China National Offshore Oil Corporation, China National Shipbuilding Corporation, and Guangdong Shipping Group in mid-March signed an agreement for the design, construction and bunker supply of 50 liquified natural gas (LNG) single fuel powered ships in Guangzhou.
Specifically, CNOOC and Guangdong Shipping Group signed a LNG bunker supply agreement for 50 LNG single fuel bulk carriers and China Shipbuilding signed a vessel design and build contract with Guangdong Shipping Group.
The agreement covers 25 2,000 dwt, and 25 3,000 dwt bulk carriers, and marks the official start of the gasification of the Pearl River in Guangdong.
The Guangzhou Ship and Ocean Engineering Design and Research Institute is responsible for the design and construction of the ship in collaboration with China State Shipbuilding Corporation, and China Shipbuilding Guangxi Ship and Ocean Engineering Co.
The vessels’ energy consumption indicators, environmental performance and reliability requirements all meet the latest classification construction standards of China Classification Society (CCS).
Photo credit: CNOOC
Published: 1 April, 2021
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