DSIC To Build VLCCs With Air Lubrication and Sail Assistance

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The VLCC newbuilds by China Merchants will feature air lubrication and sail assistance, MarineLog.

Virtual signing ceremony 

The newbuilding order was signed in a three-way virtual signing ceremony with participants in Beijing, Dalian and Hong Kong. 

The VLCC ships will be built by China Shipbuilding Group’s Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corporation and will feature air lubrication and sail assistance.

The order was signed in a three-way virtual signing ceremony with participants in Beijing, Dalian and Hong Kong.

Who were the participants?

Those attending included: 

  • Sun Wei, deputy general manager of China Shipbuilding Group, 
  • Wang Hong, deputy general manager of China Merchants Group, and 
  • Xie Chunlin, chairman of China Merchants Shipping.

Who signed the contract?

Yang Zhizhong, general manager of China Shipbuilding Corporation, and Wang Yongxin, general manager of China Merchants Shipping Group signed the contract.

The order for the two VLCCs follows an order for four VLCCs placed by China Merchants with China Shipbuilding in November last year.

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Source: MarineLog

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