China’s COSCO Shipping Energy Transportation, a unit of COSCO, said that the world’s first LNG-powered very large crude carrier, Yuan Rui Yang, has delivered its first shipment to Vietnam.
COSCO Shipping said the LNG dual-fuel vessel had completed the shipment on May 18.
According to its AIS data provided by VesselsValue, the VLCC delivered the cargo from Kuwait’s Mina al-Ahmadi to Vietnam’s Nghi Son.
China’s Dalian Shipbuilding (DSIC) delivered this 332.6 meters long vessel to COSCO Shipping in February this year.
With a deadweight of about 319,000 tons, the LNG-powered vessel features WinGD’s dual-fuel propulsion and two 3500-cbm type C storage tanks.
According to DSIC, the LNG storage tanks enable the vessel to sail in the gas mode about 12,000 nautical miles.
Dutch firm Titan LNG said in April it had joined forces with a unit of Malaysian energy giant Petronas to bunker this VLCC in the port of Pasir Gudang, Malaysia.
The Petronas-chartered Avenir Advantage delivered LNG to Yuan Rui Yang under a deal Titan has with Koch Industries, the charterer of the LNG-powered VLCC.