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Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding starts construction of LNG dual-fuel Ro-Ro ship

16 Feb 2023

Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Fujian Shipping Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., on Thursday (9 February) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 7,500-unit capacity LNG dual-fuel Ro-Ro vessel.

The occasion marked the first of 14 dual-fuel vehicles to be built by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding and that the ship officially entered the construction stage.

The ship is one of the first batch of Ro-Ro ships ordered by Guangzhou Hiseas Automobile and Ship Transportation Co., Ltd – a third-party automotive logistics supply chain company jointly established by COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers, Shanghai International Port Group Logistics and SAIC ANJI Logistics – through a signed agreement in 2022. 

Total length of the ship is 199.9 metres with a width of 38 metres.

The propulsion system of the ship is designed as a single engine and single propeller. It adopts a LNG dual-fuel main engine, single bow thruster, and electric Ro-Ro system. 

The cargo hold has 13 vehicle decks, which will mainly be used to ship various types of vehicles including heavy trucks and can transport vehicles fuelled by hydrogen and liquified natural gas (LNG) on Decks 11, 12 and 13.

Disclaimer: The above article published by Manifold Times was sourced from China’s domestic market through a local correspondent. While considerable efforts have been taken to verify its accuracy through a professional translator and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty is made regarding the accuracy, completeness and reliability of any information.


Photo credit: Fujian Shipping Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.
Published: 16 February, 2023

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