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.
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.