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World’s largest LNG bunkering vessel ‘Avenir Allegiance’ launched from CIMC SOE

29 Jan 2021

Avenir LNG Limited on Thursday (28 January) said the Avenir Allegiance; the world’s largest dual-purpose, LNG supply and bunkering vessel has been launched by CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co. (CIMC SOE).

The Avenir Allegiance was launched at 7am on January 27 at Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard Co. Ltd.

Due for delivery from CIMC SOE in the third quarter of this year, she will be the first 20,000 cbm vessel to join the Avenir LNG fleet and the world’s largest LNG bunkering vessel.

The Avenir Allegiance will be Cayman Island flagged and the 4th of 6 newbuilds delivered to Avenir LNG.

Avenir LNG’s first newbuild delivery (the Avenir Advantage) took place in October 2020 and will be followed by the Avenir Accolade, Aspiration, Allegiance, Ascension and Achievement this year.  

“We are delighted to see the latest, and largest, vessel in the Avenir LNG fleet being successfully launched by our partners CIMC SOE. We look forward to taking delivery of the Avenir Allegiance later this year,” commented Peter Mackey, CEO Avenir LNG Limited.

“As the largest LNG bunkering vessel in the world, the Avenir Allegiance is a clear demonstration of our commitment to developing new LNG supply chains globally. She will play a critical role in helping the shipping industry to transition to LNG as a more environmentally sustainable fuel.

“The Avenir Allegiance will operate as both an LNG bunkering vessel and an LNG supply vessel.

“This highly flexible vessel underscores our strategy of simultaneously unlocking multiple new LNG markets with multi-functional assets. We can deliver LNG to a broad range of customers from a single vessel, improving efficiency in the LNG supply chain and ultimately reducing costs to our end-customers.”

Related: Avenir launches third LNG bunkering and supply vessel ‘Avenir Aspiration’
Related: Malaysia: Petronas performs first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation at Pasir Gudang
Related: MISC and Avenir collaboration support Petronas LNG bunkering ambition

 

Photo credit: Avenir LNG
Published: 29 January, 2021

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