Malaysia’s MISC takes delivery of fifth Moss LNG carrier

Seri Cemara (Image courtesy of MISC)

Malaysian LNG shipper MISC, a unit of energy giant Petronas, has taken delivery of a new liquefied natural gas carrier, the Seri Cemara.

This is the final carrier in a series of five Moss-type LNG carriers.

The naming and delivery of the 150,200-cbm LNG carrier Seri Cemara took place on Monday at the Hyundai Heavy shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea.

The delivery of Seri Cemara brings the current number of MISC’s LNG fleet to 29 vessels.

Image: MISC

Seri Cemara joins her sister Moss-type Seri C Class LNG carriers Seri Camellia, Seri Cenderawasih, Seri Cempaka and Seri Camar on long-term charter to Petronas, MISC said in a statement.

According to MISC, the vessels have been designed for worldwide trading capability to enable them to call at all major LNG terminals in the world as well as loading capability at floating LNG (FLNG) units.

The vessels have been built with an Integrated Hull Structure (IHS), whereby a continuous cover encloses and shields four separate spherical tanks.

Each of the LNG carriers complied with and will carry ECO Notation.

The vessels will be powered by an Ultra Steam Turbine (UST) plant. They can operate on extended low-load gas mode, meaning that they can operate entirely on LNG for full compliance with existing and impending Sulphur Emissions Control Area (SECA) regulations, according to MISC.


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