Japan’s largest shipping company by fleet size, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has ordered two next-generation coal carriers from local yard, Oshima Shipbuilding.
The so-called 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 ]and Hokuriku Electric Power Company, supplying coal from overseas to their power plants in Japan. The 89,900 dwt EeneX carrier is 235 m long and 38 m wide.
“MOL anticipates ongoing orders for EeneX vessels and expects them to play a leading role in the MOL Group’s coal carrier business,” the company stated in a release today.