Hudong-Zhonghua lays keel for Cosco’s LNG carrier

Chinese shipbuilder Hudong-Zhonghua has hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the fifth LNG carrier it is building for compatriot Cosco Shipping Energy Transportation and PetroChina.

CSSC’s Hudong-Zhonghua held the ceremony on Wednesday for the LNG carrier with a working name H1835A, it said in a statement.

This is the fifth of six LNG carriers Hudong-Zhonghua is building for the two firms and it started working on this LNG carrier in October last year.

The shipbuilder also recently kicked off the construction of the sixth and last carrier in this batch.

Hudong-Zhonghua lays keel for Cosco's LNG carrier
Kun Lun (Image: Hudong-Zhonghua)

Hudong-Zhonghua delivered the first and the second LNG carrier under the PCI project, Shaolin and Wu Dang, last year, and the third carrier, Kun Lun, in March this year.

The shipbuilder plans to deliver these three vessels during 2024 and 2025.

All of the six LNG vessels 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.

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