Chinese shipbuilder Hudong-Zhonghua has delivered the third LNG carrier to compatriot Cosco Shipping Energy Transportation and PetroChina.
Hudong-Zhonghua handed over the 174,000-cbm LNG carrier, Kun Lun, on Friday.
The shipbuilder says this is the first delivery of a large LNG carrier in China this year.
Prior to this vessel, Hudong-Zhonghua delivered the first 79,960-cbm mid-sized LNG carrier to compatriot city gas distributor Shenzhen Gas.
Kun Lun is the third LNG carrier Hudong-Zhonghua built under the PCI project for Cosco and PetroChina and scheduled for delivery in 2022-2023.
Hudong-Zhonghua delivered the first and the second LNG carrier in these series, Shaolin and Wu Dang, last year.
Besides these vessels, Cosco and PetroChina ordered three additional sister LNG carriers in December 2021.
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.