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China receives first export LNG carrier order from MOL

Shanghai: Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) will build the country's first LNG carrier export order for Japan's Mitsui OSK Lines. ??Hudong-Zhonghua is China's sole LNG shipbuilder at present. The yard has been selected by MOL, after an exhaustive search across China by the Japanese giant, to bouild four 170,000 cu m membrane type ships. The ships will be deployed at the ExxonMobil-led PNG LNG project as well as Exxon's Gorgon LNG project in Australia. ??The ships will start delivering from 2014 and an official announcement of the order is expected in January. [10/12/10]

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