Chinese shipbuilder Hudong-Zhonghua has handed over the first LNG carrier it built for compatriot Cosco Shipping Energy Transportation and CNPC’s unit PetroChina.
Hudong-Zhonghua held the naming and delivery ceremony for the 174,000-cbm Shaolin on Tuesday.
This is the first out of three LNG carriers Hudong-Zhonghua is building under the PCI project for Cosco and PetroChina and scheduled for delivery in 2022-2023.
Besides these vessels, Cosco and PetroChina ordered three additional sister LNG carriers in December last year.
Hudong-Zhonghua plans to deliver these vessels during 2024 and 2025.
All of the six LNG vessels will feature WinGD X-DF dual-fuel engines and GTT’s NO96 L03+ containment system.
The 295 meters long ships each have a price tag of about $185 million and will serve PetroChina under charter contracts.