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CSSC completes first LNG bunkering operations for “Dafeng 3001” and “Zhonghe 2001”

26 Nov 2021

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) on Thursday (25 November) said it has completed the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operation for vessels Dafeng 3001 and Zhonghe 2001 under the Green Pearl River Project.

The first two LNG single-fuelled vessels started operations on 2 November this year; they are designed by CSSC and operated under Guangzhou Ships.

CSSC said the bunkering operation was completed at the CNOOC Huangpu Refueling Station in Zhongshan. A total of 14 tons of LNG was bunkered in 90 minutes; the speed was equivalent to diesel filling time. CSSC noted that each ship will be able to sail 800 nautical miles, or about 12 days, after being filled with 10 tons of LNG.

The bunkering of the LNG-powered vessels was convenient and the process went smoothly. It is expected more bunkering stations will be developed along the Pearl River in the future to facilitate the operation of LNG-powered vessels.

Wang Si, General Manager of CNOOC Guangdong Green Transportation Project Group, said the group is expected to build three skid-mounted stations before the end of 2021, which will be operational before the end of March 2022.

During the 14th Five-Year Plan period, the group will strive to build and operate 15 LNG bunkering stations.

Through the implementation of the Green Pearl River project, the demand for LNG for domestic vessels in Guangdong Province will exceed 400,000 tons per year. 

Related: CSSC delivers first two pure LNG powered bulk carriers for domestic market
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Related: CSSC commences construction of 50 LNG-fuelled bulk carriers for ‘Green Pearl River’ project


Photo credit: China State Shipbuilding Corporation
Published: 26 November, 2021

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