The state-of-the-art LPG-powered vessel, which can also carry ammonia and VCM, is owned by leading Japanese shipowners Kumiai Senpaku Co. Ltd.
“MIRAI” is the first medium-sized, fully refrigerated LPG vessel to have been designed and built in China, and was constructed at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai under Synergy’s supervision. As project leader over more than 30 months, and in close liaison with owners, charterers and all other stakeholders, Synergy was involved in all design aspects and conducted the pre-contract specification review and the technical negotiations, plan approval, site supervision, delivery and gas trials. As pictured below, our Project Manager, New builds and Offshore Projects, Shirish Sharma, was honoured to be asked by Kumiai Senpaku Co. Ltd to attend the delivery and naming ceremony.
“MIRAI” means “the future”, and in both design and name this newbuild exemplifies owners’ vision of green seas by digitised, intelligent and state-of-the-art shipping.
Tommy Thomassen, COO (Tankers), Synergy Marine Group, said “By tonnage, alternate-fuelled ships account for nearly half the global order book, and this project further proves that Synergy Marine Group is not just an asset manager – it is a technical thought partner for owners and can deliver integrated solutions which require cross-disciplinary skills.”
Subodh Borse, Director, New Building and Offshore Projects, Synergy Marine Group, added “In the decarbonisation and digitisation spaces, we have been working on vessels like this for some time, as part of evolution and futuristic can-do. A newbuild like the “MIRAI” allows us to deploy a great many areas of expertise, and our ability to do that means we have been able to take on such a variety of technically challenging projects in the maritime and offshore sectors.”