Ichthys LNG Project secures new shipping vessels

Posted 4 June 2013

INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) is pleased to announce shipbuilding and shipping contracts for two new vessels which will offtake and deliver LNG from the Ichthys LNG Project offshore Western Australia to Japan and Taiwan.

Through its wholly owned subsidiary INPEX Shipping Co., Ltd. (‘INPEX Shipping’), one LNG vessel will be jointly owned with Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (‘"K" Line’) through Ocean Breeze LNG Transport S. A. and built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. The vessel will be operated by Ocean Breeze LNG Transport S. A. as a time charter.