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China: CSSC subsidiary starts construction of world’s largest LNG dual-fuel car carriers

25 Aug 2022

Jiangnan Shipyard, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has recently started constructing the first of two 7,600 capacity LNG dual-fuel ocean-going vehicle carriers built for AnJi Logistics, a subsidiary of SAIC Motor, according to CSSC on on Wednesday (24 August). 

This series of car carriers was developed by Jiangnan Shipyard and designed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design And Research Institute (SDARI).

The ship was designed with a total length of 199.9 metres, a moulded width of 38 metres, a moulded depth of 15.5 metres, a structural draft of 10.2 metres, and a service speed of 19 knots. 

According to CSSC, the vessels were dual classed to DNV and China Classification Society (CCS) standards. 

The ships’ key equipment systems (WinGD X-DF main engine and iCER system, LNG containment and gas supply system, ro-ro equipment system) are all manufactured by CSSC companies under its own scientific research and development programmes.

SDARI customised the vessels according to AnJi Logistics’ requirements including incorporating hydrogen fuel cells into the design. 

“After completion and delivery, it will become China’s largest, world-leading, and localised ocean-going vehicle carrier, which can meet the growing export business needs of SAIC and other domestic and foreign-owned brands of new energy vehicles,” stated CSSC. 

Manifold Times previously reported Jiangnan Shipbuilding entered into a newbuilding contract with CSSC and AnJi Logistics for two 7,600 capacity LNG dual-fuel ocean-going vehicle carriers.

Once constructed, the newbuilding duo will be the largest dual-fuel Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs) in the world.

Disclaimer: The above article published by Manifold Times was sourced from China’s domestic market through a local correspondent. While considerable efforts have been taken to verify its accuracy through a professional translator and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty is made regarding the accuracy, completeness and reliability of any information.

Related: China: CSSC subsidiary to construct world’s largest LNG dual-fuel car carriers


Photo credit: China State Shipbuilding Corporation
Published: 25 August, 2022

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