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CSSC commences construction of 50 LNG-fuelled bulk carriers for ‘Green Pearl River’ project

05 Apr 2021

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) on Thursday (1 April) said Guangzhou Shipyard, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, in collaboration with Guizhou Shipbuilding Co, a subsidiary of CSSC Guangxi, has officially started constructing 50 liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered bulk carriers for Zhujiang Shipping Co.

In mid-March, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, CSSC 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 CSSC 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).

Related: CNOOC & Guangdong Shipping ink LNG bunker supply agreement for 50 bulk carriers

Photo credit: CSSC
Published: 5 April, 2021

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