President & CEO of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Junichiro Ikeda, today announced that the company has ordered two 'EeneX' next-generation coal carriers from Oshima Shipbuilding Co.
The EeneX series was designed in pursuit of the optimal coal carrier for electric power companies in Japan. The two vessels MOL ordered will operate under contracts with Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-POWER; President: Toshifumi Watanabe; Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo) and Hokuriku Electric Power Company (President: Yutaka Kanai; Toyama-shi, Toyama Prefecture), supplying coal from overseas to their power plants in Japan.
MOL anticipates ongoing orders for EeneX vessels and expects them to play a leading role in the MOL Group's coal carrier business.
The EeneX carrier design reflects MOL's proactive stance in providing safe, reliable, and stress-free transport of resources and energy.
Outline of EeneX;
LOA: About 235m
Breadth: About 38m
Depth: About 20.05m
Deadweight tons: About 89,900MT
Double-hull structure for all cargo holds
Semi-box shaped hold
Eliminated ballast hold (cargo holds only)
For further details, please refer to the June 19, 2019 press release: