Chinese shipyard Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding delivered the LNG carrier CESI Tianjin built for a joint venture of MOL, China COSCO Shipping and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec).
The CESI Tianjin is the fourth vessel in a series and will sail under a long-term charter contract to transport LNG that Sinopec will purchase from the Australia Pacific LNG project on Curtis Island.
The dual fuel diesel electric tanker has the capacity to transport 174.100 cubic meters of the chilled gas.
A total of six newbuilding LNG carriers are being built at Hudong, MOL said on Wednesday.
The first vessel, the CESI Gladstone was delivered in October 2016, the second, the CESI Qingdao in January 2017, and the third, the CESI Beihai, in June 2017.
The remaining two are slated to be delivered by 2018, MOL said.