Hudong-Zhonghua’s LNG Ship Set For August Launch

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Hudong-Zhonghua Nears Delivery of LNG

Chinese shipbuilder Hudong Zhonghua is nearing the delivery of Huaihe Energy Group’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering and supply vessel which will work along the giant Yangtze river.

CSSC’s Hudong-Zhonghua announced that the 14,000-cbm river-sea vessel successfully completed its gas trials on June 1. This vessel will be named Huaihe Neng Yuan Qihang.

The ship was launched in January, with plans to deliver it by August this year. Although the shipbuilder did not specify the exact delivery date in the latest statement, the project remains on schedule.

Background and Order Details

Anhui Changjiang LNG, the operator of the Wuhu LNG inland terminal in Anhui, along the Yangtze river, and a unit of Huaihe Energy Group, ordered this ship in August 2022.

The construction of the new LNG vessel is part of the strategy for the gasification of the Yangtze river”, Hudong-Zhonghua said.Hudong-Zhonghua said this is the first such LNG bunkering and supply vessel developed and built only by Chinese companies.

Moreover, the CCS-classed vessel is 130 meters long, 23.60 meters wide, and with a depth of 15 meters.

The dual-fuel ship features a type B LNG tank developed by Hudong-Zhonghua.

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Source: ING Prime

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