Chinese shipyard CIMC Sinopacific Offshore has reportedly received an order for up to six liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering tankers in late February.
Stolt-Nielsen Gas, the small scale gas subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen Limited, has ordered two 20,000 m3 LNG bunker tankers from the Chinese yard with two options, each for two similar vessels.
The 20,000 m3 LNG bunker tankers are claimed to be the largest in the world.
Stolt-Nielsen Gas in October 2018 signed two additional contracts for 4th, 5th LNG bunkering capable vessels with Keppel Singmarine, the subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M).
Published: 4 March, 2019
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