GSI delivers two LNG-powered tankers

China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) has delivered LNG-powered tankers to a joint venture of Singapore’s Hafnia and CSSC Shipping, and to China’s Bocomm Leasing.

GSI handed over the 110,000-dwt LNG-dual fuel crude oil and product tanker, Hafnia Languedoc, during a ceremony held on March 15, according to a statement.

Hafnia and CSSC Shipping named this vessel in January.

Also, this is the first of two LNG-powered Aframax-type LR2 vessels Hafnia, a unit of Singapore-based gas shipping giant BW, ordered back in 2020 via its Vista Shipping JV with CSSC’s financial leasing unit, CSSC Shipping.

CSSC’s GSI launched the second ship, Hafnia Loire, in December and this ship should be delivered in April.

Both of the tankers will serve France’s TotalEnergies under charter deals.

The vessels are 250 meters long with 12 cargo tanks, enabling a carrying capacity of 110,000 dwt or 133,500 cbm.

Featuring LNG fuel capacity of 3,600 cbm, the vessels are expected to have a range of 13,500 nautical miles when sailing on LNG at 14.5 knots, Hafnia previously said.

Besides these two vessels, Vista Shipping also ordered two more LNG-powered LR2 tankers at GSI in 2021 and these two vessels will serve Norway’s Equinor under charter deals, according to Hafnia.

GSI delivers two LNG-powered tankers
Image: GSI

Bocomm Leasing and Shell

Besides Hafnia Languedoc, GSI delivered the sixth of eight LNG-powered tankers the shipbuilder built for Bocomm Leasing.

GSI handed over the 110,000-dwt crude oil and product tanker, Proteus Elsie, on Wednesday as well.

Bocomm Leasing ordered twelve LNG dual-fuel tankers in April 2020 at two CSSC yards for about $54 million per each vessel.

Besides these eight ships, CSSC’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) already delivered four tankers.

The ships are 249.95 meters long, 44 meters wide, and they feature two type C LNG fuel tanks, as well as a WinGD dual-fuel main engine.

All of these LNG-powered vessels will go on charter to LNG giant Shell.

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