EPS to take delivery of second LNG-powered Newcastlemax bulker in China

Singapore’s Eastern Pacific Shipping will soon welcome the second LNG-powered Newcastlemax bulk carrier in the company’s fleet after the vessel completed its trials in China.

China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, a part of CSSC, said in a statement that the dual-fuel 209,000-dwt Mount Nova Terra completed “two-in-one” trials on May 12.

SWS said it will now work to hand over the LNG-powered ship to the owner. The shipbuilder did not specify the delivery date.

The vessel is about 300 meters long, 50 meters wide, and has a designed draft of 18.4 meters, according to EPS. Also, it features ME-GI engines and two type C LNG tanks.

Such as the first ship in this batch of two, Mount Nova Terra will transport iron ore between Western Australia and Asia under a charter deal Idan Ofer’s EPS signed with Australian miner BHP.

BHP has chartered in total five LNG-fueled Newcastlemax bulk carriers from EPS for five years and awarded the LNG fuel contract to Shell.

As previously reported by LNG Prime, SWS delivered the 209,000-dwt Mount Tourmaline to EPS in January this year.

Afer that, BHP, EPS, Shell, and FueLNG, a joint venture between Shell and Keppel Offshore & Marine, welcomed the vessel in Singapore.

The partners claim this is the world’s first LNG-powered Newcastlemax bulker.

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