China’s Hudong-Zhonghua has delivered the 79,960-cbm LNG carrier, Lagenda Setia, to Japan’s K Line.
According to a statement by K Line, the newly-built W-Max class LNG carrier, which will serve a charter deal with Malaysia’s Petronas, was delivered on September 28.
Prior to delivery, Hudong-Zhonghua held the naming ceremony for the 239 meters long LNG carrier on August 21.
This is the third medium-sized LNG carrier K Line ordered at Hudong-Zhonghua back in 2021 and it will serve Petronas under a charter deal, such as the previous two vessels.
Hudong-Zhonghua previously said that the vessel is jointly owned by K Line, ICBC Financial Leasing, and Shenergy.
K Line said in its statement that the management and staff of Petronas, Hudong-Zhonghua, Shenergy, and ICBC Financial Leasing also attended the naming ceremony, but it did not provide details regarding the ownership of the vessel.
Lagend is a Malay word for legend and Setia is for loyalty.
“Lagenda, which is also used as the name of the sister vessels represent loyalty and dedication of the LNG-supplying vessel, as well as the long-term relationship with charterers,” K Line said.
The three vessels will transport LNG from Malaysia to China under a long-term deal Petronas signed with China’s Shenergy.
The Wuhaogou-Max (W-Max) vessels are optimized for the delivery of LNG cargoes to Shenergy’s Wuhaogou terminal in Shanghai.
The ships feature WinGD’s dual-fuel X-DF propulsion and GTT’s NO96 L03+ containment system.