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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding Co. Ltd Receives First Order

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Published Nov 2, 2015 10:13 AM by The Maritime Executive

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has received an order from Astomos Energy Corporation for a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier. The order marks the very first to be received by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding since the company's launch on October 1. The LPG carrier on order is identical to the four vessels Astomos Energy has already ordered to MHI since 2013. The ship provides the world's highest level of energy-saving performance, flexibility to accommodate major LPG terminals around the globe, and specifications suited to passage through the newly expanding Panama Canal. Completion and delivery are scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018.

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