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Yangzijiang wins breakthrough large LNG carrier order

Photo: Yangzijiang Shipbuilding yangzijiang shipbuidling cranes
Chinese shipyard, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, has inked its maiden contract for two 175,000 cu m liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.

The order was placed by an undisclosed European customer, and the vessels are scheduled to be delivered between 2025 to 2026.

Singapore-listed Yangzijiang is the first non-stated owned shipyard in China to build large LNG carriers. 

These vessels will be Yangzijiang’s first GTT Mark III LNG carrier order after obtaining the GTT license in early September this year. 

They will be equipped with GTT Mark III Flex membrane tanks which are safer and more space efficient, and will adopt two dual-fuel MAN models for the main propulsion system and a re-liquefaction system with a capacity of 1.5 tons/hour for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Ren Letian, CEO of the Yangzijiang, commented, “This is a new chapter for the group with our maiden GTT Mark III LNG carrier contract win. Yangzijiang is the first non-state owned yard in China to break into this market, which is traditionally dominated by the Korean shipyards. This milestone was a result of our consistent development and acquisition of technologies and licenses over the years.”