On 10 October 2023, China State Shipbuilding Company (Hong Kong) Transport Leasing Co., Ltd acquired an independently-invested and designed 174 000 m3 massive scale LNG provider by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Company.
The ship, Wencheng, was named in Shanghai and was signed and delivered on 11 October 2023, 3.5 months forward of the contract interval. That is the third massive scale LNG ship collectively named and delivered by each events after the Mulan and Guiying. Additionally it is the newest achievement of CSSC Leasing in totally implementing the ‘ship leasing’ and ‘funding and operation’ ‘one physique and two wings’ methods.
Wencheng is the third LNG provider independently ordered by CSSC Leasing, and yet another is scheduled to be delivered earlier than the tip of the 12 months.
Wencheng adopts the fourth-generation massive LNG provider design and development expertise independently developed and designed by Hudong-Zhonghua, and is supplied with the newest low-pressure dual-fuel major engine (X-DF), which has low vitality consumption and good environmental efficiency. The ship has a complete size of 295 m, a moulded width of 45 m, a moulded depth of 26.25 m, and a pace of 19.5 knots. It’s labeled by British Register of Transport (LR) and China Classification Society (CCS).
In contrast with the identical era of ships, this ship is specifically geared up with a cryogenic machine, which supplies a wider oil and gasoline steadiness vary for low-carbon voyages, and might adapt to the assorted wants for the balanced utilisation of boil-off gasoline in numerous routes akin to short-distance, medium-distance, and long-distance. The important thing to tremendously enhancing operational effectivity is that it additionally totally meets the third stage requirements of the Ship Vitality Effectivity Design Index (EEDI) and the newest environmental safety necessities of the Worldwide Maritime Group (IMO).
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