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Sea Jade Investment jv orders four LNG carriers at DSIC

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Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) has signed a contract for the construction of up to four 175,000 cu m LNG carriers with new joint venture Sea Jade Investment Limited.

Sea Jade is a new a joint venture owned by Hong Kong-based shipping company Wah Kwong, China Gas and China Ship Leasing. The order is for the construction of two firm LNG carriers plus two options.

The ships will be built at DSIC’s headquarters and classed by the China Classification Society (CCS). DSIC said that it has already secured the construction of over 10 LNG carriers.

These vessels are an independently developed creation by Dalian Shipbuilding, featuring a substantial cargo capacity of 175,000 cu m. Employing the Mark III Flex cargo containment system developed by the GTT, the ships come equipped with four cargo tanks.

Each vessel incorporates two WinGD LNG dual-fuel low-speed main engines, coupled with the integration of the iCER system.

The vessel design includes an optimised twin-stern line, high-efficiency propellers, and rudders with bulbous bow, all of which bolster hydrodynamic performance and enhance safety redundancy within the propulsion system. With the inclusion of four dual-fuel generators, the ship’s design is optimised to cater to power load demands across various operational scenarios.

DSIC said that the contract signing has deepened its cooperation with China Gas, Wak Kwong and CSSC Shipping