China’s Dalian Shipbuilding (DSIC) has delivered what it says is the world’s first LNG-powered very large crude carrier to COSCO Shipping Energy Transportation, a unit of Cosco.
DSIC held the delivery ceremony for the 332.6 meters long Yuan Rui Yang on Monday, it said in a statement.
The dual-fuel vessel completed its gas trials in January and sea trials in September last 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.
To remind, Cosco Shipping’s initial order at DSIC included four 319,000-dwt VLLCs but it amended the contract to add LNG power to one of the ships in December 2019.