EPS takes delivery of first LNG-powered Suezmax tanker from GSI

Idan Ofer’s Eastern Pacific Shipping has taken delivery of the first out of two LNG-powered Suezmax tankers from China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI).

GSI claims the 158,000-dwt Greenway is the world’s first LNG dual-fuel Suezmax oil tanker.

The CSSC-controlled shipbuilder floated out this vessel on December 31, followed by its sister vessel Starway on March 22.

EPS takes delivery of first LNG-powered Suezmax tanker from GSI
During the launching ceremony in December (Image: GSI)

Classed by ABS, the vessels are about 274 meters long and 48 meters wide, and feature MAN ME-GI engines and two type C LNG tanks.

EPS placed this order at GSI in December 2019 for about $72 million per ship, according to VesselsValue.

The shipping firm is building a huge fleet of LNG-powered vessels, including bulk carriers, tankers, pure car and truck carriers, and containerships.

EPS also owns LNG carriers and has the biggest stake in new LNG shipping firm CoolCo.

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