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Guangzhou Shipyard International begins work on first LNG-fuelled PCTC for Norway’s SFL Corporation

23 Feb 2022

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) on Monday (21 February) said its subsidiary Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited (GSI), had started building its first liquified natural gas (LNG) pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) for Norway’s SFL Corporation Ltd, one of the world’s largest ship-owning companies. 

GSI held a steel-cutting ceremony for the vessel on Friday (18 February). 

The LNG dual-fuel ship will have a length of 200 meters, a width of 38 meters, a design draft of 8.6 meters, and a design speed of 19 knots.

The vessel is said to have the capacity to carry about 7,000 vehicles and will have a range of up to 15,000 nautical miles. 

It will be equipped with a high-voltage shore power system, and adopted various energy-saving measures such as drag reduction and EEDI (Energy Efficiency Operation Index) meets the latest phase II requirements of the International Maritime Organisation.

It is poised to be an energy-saving, environmentally friendly and efficient car carrier.  

It was reported that GSI currently holds a total of eight orders for LNG-powered PCTCs.

 

Photo credit: China State Shipbuilding Corporation
Published: 23 February, 2022

 

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