Hudong-Zhonghua delivers APLNG-dedicated tanker

Hudong-Zhonghua delivers APLNG-dedicated tanker
Image courtesy of China COSCO Shipping Corporation

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) said that the Australia Pacific LNG-dedicated carrier CESI Gladstone has been delivered on Monday at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in China. 

The 174,100-cbm dual fuel diesel electric vessel was ordered by the joint venture of China COSCO Shipping Corporation and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) – named China Energy Shipping Investment (CESI).

CESI holds 80 percent ownership in the LNG carrier with MOL owning the remaining 20 percent.

The naming ceremony for the vessel vas held on October 18 at the Hudong-Zhonghua’s shipyard.

It is the first vessel to serve in the LNG transport project for Sinopec transporting the chilled fuel from the Australia Pacific LNG project.

As informed earlier, Sinopec has booked 7.6 million tons of LNG per year from the Australia Pacific LNG plant on Curtis Island near Gladstone, where it holds a 25 percent stake.

MOL further added that starting with the CESI Gladstone, a total of six newbuilding LNG carriers will be delivered from this year through 2018.


LNG World News Staff

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