GSI launches second LNG-powered Suezmax tanker for EPS

China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) has floated out the second LNG-powered Suezmax tanker for Singapore’s Eastern Pacific Shipping.

GSI launched the 158,000-dwt Starway on March 22, according to a statement on Wednesday.

This follows the launch of the first vessel in this batch of two on December 31.

GSI claims these ships are the world’s first LNG dual-fuel Suezmax oil tankers.

The ABS-classed vessels are about 274 meters long and 48 meters wide.

Furthermore, the Chinese yard should deliver these ships later this year.

GSI launches second LNG-powered Suezmax tanker for EPS (2)
Image: Guangzhou Shipyard International

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

Idan Ofer’s EPS is building a huge fleet of LNG-powered vessels, including bulk carriers, tankers, pure car and truck carriers, and containerships.

It also joined forces with Tor Olav Troim-led Golar LNG to form a new LNG carrier firm named Cool Company.

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