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Fourth of six dual-fuel LNG carriers delivered in Shanghai

The CESI Tianjin is to transport LNG that Sinopec purchases from the Australia Pacific LNG project.





Updated on 28 Sep 2017 08:47 GMT

The dual-fuel LNG carrier CESI Tianjin - ordered by a joint venture comprising China Cosco Shipping Corporation Limited, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd (MOL) and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) - was delivered at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd shipyard in Shanghai on September 26.

The 290-metre-long tanker has a dual-fuel, diesel-electric engine and uses membrane LNG tank technology.

The CESI Tianjin is the fourth vessel to serve the China FOB Transportation Project announced in April 2013, and will sail under a long-term charter to transport LNG that Sinopec purchases from the Australia Pacific LNG project.

A total of six LNG carriers were agreed to be built at Hudong for the project. The first vessel, the CESI Gladstone, was delivered in October, 2016; the second, the CESI Qingdao, in January of this year; and the third, the CESI Beihai, was delivered in June.

The remaining two are scheduled to be delivered by 2018.

Vessel details:

Length: 290.0 metres

Breadth: 45.60 metres

Draft: 11.70 metres

LNG Tank: Membrane type

Cargo Tank Capacity: 174,100 cubic metres

Maine Engine: Dual-fuel, diesel-electric

Speed: 19.5 knots

Shipyard: Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd.

Ownership: CESI 80% (JV of China Cosco Shipping: 51% / Sinopec: 49%), MOL 20%.






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