MOL's newbuilding coal carrier OI MARU to serve JERA Trading
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has announced the delivery of the coal carrier OI MARU, which will serve JERA Trading Pte. Ltd., was delivered at Imari Shipyard and Works of Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. on June 14, 2018, the company said in its press release.
The vessel, which was jointly developed by Namura Shipbuilding and MOL, is a state-of-the-art coal carrier with a wide-beam/shallow-draft configuration and wide range of advanced safety and energy-saving features. The vessel is so-called "Hekinan MAX" which has characteristic 250 meters length to maximize transport volume to the discharging port, Chubu Electric Power's Hekinan Thermal Power Plant in Aichi, Japan.
MOL has operated the same type of vessels, SHIN YAHAGI MARU and NAGARA MARU, since 2015 and 2017 respectively and will play a central role in supplying coal to Chubu Electric Power's Hekinan Thermal Power Plant with operating three "Hekinan MAX" coal carriers.