Seatrade Maritime is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

hz.jpg

Hudong-Zhonghua lines up LNG-fuelled bunkering vessel and 25,000-teu boxship projects

 

Visit Marintec China 2019
 
Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (H&Z) has made progress with its project on a 18,000-cu m large LNG bunkering vessel following a classification contract signing with Bureau Veritas (BV), and lined up another future project to build a 25,000-teu LNG-fuelled containership.

H&Z, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) specialising in construction of large LNG carriers and containerships, announced at Marintec China 2019 in Shanghai on Wednesday that the 18,000 cu m LNG bunkering vessel will serve in the port of Marseilles, France.

“The large LNG bunkering vessel will be able to bunker a range of vessels from ferries to containerships to VLCCs,” a H&Z spokesman said.

H&Z, considered the only shipyard in China with large LNG carrier construction track records, also inked an Approval in Principle (AIP) certification with DNV GL for a 25,000-teu LNG-fuelled ultra large container vessel (ULCV).

“With this AIP, the 23,000-teu containership in the market today is unlikely to be the biggest,” the H&Z spokesman said. “We believe Chinese shipbuilding has reached a new milestone in the construction of ultra large ships.”

Last month, H&Z landed a newbuilding contract from Taiwan’s Evergreen to construct one 23,000-teu containership, albeit not a LNG-fuelled unit.

Hide comments
account-default-image

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish

Panama_Webinar_Leaderboard_FINAL.jpg