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UECC confirms option for third battery hybrid LNG car carrier

UECC has taken confirmed an option for a third battery hybrid LNG car carrier at China Ship Building Trading and Jiangnan Shipyard Group.

The shipowner said that the battery hybrid LNG option would take them beyond the IMO target of 40% reduction in carbon intensity by 2030.

UECC operates two dual fuel LNG vessels, and has now ordered three battery hybrid LNG carriers.

“This order is another step in our commitment to cleaner shipping,” said Glenn Edvardsen, ceo of UECC. “Our experience with LNG duel-fuel vessels has been good, and we want to keep moving forward to expand our sustainable fleet.”

The latest vessel ordered will be deployed on the Atlantic shortsea trade when it is delivered in 2022. Edvardsen said that delivery of this vessel in 2022 would usher in a new era for UECC.

“That will give us a total of five eco-friendly vessels in our fleet.  This represents more than 50% of the UECC owned fleet, and no other short sea company, or deep sea for that matter, can demonstrate such a sustainable fleet.”