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China launches first domestic LNG dual fuel coastal bulk carrier

14 Dec 2022

China launched its first domestic 15,500 tonnes LNG dual-fuel coastal bulk carrier Chuangxin 11 at Yangzhou Longhe Shipbuilding’s shipyard, according to several China-based news outlets on Monday (12 December).

The vessel was funded and constructed by Hainan Chuangyuan Shipping Co., Ltd, marking the company’s solid step towards achieving China’s national double carbon policy.

The ship has a total length of 143 metres, a vertical length of 139.4 metres, a moulded width of 20.6 metres, a moulded depth of 10.8m, a design draft of 8m, a cargo capacity of 15,000 tonnes, a cabin capacity of 19727.60 cubic metres (m³), and a design speed of 11.9 knots.

The LNG fuel gas system was provided by Shanghai Micropowers Co., Ltd..

There are also plans to install an intelligent sensor system for navigation, which is currently is in the research and development stage. It will be the first coastal and Yangtze river-sea navigation bulk carrier to install this system in China.

 

Photo credit: 文 邵 from Pixabay
Published: 14 December, 2022

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