The China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) on Friday (28 May) said it had delivered liquefied natural gas (LNG) type ‘C’ cryogenic bunker fuel storage tanks for the world’s first dual fuel ultra large crude carrier (ULCC).
The two units of 3,500 cbm3 capacity LNG marine fuel storage tanks are independently developed and designed by China Shipbuilding Group.
The LNG bunker fuel storage tanks are made of 9Ni steel, which can operate safely under the combined action of -163℃ ultra-low temperature environment, on-deck waves and ship motion loads.
The vessel is able to travel from China to the Middle East and back when fully loaded with LNG marine fuel.
The storage tanks can effectively resist the corrosion of the harsh maritime environment; its loading limit is 98%, the design temperature is -164℃, the pressure is 0.45Mpa, and the evaporation rate is ≤0.3 % .
Zhao Jinwen, Deputy General Manager of COSCO Shipping Energy Transportation Co., Ltd., Wang Baochun, Deputy General Manager of CCS Dalian Branch, Deng Changlian, Deputy General Manager of Shipbuilding Group, and relevant persons in charge attended the handover ceremony.
Photo credit: China State Shipbuilding Corporation
Published: 31 May, 2021
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