China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Launches New LNG Bunkering Vessel

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China Hudong Zhonghua launches LNG bunkering Vessel

In a monumental stride toward the “gasification of the Yangtze River,” premier Chinese shipbuilder Hudong-Zhonghua has proudly announced the successful launch of Huaihe Energy Group’s liquefied natural gas – LNG bunkering and supply vessel on January 24, heralding a significant milestone for the domestic maritime industry.

Key Highlights

LNG Bunkering Advancement: The 14,000-cubic-meter river-sea vessel, identified as H1871A, was revealed at Hudong-Zhonghua’s facility, underscoring China’s increasing prominence in the expanding LNG sector. Initiated by Anhui Changjiang LNG, a subsidiary of Huaihe Energy Group, the vessel is a key player in the “gasification of the Yangtze river” initiative.

First-of-Its-Kind Collaboration: This groundbreaking project is a pivotal step in the comprehensive strategy for the “gasification of the Yangtze river,” as outlined by Hudong-Zhonghua. Notably, the vessel is proudly declared as the first of its kind, showcasing collaborative efforts by Chinese companies from development to construction.

Technical Specifications: The LNG bunkering and supply vessel, classified by the China Classification Society (CCS), boasts impressive dimensions, measuring 130 meters in length, 23.60 meters in width, and with a depth of 15 meters. Noteworthy is the incorporation of a type B LNG tank developed by Hudong-Zhonghua, emphasizing technological innovation in vessel construction.

Cleaner Energy Transition: Designed as a dual-fuel ship, this pioneering vessel represents a significant shift towards cleaner and more sustainable energy sources, aligning with global efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the maritime sector. The LNG bunkering vessel is poised to cater to the rising demand for LNG as a marine fuel along the extensive Yangtze river.

Ambitious Delivery Timeline: With an ambitious delivery timeline, the shipbuilder aims to hand over the vessel to Anhui Changjiang LNG and Huaihe Energy Group in August 2024. This accomplishment not only sets a benchmark for cleaner energy solutions but also contributes significantly to China’s pursuit of indigenous capabilities in the maritime domain.

Hudong-Zhonghua’s successful launch of the LNG bunkering vessel marks a momentous step in China’s journey towards cleaner energy adoption and showcases the nation’s commitment to technological advancements in the maritime sector.

Source Hudong-Zhonghua – A subsidiary of CSSC