Work starts on GNG Ocean’s fleet of small LNG-powered bulkers

China State Shipbuilding Corporation’s Guijiang Shipbuilding has officially started construction activities on GNG Ocean’s LNG-powered bulk carriers after it secured the contract last month.

To remind, Zhujiang Shipping, a unit of state-owned GNG Ocean, said in March it chose Guijiang Shipbuilding to build fifty small LNG-powered bulkers.

It will deploy the ships which feature only LNG propulsion on the Pearl River in Guangdong province.

To mark the construction start on the LNG-powered bulkers, Guijiang Shipbuilding held a ceremony on Wednesday, it said in a statement.

Work starts on GNG Ocean’s fleet of small LNG-powered bulkers
Image: Guijiang Shipbuilding

Guijiang will build twenty-five 2,000 dwt vessels and the same amount of 3,000 dwt carriers. The vessels are classified by China Classification Society.

Zhujiang Shipping previously said the deal has a price tag of about 659 million yuan ($101 million).

In addition, China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) said earlier this week its gas and power unit would fuel the LNG-powered vessels.

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