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Saturday, March 16, 2019 

JX Ocean has christened the 83,000m3 capacity LPG carrier under construction at Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works.

When delivered later this month, Future Ace will be the twelfth of the third-generation 83,000m3-class LPG carriers to enter service. In addition to increased energy-efficiency, the ship will have the capability to adapt flexibly to major LPG terminals worldwide, as well as specifications compatible with the new expanded Panama Canal. Completion and delivery is scheduled for the end of March, 2019.

Future Ace has a length of 230m, a width of 36.6m, and a 11.55m draught.  It features  a proprietary hull form developed by the MHI Group. The propeller, combined with the Mitsubishi Reaction Fin, adds to the overall propulsion efficiency.

The ship is also equipped with a Mitsubishi SOx Scrubber System, in what marks the the first time Mitsubishi Shipbuilding has utilised this system for a ship built in-house.

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