China’s Wuhu Shipyard has delivered the first of three LNG-powered multi-purpose vessels to Finnish shipping firm Langh Ship.
Wuhu held the naming and delivery ceremony for the 7,800-dwt multi-purpose dry cargo vessel, Lovisa, on November 1, it said in a statement.
This is the first ship Wuhu built for the Finnish firm.
In November 2021, Wuhu announced this order for the three vessels with Finnish/Swedish 1A ice class.
Classed by DNV and designed by SDARI, the LNG-powered vessels are 119.90 meters long and 16.50 meters wide.
Each vessel features one 9L34 dual-fuel main engine from Finland’s Wartsila, as well as FGSS from Korean maker Gas Entec.
Finland-based stainless steel producer Outokumpu chartered these LNG-powered vessels from Langh Ship.
The vessels are set to operate between Outokumpu’s main port, Tornio, Finland, and its continental hub Terneuzen, the Netherlands.
Moreover, they will transport semi-finished and finished steel products to customers and for further processing.
Langh Ship will take delivery of the next two ships in following months.