Taitar No. 4 LNG Carrier Delivered

Oct. 04, 2010

Taitar No. 4 LNG Carrier Delivered

Tokyo, October 4, 2010 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it delivered Taitar No. 4 LNG carrier to NiMiC No. 4 S.A. on October 1. This 289.5-meter-long carrier (Kawasaki hull No.1626) is the 12th in a line of internationally acclaimed 147,546 m3 LNG Carriers boasting state-of-the-art facilities developed by Kawasaki.


1. The ship is a large LNG carrier equipped with four independent Moss spherical tanks with a total cargo capacity of 147,546 m3.

2. The cargo tanks feature excellent thermal insulation performance due to the Kawasaki Panel System, which achieves a boil-off rate of 0.15 percent per day.

3. The cargo tanks are protected against direct damage by double hulls and double bottoms.

4. Engineered for centralized, single-operator ocean navigation, the wheelhouse is equipped with a state-of-the-art integrated navigation system as well as a 360° view window for enhanced operability.

5. Monitoring and control of cargo-handling is done from the cargo control room, which is positioned for the best view of cargo-handling operations. The cargo control room is equipped with an integrated monitoring and control system (IMCS) that monitors and controls cargo-handling operations as well as machinery system conditions. Kawasaki engineered the IMCS for optimal operability by incorporating lessons learned in actual operations and feedback from ship operators throughout the design stage.