China’s Hudong-Zhonghua is moving forward with the construction of the third LNG carrier for CSSC Shipping, the financial leasing unit of China State Shipbuilding Corporation.
The CSSC-owned yard held a keel-laying ceremony on September 26 for the LNG carrier with a working name H1829A, it said in a statement.
Hudong-Zhonghua started building this 174,000-cbm vessel in December last year and should deliver it in 2024.
In January this year, CSSC Shipping and Hudong-Zhonghua signed the shipbuilding contract for this fourth vessel as well.
This fourth ship is a part of the original 2+1+1 contract signed in 2019.
Hudong-Zhonghua kicked off work on this LNG carrier in June.
Part of Hudong’s fourth-generation Changxing series, the 295 meters long LNG carriers will feature WinGD’s X-DF dual-fuel engines and GTT’s NO96 L03+ containment system.